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November 28, 2012 | Latest News

Simple Measures Cut Hospital-Acquired Infections in Colorectal Surgery Patients

Southern California Public Radio   Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and six other hospitals released results of a national project aimed at cutting hospital infections that each year sicken nearly two million patients and kill about 100,000 people nationwide.   “Surgical site infections are a big problem in health care,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president[…..]

October 23, 2012 | Latest News

Kaiser Permanente CEO on Saving Lives, Money

USA Today   George Halvorson built Kaiser Permanente into the nation’s largest managed care company and hospital system over 10 years as its chief executive. In an interview with USA TODAY reporter Jayne O’Donnell, Halvorson talked about the wisdom of empowering doctors to make health care decisions, why the rest of health care is not making[…..]

October 19, 2012 | Latest News

Are Social Factors Tied to Hospital Readmissions?

Reuters   There may be several non-medical factors outside of hospitals’ control that are linked to how heart and pneumonia patients fare once they’re discharged, according to a fresh look at past research.   Beginning October 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) started using readmission rates and patient outcomes as a way[…..]

October 17, 2012 | Latest News

How Avoidable Hospital Readmissions are Hurting the Economy, the Health Care System and the Patient

Huffington Post   The United States spends more on health care — $2.6 trillion in 2010 — than any other nation in the world. Despite this enormous investment in our national health, we rank 37th in health-care quality behind Greece, Colombia, Chile and Costa Rica.   Among the many causes of this disparity, three stand out: unnecessary care, uncoordinated[…..]

June 11, 2012 | Latest News, Press Releases

PQC Endorses Mayor Bloomberg’s Initiative on Limiting Sugary Drink Sizes

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September 23, 2009 | Latest News, Press Releases

Sen. Harry Reid, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Join Healthcare Workers and Providers in Call for Reform: "Every Patient Matters"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Meghan Finegan: 617-283-8597, Mark McCullough: 202-730-7283
WASHINGTON, DC   – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis joined healthcare workers and healthcare providers t…