February 19, 2014
New Public Health
On a busy night at the Stamford Hospital ER this past holiday weekend, wait times for emergencies were just minutes thanks to a system that has a technician take vital signs within moments of patients walking through the entrance.
October 1, 2013
Increased use of the emergency department and the type and severity of ED visits is explored in this research.
Hospital community benefits are activities undertaken by nonprofit hospitals to improve community health. Nonprofit hospitals can come together with community partners to leverage resources and set health priorities.
August 8, 2013
In Health Affairs article, RWJF Scholar recounts the successful student campaign she led to save Grady Health System, a public safety-net hospital in Atlanta.
May 21, 2013
Culture of Health
What does U.S. health care have in common with an exotic international bazaar? The prices at either one are almost never posted, whether for a heart bypass operation or an antique rug.
May 1, 2013
The nursing work environment and high-quality nursing workforce contribute to lower mortality rates in "Magnet" hospitals.
April 17, 2013
RWJF announced that Patricia A. Gabow, MD, a national leader in hospital reform and public health care delivery, has joined its Board of Trustees.
March 1, 2013
An issue brief from The Hilltop Institute’s Hospital Community Benefit Program explores the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) updated standards that nonprofit hospitals must meet to qualify for federal tax exemption.
May 25, 2012
Program Results Report
More and more hospitals are adopting palliative care programs through the work of the Center to Advance Palliative care, which also has led to the National Quality Forum's consensus practices and the Joint Commission's Advanced Certification Program.
September 26, 2012
Using observation units in hospitals to provide care to certain patients can be more efficient than admitting them to the hospital and can result in shorter lengths-of-stay and lower costs.