Elizabeth Leis Newman

Elizabeth Leis Newman

Senior Editor

Elizabeth Newman is the senior editor at McKnight's Long-Term Care News. She was previously the Editorial Manager at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, and is a former newspaper reporter. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three cats.

Most Recent Articles by Elizabeth Leis Newman

Culture change increased care quality, reduced rehospitalizations: study

Culture change pays off by increasing the quality of care in nursing homes, according to a new study from Brown University.

$9 million verdict against nursing home thrown out by appeals court

An Illinois nursing home won a victory last week when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit voided a $9 million verdict.

NYT says nursing homes use Five Star ratings to 'game' the system

NYT says nursing homes use Five Star ratings to 'game' the system

Nursing homes are using self-reported data to pump up their ratings in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Nursing Home Compare system, the New York Times reported Monday in a front-page article.

Health-record alert system greatly lowered urinary tract infections, study finds

An updated alert system in electronic health records heavily reduced urinary tract infections acquired in a hospital, according to a new study.

California nursing home settles psychotropic medication case for $655,000

A Ventura Convalescent Hospital deal ends litigation filed in 2011, when families of residents said antipsychotic medication was being given without informed consent under the care of a skilled nursing facility physician.

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