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Chris Nace

Hospital Fails Medicare Grade while Still Putting Money in Owner’s Pocket; Patients at Risk

Beleaguered by mounting debt and down-trending stock values, hospital healthcare leader Community Health Systems (CHS) has made some questionable moves that have healthcare professionals and shareholders on opposite sides of the proverbial fence—the problem is that patients are most likely […]

Matthew Nace

No Child Should Be Trapped Underwater in a Swimming Pool From Hair Entanglement

Between 1990 and 2007, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 98 cases of body entrapments in pools or spa drains, including 15 confirmed deaths. As a result, in December of 2007, the United States Federal Government enacted […]

Chris Nace

Identity Thieves Continue to Target Hospitals in 2017

Recently, a federal judge granted class action status to a civil suit filed against Triad of Alabama, the previous owner of Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama—where, in 2014, a former phlebotomist was convicted of felony identity theft and sentenced to […]

Matthew Nace

Financial Aid Applicants Latest to Fall Victim to Identity Theft.

Over the past year, the Nation has seen the effects of Internet espionage and data breach attacks play out in the political arena; however, that does not mean that average citizens are not affected by such cyber-attacks. Earlier today, the […]

Chris Nace

Do U.S. Hospitals Make the Grade with Maternity Care?

In an era when individuals are bearing more of, if literally not all, the financial burden for their health care coverage, we are seeing a much more heightened selection process in regards to where these consumers go for medical treatment […]

Chris Nace

Can You Sue a Doctor for Lying? The Truth May Surprise You.

Anyone familiar with the Hippocratic oath understands the undeniable bond between medical care and ethics—ideally, physicians are driven by the desire to help patients, not hurt them. Yet, harm does sometimes occur, and patients have the right to hold such […]

Chris Nace

Why Some Communities Are so Pedestrian-Unfriendly

According to a recently released study by Washington, D.C.-based Smart Growth America—the only national organization dedicated to better developed communities across the U.S.—those who choose to travel on foot could routinely be taking their life into their own hands. The […]

Chris Nace

The Latest Threat to Your Health: Cyber Attacks

Last February, a small Southern California Hospital in a sleepy art deco neighborhood found itself under a full-scale attack that brought all semblances of health care to a standstill. While the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI were sought […]

Chris Nace

An Unhealthy Habit: Using Phone Apps for Medical Advice

According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, there are currently more than 165,000 health apps out there for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. While some are simply either a coach or a convenience—think fitness trackers, runner’s logs or […]

Chris Nace

Is It Safe to Trust Hospital Rating Systems?

Earlier this month the Leapfrog Group, a leading advocate for hospital transparency, released its Fall 2016 safety grades on 2,633 hospitals across the Nation. For some, the results were surprising, as the rankings didn’t necessarily correspond with regions known, or […]