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CDC lab shutdown could disrupt Texas biohazard lab
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
The shutdown of two federal biohazard laboratories because of an anthrax scare and other safety problems could disrupt operations at a biohazard lab in Galveston.
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Howard Koh leaving HHS, and other news makers
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Howard Koh is stepping down as assistant secretary for health at HHS after five years in the post. Koh's primary focus was disease prevention, including oversight of the Office of the Surgeon General.
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Parkland's JFK history will be noted at new hospital
By Andis Robeznieks | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Parkland Hospital, which was founded in 1894 and will soon move to a new facility, will never be able to leave behind its tragic history. Nor is it trying.
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New Parkland Hospital designed for greater safety, efficiency
By Andis Robeznieks | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For the past four years, Parkland Health & Hospital System, the Dallas area's publicly financed safety net provider, has been in constant turmoil. Yet support for construction of a massive $1.27 billion replacement hospital, funded by a voter-approved tax hike, never wavered.
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New S.C. law limits medical record fees; statutes vary nationwide
By Bob Herman | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In yet another change to a medical policy that has little consistency across the country, South Carolina now limits how much healthcare providers can charge patients for their medical records.
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Energy boom in Houston fuels hospitals' rush to suburbs
By Bob Herman | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Houston-area healthcare providers are piggybacking off the rapid growth of the city's energy industry.
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Houston's energy company boom fuels hospital expansion
By Bob Herman | June 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In 2011, ExxonMobil Corp. began construction on a massive new campus near The Woodlands, Texas, a city about 25 miles north of downtown Houston.
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Veterans gain Tenet system access in five states
By Bob Herman | June 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Veterans in five Sun Belt states now have access to Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s civilian facilities—an announcement that comes as lawmakers grapple with legislation to expand medical care outside the Veterans Affairs Department—and as the geographic mismatch of VA facilities to the veteran...
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Vital Signs
Few doctors want to work for VA: survey
By Andis Robeznieks | June 17, 2014
The findings of a new survey shed some more light on why reforming the Veterans Affairs Department health system may be more difficult than first imagined.
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Parkland boosts minimum wage out of executive bonuses
By Bob Herman | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Parkland Health & Hospital System will raise the minimum wage of its entry-level workers to $10.25 an hour—and initially fund the boost from the bonus checks of executives.
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