May 3, 2016


ER wait time depends on type of patient problem, UW study says

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | April 30, 2016

Emergency room doctors are inclined to see you quickly if you have a simple problem such as an ankle injury or allergic reaction, but they may take longer if you have a complex complaint like numbness or vaginal bleeding, a study at UW Hospital’s ER found.

Plain Talk: Yes, I had my hip replaced in Stoughton! 

By: Dave Zweifel | The Cap Times | April 29, 2016

Stoughton? You're going to Stoughton?!

That was the typical response from friends and relatives who, upon learning I was going to have my troublesome left hip replaced, would ask me where I was having it done and hear me answer "Stoughton."

Linda Scott named dean of UW-Madison School of Nursing

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | April 29, 2016

Linda Scott, associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois-Chicago, has been named dean of UW-Madison’s School of Nursing.

EC County survey to glean health data

By: Eric Lundquist | Leader-Telegram | April 27, 2016

Hundreds of Eau Claire County families soon will get the opportunity to be poked, prodded and interviewed in exchange for contributing to Wisconsin health research — and a little cash.


New York Hospital to Pay $2.2 Million Over Unauthorized Filming of 2 Patients

By: Charles Ornstein | The New York Times | April 21, 2016

New York-Presbyterian Hospital has agreed to pay a $2.2 million penalty to federal regulators for allowing television crews to film two patients without their consent — one who was dying, the other in significant distress.

Filming of Hospital Patients – Letter to the Editor

By: Herbert Rakatansky, clinical professor emeritus of Medicine | The New York Times | May 2, 2016

It is very easy for employees and visitors to take pictures in hospitals and capture images that inadvertently reveal the identity of patients.

Critical Drugs For Hospital ERs Remain In Short Supply

By: Michelle Andrews | NPR | May 2, 2016

At some hospitals, posters on the wall in the emergency department list the drugs that are in short supply or unavailable, along with recommended alternatives.

Hospital discharge: It’s one of the most dangerous periods for patients

By: Jordan Rau | The Washington Post | April 29, 2016

Within two weeks of Joyce Oyler’s discharge from the hospital, sores developed in her mouth and throat, and blood began seeping from her nose and bowels.

Forcing the Conversation on Behavioral Health

By: Jennifer Thew, RN | HealthLeaders Media | May 2, 2016

As the industry turns toward value-based care and population health management, leaders are recognizing that physical healthcare alone is not sufficient.

Opioid Epidemic Fueling Hospitalizations, Hospital Costs

By: Shefali Luthra | Kaiser Health News | May 2, 2016

Every day, headlines detail the casualties of the nation’s surge in heroin and prescription painkiller abuse: the funerals, the broken families and the patients cycling in and out of treatment.

Get Your Flu Shot in the Morning

By: Nicholas Bakalar | The New York Times | April 27, 2016

There may be a simple and cost-free way to improve the effectiveness of the flu vaccine: Get vaccinated in the morning instead of the afternoon.


Aurora to give building to Sixteenth Street for new clinic

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 2, 2016

Aurora Health Care will give a building with an estimated value of $1 million to Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers to open a new clinic at 4570 S. 27th St., continuing the recent expansion of community health centers that provide care to roughly one in seven people in Milwaukee.

MSOE, healthcare systems team up to fill jobs

By: Staff | WISN Milwaukee | April 27, 2016

To meet an increasing need for medical workers, southeastern Wisconsin's five largest health care systems are teaming up with the Milwaukee School of Engineering.