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The Central Line

Hospital and facility-focused news issued electronically


01
Sep

Congratulations to the recipient of the 5th Annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant: Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, Louisia...

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13
Jul

The 2020-2021 Patient Safety Award and Grant program is centered on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

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04
Jun

Alarm fatigue has been identified as a top-ten risk area in hospitals for over a decade. The Joint Commission added a National Patient Safety Goal® on...

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10
Mar

The case suggests that federal courts may be reluctant to allow plaintiff attorneys to add hospital defendants using allegations that properly fall wi...

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27
Feb

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues facing the healthcare community today.

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12
Dec

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has promulgated rules that modify hospital licensure requirements that may affect certain hospitals. This rul...

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12
Dec

A large quality improvement project has demonstrated that when facilities follow an enhanced recovery protocol for patients undergoing bariatric surge...

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12
Dec

In late September 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Omnibus Burden Reduction (Conditions of Participation) Fi...

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12
Dec

Is your hospital ensuring that your affiliated practices and clinics are adopting policies and procedures to account for deaf and hard of hearing pati...

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12
Dec

LAMMICO’s Patient Safety Award and Grant program is entering its fifth year. Since inception of the program, we’ve given more than $40,000...

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12
Dec

The patient safety organization ECRI Institute released its 2020 list of the top 10 technology hazards in healthcare facilities.

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12
Dec

In 2020, The Central Line will move to an email newsletter format and will no longer be mailed in a hardcopy edition three times a year.

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15
Nov

Under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act (“the Act”), damages are limited or “capped” at $500,000 plus medical expenses in cases filed against heal...

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15
Nov

The LAMMICO Risk Management Hospital Premium Discount Program was established to reward hospitals and eligible ambulatory surgery centers that improve...

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15
Nov

Could the healthcare professionals at your facility be carefully following hand hygiene protocols but still spreading bacteria via their stethoscopes?...

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