While officials in Washington, D.C., grappled with delays and red tape, two Univeristy of Washington virus hunters raced to make thousands of tests available.
Nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to people of limited means, but nearly half of them routinely bill patients who qualify for such help
Rule would slash funding putting hospitals in peril of closing, particularly rural hospitals that already are shuttering at unprecedented rates, opponents say.
By writing in payment limits when signing hospital forms, patients might have leverage in negotiations over disputes that arise from surprise medical bills.
One 2018 study found that nonprofit hospitals in the aggregate did not deliver community benefits that outweighed the value of their tax exemptions.
The expansion is part of the $1 billion investment Kaiser Permanente announced in 2017 to build and upgraded its facilities in Washington
Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide.
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Northwest Hospital will become a second campus of University of Washington Medical Center. UW Medical Center will be “UW Medical Center – Montlake.”
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If the practice was adopted widely, the approachcould transform how acute care is delivered in the U.S.
Tens of thousands of alarms shriek, beep and buzz every day in every U.S. hospital. All sound urgent, but few require immediate attention or get it.
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.