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Nutrient shortages hurt local infants, area hospitals

It sounds like a Third World problem: Hospitals are rationing, bartering and hoarding critical nutrients that premature infants need to survive. But it's a problem that's happening in the Washington area and in other major cities across the country.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:52pm EDT

Tags: Children Are Dying, Washingtonian, Alexandra Robbins, nutrients, shortages, premature, infants, FDA

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Best hospitals in the region are ...

Johns Hopkins Hospital reclaimed the top spot on U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the nation's best hospitals. Locally, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the top D.C.-area hospital.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:04am EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, us news and world report, Inova Fairfax, best hospitals, Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital,

Mary Washington tries remote check-ins at Stafford Hospital ER

Fredericksburg, Va.-based Mary Washington Healthcare is trying a new piece of technology at Stafford Hospital that builds on the now-commonplace practice of publishing expected ER wait times.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 01:10pm EDT

Tags: Mary Washington Healthcare, Fredericksburg,

MedStar deftly uses regulatory process to block competitors

MedStar Health has shored up its position as the District's market-leading health provider, beating back competitors with a lot of help from the D.C. government.

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 09:10pm EDT

Tags: medstar, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, D.C., Sibley Memorial Hospital,

Free online course educates about hospital infections

Johns Hopkins University is offering a health care safety course free online.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:30am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, CDC, infection, Johns Hopkins

How area hospitals stack up on price

Different hospitals in different places can charge very different prices for the same procedure.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 07:11am EDT

Tags: hospital, medical costs

Inova greenlights $23M ER expansion in Mount Vernon

Inova Health System trustees have approved a $23 million addition to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 10:16am EST

Tags: Inova Health System, Mount Vernon

Southside Virginia hospital to merge with Sentara

Friday - 10/12/2012, 04:13pm EDT

Tags: Norfolk,

MedStar will fund major upgrade at Southern Maryland Hospital

MedStar Health will spend "well over $100 million" over the next five years to upgrade Southern Maryland Hospital Center once its purchase of the 35-year-old facility closes later this year.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 05:53pm EDT

Tags: Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, Md., medstar,

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