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CDC Now Tracking Antibiotic Use In Hospitals

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2011

New Report Shows Higher-Performing Hospitals Earn More Profits

Hospitals with high performance scores in patient care are more profitable, according to the 2011 Pulse Report from Press Ganey.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2011

Client Wins From December 1

New business won by Michigan’s technology-focused businesses

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2011

Health System To Open Clinic For Frequent ER Users

A West Michigan health system is opening a clinic to assess and treat people who frequently use hospital emergency departments.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2011

President Obama To Order FDA To Help Reduce Drug Shortages

A potential drug shortage has patients and doctors worried about properly caring for their patients.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2011

U-M Study: A Lot More People Getting CAT Scans

A University of Michigan study shows that the use of CAT scans in emergency rooms has more than quadrupled in the past 12 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2011


ACSI: Satisfaction Up For Hospitals; Utilities Also Do Better

Customer satisfaction is on the rise for hospital services and electric and natural gas utilities, according to a report released Tuesday by the Ann Arbor-based American Customer Satisfaction Index

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2011

UM-Led Nursing Team Gets $300k Grant To Reduce Falls in Hospitals

Accidental falls are the most commonly reported patient safety incident in hospitals. Up to one in ten in-hospital falls results in injury or death. Experts agree that programs that are tailored to individual patients’ risks […]


Local Hospitals Mandate Flu Shot

  It might seem a little early to start thinking about flu season, but several area hospitals are about to make the “shot in the arm” mandatory for their staff.


Tests Aim To Settle If Fresher Blood Works Better

Facing surgery? You could receive blood that’s been stored for a week, or three weeks, or nearly six — and there’s growing concern that people who get the older blood might not fare as well.