The Service Employees International Union wants the attorney general of New Jersey to force a sale of five Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in response to a federal lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging it fraudulently billed Medicare.
The powerful Service Employees International Union is urging the attorney general of New Jersey to force a sale of five Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in response to a federal lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging it fraudulently billed Medicare beneficiaries.
The federal government has now thrown its weight behind long-circulated allegations that part of Prime Healthcare Services' turnaround strategy is to drive up revenue by leaning hard on doctors to admit more patients. But that may not stop the chain from snapping up more troubled hospitals.
Petaluma Valley Hospital in California's Sonoma County suspended talks last week with Prime Healthcare Services while it attempts to solidify a deal with first-choice buyer St. Joseph Health.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, increasing pay for more than 440,000 healthcare workers in the state.
Public employees' unions may continue to charge dues to nonmembers who benefit from their collective bargaining activities following a Supreme Court decision Tuesday.
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.
Prime Healthcare Services is suing California Attorney General Kamala Harris over the hefty conditions that she imposed on the proposed sale of Daughters of Charity Health System.
Terry Carroll has left his position as chief innovation officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, N.H., to “pursue other interests,” a spokesman said.
Kirk Adams, the longtime healthcare chief for the Service Employees International Union, is leaving that role to join the Healthcare Education Project, a joint effort of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association.
Daughters of Charity Health System, the six-hospital organization that has been struggling to stay solvent, last week entered into a deal with private equity firm BlueMountain Capital Management that will provide a $250 million capital injection.
Daughters of Charity Health System is suing one of the most vocal critics of its high-profile sale to Prime Healthcare Services.