Governor debuts 'Healthy Louisiana' | New Orleans Times-Picayune
Gov. John Bel Edwards debuted a new website and name for Louisiana's Medicaid program on Monday, saying "Healthy Louisiana" will replace Bayou Health as a program aimed at making people across Louisiana healthier.
Prime Healthcare Services has officially completed the acquisition of St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J. The California-based for-profit's three-year public journey from having the state slow down and eventually stall the takeover, to bankruptcy court last fall, which eventually jump-started the process and resulted in the follow-through from the state.
Critical drugs for hospital ERs remain in short supply | National Public Radio
At some hospitals, posters on the wall in the emergency department list the drugs that are in short supply or unavailable, along with recommended alternatives, and the need for such workarounds probably won't end anytime soon. According to a new study, shortages of many drugs that are essential in emergency care have increased in both number and duration in recent years even as shortages for drugs for non-acute or chronic care have eased somewhat.
Halyard Health battles '60 Minutes' story on faulty Ebola gowns | MassDevice.com
Halyard Health is battling a “60 Minutes” story accusing Halyard of providing defective Microcool surgical gowns, meant to protect workers from blood transmitted diseases, to healthcare workers during the Ebola outbreak of 2014.
Patients at four Philadelphia-area hospitals suffered a worse-than-expected rate of complications after hip or knee replacements in 2014, according to a new study from a Pennsylvania state agency. Just one, Bryn Mawr Hospital, reported fewer complications than expected following knee replacements.
Maine hospital lays off nearly two dozen employees | Bangor (Maine) Daily News
Layoffs and a salary freeze are just some of the cost-saving measures being taken by the Franklin Community Health Network, which includes Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine.
Children's Hospital expands simulation program in $12M project | Boston Business Journal
At Boston Children's Hospital, simulation has been used to train doctors in clinical rooms near patients and taking up space in operating rooms. Now, it's opening a simulated clinical practice environment for parents and entrepreneurs as well.
Massachusetts sees 190% increase in opioid deaths in five years | Boston Business Journal
Despite Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker releasing a $27 million plan to address the opioid epidemic in June, opioid deaths have continued to rise, with recent data from the Department of Public Health showing a 12.5% increase in estimated deaths in 2015 compared to the year before.
Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company's talcum powder. It's the second such trial loss this year.