Lawmakers and the Michigan Nurses Association say low nurse staffing ratios can lead to preventable and costly patient complications, like surgical site infections and hospital induced pneumonia.
Nearly a quarter of all hospitalizations are related to childbearing women and newborns, according to national data, but not all preventative care is covered by programs like Medicaid.
“I want to congratulate President @BarackObama on the SCOTUS ruling upholding the #AffordableCareAct. We all win today.” That was the message on Twitter Thursday morning from Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.
The DMC announced Wednesday that it’s implementing a “nicotine-free” hiring policy, effective July 1st.
The thousands of health care providers that work with Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Connect are now able to send child and adult immunization records directly to the state’s Michigan Care Improvement Registry.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new antibiotic tracking system allowing hospitals to monitor antibiotic use electronically, make better decisions about how to improve use, and compare themselves to other hospitals.
Hospitals with high performance scores in patient care are more profitable, according to the 2011 Pulse Report from Press Ganey.
New business won by Michigan’s technology-focused businesses
A West Michigan health system is opening a clinic to assess and treat people who frequently use hospital emergency departments.
A potential drug shortage has patients and doctors worried about properly caring for their patients.