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2014-July-Headlines

JULY HEADLINES

Trend: Hospital design tailors to natural disasters

According to FierceHealthcare and Forbes, as more hospitals adopt to environmentally friendly hospital design, new construction projects are keeping an eye on both environmental impact and resilience to climate change and the extreme weather, such as tornadoes and hurricanes.

“The challenge is like every challenge in public health,” said Al Sommer, MD, of Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. “The average CEO is worried about making quarterly profits, so they don’t care. Getting people to be concerned about the future is tough.”

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CMS may penalize 20 Wisconsin hospitals for high infection rates

Twenty Wisconsin hospitals, are on a preliminary list of 750 hospitals nationwide that could be penalized by Medicare in October for high rates of infections and patient injuries. The penalties are a component of the federal Affordable Care Act known as the Hospital-Acquired Conditional Reduction Program. The penalties levied for infections and patient injuries are the third and final category of care that hospitals are being monitored for to improve patient safety and overall health outcomes. The hospitals are given a 1 through 10 rating, with zero being the best score. To read more, CLICK HERE.

13 state hospitals make Becker’s 100 Great Community Hospitals list

Thirteen Wisconsin hospitals were ranked among the top “100 Great Community Hospitals” of 2014 in Becker’s Hospital Review released in early June. The hospitals listed each have less than 550 beds and were selected based on rankings and awards from various medical associations.

The list includes:

  • Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics
  • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
  • Black River Memorial Hospital
  • Calumet Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire
  • Grant Regional Health Center
  • Hudson Hospital and Clinics
  • Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital
  • River Falls Area Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital – Hospital Sisters Health System
  • Tomah Memorial Hospital
  • Upland Hills Health
  • Waukesha Memorial Hospital

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Children’s hospitals score among top 50 nationwide

Two children’s hospitals in Wisconsin recently ranked among the top 50 pediatric hospitals in various categories, according to the 2014-2015 US News and World Report rankings.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin earned top 50 rankings for 10 medical and surgical specialties, compared to six in 2013-2014. The American Family Children’s Hospital received honors for four medical and surgical fields, compared to six in the 2013-2014 rankings.

The rankings, which include 89 hospitals nationwide, take into account reputational scores from pediatric doctors and include detailed information regarding each hospital’s performance. To read more, CLICK HERE.

This post was written and researched by Trish Skram. If you have other news, resources or links to share, please comment below or email Trish Skram, blogger and research content specialist for WHPRMS, at trishskram@gmail.com.

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