The plaintiffs allege that they were given anti-psychotic medication before they were discharged from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas. They were allegedly driven to a bus station and were given pre-paid tickets. Rawson-Neal was sued in 2014 for alleged patient-dumping tactics.
Six months before Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives announced they were in merger talks, the two hospital giants each dispatched small work teams to probe whether a deal was desirable.
Health systems are asking California voters to approve Proposition 52, which would permanently extend Medi-Cal's hospital fee program. The fees paid by hospitals generate billions in federal matching funds that subsidize healthcare services for children, seniors and low-income citizens.
The wobbly credibility of third-party health information exchange organizations got a boost last week after Texas Health Resources signed up to share patient data in a highly competitive healthcare market.
Jacqueline Bowens has been named president and CEO of the District of Columbia Hospital Association, effective Nov. 2. She succeeds Joan Lewis, who had served as interim president since March 2016.
Aetna's startling withdrawal from many Affordable Care Act exchanges has accelerated the search for ways to preserve competition in those markets.
Universal Health Services, an investor-owned company that operates acute-care and behavioral health hospitals, has acquired Desert View Regional Medical Center, a 25-bed hospital in Pahrump, Nev.
The CMS has identified 10 rural hospitals in Montana, Nevada and North Dakota for a demonstration aimed at serving Medicare beneficiaries in remote locations.
Physicians are increasingly selling their practices to larger groups to gain access to the capital and expertise needed to survive under value-based reimbursement.
Joanne Inman has been promoted to president of Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va., and other news makers
Joanne Inman has been promoted to president of Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va. The facility is part of Sentara Healthcare, a system serving Virginia and North Carolina.
Videos featuring rapping doctors or nurses are nearly as ubiquitous (and entertaining) as hospital mergers. But ZDoggMD has made a specialty of the form.
Prism Healthcare Partners, a national healthcare management consulting firm based in Chicago, has announced several leadership changes.