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El Camino Hospital officials say that aggressive cost-saving efforts by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) discourage hospitals from accepting Medicare recipients as inpatients -- or risk facing audits and rejected reimbursement claims. This creates more situations where the elderly, sick ...
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital came out looking pretty good when a national expert examined its costs for elderly Medicare patients in the last two ... But one problem faced in rural areas like Bozeman with only one hospital is that when hospitals have monopoly power, it often means higher costs. health care

The management of a Hong Kong public hospital on Friday expressed "deep regret" and apologised over a case in which a brain went missing after an autopsy. Dr Abdul Karim Bin Kitchell, deputising executive director of North District hospital, said officers at its morgue discovered the organ was ...
Hundreds of people have staged a protest outside a hospital in Merseyside where a terminally ill toddler is being cared for. A date to switch off the life support for Alfie Evans has been set by a High Court judge following a legal battle. Alfie's parents' legal fight against the decision ultimately ended in ...

President and CEO Dennis Reilly said in October that the system had been facing many of the same challenges as hospitals across the country, including changes in the way health care providers are reimbursed and rising information technology costs. He said the hospital had also been having ...
In the video above, the daughter of a patient connected to William George Davis describes the bizarre circumstances of his death. A former nurse who was fired last month from a Texas hospital has been charged with murder in the death of a patient last year and will likely face additional charges for ...
“We come around to all the hospitals and make sure that we can put a smile on those babies that are still in the hospital on Easter morning,” Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham said. For the past 14 years, the Easter bunny and Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham have visited area ...
That's changing how hospitals do business. Employers are demanding health insurers restrain rising costs, and patients also are realizing they pay more out of pocket with high-deductible benefit plans if they go to higher-cost settings. Hospital officials agree that some services can be delivered in ...
An attorney for a 19-year-old Muslim woman who was punched from behind while visiting a Michigan hospital last month says the hospital staff should have done something to prevent the attack. Security footage appears to show suspect John Deliz, 57, striking the young woman, who was wearing a hijab.
Ironically, the city joined forces with the hospitals and Ohio Attorney General's Office in court to ask the non-profit deed restriction be modified to permit the deal with Doctors. Three years later, Community Health Systems bought Triad, then closed the Doctors campus in 2008. The Affinity Massillon hospital ...
A Jewish family has made it a mission to celebrate Easter Sunday—but not in the way most typically do. A children's hospital in Chicago hosted its annual tradition where an Easter bunny hops from room to room to deliver personalized baskets to patients dressed in their 'Sunday best.' A tradition ...
Hospital spokeswoman Nancee Long said hospital officials and staff have had hundreds of meetings with Navigant, which has had multiple consultants on site every day. In many cases, Long said, Navigant's role has been to show hospital officials how other hospitals around the country are handling the ...
Woman plays flute during brain surgery at Houston hospital. "I can fight it, but I'm tired of doing it. And it is getting worse. I know it's a matter of either admitting I can't do it anymore, or doing this so that I can." Author: Stephanie Whitfield. Published: 5:31 PM CDT March 28, 2018. Updated: 6:34 PM CDT March 28, 2018.
Out of extreme caution, Laurens County Memorial Hospital evacuated its patients and staff this morning after receiving bomb threat at approximately 9 am. The building has already undergone a preliminary sweep, and no devices were found. An additional sweep by a bomb squad will take place shortly.

Dr. James Liu, chairman of UH's Department of OB/GYN, said during an interview Tuesday with The Plain Dealer, that the hospital system had known for weeks prior to the incident that its two cryofreezers, one that stored sperm, and one that stored eggs and embryos, were both malfunctioning. At issue was ...
Filmed at two Nottingham hospitals this winter, this scene takes place a few days after the government announced all non-urgent operations would be cancelled across the country because of mass bed shortages. Watching Hospital is a scary, surreal experience: a sort of shot-by-shot chronicle of what feels ...
Yulia Skripal, the daughter of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, is said to be “improving rapidly” and is no longer in a critical condition, according to the hospital in Salisbury, England, where she is being treated. The Skripals fell critically ill after they were attacked in Salisbury with a highly toxic ...
The largest medical center in the Kansas City area is warning patients and employees they may have been exposed to measles. The University of Kansas Hospital said Thursday that a person who was treated at the hospital on Friday, March 23, and Monday, March 26, has tested positive for the highly ...
Sonoma West Medical Center in Sebastopol, Calif., has suspended its toxicology testing program after Anthem sent hospital leadership a letter claiming SWMC was involved in a lab testing scheme, according to Sonoma West Times & News. Hospital leadership decided to shut down the program in late ...
WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: This video contains violent content that may be offensive to some viewers - viewer discretion advised. HUNTERSVILLE, NC -- "How in the world did he get a gun in a hospital?" an officer is heard saying after fatally shooting an armed patient at Novant Health Huntersville ...
The audience for such innovation wants to be receptive: A recent American Hospital Association (AHA) survey found that 75% of senior hospital executives endorsed the importance of ... We have identified how hospitals' budgeting systems have erected three distinct barriers to the adoption of technology.
A couple says an Indian tribe took their baby from the hospital against their wishes. (KTRK). KTRK. Thursday, March 22, 2018 05:42AM. KENDALL, Florida (KTRK) --. The parents of a newborn claim that she was taken from the hospital by an Indian tribe in southern Florida. On Sunday, officials say the Miccosukee tribe ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Charges of sexual assault have been filed against a Chicago police officer who allegedly attacked a man who was in custody. Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was charged on Tuesday with aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct. Prosecutors say Calhoun and another officer took ...
In January, shocking footage went viral showing a Baltimore hospital kicking out a mentally ill, 22-year-old Black woman with visibly open head wounds, dressed only in a hospital gown and purple socks. The woman, who has only been identified as Rebecca, was left at a bus stop behind the University of ...
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Police officers from a Florida Indian tribe took a newborn baby from a Kendall hospital Sunday against the wishes of the girl's parents, a lawyer for the couple said. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, came out strongly against the tribe, calling the incident a kidnapping.
Mission said its board voted unanimously to execute the letter of intent with the Nashville-based for-profit health care company, which operates 177 hospitals and 119 surgery centers in the United States as well as the United Kingdom. The nonprofit community hospital group said the decision is based on its ...
The shortage has led the hospital system to speed up its review of different ways to deal with pain. "I know that this is alarming," Gaillard said, "but we have other strategies." Leaders at MUSC restricted ketamine, fentanyl and hydromophone to the system's intensive care unit, emergency department and ...
All the hospitals had policies designed to get rid of confidential patient health information without potentially exposing it, along with shredders to get the job done. And yet, when researched collected hospital recycling three times a week over a four week period, they found a total of 2,687 documents with ...
A federal regulator has cited a Baltimore hospital for breaches of federal regulatory requirements, after a passerby shot a video of a confused patient in a hospital gown being taken by ... It said it has "realigned reporting structures" across two hospitals to "optimize safety, quality and patient experience.".
Female patients are let down by Scotland's health boards when they have periods in hospital, it has been claimed. An investigation by Scottish Labour found not one of Scotland's 14 health boards has a policy for providing sanitary products. There were reports of nurses having to donate their own sanitary ...
A state report contends Ventura County's flu vaccination rate for hospital workers ranked among the worst in California for the 2016-17 flu season. According to the report from the California Department of Public Health, 71 percent of the county's 15,051 health care workers in hospitals — from doctors and ...
In 1876, Ulysses S. Grant was president and the Sisters of Mercy in Prescott opened the city's first hospital down a dirt road reached by traveling down Gurley Street and turning onto Grove Street, Amos described as part of a PowerPoint presentation. A few of the bricks from that early medical facility remain ...
WESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources hopes to begin the recertification process for William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston in April or May. The state-owned psychiatric hospital lost its ability to accept Medicare or Medicaid patients Sept. 28 after officials cited several ...
Here's a feel-good story for the day -- French Montana's humanitarian efforts in Uganda have culminated with the opening of a hospital that's equipped to take care of 300,000 people. We broke the story ... the "Unforgettable" rapper became hip-hop's first Global Citizen Ambassador for his work in Uganda, ...
A window washer suffered a broken leg after falling 30-35 feet while working on the side of a hospital, fire officials say. Advertisement. Window washer fell about 35 feet at hospital. Loading more articles... Advertisement. 'Just pray': Porch collapses, woman pinned under 1,500-pound concrete slab. Share.
A joint statement Thursday from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Health says hospitals have removed restrictions that were put in place in January. Those restrictions included limiting visitors to two per patient at one time and only if they were 18 or ...
Even as opioids flood American communities and fuel widespread addiction, hospitals are facing a dangerous shortage of the powerful painkillers needed by patients in acute pain, according to doctors, pharmacists and a coalition of health groups. The shortage, though more significant in some places than ...
Kroger became the latest major employer to negotiate a bundled payment deal when it struck an agreement with The Christ Hospital Health Network for a ... even struck a deal to fly employees for free to the Cleveland Clinic for a fixed price surgery deal, rather than pay unbundled costs at other hospitals.
The incident command system kicked in at Brigham and Women's Hospital about a week ago. A large team of doctors, pharmacists, and nurses began assembling every morning to confront an emerging crisis with the potential to severely undermine care for patients. The challenge was different than it was ...
Commenting on the incident for the first time, Secretary for Food and Health Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee said she was deeply concerned and that the Hospital Authority, which manages all public hospitals in the city, would provide all necessary help to the patient and her family, including counselling.
The agreement is just the latest announcement in a long line of mergers and acquisitions in New Jersey's hospital landscape over the last decade. Hackensack and Meridian were two separate entities until their merger in 2016. Last week, Virtua Health, which owns three hospitals in Burlington County ...
PHOENIX - Hospital security struggled to remove a naked man who walked into a pediatric emergency room last week. Phoenix Police report that on March 8, a discharged patient identified as 45-year-old Christopher David Hartman, refused to leave Maricopa Medical Center near 24th and Roosevelt ...
Research conducted by Avalere for the nonprofit Physician Advocacy Institute shows hospitals nabbed 5,000 physician practices and employed 14,000 physicians between July 2015 and July 2016, an 11 percent uptick. Since 2012, that's a 100 percent increase in hospital-owned physician practices, ...
"I believe that opioid overdose deaths in hospital beds are not uncommon." Kolodny said "aggressive screening for pain" mandated by an accreditation group called the Joint Commission and federal reimbursements that are linked to patient surveys were the main causes of the problem. Hospitals have ...
The Bangor hospital's certificate of need totals $250 million, Portland's is $500 million, and smaller hospitals $50 million, according to LePage. He said when he was mayor of Waterville he argued against building the hospital in Augusta. “It is proving out to be a very costly investment,” he said. LePage said ...
Always looking to grow and take on new challenges, he then moved his family to California to become the chief operating officer at Placentia-Linda Hospital in Orange County, one of the 80 hospitals in the Tenet Healthcare network. “What I noticed was a lot of hospitals, they weren't necessarily working ...
he incident command system kicked in at Brigham and Women's Hospital about a week ago. A large team of doctors, pharmacists, and nurses began assembling every morning to confront an emerging crisis with the potential to severely undermine care for patients. The challenge was different than it was ...


 

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