Tag Archives: Hospital

Mission Hospital McDowell Prioritizes Patient Safety at All Times, Lowers Risk with Proactive, Facility-Wide Approach

Carol Wolfenbarger By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Patient safety is at the core of everything we do at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM). In recognition of World Patient Safety Day (September 17), this month we’re highlighting the many layers of safety-oriented protocol and systems in place that exist here at MHM to create a safety… Read More »

Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »

S&P says risk of hospital operator defaults plummet from last year’s highs

Dive Brief: The risk of healthcare facilities defaulting on their debt has dropped significantly from nearly a year ago, according to a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The median probability of default for healthcare facilities within the next year was just 0.9% this week. In late April 2020, at the height of uncertainty… Read More »

Mission Children’s Hospital Partnership with Mountain Child Advocacy Center Enhances Care for Babies and Children Who Are Victims of Neglect and Abuse

By Carolyn Comeau The safety and quality of life of Buncombe County’s babies and children are dependent on the adults around them. But sadly, over 4,000 children in Buncombe County alone experience neglect and physical or sexual abuse annually. – 1 in 5 children will experience abuse or neglect.– 50 percent of abuse victims are… Read More »

Jesse Jackson released from hospital after 3-week stay: ‘I was unable to walk’

Health News Loading the player… Rev. Jesse Jackson has healed and says he’s ready to get back to work. The civil rights icon was released from the Northwestern-affiliated Shirley Ryan AbilityLab after a three-week stay. According to Chicago Suntimes, he was initially suffering from abdominal pains and underwent surgery. “When I entered the rehab center, I… Read More »