Nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center have voted to put a strike threat on the table amid what they've termed difficult negotiations with management.
Physicians who practice at student health clinics on the 10 campuses of the University of California system raised concerns about staffing, student health fees and unfair labor practices during their first contract negotiations with the system.
An increasing number of healthcare companies are being fined for hiring people on U.S. government exclusion lists as HHS' Office of Inspector General steps up its monitoring of hiring.
More than 8,000 unionized nursing home employees in New York City and on Long Island have given the OK for a possible strike, as contract talks continue.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court vacated a lower court's ruling that allowed M&G Polymers USA's retirees' healthcare benefits to continue indefinitely because the duration of the benefits wasn't explicitly spelled out in a collective-bargaining agreement.
Buffeted by population shifts and changes in health insurance, the hospital industry in Illinois has far more capacity than it needs. More than 12,000 of the roughly 33,000 beds staffed by doctors, nurses and other providers in 2013 were empty even when hospitals were at their busiest.
A nursing faculty shortage is producing a circular crisis, as students are being turned away from understaffed nursing schools at a time when more nurses are needed in the U.S. healthcare system.
Nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center will vote next week on whether to authorize union leaders to call for a strike if bargaining efforts fail. Here, as in several other recent instances, nurse-staffing levels seem to be at the heart of the union's dissatisfaction with providers.
A Minnesota state study designed to examine correlations between nursing staff levels and patient outcomes has instead created animosity between a nurses' union and the state hospital association.
For a physician to deliver an accurate diagnosis, it requires time for thoughtful consideration of a patient's symptoms. But time is one element physicians say they don't have.
The union that represents about 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern and Central California has reached a tentative contract with the medical provider and canceled a two-day strike planned for next week at 86 hospitals and clinics.
Can a private source of revenue—provided through concierge medicine—help our nation's struggling healthcare system? It's a tough question for many physicians today, but one we must honestly explore.