Minnesota hospitals are some of the best in the nation, according to a new scoring system created by federal health officials. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now using a five-star scale, based on patient satisfaction surveys.
An annual report on patient safety shows more errors but fewer deaths in Minnesota hospitals in the past year. The Department of Health found 277 so-called “adverse events” in categories long been tracked, such as wrong-site surgery or foreign objects left in a patient.
Workers at a Minnesota psychiatric facility are being hurt on the job more often due in part to a recent state law that has forced the facility to quickly admit more jail inmates. Through November, the first full year since the law requiring that psychiatric hospitals accept mentally ill inmates from county jails took effect, 40 assaults have been reported at the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center, according to state data.
Four Minnesota hospitals are among the 35 hospitals health officials have designated across the country as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday.
Pregnant women are faced with many decisions and often have lots of questions. Now, it appears there’s something new they may want to ask their doctors: the cesarean rate at the hospital where the baby will be born.
Here in Minnesota, the union that represents thousands of nurses is asking for better training and better gear to deal with Ebola. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted in favor of a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment, such as hazardous materials suits.
The threat of Ebola in the United States has hospitals in the Twin Cities making sure they’re prepared for a potential case here. Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. began making an Ebola plan right after they heard about the outbreak in West Africa this summer.
For the first time, U.S. News & World Report says the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the best hospital in the country. According to the magazine, the Mayo is ranked nationally in 15 adult and nine pediatric specialties.
The University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is truly unique in how it delivers care to kids, including building private, customized rooms that help kids heal by using research, input from families and smart room technology.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.
To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.
The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.
More than 50,000 Minnesotans, many who endured long wait times and other glitches with the state’s overburdened health insurance exchange, finally had coverage in place Thursday. What was less clear was how many people who wanted coverage failed to get it.
You don’t have to be a princess to get the royal treatment, when it’s time for baby to arrive. Hospitals around metro have been upgrading the amenities for new moms, from room service and special baby cakes to aromatherapy and photo shoots.
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has regained its place atop U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best hospitals. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., was ranked third.
When you have a heart attack and are rushed to the hospital, you’re not usually thinking about doing some comparison shopping on price. But for the first time Thursday, the U.S. government released pricing information from hospitals around the country. And that data showed vast disparities in the amount hospitals are charging for the same procedures.
Two lawmakers are joining a growing tide of officials pressuring to keep University of Minnesota hospitals in the state’s hands.
Minnesota hospitals and nurses are moving past differences to back a compromise to track and study how patient care units are staffed.
A Minnesota nurses union and the state’s hospitals neared a deal Friday to study and publish more data about medical center staffing plans rather than put minimum requirements for inpatient care into law.
Minnesota lawmakers fell into partisan camps Thursday as a House panel advanced a bill seeking state regulations on the number of nurses working shifts in hospitals.
North Memorial Medical Center announced that it has been placed in HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals.
An annual report says a rise in serious falls was the main reason for an increase in accidental deaths and serious injuries to patients at Minnesota hospitals last year.
The southern part of the state is described as the epicenter of the outbreak this year.
Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference.