Tennova eliminates 45 Knoxville-area positions as parent company ponders strategy | Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel
Tennova Health will eliminate 45 jobs providing "prearrival services," such as registration, in its Knoxville, Tenn.-area hospitals. The hospital system confirmed that as of mid-October, those jobs will move to a "centralized location to improve and expand the scheduling process for hospital-based services," said Jerry Askew, Tennova's vice president of external relations, who did not specify where the services will be located.
Striking nurses to vote Monday on last offer by Allina, union says | Minneapolis Star-Tribune
The negotiating team representing striking Allina Health hospital nurses is planning a vote of its members on the company's last proposal, according to a union statement early Friday.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has recommended a planned $1 billion clinical building at Boston Children's Hospital be approved. In a statement released Friday, DPH says its staff has determined the proposed building "meets the regulatory requirements and includes many positive aspects to improve care for the children and families the hospital serves."
Grand jury probe prompts shakeup at Louisiana hospital | New Orleans Advocate
A grand jury investigation into St. Bernard Parish Hospital has yet to produce an indictment, but it already has achieved one outcome for St. Bernard District Attorney Perry Nicosia's office: a gutting of the hospital's leadership.
Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey was ordered to stop offering plans beginning in 2017, but the organization's interim CEO Tom Dwyer told a meeting of health insurance brokers on Thursday that the company is looking to make a comeback.
For pharmaceutical companies, there's more at stake on November 8 than whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton emerges victorious in the presidential election. Also to be decided in the voting booth is California's Proposition 61, a state ballot measure that would require state agencies to purchase drugs at prices close to those enjoyed by the Veteran's Affairs Department.
Most hospital palliative care programs are understaffed | Kaiser Health News
Most hospitals offer palliative care services that help people with serious illnesses manage their pain and other symptoms and make decisions about their treatment, while providing emotional support and assistance in navigating the health system. But hospital programs vary widely, and the majority fail to provide adequate staff to meet national guidelines, a recent study found.