In the News This Week…

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Medical lawsuit limits adjusted, 4-21-11, The News & Observer

Staff writer Craig Jarvis reported on amendments to SB 33 Medical Liability Reforms as the NC House adopted and returned the bill to the Senate on Wednesday.

Victims of negligence, 4-19-11, The News and Observer

A letter to the editor questioning the merit of the current medical liability system used in North Carolina to award non-economic damages to injured patients.

People With Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Nearly 3 Times as Likely to Die After Surgery, 4-19-11, the Atlantic

Writer Daniel Fromson reports on a new study published in the Archives of Surgery that suggests that patients with do-not-resuscitate orders are significantly more likely to die soon after surgical procedures.

Hillsborough hails start of work on hospital, 4-21-11, The News & Observer

Staff writer Katelyn Ferral reported on the groundbreaking for a new hospital in Hillsborough.

Johnston County hospital hopes to overhaul ER, 4-18-11, The News and Observer

Staff writer Sarah Nagem reports on efforts to improve health care delivery in a Smithfield hospital’s emergency department. 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s CON for Surgery Center Denied, 4-14-11, Becker’s Hospital Review

Writer Rob Kurtz reports on a decision by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to appeal a denial of a certificate-of-need application for a new ambulatory surgery center in Clemmons, near Winston-Salem.

WakeMed, Rex wants to add 101 beds, 4-15-11, Triangle Business Journal

Staff writer Lee Weisbecker reports on applications by two Raleigh-based hospitals seeking certificate-of-need approval to expand acute care beds at facilities in the Raleigh area.


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