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Columbia's new nursing facility seeks 'iconic identity'

By Caroline Lewis  |  June 01, 2017

Columbia University School of Nursing's new facility will open this fall with 12 high-tech simulation rooms, allowing nurses to practice in a range of realistic care settings before going out into the field.

CMS may repeal ban on nursing home arbitration agreements

CMS may repeal ban on nursing home arbitration agreements

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 09, 2017

The Trump administration hinted to consumer organizations last week that it may repeal an Obama-era regulation that prohibits nursing homes from requiring patients to enter binding arbitration agreements.

VA finalizes rule that expands scope of nurse practice

VA finalizes rule that expands scope of nurse practice

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 13, 2016

The Veteran Affairs Department believes the rule will make it easier for veterans to be seen by medical professionals. The American Medical Association is one of the physician groups that says it "lowers" the standard of care.

Kindred pays $700 million for 36 nursing homes it will sell

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 14, 2016

Kindred Healthcare has agreed to pay Ventas $700 million for 36 nursing homes Ventas owns and leases to Kindred. The deal frees Kindred to sell them so Kindred can eventually exit the nursing home business.

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