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Hospitals receive grants

Last year, 47 upstate New York hospitals and health centers earned $24.5 million in quality improvement incentive payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as part of the health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive Program. In the past 10 years, quality performance incentives ...

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Four local hospitals receive distinction

Four hospitals in the Rochester area are being recognized by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program. Unity, Highland and Rochester General hospitals are being recognized for their knee and hip replacement programs, and Strong Memorial Hospital ...

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UB law and partners host medical-legal event

In an effort to help navigate the gap between law, health care and community services for low-income patients and their hospitals, a consortium of Western New York schools and nonprofit agencies is bringing the Medical Legal Partnership to the Buffalo area.

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Bill would ban doctors’ neckties to curb germs

ALBANY — Some lawmakers in Albany want a state law to prohibit doctors from wearing neckties in hospitals. The proposal made Tuesday cites a study that shows bacteria that could lead to serious infection can be carried on ties and other loose-fitting clothing.

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New York lets hospitals provide transitional care

New York has passed a law for the first time permanently authorizing five hospitals statewide including one on Long Island to operate special transitional care units and allowing another 13 to open similar ones.

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Rochester RHIO expands to two rural hospitals

Community hospitals in Orleans and Steuben counties are now part of Rochester RHIO’s health information exchange, making medical-care data more easily accessible to a patient’s complete medical team.

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Medical schools fight cuts

Cuts to medical schools equal cuts to one of New York State’s largest economic drivers. That’s the message a group of medical schools — among them the University of Rochester — is hoping to send Albany.

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