Sharp partners with UC San Diego on liver transplants

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 01, 2016

The collaboration will allow the larger health system to more seamlessly send its end-stage liver disease patients to UCSD for transplantation and keep more liver transplant patients in its network.

New labor rules hurting, not helping some home health workers

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 30, 2016

Home health industry leaders say a new rule meant to help workers who had long fallen under certain exemptions to federal labor laws is doing just what they warned it would: hurting home health agencies and their clients—and even the workers it was supposed to help.

Former state official joins KentuckyOne Health

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 29, 2016

Kentucky's former public health commissioner, Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, is the new vice president of population health at KentuckyOne Health and chief medical officer of its accountable care organization.

New labor rule hurting, not helping some home health workers

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 28, 2016

A Labor Department rule meant to help home health workers who fall under federal labor law exemptions is perhaps having the biggest impact on companies that provide live-in care. Some are eliminating 24/7 services, while others are cutting hours and rescheduling employees to avoid paying overtime.

Top-performing hospitals pay their CEOs better than peers

By Dave Barkholz  |  January 27, 2016

Not-for-profit hospitals that perform best on finances, patient quality and other objective performance measures tend to pay their CEOs more than their peers, according to a new study by Mercer and Truven Health Analytics.

Deal reached in Michigan CRNA dispute; 28 to return as contract employees

By Chad Halcom, Crain's Detroit Business  |  January 27, 2016

St. John Providence Health System should regain just less than half of the certified registered nurse anesthetists it lost amid an outsourcing contract dispute at the outset of the year, after management reached a deal with most of the former employees who hadn't found other jobs.

N.Y. health employers want state to pick up $2.9B tab for higher minimum wage

By Caroline Lewis , Crain's New York Business  |  January 26, 2016

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for raising the minimum wage in New York to $15 for all public- and private-sector employees during his State of the State address earlier this month, the audience cheered. But healthcare employers are not yet ready to join the celebration.

Current market model doesn't work for antibiotics. Here's why.

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 22, 2016

A pledge by the world's biggest drug companies to develop new antibiotic drugs as a war to battle “superbug infections” is reviving the debate over what market models might best incentivize manufacturers.

East Coast hospitals prepare for storm

By Adam Rubenfire and Maria Castellucci  |  January 22, 2016

The East Coast is bracing for as much as 30 inches of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic. But hospitals in the area say they aren't worried.

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