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More N.C. Hospitals Achieve Improved Safety Rating Scores

More N.C. Hospitals Achieve Improved Safety Rating Scores

The latest ratings from the Leapfrog Group show gains, losses. By Rose Hoban The good news is that half of North Carolina’s hospitals are..

April 28, 2016 with 0 Comments
Yadkin County Reaches Settlement with Former Hospital Operator

Yadkin County Reaches Settlement with Former Hospital Operator

By Taylor Sisk Yadkin County officials announced Monday they’ve reached a legal settlement with the former operator of the Yadkin Valley..

April 5, 2016
Report Finds Almost 700 Hospitals at Risk of Shutting Down

Report Finds Almost 700 Hospitals at Risk of Shutting Down

Sixty-eight rural hospitals have closed since January 2010. Hundreds more may be on the brink, including more than a third of critical..

March 16, 2016
It’s Not Just Doctors And Nurses, Patients Need To Wash Their Hands Too

It’s Not Just Doctors And Nurses, Patients Need To Wash Their Hands Too

As antibiotics lose their strength, there’s still one sure-fire way to prevent germs from spreading. By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health..

March 14, 2016
No Nursing Shortage in N.C., Unless You’re Rural

No Nursing Shortage in N.C., Unless You’re Rural

A legislative committee hears about how pockets of the state struggle to recruit and retain health care workers. By Rose Hoban As North..

March 10, 2016
Rural Hospitals Embrace Population Health in Quest for Relevance

Rural Hospitals Embrace Population Health in Quest for Relevance

Rural hospital administrators are recognizing that their foremost responsibilities lie beyond the hospital’s doors. By Taylor Sisk There..

March 4, 2016
Rural Hospitals Scale to Fit Communities’ Needs

Rural Hospitals Scale to Fit Communities’ Needs

Three North Carolina hospital systems, three strategies, ever evolving. By Taylor Sisk At the beginning of this, the final, season of..

February 23, 2016
Yadkin County Awarded Damages and Fees for Hospital Closure

Yadkin County Awarded Damages and Fees for Hospital Closure

A federal judge ruled last week that the county will receive about $150,000 from the former operator of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital...

January 28, 2016
Study Finds Rural Hospitals Hurting in Medicaid Non-Expansion States

Study Finds Rural Hospitals Hurting in Medicaid Non-Expansion States

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers compared rural hospitals in states that have expanded Medicaid with those in states that haven’t,..

January 15, 2016
Agreement Means UNC Will Run Goldsboro’s Wayne Memorial Hospital

Agreement Means UNC Will Run Goldsboro’s Wayne Memorial Hospital

By Rose Hoban In a move that’s likely to be seen more in coming years, leaders at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro announced last..

December 21, 2015
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