Brigham nurses' strike already costing hospital millions | Boston Business Journal
Regardless of a strike occurring at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the hospital has spent millions of dollars preparing for it. Union nurses and hospital administrators have been arguing since September over a new contract, with the 3,300-nurse union saying Tuesday that it would strike June 27 without a contract.
Aetna fights Nebraska officials over Medicaid plan picks | Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star
Aetna Better Health of Nebraska claims state officials unfairly withdrew its initial contract award in exchange for a different managed care organization that shouldn't have qualified in the first place.
Ascension to close Wisconsin Heart Hospital | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Wisconsin Heart Hospital, which opened in Wauwatosa at a cost of $44 million in 2006, will close in early July after a decade during which it lost money in most years and posted only marginal profits in its best years.
Hundreds of replacement nurses will arrive soon as Allina girds for a strike | (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
Hundreds of nurses from all 50 states have applied to work in Minnesota as part of Allina Health's plan to keep its Twin Cities hospitals open if its regular nurses carry out a threat to go on strike this Sunday.
Broward Health ponders who should probe allegations made in complaint | (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sun Sentinel
Broward Health officials on Wednesday failed to agree on who should investigate allegations made in an anonymous complaint sent to board members May 6. The complaint accused General Counsel Lynn Barrett of deception, and Baker Donelson, a law firm hired by the public hospital district, of overstepping its authority and lacking independence and experience.
Safe SPOT for drug use a success for doctors, patients in Boston | Boston Public Radio WBUR
Just two months after the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program set up the SPOT, or the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment, its medical team is learning a lot about to how deal with opioid addiction and overdoses, and its patients are grateful for the chance it provides them to get clean.