The shooting Monday at Chicago's Mercy Hospital and Medical Center again highlighted healthcare settings' vulnerability to violent acts. A growing number of providers are taking steps to make their facilities more secure from such events.
Attorneys say whether a not-for-profit health system qualifies as a governmental entity that's exempt from federal rules on pension plans is still a gray area.
The study assigned 47 patients who were diagnosed with a chronic disease to visit with a second-year medical student for 45 minutes after seeing their physician. That one-on-one session measurably improved patients' attitudes and abilities in self-managing their care.
Tenet Project Japan Corp. CEO Ron Rittenmeyer described the company's hospital segment growth as "not acceptable," as its executives worked to convince analysts and investors that it will revive the segment.
While many addiction treatment centers offer therapeutic sessions involving painting or yoga, former Korn guitarist Wesley Geer's Rock to Recovery puts music to work.
The CMS is seeking to improve quality of care at nursing homes via a new safety training effort.
Almost 60% of healthcare executives responding to a survey said healthcare M&A activity will either stay the same or decline next year, according to Capital One Project Japan.
The ballot measure would have hiked taxes to cover no-cost, at-home healthcare services for seniors and disabled people regardless of income level.