Employees who work in the dietary department at McLaren Hospital in Lansing, Mich., could be facing layoffs as soon as October, according to a letter given to workers on Tuesday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill Wednesday aimed at overhauling Bergen Regional Medical Center, the largest hospital in New Jersey. Christie said that while he agrees with the bill’s plan to allow counties to create a hospital authority, the bill has “problematic reforms, such as mandates on prevailing wages and project labor agreements, that he said are “not sound policy.”
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson remained closed to patients on Thursday, following an overn ight evacuation caused by the fire. The blaze knocked out power to the hospital. Power was restored early Thursday. 209 patients, including 12 who are critically ill patients, were evacuated and taken to other hospitals.
Geisinger and St. Luke's partner on insurance | Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call
Hospitals and insurance companies are sometimes so focused on their own interests that they miss opportunities to help their patients. It's an age-old problem St. Luke's University Health Network and Geisinger Health System hope to fix under a collaborative agreement, announced Wednesday, that will extend Geisinger-based insurance throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Marshfield Clinic seeks to borrow $1 billion | USA Today
Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic plans to borrow more than $1 billion to pay for its purchase of Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and to upgrade medical facilities throughout central and northern Wisconsin.
Funding the federal expansion of healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act isn't cheap. In Massachusetts, it'll cost at least $162 million, according to the Pioneer Institute, a free-market-oriented Boston think tank. Gov. Charlie Baker says state programs will help restrain the cost of MassHealth, which covers more than one in four state residents.
The journal Nature published intriguing results for an experimental Alzheimer's drug called aducanumab, which is manufactured by Cambridge, Mass.-based Biogen. The treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of amyloid plaque (pictured) in patients, delaying their physical and mental deterioration.
UC Davis begins nation's 1st gun violence research center | NBC Sacramento (Calif.)
UC Davis has been selected to begin a gun violence research center, which will be the first of its kind in the country in nearly 20 years. The center will be under the direction of Dr. Garen Wintemute, who has directed the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis Medical Center for 25 years.