Antibiotic resistance may finally be getting the attention it deserves.
 
In mid-September, the White House announced a new national strategy to detect, prevent and control antibiotic resistance, which is one of the world's most pressing public health problems.

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Moving to a Higher ‘Elevation’

Beverly Bokovitz draws from nurse expertise as the newest member of St. Anthony’s Office of the President

 

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY—When Beverly Bokovitz, MSN, RN, was asked to join the Office of the President of St. Anthony’s on July 1, she became an integral part of an emerging trend of hospital leaders nationwide rising through the ranks via nursing.

By LYNNE JETER

Working Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Program

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Report: St. Louis hospitals outperform hospitals nationally
 
Although St. Louis area hospitals were more likely to receive bonuses in 2012 from Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Program than hospitals nationally, some area hospitals that received bonuses performed poorly in certain areas.
 

By GRETA WEIDERMAN

Antibiotic Resistance: Pandemic in the Making?

Antibiotic resistance may finally be getting the attention it deserves.

 

In mid-September, the White House announced a new national strategy to detect, prevent and control antibiotic resistance, which is one of the world's most pressing public health problems.

By GRETA WEIDERMAN

HEALTH EDUCATION

AMA continues quest to accelerate change in physician training
A little more than a year ago, the American Medical Association announced $11 million in grants to 11 academic medical centers to fundamentally change the way physicians are educated and trained.

RADIOLOGY/IMAGING

Proponents cite ROI of early detection, reduced mortality
 
Perhaps it is only appropriate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is scheduled to announce its highly anticipated coverage decision for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening in November. After all, this is officially ‘National Lung Cancer Awareness’ month.
 

November 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Michael Brunt, MD

Twenty-five years ago, a revolution was taking place that would define a new era in surgery. L. Michael Brunt, MD, still finds cause to marvel today – both at the swiftness of that change, and at the chance he had to participate.
 
“It was one of the most transformative times in the entire history of surgery,” said Brunt, recalling the laparoscope’s ascension from cutting-edge invention to mainstream tool.
 

By LUCY SCHULTZE

Diagnosis for the New Year: What to Expect from Healthcare Recruiting in 2015

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law almost five years ago, continues to have a monumental impact on the business of healthcare. As millions of previously-uninsured people enter the healthcare system, some for the first time in their lives, this influx of patients continues to affect much more than demand for doctors. From large healthcare systems buying up private practices to over-extended physicians in a variety of specialties, the state of healthcare in 2015 will certainly be one of transition – and evolution. What does this mean for the healthcare recruiting industry? Below are five trends to look for in the year ahead.

By KATHY JORDAN AND REGINA LEVISON

“Scripting” to Improve Your Practice Bottom Line

Miscommunication is all around us. It is truly inadvertent in our practices nearly all of the time. One of the most helpful tools in making sure your practice is providing a consistent message is the concept of “scripting.”

By JOHN P. MCGUIRE, FHFMA

Breaking News

Title: Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office
Category: Health News
Created: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:00

Title: Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals
Category: Health News
Created: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:00

Title: Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
Category: Health News
Created: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:00

Title: Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
Category: Health News
Created: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:00

Title: Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:00