Several thousand nurses at seven Kaiser Permanente hospitals picketed Wednesday to protest staffing and patient care conditions.
Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) emphasized that he expects a vote on the package of bills before the end of the year.
Federal projections suggest healthcare organizations will hire more than a million new nurses in the next decade, while lower-paying occupations such as home health aides will see the highest percentage growth.
Chicago-based hospital revenue-management company Accretive Health is laying off 41 employees in a restructuring plan aimed at saving $16 million.
Thousands of nurses returned to work Sunday at five Allina Health hospitals in the Minneapolis area following a seven-day strike mainly over the cost of their health insurance.
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.
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.