Overdoses slam Louisville hospitals; 1 dead | Louisville Courier Journal
A Louisville, Ky.. doctor declared a public health emergency Tuesday night after local hospitals saw an unusually high number of heroin overdoses. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday that one overdose victim died, but wouldn't discuss what specific drug or drugs caused the death.
Infection rates cost Michigan hospitals fed funding | Detroit News
Three Detroit Medical Center hospitals were among 20 in Michigan that lost part of their Medicare funding this year due to high infection rates. Harper University Hospital, Detroit Receiving and Sinai Grace were among those docked 1 percent of Medicare payments for their score in a federal ranking. All are part of the DMC and located in Detroit.
Psych hospital in Kansas hospital accounts for nearly quarter of state's overtime | Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
Larned State Hospital spent more on overtime pay last fiscal year than any other state agency or facility. The psychiatric hospital, which has grappled with understaffing, paid its roughly 600 employees $3.8 million in overtime during the 2016 fiscal year that ended in June.
Franciscan Health moves to close hospital in Washington state | Seattle Times
CHI Franciscan Health is seeking approval to close its Harrison Medical Center site in Bremerton and shift more than 250 beds to an expanded site in Silverdale, officials announced Tuesday.
Calif. medical-device company executive pleads guilty to tax evasion | Sacramento (Calif.) Business Journal
An El Dorado Hills, Calif., medical device company executive pleaded guilty to tax evasion, after failing to pay taxes for three years despite having income of more than $2 million during that period.
Supporters of ColoradoCare, a ballot measure that would provide healthcare coverage to everyone in the state, said Tuesday that their system could operate for at least nine years without running a deficit.
With a lack of transgender-related services across the country, as well as discrimination from medical professionals and insurance companies, many transgender patients are conducting their own hormone replacement therapy, a regiment of medications meant to help them develop some of the secondary sexual characteristics of their gender identity.
An affidavit from the state's chief medical executive says there's a 'significant threat to the public health" because the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has been blocked from investigating legionella cases at McLaren-Flint hospital since April.
Renown Health expanding pediatric care during doctor shortage | Reno (Nev.) Public Radio
Renown Health has a received $7.5 million from the William N. Pennington Foundation to hire and retain pediatric doctors. On average in the U.S., there are 15 pediatricians for every 100,000 people, but in Reno, there are less than 10 pediatricians per that many residents.