At my VA hospital, we desperately need more staff. We recently had to close 15% of our inpatient beds for approximately two months due to a nursing shortage.
Hospital leaders continue to hold out hope that Congress will protect the funding for hospitals’ charitable care before cuts go into effect in a few weeks.
Trump gave the three men sweeping influence over the VA — the second-largest federal agency — despite their lack of any relevant experience
Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit health insurance plans, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions.
Hospitals have become so overzealous in fall prevention that they are producing an “epidemic of immobility,” experts say.
Legally and morally, hospitals cannot discharge patients if they have no safe place to go. So homeless patients can occupy hospital beds for weeks or months.
Darryl Young suffered brain damage during a heart transplant and never woke up. Doctors kept him alive for a year to avoid federal scrutiny.
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For older adults, health care facilities can be difficult to navigate and, occasionally, perilous.
UVa sued patients for as much as $1 million and as little as $13.91, and garnished thousands of paychecks, largely from workers at lower-pay employers.
The social media #HelloMyNameIs campaign is an effort to get health-care providers to introduce themselves each time they visit a patient.
An alliance of locals struck a deal with the hospital system and now may be able to offer its members premiums that are at least 20% less than current rates.
Memphis non-profit hospital will raise the minimum wage it pays employees and stop suing them for unpaid medical debts.
Scientists have created the first completely artificial protein switch that can work inside living cells to modify—or even commandeer—the cell’s complex internal circuitry. The switch is dubbed “LOCKR,” short for Latching, Orthogonal Cage/Key pRotein. Companion papers published July 24 in…
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare promised a policy review after an investigation found it sued 8,300 patients — including its own employees — for medical debt