Cleveland Clinic’s move toward value-based purchasing saved more than $150 million over two years, with a third of the savings in cardiovascular care. Cardiovascular leaders share insights gained.
Telemedicine Program Broadens Access to Radiation Oncology in Africa
International effort allows experts to confer on complex cases
Research Shows HDL Has Cancer-Fighting Ability
Apolipoprotein A1, a major component of HDL, blocks metastatic malignant melanoma and lung cancer through multiple pathways. ApoA1 injections not only inhibit tumor growth and progression in mice, but spur tumor and metastases regression.
Going Green in the Lab Saves Money
Recycling isn’t just good for the earth—it can benefit a hospital’s bottom line, too.
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Cleveland Clinic Nurse a Leader in MS Field
Marie Namey, MSN, RN, MSCN, has dedicated most of her nursing career to helping patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
“Take 5” Program Fosters Relationship-based Care
An exhausted mother of a patient in Fairview Hospital’s 24-bed Pediatric Medical-Surgical Unit shared her distress with a nurse. “I just want my baby to sleep,” said the mother, whose baby had hyperbilirubinemia.
Research: Three-Step Plan Reduces Patients’ Healthcare Needs After Hospitalization for Heart Failure
A new take on fluid management education by nurses can help keep patients at home and healthier.
The ‘Science’ of OR Staffing
Nurses apply science to patient care every day. But how often is a scientific approach applied to staffing? In the operating rooms at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, the answer is the same—every day.
Academy Helps Nurses Hone Leadership Skills
Nurse Manager Laurie Pustinger, BSN, RN, recently augmented her huddles with staff on the surgery/endoscopy unit at South Pointe Hospital. She added visuals related to a performance improvement initiative.
Protocols for Catheter Removal Are Empowering Nurses
One of the mandates in the Skilled Nursing Unit at Lakewood Hospital states that patients should not have indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) unless there is a supporting diagnosis. This rule was extended throughout the hospital into all inpatient medical units just a couple years ago.