Since hospital employees come into direct contact with patients, some people are concerned that the scrubs can be contaminated with bacteria and germs.
Proposed Medicare cuts would hit Massachusetts teaching hospitals especially hard.
The list of the state’s best hospitals is out, and again, the biggest names came out on top.
Massachusetts hospitals have a new goal for 2011 – banning all tobacco products from their campuses.
The last thing someone going into surgery would ever consider is the possibility their doctor or nurse could be high on drugs. But it happens, sometimes with devastating consequences.
Lowell is losing its only inpatient drug and alcohol detoxification facility, meaning addicts will have to travel farther for help and about 50 people will lose their jobs.
Hospitals in Massachusetts are outperforming hospitals nationwide when it comes to the quality of outpatient care.