Dreaming Big: Hospitals Turn To Partnerships To Survive New Cost, Quality Demands
Meanwhile, for patients, navigating the hospital system can be difficult. The executive director of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety and other experts dole out advice about what people should do when admitted to make the process more simple.
Georgia Health News:
Broader Strategy: From Local Hospitals To Regional Players
The big metro Atlanta health systems are looking to get bigger – and are targeting potential partners that are farther away from their home bases. Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare’s entering partnership talks with Athens Regional Health System, announced this week, is another sign of hospital consolidation reshaping the health care landscape in Georgia. (Miller, 12/10)
The Connecticut Mirror:
Nine Things All Hospital Patients Should Know
Being in the hospital can be overwhelming and disorienting. That’s why [Lisa] Freeman and other patient safety experts advise people to have strategies to help, like writing down their questions and having a friend or relative there to advocate for them.Here are a few things experts say patients should know when they're in the hospital. (Levin Becker, 12/10)