At Detroit Medical Center, the six-hospital for-profit health system's goal of laying off nearly 330 employees has nearly been accomplished this year. When layoffs the previous three years are added, DMC has about 1,000 fewer employees than in 2015, or under 11,000.
Dr. Mitchell Katz, who took over as CEO at NYC Health and Hospitals in January, plans to address the public health system's fiscal woes by spending his money where it counts the most: staffing.
UnitedHealth and physician staffing firm Envision Healthcare are locked in a dispute over ER payment issues. UnitedHealth recently launched a website about Envision's "outrageous billing practices" in response to Envision's lawsuit against the insurer.
Aberdeen, Wash.-based Grays Harbor Community Hospital laid off nearly a quarter of its executive leaders following a disappointing 2017 mired by low volumes and continued reimbursement reductions.
Ascension Health in Michigan is nearly complete with its employee layoffs and management restructuring as it has laid off 500 workers, including 20 executives or managers, at its 14 hospitals in Michigan.
Healthcare made 18,500 new hires in February, marking the second consecutive month in which the sector saw declines in hiring.
The nursing shortage is expected to persist through 2025, which will increase hospitals' expenses related to recruiting and retaining qualified employees.
Layoffs at Ascension Health hospitals in Michigan have intensified this week and spread to more of the company's 14 hospitals in Michigan, according to employees, nurses and doctors.
Geisinger appointed Kevin Roberts as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is set to join the Danville, Pa.-based integrated health system in April.
The company laid off about 20 more people this month. Outcome Health, which recently was one of Chicago's fastest-growing young companies, has lost nearly half its employees in less than six months.
Healthcare leaders worry Supreme Court case on union fees could hurt workplace harmony and quality of care
While some leaders of public health systems might welcome an anti-union decision by the Supreme Court weakening unions financially, others fear that would hurt public health efforts.
In 2016, newly trained male physicians in New York earned on average $26,367 more than their female colleagues, a new study found. That's a much larger pay gap than in 2010 when male doctors earned on average $11,931 more than female doctors in the state.