HCA-owned East Houston Regional Medical Center will not reopen after the flood damage it sustained from Hurricane Harvey.
Being the sole community provider is a challenge anywhere, but in a place like the Florida Keys, the burden is magnified, especially when the Atlantic Ocean is restive.
Q&A with Sarah Krevans: 'This is a time when knowing your core values and core mission is important'
Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health, talked to Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock about how the Northern California system dealt with and still is dealing with the wildfires sweeping the state.
Wildfires that have ripped through communities in Northern California have stretched the area's healthcare system to its limit.
The Puerto Rican healthcare system, which serves the 3.4 million people devastated by Hurricane Maria, operates under patently unfair Medicaid and Medicare funding rules.
The House oversight committee is looking into how HHS prepared for and responded to hurricanes Irma and Maria. Some lawmakers have been concerned that Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were treated differently than U.S. states in the wake of the storms.
Mainland healthcare providers are leading relief efforts in Puerto Rico as the public health situation threatens to become increasingly more hazardous.
Dr. Price resigns, Las Vegas endures a massacre, Trump accuses Puerto Rican officials of playing politics, and its easy to think there is nothing to be done, but that is not true.
Years of systemic issues within Puerto Rico's health system and a delay in government aid following Hurricane Maria could make for a much more difficult and longer recovery compared with similar relief efforts in Texas and Florida.
Time and again, natural disasters have claimed residents of nursing homes and other senior communities. The risks rise in a state like Florida, which has the highest proportion of people 65 and older of any state, one in five of its residents.
New York City hospitals say they're stronger and readier than they were five years ago when Sandy struck the Northeast.
Guest Commentary: As Texas hospitals learned in wake of Harvey, preparedness key to protecting livesSeptember 02, 2017
Health systems nationwide can learn vital lessons from Texas' planning and response to further strengthen their own preparedness and "harden" their facilities to all hazards.