Hospital Roundup: UCSD Enters Partnership With Community Hospital
The affiliation agreement between Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside and UC San Diego Health will increase services, but quality questions remain.
San Diego Union-Tribune:
Tri-City, UC San Diego Health Finalize A Collaboration That Will Expand Offerings In North San Diego County
Tri-City Medical Center and UC San Diego Health on Tuesday finalized a partnership that’s already increasing the breadth of specialty surgeries available in coastal North County. But experts said it remains to be seen whether this collaboration will help the community hospital in Oceanside improve its scores for quality, which usually are not in the top tier and recently took a hit with a low rating from Medicare. (Sisson, 8/23)
And the CDC urges hospital personnel to treat cases of sepsis as a medical emergency —
The Washington Post:
Sepsis Is A Medical Emergency, CDC Says. It Can Be Stopped If Caught In Time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared sepsis a medical emergency, reporting Tuesday that about 72 percent of patients with this fast-moving and deadly illness have recently been seen by doctors and nurses, representing missed opportunities to catch it early or prevent it. (Karidis, 8/23)