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Joint Commission shines spotlight on healthcare safety

The Joint Commission released new guidance this week urging hospital leaders to foster and maintain a safety of culture within their organization

Connected CEOs initiate worse mergers, but still benefit

Chief executives with extensive industry social connections are more likely to initiate mergers with unfavorable results, according to a new study from the University of Arkansas.

3 new federal guidelines to contain the Ebola virus

Stricter guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for healthcare workers treating the Ebola virus center on three key principles, according to new guidance from the agency.

Patient early warning detection system reduces mortality rates by 35 percent

Patient early warning detection system alerts staff to minor changes in a patient's conditions can help prevent more serious events down the line and reduce mortality rates.  

Campaign promotes education, credentialing for hospice and palliative care

The Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and two affiliated groups launched a $5 million campaign Monday to train nurses and other professionals to care for patients with serious illnesses.

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