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Archive for January, 2012


Hospitals Contend With “Permanent” Patients

Many  urban safety-net hospitals are familiar with the problem of the permanent patient:  someone who is ready to be discharged but has nowhere to go and no way to pay for necessary after-care and support.   Many but not all are illegal immigrants, and they can remain in the hospital for months or even years, costing hospitals hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in uncompensated services. The New York Times writes about the challenges hospitals face with these patients – a situation that can be found in cities and urban safety-net hospitals across the country.  Read the Times account [&hellip

NAUH Sets Executive Committee, Board for 2012

Thomas Lewis, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia, will continue as NAUH’s president in 2012. Joining Mr. Lewis on NAUH’s executive committee will be Keith Hovan, president and CEO of the Southcoast Health System, of Fall River, MA, who will serve as vice president; Peter Chalke, president and CEO of the Central Maine Medical Center, located in Lewiston, ME, who was elected secretary; and Mark Montella, senior vice president for government relations of the Lifespan Corporation, of Providence, RI, who will be executive board member at-large. Elected to their first terms on NAUH’s board of directors [&hellip

Happy New Year

The National Association of Urban Hospitals wishes our friends, colleagues, clients, and associates a happy and healthy

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