The unusual case transferred partial liability for a medical malpractice payout to the government.
The five-year pact between the Philadelphia region's largest health system and its largest health insurer seeks to increase collaboration and shift more financial accountability to hospitals.
Virtua hospital executives say Camden County is inciting fear by calling the county's emergency response times "inadequate" and claim the goal is for the politically connected Cooper Hospital to replace Virtua as the county's provider.
Headed to the hospital? Here are three commonsense steps you can take to reduce the risk of infection, says James Davis, a senior infection-prevention analyst at ECRI Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization in Plymouth Meeting.
JUST OUTSIDE PORTLAND, MAINE, there’s a 15,000-square-foot warehouse that’s packed with reasons the U.S. health care system costs so much:...
To help improve response times, Cooper University Hospital ambulances drive around the neighborhoods they serve waiting for a call.
'You just feel so sick you want to die," said Marion Costa, 77.
More than a decade ago, the Red Bank, N.J., resident was stricken with a stubborn, yet largely preventable, bacterial infection called Clostridium difficile.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Friday announced that the founding family of Comcast Corp. has given $25 million toward a new $50 million...
Patients at four Philadelphia-area hospitals suffered a worse-than-expected rate of complications after hip or knee replacements in 2014, according to a new study from a Pennsylvania state agency. Just one, Bryn Mawr Hospital, reported fewer complications than expected following knee replacements.
Crozer-Keystone Health System on Saturday celebrated the opening of a new outpatient center in Broomall, expanding the Delaware County system's reach into territory wealthy competitors have long mined for patients.
Most everyone gripes about hospital food, but in recent weeks city health inspectors have found official cause for complaint after visiting three food providers at University of Pennsylvania medical facilities.
Consumer Reports magazine recently released ratings of infection rates at more than 3,000 hospitals in the United States. Only nine of them did well.
Once again, the majority of the nation's hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients frequently return within a month of discharge - this time losing a combined $420 million, government records show.