Mandated Nursing Ratios: A Threat to Patient Care
This November, Massachusetts voters will face a ballot question that would impose government-mandated nurse staffing levels at all hospitals statewide. If Question 1 passes, every hospital would be required to adopt one-size-fits-all nurse-to-patient ratios, enforced at all times.
Driven by Big Data
Big data is everywhere – including the Partners HealthCare System. McKinsey Global Institute has reported that “data driven organizations are 20 times more likely to acquire new customers, six times more likely to retain those customers and 19 times more likely to be profitable as a result.”
Pursuing a New Approach in the Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis
A newly discovered cell in the human airway, discovered by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues, may hold new clues—and hope—for the 70,000 people with cystic fibrosis around the world.
Adaptive Sports Define the Road to Recovery for Spaulding Patient
Every day, researchers, therapists, and clinicians across the Partners HealthCare System investigate rehabilitation techniques and practices aimed to improve our patients’ quality of life and increase mobility. One patient, Meredith Koch, continues to benefit from this integrated care.
Improving Population Health with Osteopathic Medicine
As Massachusetts’ largest employer, Partners HealthCare employs more than 74,000 individuals with a wide range of talents and a myriad of job functions across our System. Michael R. Jaff, DO, President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, is one of 30 physicians with that particular credential among the hospital’s 1,000 medical doctors.
Giving Donated Organs More Time to Give Life
Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting bold research endeavors that aim to improve patient care and quality of life. For the 120,000 patients on transplant wait lists for new hearts, lungs, and kidneys, every donated organ represents hope.