Biography for Alicia Caramenico
Alicia Caramenico is the editor of FierceHealthcare and its related publications. Before joining FierceMarkets, she was a web production/multimedia intern at the non-profit Education Week. For almost two years she worked as a publications intern at RiskMetrics Group, a risk management and corporate governance firm in Rockville, Md. Alicia holds a B.A. in print journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. She enjoys reading and playing with her English bulldog. Alicia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceHealth and @HealthPayer on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Alicia Caramenico
During the past five years, hospitals sent home at least 600 illegal immigrants via an obscure removal system, according to data from hospitals, humanitarian organizations, news reports and immigrant advocates.
Despite "substantial progress" in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in critical care patients over the past 20 years, room for improvement remains at medium and large teaching hospitals, according to a study.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert calling on healthcare professionals to inspect and replace worn medical bed mattress covers.
For hospitals in Boston, this week has been far from business as usual. With a massive manhunt for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing underway, hospitals are joining schools and local businesses on lockdown to ensure the safety of patients, family and staff.
A new report delivers bad news for already struggling safety-net hospitals, saying that the facilities will face a "tsunami of financial challenges" thanks to the timing and implementation of health reform provisions.
A Minnesota hospital is investigating a gap in systems that allowed a stillborn baby to wind up at its off-site laundry service, the Associated Press reported.
To achieve high-quality, low-cost care, accountable care organizations need more help from pharmaceutical companies, concluded a survey from Oliver Wyman.
The portion of President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget request that could have the biggest effect on providers is the increased authority for the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), IMNG Medical News reported.
Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health is back in the headlines, as its board of directors has removed Randy Kelley from his post as CEO, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.