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Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Linked to Lower Quality of Care, Higher Medicare Costs

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Nursing homes acquired by private equity companies saw an increase in emergency room visits and hospitalizations among long-stay residents and an uptick in Medicare costs, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. The findings, published Nov. 19 in JAMA Health Forum, suggest that quality of care declined when private equity firms took over the facilities. 

“Our findings indicate that private equity firm-owned facilities offer lower quality long-term care,”...

First-Year Medical Students Don White Coats During Historic Year

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Video of Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony Highlights | Weill Cornell Medicine

As a child, Noelle Desir, 23, suffered from severe eczema. She and her family tried everything to bring the skin condition under control, but without insurance, all they could do was visit the emergency room when she had a flare-up. Finally at age 12, her father, an immigrant from Haiti, secured...

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Named Diversity Champion

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Weill Cornell Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has been recognized as a Diversity Champion by Crain’s New York Business as part of its first annual Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards, announced July 15.

The Diversity Champion award recognizes organizations in all industries that...

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