As of Monday evening, 92% of employees at hospitals and nursing homes and 89% of adult-care facility staff had received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to preliminary data provided by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.
In response to the local effects of a national staffing shortage, Summa Health is reducing its inpatient bed capacity by 22% and taking a series of other steps to align its inpatient hospital capacity with current levels of available staffing.
A new study finds adherence to most recommended care practices for chronic kidney disease was consistently higher among ethnic or racial minorities compared to white patients, which suggests increased focus on clinical care delivery alone may not be enough to narrow the health disparity.
Some hospitals and nursing homes in New York began removing workers Monday for failing to meet a state-mandated deadline to get a COVID-19 vaccine as Gov. Kathy Hochul pleaded with holdouts to get 11th-hour inoculations.
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program won't achieve significant progress on their goals if behavioral health providers don't have the health IT to make it possible, said MACPAC Commissioner Darin Gordon.
The insurance plan for employers that Cleveland Clinic and Aetna launched together last year proved to be a tricky sell amid other challenges businesses were grappling with, but the appetite for value-based arrangements has only grown.
With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved in the not-too-distant future.
The U.S. launched a campaign to offer boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to millions of Americans on Friday even as federal health officials stressed the real problem remains getting first shots to the unvaccinated.