hospital http://wfae.org en Digging Deeper Into The Governor's Budget http://wfae.org/post/digging-deeper-governors-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers began digging into the details of Governor Pat </span>McCrory’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> budget today as did state agencies, lobbyists and, reporters too. </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plans to pay for raises for all state employees in part by cutting funds to the </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> system. But his budget includes plenty of other cuts and additions large and small.&nbsp;</span>WFAE’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lisa Miller joined Mark </span>Rumsey<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to discuss some of them.</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:31:59 +0000 Lisa Miller 51037 at http://wfae.org Digging Deeper Into The Governor's Budget North Carolina Publishes Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates For First Time http://wfae.org/post/north-carolina-publishes-hospital-acquired-infection-rates-first-time <p></p><p>The Centers for Disease Control estimates one out of every twenty patients winds up with an infection when they get treated in a hospital.&nbsp; Those infections can be serious and even fatal.&nbsp; For the first time, North Carolina has published hospital-acquired infection rates for most of the acute-care hospitals in the state.</p><p></p><p>The idea behind publishing these rates is that infections are preventable.&nbsp; A patient shouldn’t get an infection from undergoing surgery or having an IV treatment, if the proper precautions are taken.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:49:51 +0000 Lisa Miller 20177 at http://wfae.org North Carolina Publishes Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates For First Time