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VIAW Newswire 05.23.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Study: Patient Mortality 14% Less Likely at Magnet Hospitals
Patients at Magnet-accredited hospitals have a 14 percent lower likelihood of mortality, according to a study inMedical Care.


Wrong Kidney Removed At Mt. Sinai Med Center
The wrong kidney was removed from a 76-year-old patient at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, according to a CBS News report.


10 Statistics on the State of Healthcare Quality, Equity
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality identified three major themes from its 2012 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report.


Risk Handling Hint: Disability; Compliance with Vocational Rehabilitation
Mary Frances Powe sustained a compensable injury to her low back and left hip in 2001 for which she received weekly indemnity benefits and vocational rehabilitation provided by Defendants. In 2005, those benefits were suspended due to non-compliance with vocational rehabilitation, a decision which was affirmed by the Full Commission and Court of Appeals (Powe I).


Dignity Health will lay off 150 lab workers in Sacramento area

Nearly 150 Dignity Health lab workers will be laid off next month as the San Francisco-based hospital system withdraws from the outpatient lab business.

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