A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.
Ben Breier, president and COO of Kindred Healthcare, will take over next year as CEO of the Louisville, Ky.-based post-acute-care operator, which is in the process of ballooning into a $7.1 billion company through the buyout of another large post-acute company.
A list of the nation's 15 largest patient-satisfaction measurement firms, ranked by total number of clients in 2013. Source: Modern Healthcare's ninth annual Patient Satisfaction Measurement Firms Survey. Published Nov. 3, 2014, p. 46.
Mercy Health System, a three-hospital, not-for-profit based in Janesville, Wis., and Rockford (Ill.) Health System, a two-hospital not-for-profit, will merge to create a new health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
About 10.3 million nonelderly adults who previously had no health insurance have since gained some form of coverage, either through Medicaid or the exchanges, since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's inaugural open-enrollment period last year, a new government report shows.
Doctors will be paid for Medicare care coordination, wellness and behavioral health telehealth visits. But, under final rules issued by the CMS late Friday, physicians also could see all Medicare payments cut by roughly 21% in April if the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula cuts are allowed...
Premier healthcare alliance member-owners now have the chance to convert their shares and sell their stock in the firm, a year after the company went public.What they will do and when is still not known however.
In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one.
When the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics began training nurses how to don and doff the jumpsuits, hoods and coveralls necessary to treat patients with Ebola, everyone noticed how difficult it was to remove the hood from the nurses' heads without touching their skin.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat whose second and last term runs through December 2015, was one of the first Southern governors to expand Medicaid and create a state-operated insurance exchange.