Hillary Rodham Clinton won the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union on Tuesday, giving her the support of a labor powerhouse that backed President Barack Obama in 2008.
Providence Health & Services had better-than-expected operating results in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it saw higher patient volume and benefited from state programs that help bolster Medicaid payments.
Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.
Outsourcing medical staffing: Hospitals turn to managed-service providers to handle all temporary staffing chores
Major healthcare staffing companies increasingly are serving as general contractors for hospitals scrambling to staff up with contingent physicians and nurses.
The healthcare industry added 44,900 jobs in October. This year, the industry has created almost 407,000 jobs, which almost equals the 410,000 jobs the industry added in 2013 and 2014 combined.
State Medicaid programs, the largest payers of home health services and personal care support, are ill-prepared to pay workers in that sector minimum wage, overtime or traveling expenses, which next month will be required under a new U.S. Labor Department rule.
A New Jersey union has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Meridian Health, claiming its nurses were warned against posting about labor negotiations on social media.
The market for cybersecurity workers is red hot and that's putting heat on the healthcare industry, which has lagged other industries in information-technology spending. But after a spate of massive cybersecurity attacks this year, the industry is scrambling to shore up its defenses.
Nursing groups and some safety experts say inadequate nurse staffing is a widespread problem. In June, Massachusetts passed a mandatory ICU nurse staffing law. Similar bills are pending in other states, and there's a bill in Congress to require hospitals to closely track staffing levels.
Kentucky Health Cooperative will end operations by year-end, forcing 51,000 Kentuckians to find new health coverage during the next open-enrollment period. It's yet another casualty of the Affordable Care Act's politically contentious co-op program.
A recently passed amendment to the California Labor Code protects the 12-hour workday favored by many healthcare workers and facilities.
Leaders often talk about workplace culture, but it's hard to put a finger on what it means, or how it's developed.It comes from the people hired and the way they're treated, but it's also something leaders have to cultivate.