kathleen sebelius http://michiganradio.org en U.S. Health Secretary, speaking in Detroit, plans health center expansions http://michiganradio.org/post/us-health-secretary-speaking-detroit-plans-health-center-expansions <p>U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Detroit this morning to announce an expansion of community health centers in over 40 states, along with Washington DC and Puerto Rico.</p><p>From the Associated Press:</p><blockquote><p>Sebelius announced $128.6 million in awards Wednesday at Covenant Community Care in Detroit.</p><p>The grants are from the Affordable Care Act and will go to 219 health centers, increasing access to more than 1.25 million additional patients.<br /><br />About 5,640 doctor, nurse, dental provider and support staff jobs are expected to be created.<br /><br />Last month, the department announced $21 million in grants for expansion projects at five community health centers in Kansas and nearly $3.5 million for two centers in Utah.<br /><br />Sebelius says the health care law is making &quot;community health centers stronger and ensuring more Americans get the care they need.&quot;</p></blockquote><p><em>-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:05:20 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7952 at http://michiganradio.org U.S. Health Secretary, speaking in Detroit, plans health center expansions Sebelius, in Detroit, pushes hospitals to reduce patient harm http://michiganradio.org/post/sebelius-detroit-pushes-hospitals-reduce-patient-harm <pre> U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius toured facilities at Detroit&rsquo;s Henry Ford Hospital Friday. </pre> <pre> Sebelius was there to promote the department&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/center/programs/partnership">Partnership for Patients</a> initiative. Fri, 03 Jun 2011 19:44:20 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 2749 at http://michiganradio.org Sebelius, in Detroit, pushes hospitals to reduce patient harm Cutting out medical mistakes, Health Chief Sebelius tours Detroit hospital http://michiganradio.org/post/cutting-out-medical-mistakes-health-chief-sebelius-tours-detroit-hospital <p>U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Katherine Sebelius toured the Henry Ford Hospital today as part of the <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/center/programs/partnership">government&#39;s initiative</a> to reduce patient care mistakes.</p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110603/METRO/106030399/1409/METRO08">Detroit News</a>, Sebelius said:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;We spend way too many dollars on care that was not needed in the first place because we&#39;re trying to fix mistakes that shouldn&#39;t have happened in the first place,&quot; she said during a roundtable discussion.</p></blockquote><p>I remember going into the hospital to have an operation on my left knee awhile back. Nurses put a sleeve over my right leg, and it seemed like a dozen different doctors and nurses asked me which leg was being operated on.</p><p>&quot;Don&#39;t they know?&quot; I thought.</p><p>Then I realized they were going through a system of checks and balances to make sure doctors cut open the correct leg.</p><p>If they cut open the wrong leg, it would have been bad, but at least I would have survived.</p><p>A 1999 Institute of Medicine study estimated that as many as 98,000 Americans <em>die </em>every year from preventable medical errors, and the government says that number didn&#39;t improve much in the following decade. Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:13:23 +0000 Mark Brush 2746 at http://michiganradio.org Cutting out medical mistakes, Health Chief Sebelius tours Detroit hospital Feds target Medicare fraud in Detroit, nationwide http://michiganradio.org/post/feds-target-medicare-fraud-detroit-nationwide <p>Two top Obama administration officials want people to know that cracking down on Medicare fraud is a &ldquo;Cabinet-level priority.&rdquo;</p><p>U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius talked about those efforts at a Wayne State University summit Tuesday. The two have been holding <a href="http://www.stopmedicarefraud.gov/">&ldquo;Health Care Fraud Prevention Summits&rdquo;</a> across the country.</p><p>Sebelius says government agencies and law enforcement are now using new tools to root out that fraud.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:01:42 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 1665 at http://michiganradio.org Sebelius, Holder to speak in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/sebelius-holder-speak-detroit <p>U.S. Attorney General <a href="http://www.justice.gov/ag/">Eric Holder</a> and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/biography/index.html">Kathleen Sebelius</a> will talk about health care fraud prevention at a regional summit at Wayne State University in Detroit this morning.</p><p>Law enforcement officials, consumer experts and health care providers are also expected to participate in the discussions, the Associated Press <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/03/eric_holder_kathleen_sebelius.html">reports</a>.</p><p>This is the fifth in a <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/12/20101216a.html">series of summits</a> announced last June by President Obama. The AP <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/03/eric_holder_kathleen_sebelius.html">reports</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Waste and fraud cost the federal Medicare program and Medicaid, its state counterpart, an estimated $54 billion in 2009. Holder said at a December summit in Boston that the Obama administration&#39;s crackdown on health care fraud has recovered $4 billion in Massachusetts alone over two years. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:18:59 +0000 Zoe Clark 1653 at http://michiganradio.org Sebelius, Holder to speak in Detroit