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  • Hospice program honored

     
    It has an ungainly name -- optimizing advanced complex illness support, or OACIS -- but a noble mission. OACIS, Lehigh Valley Health Network's palliative care program, recently received a national honor for carrying out that mission. OACIS, established in 2006
  • Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments, rewarding quality vs. quantity

    Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system. "It is in our common...

    Medical errors in U.S. hospitals fall

    Medical errors in U.S. hospitals fall
    Hospitals nationwide are making fewer mistakes in treating patients, sparing 50,000 lives and saving $12 billion in health spending over the past three years, according to a new analysis of billing data by federal health officials. The report from the...

    Protecting yourself and loved ones from the flu

    The hustle and bustle of the holidays signals yet another “season” — one that is unwelcome — flu season. Last year more than 35,000 people died from the flu. And this year it is especially important to make sure you and your...

    Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies

     Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies
    Connie R. Curran started out as a nurse before moving into consulting and executive positions during a career focused on health care and education. "Connie was such a strong voice for nursing and for board governance," said Daniel Hamburger, president...