From: Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality <>
Subject: 5th UW Medical Center patient has Legionella infection | 19 hospital transactions | Consumer Reports updates hospital C. diff ratings | 50 hospitals with the lowest heart failure mortality rates
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Sept. 28, 2016
1. UW Medical Center's Legionnaires' outbreak continues - 5th patient infected Full story

2. Another Seattle-area hospital reports Legionnaires' infection Full story

3. Consumer Reports rates hospitals on C. diff prevention: 2 highest, 19 lowest performing teaching hospitals Full story

4. Webinar: The trust gap between payors and providers continues to expand- Examine the results of the 10th Annual ReviveHealth Trust Index Survey and learn strategies on how payors and providers can close the gap and mutually succeed. Register here

5. 19 recent hospital transactions and partnerships Full story

6. Steward secures $1.25B investment to fund expansion, pay off debt Full story

7. Environmental hygiene plays a critical role in infection prevention in the operating room, but if not done efficiently, it can have a negative impact on room turnover times. What is the best way to prevent infections effectively and efficiently? Full story

8. Puerto Rico reports second death linked to Zika-related paralysis Full story

9. Seattle Pain Centers shutdown pushes 1,500+ patients into ERs Full story

10. Patient matching peril: Why unique patient identifiers are a unique problem for hospitals Full story

11. Webinar: What are the ever-looming threats of cyber security, and what critical steps you should consider to protect your data and patient information. Register here

12. 50 hospitals with the lowest heart failure mortality rates Full story

Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable
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Conference Dates: Nov. 7-9, 2016

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