Amid Surge, Hospitals Hesitate to Cancel Nonemergency Surgeries

Amid Surge, Hospitals Hesitate to Cancel Nonemergency Surgeries

Three months ago, the nation watched as COVID-19 patients overwhelmed New York City’s intensive care units, forcing some of its…

Coronavirus Pushes Hospitals to Share Information About Stocks of Protective Gear

Coronavirus Pushes Hospitals to Share Information About Stocks of Protective Gear

Above photo: Tom Cooper, Nashville General Hospital’s supply chain director, inspects a box of N95 respirators. The hospital is among…

Find hospitals that score high before you check in

Find hospitals that score high before you check in

By Eleanor Laise, Kiplinger Retirement Report Choosing a good hospital shouldn’t seem all that difficult. If you’re facing surgery or…

Everywhere, hospitals are merging, but why should you care?

Everywhere, hospitals are merging, but why should you care?

By Gregory Curfman, M.D. Harvard Health Blog All across America, hospitals are merging. In 2014 alone, there were 95 mergers,…

Hospitals: Hazardous to Your Health?

Hospitals: Hazardous to Your Health?

One in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Bedside Manner Matters

Bedside Manner Matters

Hospitals recognize that patient care is more than medicine By Eric Warner In May 2013, I headed to St. Louis…

Chicago Ranks at the Top of the Nation’s Worst Readmissions Rates

Chicago Ranks at the Top of the Nation’s Worst Readmissions Rates

By David Himmel In most businesses, a strong and frequent returning-customer base is a sure sign of long-standing success. But…

Northwestern and Cadence Announce Intent to Merger

Northwestern and Cadence Announce Intent to Merger

Officials at Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) are in talks to form “an integrated academic healthcare delivery system,”…

Being Cared For

Being Cared For

Above photo: Daniel Johnson, MD, Comer Children’s Hospital at The University of Chicago Medicine Chicago boasts several nationally leading pediatric…

Indie Docs Versus the Networks

Indie Docs Versus the Networks

The pros and cons of hospital groups and independent physicians comes down to groups of independent patients By Tom Mullaney…

Access to Care

In a shifting healthcare landscape, where do you find the best and most practical care? And how in the world…

Their Kind of Town

National medical institutions are coming to Chicago By Patrick Kenney The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides world-class healthcare, just…

What’s the Score

-A response from our editor In the Spring 2011 issue of Chicago Health, we printed a story called, “Heartful,” which discussed the…

Bringing Healthcare Up to Speed

How electronic medical records are improving an outdated system by Carroll Cole Once upon a time, to find a book at…

Fighting Young

Fighting Young

When it comes to pediatric cancer, there are many uncertainties.  But clinical trials are quickly saving more and more lives…

Change of Heart

Incredible new technologies keep the heart pumping By Nancy Maes On a multiple-choice quiz, a fair amount of people would…

Magnetic Nurses

Magnetic Nurses

How the Magnet Recognition Program for nurses affects your hospital by Carroll Cole When we think about what makes for…