U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Tuesday stressed the important role healthcare providers should play in promoting the value of addressing social determinants of health as a community good.
The House this week is expected to vote on a bill that promotes telemedicine and unanimously passed in the Senate last week.
Community Health Systems' debt is big but manageable, CFO Larry Cash told analysts last week. He also rejected concerns that a new Trump administration would jeopardize any potential sales aimed at alleviating the debt.
On his last day as CEO of NYC Health & Hospitals, Dr. Ram Raju presided over the groundbreaking of a $28 million ambulatory-care center on Staten Island.
In a preview of results to be announced Nov. 1, Community Health Systems reported a loss from continuing operations of $83 million.
The more than 3 million people receiving home and community-based services are not protected by national quality measures. As the nation's elderly population grows, the National Quality Forum is pushing to create standards that use data and measure outcomes.
The not-for-profit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said.
Health centers are often the “canary in the coal mine” for emerging public health challenges. And in their role as community responders they have become innovators.
The expansion of a group purchasing organization serving the public health sector and the recent launch of similar organizations reflect new demands from providers who are faced with an increasingly consolidated GPO market, experts say.
Democratic leaders at the Democratic National Convention this week stressed a commitment to universal healthcare. But just a few miles away, the head of a clinic serving low-income and uninsured patients is watching the election nervously.
In another nod to primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is proposing to increase federal money for community health centers and outlining steps to expand access to healthcare across the nation.
Last week, employees and patients of the Lana'i Community Health Center blessed a new 6,800-square-foot facility.