Judge demands AG documents related to hospital merger | (Huntington, W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has until Friday to turn over 350 documents relating to the Huntington hospital merger to the Kanawha County Circuit Court in order for a judge to determine if the documents should be released to Steel of West Virginia. The documents include emails between Morrisey aides and U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) about Cabell Huntington Hospital's purchase of St. Mary's Medical Center.
New Jersey health officials are warning nursing homes to stop using pre-filled saline products because of possible contamination with drug-resistant bacteria. So far the Department of Health has identified two possible cases of infection by the Burkholderiacepacia bacteria, which has become resistant to many antibiotics.
A Vermont not-for-profit organization has spent $38 million in state and federal money setting up a statewide system of electronic medical records, but officials can't determine whether the project has been successful.
Piedmont names 31 partners for 16-story Marcus Tower project | Atlanta Business Chronicle
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is moving full speed ahead on its new $603 million bed tower and campus renovation project. The project includes major renovations to the hospital's main campus, the addition of 114 general hospital beds and the construction of a new 16-story tower.
Oklahoma's highest court on Tuesday struck down a law imposing restrictions on abortion providers, including a requirement that they take samples of fetal tissue from patients younger than 14 and preserve them for state investigators.
Apple appears to be preparing a major move into the healthcare industry, expanding from its platform of fitness and clinical trial enrollment apps into an area that could include FDA-regulated sensors, advanced clinical decision support and even electronic health records.
Obamacare customers in South Carolina face fewer choices, higher prices next year | (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier
Prices for Obamacare health plans will skyrocket in South Carolina next year, and only one company will sell them, the state Department of Insurance announced Tuesday. Following the departure of Aetna and United Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina remains the last option for Affordable Care Act customers in this state.
A dad has revealed just how much a baby's cuddles are worth, at least according to one hospital. Ryan Grassley posted a photo on Reddit of the hospital bill he and his wife, Lidia, received after she had a C-section and they welcomed their second child. The bill shows a charge titled “SKIN TO SKIN AFTER C-SEC” and totals almost $40. “I had to pay $39.35 to hold my baby after he was born,” Grassley wrote as the title of his post.