Tag Archives: hospital

Hospital staff fired for refusing jab

More than a hundred staff at a US hospital have either quit or been fired for refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine. A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by lead plaintiff and nurse Jennifer Bridges in response to Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas bringing in a mandatory vaccine mandate for all staff in April.… Read More »

‘Better Than the Hospital’: Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home

Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of people in Southern California whose case of covid-19 was serious enough to send her to the hospital. But Yetenekian’s recovery was not typical: She received hospital-level care in her own home in Glendale. “It was even better than the hospital,” Yetenekian said, laughing. “They… Read More »

Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »

Trinity’s Chicago Mercy Hospital enters deal to avert closing doors

Dive Brief: Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, a bankrupt hospital that serves some of Chicago’s poorest residents and is owned by giant Catholic system Trinity, may wind up keeping its doors open after entering a nonbinding agreement to be acquired. Insight, which operates a small surgical hospital and biotechnology venture outside of Detroit, will be filing… Read More »

Newborn dies at besieged NSW hospital

Western Sydney Local Health District confirmed to NCA NewsWire the newborn died on Wednesday at Blacktown Hospital although the reasons for the death are not publicly known. Blacktown Hospital has been under intense scrutiny over newborn deaths with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard having ordered a full review into procedures following the death of four… Read More »