Registered nurses at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center began their four-day strike Thursday. The 1,300 unionized nurses claim the hospital inadequately staffs units, leading to unsafe conditions for patients.
Nearly 5,000 nurses at five hospitals in the Minneapolis area could soon strike if negotiations fail to result in a contract.
A Mississippi health system has agreed to pour $150 million into its pension system over the next four decades to settle class-action lawsuits alleging it underfunded the plan.
Unionized hospitalists at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend plan a one-day picket this month, an action that management calls surprising given progress toward the group's first contract.
The industry added 46,000 jobs last month, more than the disappointing 38,000 jobs created by the overall economy, as several sectors suffered large job losses, according to last week's report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Sweeping new legislation unveiled by two congressional Republicans to partly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act highlights the formidable political and policy challenges the GOP faces in taking on a law that has significantly expanded coverage and made popular changes in insurance practices.
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that hospitals can go after lawsuit settlements to get additional reimbursement for the costs of providing care for some patients covered by the state's Medicaid program.
Since 2000, 19 New York City hospitals have closed. Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mount Sinai Health System's CEO, doesn't want to be responsible for the loss of No. 20.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Congress to quickly approve funding to fight the Zika virus.
A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that electronic health record vendor Epic Systems violated its employees' rights by trying to require them to seek arbitration in state and federal wage-and-hour law claims and other disputes.
UAW President Dennis Williams says the union is still interested in pooling autoworkers into one large health plan, though work has gone slowly following the controversy generated after the concept was floated during last fall's Detroit 3 contract talks.
Data Points for the week of May 9, 2016, covered the following topics: diversity among healthcare executives, managers, board members, nurses and doctors, diversity training and matriculants to medical schools by race and ethnicity