Montana hospitals: Air ambulances too expensive, often mean high bills for patients | (Missoula, Mont.) Missoulian
Some Montana hospitals that can't afford to offer their own air ambulance service have surrendered to independent providers that may not be a part of any insurance network, leaving patients who need emergency medical transport with unexpectedly high bills—some up to $85,000.
Aspirus announces $30 million plan to expand Wausau hospital | (Milwaukee) Journal Sentinel
Aspirus Health System is planning a $30 million expansion of its Wausau, Wis., hospital, which is expected to take two years. Inpatient rooms, a larger emergency department and enhanced dining services will be part of the expansion.
Transgender ex-employee brings discrimination suit against Sanford hospital | Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald
A transgender woman who alleges she was denied access to a women's locker room while working for Sanford Health has filed a discrimination suit.
UI Children's Hospital to be renamed Stead Family University of Iowa Children's Hospital | (Iowa City) Press-Citizen
The University of Iowa Children's Hospital will be renamed Stead Family University of Iowa Children's Hospital after Jerre and Mary Joy Stead, who donated $25 million to the hospital. The $360 million facility under construction on the UI campus is expected to open in November 2016.
Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J., has launched a program aimed at incorporating Filipino culture into the system's operations, including offering Filipino dishes on its hospital menu and providing Filipino media for patients.