Month: September 2023

Alcona Health Center – Alpena Receives Three Stars From CMS

The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating is one of 10 measures provided by CMS to help consumers choose a hospital that is right for them. These ratings are based on a number of factors, including patient safety and outcomes, readmissions, and patient experience. The rating system provides a clear and simple way for consumers to […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in Hospitals

A hospital is a healthcare institution that provides patient treatment with specialized health science and auxiliary healthcare staff and medical equipment. It consists of one or more wards for inpatients and has a range of medical specialty departments. Hospitals can also contain medical laboratories, a pharmacy, a radiology department (which may include an x-ray unit), […]

MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena – General Hospital

Located in Alpena, Michigan, MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena is a 139-bed hospital that provides general medical and surgical services. The facility provides inpatient and outpatient care and a 24-hour emergency room. Its specialties include behavioral health, cancer care, diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, pain management, rehabilitation services, surgical services and wound & hyperbaric medicine. The hospital is […]

What Is a General Hospital?

A general hospital is a medical facility that is licensed and equipped to provide short-term, inpatient care for acute episodes of illness and injury. It typically consists of beds for patients, a doctor’s office, a pharmacy, and some laboratories and rehabilitation departments (e.g., physiotherapy and occupational therapy). Depending on the level of care offered, a […]

How the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Has Transformed Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dramatically transformed healthcare in the United States. It has expanded access to health insurance coverage, protected consumers and controlled costs. Through Medicaid expansion, the establishment of Health Insurance Marketplaces, the elimination of individual mandate penalties, and the implementation of key policy initiatives like patient-centered medical homes and accountable care […]

Health Services

Health services are the organized efforts of professionals in the health care field to prevent and cure disease and disability. They also promote wellness and facilitate maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and access to medical care when it is needed. Various types of health services exist, and some are delivered within the confines of hospitals, […]

Doctor Who – Who Are Doctors?

Doctors are responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating patients. They are at the forefront of medical breakthroughs, using cutting-edge technologies and innovative therapies to give patients the best possible care. They also play an important role in educating the public about health-related topics. There are many different types of doctors, with each having their own […]

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