U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings for 2021, naming the 10 best children's hospitals in the country as well as the top 50 children's hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties.
To retain and support new nurses more effectively, Yale New Haven Health System implemented a "clinical nurse transition" program, in which experienced nurses serve as personal coaches to newly graduated RNs, Carol Davis reports for HealthLeaders Media.
Providers are increasingly trying to reduce the number of unnecessary drugs older patients are often prescribed, an approach that can be life-changing for patients—including one patient who, after pruning down her medications from 14 drugs to 4, was able to dramatically improve her score on a common dementia test.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (D) on Monday announced the state has now partially vaccinated more than 80% of its population ages 12 and over, making it the first U.S. state to reach that benchmark, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, California, and Vermont.