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U.S. Attorney’s Office launches investigation of Swedish neurosurgery unit | The Seattle Times

U.S. Attorney’s Office launches investigation of Swedish neurosurgery unit | The Seattle Times

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation of Swedish Health’s neurosurgery unit, officials said Wednesday. The Seattle Times published an investigation of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute last month, exposing turmoil and a range of internal concerns about patient care. The Times documented how some surgeons ran multiple operating rooms at the same time. And […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hospitals now must tell Medicare patients when care is ‘observation’ only

Hospitals now must tell Medicare patients when care is ‘observation’ only

By Susan Jaffe Kaiser Health News Under a new federal law, hospitals across the country must now alert Medicare patients when they are getting observation care and why they were not admitted — even if they stay in the hospital a few nights. For years, seniors often found out only when they got surprise bills for […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Despite federal law, some rural hospitals still turn away women in labor

Despite federal law, some rural hospitals still turn away women in labor

By Julie Lasson, for ProPublica The young woman’s water broke late one morning in August 2014, as she stood in the bathroom of her home in rural Kentucky. Her mother rushed her to the emergency room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. She signed a slip at the front desk, listing her chief complaint as “labor.” But […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Top neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw resigns from Swedish | The Seattle Times

Top neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw resigns from Swedish | The Seattle Times

The high-producing neurosurgeon who has led a dramatic shift in the business at Swedish Health has resigned, officials said Wednesday, less than three weeks after a Seattle Times investigation exposed widespread concerns about his practices. Source: Top neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw resigns from Swedish | The Seattle Times

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hospitals, both rural and urban, dread losing ground with health law repeal

Hospitals, both rural and urban, dread losing ground with health law repeal

[arve url=”https://youtu.be/alanECEFNog” align=”center” maxwidth=”770″/] Sarah Varney Kaiser Health News PRINCETON, Ill. — Commuting past the barren winter fields in northern Illinois, Cathie Chapman worries about the future. More than a year ago, she lost her job at a nearby rural hospital after it closed and, as Republicans work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, wonders […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
A safety-net medical center wrestles with specter of ‘repeal’

A safety-net medical center wrestles with specter of ‘repeal’

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News SAN MATEO — Little surprises Lynda Sutherland, who has been a licensed vocational nurse for 35 years at San Mateo Medical Center. But in the past few years, Sutherland said, she’s been surprised by what’s missing: the patients who used to return again and again to the public hospital […]

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
How a travel ban could worsen doctor shortages in US hospitals and threaten primary care

How a travel ban could worsen doctor shortages in US hospitals and threaten primary care

Analysis: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Feb. 9 upheld the restraining order on President Trump’s immigration ban. A key argument used by the States of Washington and Minnesota was the negative impact of the ban on higher education, but an important corollary is the impact on medical care in the […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heart Failure: If properly managed, this common condition isn’t a life changer

Heart Failure: If properly managed, this common condition isn’t a life changer

By Sara Weiss, MD Cardiologist and Heart Failure Specialist Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center According to the American Heart Association’s latest statistics, it affects 6.5 million Americans and is projected to increase 46 percent by 2030, resulting in more than 8 million people with the malady. Unfortunately, though, this common condition was given […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Will Trump’s ban cause foreign-born doctors to look elsewhere

Will Trump’s ban cause foreign-born doctors to look elsewhere

By Marshall Allen ProPublica Get sick in Toledo, Ohio, and chances are good you’ll be treated by a doctor born in another country. If you have allergies, stomach issues or neurological problems, the chances are even better. At least half of those doctors are foreign-born, Ohio Medical Board data shows — some from the seven […]

February 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hospitals worry repeal of Obamacare will jeopardize innovations in care

Hospitals worry repeal of Obamacare will jeopardize innovations in care

By Kristin Espeland Gourlay, RINPR Kaiser Health News Much has been written about the 20 million people who gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and what could happen to these patients if the ACA is repealed without a replacement. But some people don’t realize that hospitals nationwide could take a big financial hit […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More