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North Carolina Business Group on Health Launches Culture of Wellness Awards to Recognize Employer Wellness Programs

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-January 3, 2022– Starting today, North Carolina employers can apply for first-ever Culture of Wellness Awards, presented by the North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH). The awards recognize the best employer wellbeing programs across the state and are open to employers of all sizes. Companies can apply at NCBGH.org/wellness through February 14, and …

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NC Treasurer files interest in HCA anti-trust suit

NC Treasurer files interest in HCA anti-trust suit; plaintiffs reiterate concerns Derek LaceyAsheville Citizen Times   The latest filings in a class-action, anti-trust lawsuit against HCA Healthcare reiterate arguments of declining quality and rising costs and add a new interested party: North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell. In an amicus brief filed Dec. 13, Folwell states …

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Leapfrog Announces 2021 Top Hospitals

Leapfrog Announces 2021 Top Hospitals WASHINGTON, D.C., December 7, 2021 – The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, today announced the 2021 recipients of its annual Top Hospital Award, the nation’s most competitive recognition for excellence in hospital safety and quality. Data from the annual Leapfrog …

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5 North Carolina Surgical Centers in Leapfrog List of Top 13 in US

First Ever National Awards Recognizing Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) for Excellence in Patient Care Five of Top Thirteen are in North Carolina    November 30, 2021  WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2021 – The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading independent national watchdog organization comprised of employers and other purchasers, today announced the first ever Top Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) …

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Report from The Leapfrog Group Finds Rate of C-Sections Remains Too High, But Dramatic Progress on Other Maternity Care Indicators

April 8, 2021 WASHINGTON, April 8, 2021—The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, today released its 2021 Maternity Care Report, which measures hospital performance against best practices across three high-risk areas of maternity care: cesarean sections, episiotomies, and early elective deliveries. The report is …

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Mental Health Index Finds 62% Drop in Employee Focus; 48% Increase in Risk of Depression

Mental Health Index Finds 62% Drop in Employee Focus; 48% Increase in Risk of Depression Data shows dangerous decline and all-time low in Americans’ mental health; likely due to holidays, political uncertainties and continuing COVID-19 stressors SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, January 28, 2021 – The state of mind of the U.S. workforce does not reflect the …

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Surgeon General Report – Engaging Businesses as Stakeholders of Community Health and Economic Prosperity

Surgeon General Seeks to Engage Businesses as Forces for Health in Their Communities January 19, 2021 Today the Surgeon General released a comprehensive report focused on why an how businesses should mobilize to build healthier communities and a healthier economy for all.  Fourteen recommendations in the report provide guidance on how businesses should engage with …

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