Detroit Medical Center is going through another round of layoffs as parent company Tenet Healthcare Corp. of Dallas also begins the process to close or sell its remaining four MedPost urgent-care centers in Southeast Michigan.
Nursing homes in Michigan are pursuing legislation or an executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that would give them additional liability protection when treating COVID-19 patients, especially those homes that operate or plan to open special coronavirus units.
The Michigan Blues made the offer to about 8,650 nonbargaining unit employees in September. The offer to retire or leave employment was made for several reasons, including helping to lower the Detroit-based company's administrative costs.
Legacy DMC, the not-for-profit board created to monitor the sales agreement with the owner of Detroit Medical Center, has triggered a clause in the 2010 contract that requires six-hospital DMC to negotiate a new charity and indigent care agreement.
Officials at 328-bed McLaren Oakland hospital Pontiac, Mich., became aware of a computer desktop file containing an unauthorized and unsecured link to a file containing patients' protected health information, according to a hospital statement.
Three Oakland County legislators are warning of negative patient effects if the board of eight-hospital Beaumont Health gives final approval to a proposed merger with Advocate Aurora Health, a 26-hospital system with corporate headquarters in Illinois and Wisconsin.
A voluntary safety recall of widely used Alaris infusion pumps has several health systems in Michigan and others nationally scrambling to replace or repair them or educate providers how to use the problematic Becton Dickinson-made devices.