Layoffs won't affect state hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO says | (Manchester, N.H.) Union Leader
The CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock pledged that layoffs at the health care system would not touch the state's psychiatric hospital after news of the cuts sparked a political firestorm over the weekend.
Nurses fault Allina on borrowing strategy that has lost millions | (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
In a new tactic to pressure Allina Health, striking nurses are seizing on an advocacy group's report that says the hospital system lost millions of dollars borrowing in capital markets — wasting money that otherwise could improve pay, benefits and patient care.
Stryker to acquire Instratek assets | MassDevice.com
Stryker said that it agreed to acquire Instratek for an undisclosed amount at the end of the 4th quarter. The medtech giant will take on the Houston-based company's portfolio of staple and hammertoe implants, as well as its minimally invasive soft tissue recession instrumentation.
The bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease have been detected in part of the water supply at the University of Washington Medical Center, where officials said a second person linked to an outbreak has died.
'Turf war' pits Tennessee doctors against nurse practitioners | The Tennessean
A divisive "turf war" between doctors and nurse practitioners has broken out across Tennessee, and a state task force convened to find common ground has, thus far, only illuminated the depth of the schism.
ColoradoCare: A needed health care overhaul, or a risky economic move? | Colorado Public Radio
Under a new tax-funded universal health plan called ColoradoCare, every resident would have coverage that would take the place of most private insurance. Consumers would make co-payments, but would no longer have premiums and deductibles.
Insurers fret over Obamacare's grace period | U.S. News & World Report
A grace period in President Barack Obama's health care law is allowing exchange customers to dodge the penalty while also helping them get more out of their medical coverage. Insurers told the administration Monday in an annual meeting that making changes to the grace period is one way to make it easier for them to continue to participate in Obamacare's exchanges.
Rick Scott requesting more CDC support personnel to help with Zika testing | Florida Politics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending seven people to Florida support Zika testing and lab functions. But Gov. Rick Scott wants more. On Wednesday, Scott requested more support personnel from the CDC. The governor made the request in order to ensure pregnant women get test results faster, according to the governor's office.
Vermont governer negotiating with feds on all-payer | VTDigger.org
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is in Washington, D.C., Wednesday negotiating a healthcare reform deal that has been in the works for nearly two years.
Carolinas Hospital System announced Wednesday that it is joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network in an alliance to improve the delivery of care and increase health care knowledge and expertise.