The Dirty Truth: Archive for June 2011

Last week, California hospitals lost their bid to avoid reporting their infection rates to the public. A California judge upheld a 2008 state law – one of the strongest in the nation - that calls on hospitals to report infections occurring from a broad array of surgeries.

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Join the Chicago Tribune for a live web chat at noon CT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, June 7, to chat about hospital safety with Tribune reporter Judy Graham, and panelists Empowered Patient Coalition's Dr. Julia Hallisy and Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project Director Lisa McGiffert.

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