Tag Archives: hospitals

U.S. News updates best hospitals methodology for specialty rankings

Dive Brief: U.S. News & World Report is updating its methodology for ranking the country’s best hospitals, with the changes set to take effect when the new list is released July 30. One measure being added for the assessment of specialty hospitals is discharge of patients to the home, in line with previously announced additions… Read More »

What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings

The ad pictured above was for a Chicago-area hospital.  But such marketing is popping up all over the U.S.  It’s happening not just in paid-for ads and marketing, but also in supposedly independently vetted journalism. Here are just a few of many examples you can find online. In Amarillo, Texas, a TV news anchor presented… Read More »

Culture of Secrecy Shields Hospitals With Outbreaks of Drug-Resistant Infections

In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out an urgent public alert about a deadly bacteria, resistant to virtually every known antibiotic, that sickened more than a dozen Americans who had elective surgery at Grand View Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. But when similar outbreaks take place at hospitals on American soil, the… Read More »