Lead in water for a month at New Jersey hospital | (Morristown, N.J.) Daily Record
Staff or patients who ingested the tap water at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center after mid-January may have been exposed to lead, according to a statement the hospital released Tuesday evening.
Massachusetts agency expands scrutiny of hospital dealmaking | Boston Business Journal
Massachusetts is taking an unprecedented look at hospital affiliations and contracting deals, a change that some say could alter the way hospitals approach dealmaking and partnerships with peer organizations in the Bay State.
U of Louisville Hospital dropped from Planned Parenthood pact | (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal
Citing "incredible" outside pressure, KentuckyOne Health has backed out of a contract to provide care at University of Louisville Hospital for any Planned Parenthood patient who might have unexpected complications from an abortion, according to a lawyer for the organization.
Safety woes prompt warning for South Dakota hospital | (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Argus Leader
A government-operated hospital in Rosebud, S.D., could lose a crucial funding source if it doesn't prove in the next two weeks that it can provide safe healthcare for its patients.
Oklahoma House seeks to cut Medicaid to save money | (Oklahoma City) Oklahoman
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority would seek to remove 111,000 people from the rolls of the Medicaid under a bill approved by the House on Wednesday.
The bankrupt East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital was bought by for-profit hospital chain Prospect Medical Holdings of Los Angeles on Tuesday, the new owner announced.
Mass. General continues to grapple with patient overcrowding | Boston Globe
Massachusetts General Hospital is struggling with an overcrowded emergency department less than five years after it sought to fix the problem with a $500 million expansion. In a staff memo, MGH president Dr. Peter L. Slavin said emergency medicine is at capacity almost every day, leading to “delays, dissatisfaction, and sometimes even concerns about quality and safety.”
HomeHero to offer 1,200 contractors employee status | Los Angeles Business Journal
Online elderly caretaker marketplace HomeHero of Santa Monica is offering 1,200 of its independently contracted workers employee status. The move is one of the largest changes of workforce status by an on-demand startup in recent years and will greatly multiply HomeHero's staff, which currently stands at 30 full time employees. HomeHero is claiming that the mass hiring will make it one of the largest homecare providers in California.
Current workers retained in Indiana hospital buyout | The Times of Northwest Indiana
Current employees at two Indiana hospitals will be retained at the same rate of pay under an agreement to sell the facilities to for-profit Community Health Systems. Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital, IU Health Starke Hospital in Knox, outpatient clinics, physician network and other facilities became CHS affiliates on Tuesday.
Report: Biotech, med device wages climb 18% over five years | Boston Globe
The latest Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Innovation Economy Index report showed salaries for state workers in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device sectors climbed by 18.3% between 2009 and 2014, to an average of $131,949. The report weighs the health of industries that contribute to new technologies and companies.