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North Shore-LIJ's margin dinged by weather, insurance startup
By Bob Herman | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System battled through a sluggish first half, with the Great Neck, N.Y.-based health system still feeling the financial chill from last year's icy, bitter-cold winter.
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Home health workers to join call for $15-an-hour wage
By Adam Rubenfire | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Fast-food workers recently have been leading the call for a $15-an-hour wage, and now unionized home health workers plan to publicly join in that fight.
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N.Y. healthcare workers feel cost-cutting pressure
By Associated Press | September 02, 2014
Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks—but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk, N.Y., facility and a union voted to authorize a strike.
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Data Points for Sept. 1, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Sept. 1, 2014, covered the following topics: the uninsured, nursing home quality, home health aide pay, GOP Obamacare legal fees, opioid overuse, dental practice profitability
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Georgia Regents system taps Cerner for IT outsourcing contract
By Bob Herman | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Georgia Regents Health System in Augusta and health technology giant Cerner Corp. have signed a 14-year, $400 million agreement in which Cerner will take over the health system's information technology services.
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By Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media | August 28, 2014
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Short-term Medicare and Medicaid spending to dip, CBO projects
By Paul Demko | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Spending on Medicare and Medicaid is expected to be roughly $100 billion less than previously anticipated over the next decade in large part because of reductions in the cost of labor and medical services, according to the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.
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In response to Prime lawsuit, SEIU goes on the attack
By Beth Kutscher | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
(Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET) The Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West is stepping up its campaign to block the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare Services, which is accusing the union of racketeering and extortion.
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Prime Healthcare Services sues California union under racketeering statute
By Beth Kutscher | August 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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Minnesota home-care workers vote to unionize
By Associated Press | August 26, 2014
Thousands of in-home healthcare providers in Minnesota voted to create their own union, the state announced Tuesday after tallying the results.
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