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Empathy Needs to Be Part of the Medical Treatment

Eric J. Hall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

He was getting first rate medical care but he was not feeling cared for. What seems to be missing in this scenario is empathy, the ability to recognize emotions being experienced by another.

A Benefit Corporation Steps Up to Purchase a Chicago Hospital

Christine C. Franklin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Chicago
Christine C. Franklin

Community First Healthcare of Illinois ("Community First"), an Illinois benefit corporation, recently announced plans to purchase Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (formerly Northwest Hospital) in Chicago from Presence Health.

Shopping for Your Health Care: Can You Tell if the Price Is Right?

Joshua Liao | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Joshua Liao

I believe in a tomorrow with more transparency and greater consumer awareness; one with troves of information at our fingertips; one where we can make health decisions with our eyes open. So for all of their limitations, the most recent Medicare releases are steps in the right direction.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

It Is So Obvious That You Work the Hospital Night-Shift

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

When we secretly identified your friendship with phrases such as "small doses" and "could go either way," we certainly did not imply a willingness to rid you from our circle of friends, only to see you figuratively and literally slip into the night.

Some Smart Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Eric J. Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

If you have ever been hospitalized you know how many health care professionals -- doctors, nurses, technicians, therapists on several shifts -- come into your room to talk with you. You have little time t o learn their names or understand their roles, let alone what they are telling you about your condition.

What Keeps the CEO of the Nation's Largest Pediatric Hospital up at Night?

Mark A. Wallace | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Mark A. Wallace

A lot of CEOs in health care worry constantly about changing reimbursement models or the impact of new health care laws. While there's no disputing that these have a great potential to influence the way we provide care, it's not what occupies my thoughts.

Biblical Hospital Advertising: Message of Hope or Despair?

Maria Mayo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Religion
Maria Mayo

"At times of great spiritual anguish for patients and families, I find it completely inappropriate that the hospital that is charged with their care would make promises about God they simply cannot keep"

Top 10 Safest Hospitals in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.23.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A new list released by CosumerReports.org has named the safest hospitals in Illinois based on their abilities to avoid infections, readmissions, cesarean sections and surgery-adverse events.

Want To Watch Your Entire Life Pass By In An Instant? Just Do This

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

They say that when you are dying your entire life passes before your eyes in just an instant. There is another way to experience that sensation, of your entire life passing so quickly before you, one that leaves you in a much less permanent state of death. You want to watch your entire life pass before you in an instant? Just have kids.

Hospital Execs Increase Minimum Wage By Scrapping Their Own Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News

Workers at Dallas' Parkland Hospital have reason to smile today, after executives there voted for pay raises, which will be funded with money that wou...

'Community Benefits' A Windfall For Some Nonprofit Hospitals

Capital and Main | Bill Raden & Gary Cohn | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

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7 Things You Should Absolutely Know Before Going To The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Rachael Grannell | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Let’s be honest: No one goes to the hospital to relax. Getting there, whether for a medical emergency or a scheduled appointment, is overwhelming --...

How to Become a Health Care Employer of Choice by Investing in Your Workforce

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Enactment of the Affordable Care Act legislation is transforming the delivery of health care, with an objective to make it more accessible and afforda...

Brace Yourself, Here Come The Doctors

Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D., M.S. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D., M.S.

On July 1 across America, recent medical school graduates will engage in an activity that will be altogether new, and probably terrifying. Should those of us who might be on the receiving end of this rite of passage be worried?

Obama's New Scandals

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.

Want to End Secret Wait Lists? Staff the VA

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

As the nation prepares to honor our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, there is no better time to strengthen our support for the health care system that treats those veterans who made it home.

A Cancer Catechism

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremiah Horrigan

(Catechism: "A set of questions designed to determine knowledge.") What has cancer taught you? Nothing. What has cancer reminded you of? All t...

Yoga for The Heart

Rob Schware | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

Many people who suffer from serious health problems spend a significant amount time in a hospital. They typically have a variety of appointments with doctors and therapists, and much of their time is consumed traveling among medical professionals. Providing a yoga class in a hospital setting allows patients to have access to yoga in a convenient location.

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

Drop in Health Care-Acquired Infections Points the Way to Progress

David Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
David Blumenthal

There is a lot more work to do. Some states are doing much better than others in tackling health care-acquired infections. Lagging states need to learn from leading ones. Progress is not uniform across the different types of infections.

Jeffrey Young

Americans Pay Way More For This Than People In Other Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business

As anyone who's ever paid a health insurance premium or a hospital bill knows, medical care is expensive. What Americans may not know is that resident...

How Nurse Ratched Made Me a Better Counselor

Tara Hedman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

I met some truly amazing medical personnel during my hospital stay. They were skilled, compassionate, and reassuring. And, I met some other hospital staff that... well, should possibly consider a different profession.

Not Everyone Gets To Go Home

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

Your world shrinks when your child is hospitalized with a serious condition.

It's Time to Turn in the Pager

Sachin H. Jain, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sachin H. Jain, M.D.

Our middle-aged patients often laugh when they see a pager: They are old enough to know what it is, but young enough to see how anachronistic it has become.