NH Hospitals http://nhpr.org en Hospital Costs Get An X-Ray http://nhpr.org/post/hospital-costs-get-x-ray <p>A recent national study of how much hospitals charge Medicare showed giant disparities among different facilities, even for the same procedures and within the same city!&nbsp; The research comes as policymakers intensify their focus on costs.&nbsp; We’ll explore why these huge variations exist, and efforts to reduce the price tag at hospitals in the Granite State.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p><p><strong>Michael Green – </strong>President and CEO of Concord Hospital</p><p><strong>Ned Helms –</strong>Director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 27947 at http://nhpr.org Hospital Costs Get An X-Ray State Hospitals Making Gains In Fight Against Infection http://nhpr.org/post/state-hospitals-making-gains-fight-against-infection <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of dangerous infections acquired at hospitals in New Hampshire is falling. A new report shows that there were 110 acquired infections in 2011. That’s a 20% decrease from 2009 levels.</span></p><p></p><p>State law mandates that hospitals report infections following certain procedures, including heart, colon and knee surgeries.</p><p>Beth Daly, Chief of Infectious Disease Surveillance at the state Health Department, says these are important numbers to track.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:41:26 +0000 Todd Bookman 23566 at http://nhpr.org AG Questions Hospital CEO Pay http://nhpr.org/post/ag-questions-hospital-ceo-pay <p>A new report finds that CEOs at New Hampshire&#39;s nonprofit hospitals saw their pay increase by an average of 18 percent from 2006 to 2009.&nbsp;</p><p>The report CEO pay varies widely. An the low end, Colebrook&rsquo;s&nbsp;&nbsp;Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital pays its&nbsp;CEO 150,000. At the high end, the leader of the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester pulled down about a million dollars in 2009. &nbsp;The salary report was commissioned by Attorney General Michael Delaney. He says while&nbsp;the report&nbsp;found hospital CEO pay here is on par for the region,</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:17:55 +0000 Josh Rogers 8026 at http://nhpr.org