Steward Health strikes 'living wage' deal with union | Boston Business Journal
Some 5,000 union workers at Steward Health Care hospitals will get a 5.5 percent raise over the next three years, resulting in a a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018. That's the result of contract negotiations with Service Employees International Union, Local 1199, the largest healthcare workers union in Massachusetts.
Medicaid safety net stretched to pay for seniors' long-term care | National Public Radio
Medicaid has become the safety net for millions of people who find themselves unable to pay for nursing home beds or in-home caregivers. This includes middle-class Americans, who often must spend down or transfer their assets to qualify for Medicaid coverage.
Hospitals with most heart patients in ICU have worse results: study | United Press International
Hospitals with less experience dealing with heart attack and heart failure patients send more of them to the intensive care unit, where they receive fewer tests and treatments known to be effective for the conditions, new research shows.
Vermont lawmakers mull holding hearing on hospital profits | VTDigger.org
Top lawmakers are considering whether to hold a formal discussion on the growing profit margins at Vermont hospitals.
Florida med school looking for partner to build teaching hospital | Orlando Sentinel
The University of Central Florida is looking for a partner to build a teaching hospital in Lake Nona next to the medical school, officials said Tuesday. The plan still has to be approved by the university's Board of Trustees later this week, but Dr. Deborah German, founding dean of the medical school, said the timing is right to put the wheels in motion.
Pfizer has reached a $486 million settlement of litigation accusing it of causing big losses for shareholders by concealing safety risks associated with its Celebrex and Bextra pain-relieving drugs.