Will hospitals reject California's assisted-suicide law? | Los Angeles Times
California's End of Life Option Act allows doctors, medical groups and hospitals to opt out of the law's guidelines for assisting the terminally ill achieve a dignified end. Most, if not all, religious hospitals are expected to reject the law. It's unclear what most secular facilities will do.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America lays off about 350 nationwide | Chicago Tribune
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has laid off 81 employees at its medical center in Zion, Ill., a company spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. The layoffs represent 5.6% of the Zion hospital's workforce. In all, the company this week laid off about 350 people, roughly 6% of its total workforce.
IHS calls for telehealth proposals | Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader
The Indian Health Service is looking for contractors to provide telehealth services in its Great Plains area facilities. The federal agency announced its request for proposals Thursday, saying technology that allows for the delivery of health care over phones and computers would help the area's hospitals and health centers provide broader care services.
California medical center victim of data breach | Fresno (Calif.) Bee
St. Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, Calif., said it was the victim of an email phishing attack on May 2 that affected 2,800 employees. The scammers obtained information from the W-2s of all individuals employed by the hospital during the 2015 calendar year, spokeswoman Kelley Sanchez said. The hospital's systems weren't compromised and all patient information remains secure.
2,000 doctors say Sanders has the right approach to healthcare | Washington Post
More than 2,000 physicians announced their support Thursday for a single-payer national health care system, unveiling a proposal drafted by doctors that appears to resonate with Bernie Sanders' call for "Medicare for All."
Massachusetts hospitals aim to stop vote on how they're paid | Boston Globe
Massachusetts hospital industry executives are negotiating a deal with a major union for healthcare workers to stave off a November ballot question that could cost some of the state's most prominent medical institutions hundreds of millions of dollars a year.