Industry News - August 2021

More Healthcare Systems Raise Minimum Wage

Systems opting $15 minimum wage include Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins Health System, Jefferson Health, Duke University Health System, and Advocate Aurora Health

8/31/2021


Kansas Hospital Is First in U.S. To Use Drone

Drones have a range of up to 68 miles with a maximum speed of 90 mph and payloads of up to 13 pounds

8/24/2021


Florida Teen Mental Health Treatment Center Opens

Dade City Discovery Behavioral Health Center is a 24-bed facility in Pasco County

8/24/2021


USDA To Invest $500 Million in Rural Healthcare

Funds can be used to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and healthcare services, as well as support construction or renovation of rural healthcare facilities

8/18/2021


Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Pandemic

Industry officials predict long-term care providers could lose $94 billion and caution that more than 1,800 facilities could close

8/17/2021


Florida Has Nation’s Highest COVID-19 Hospital Bed Use

11,863 health center beds are filled with people who have COVID-19

8/10/2021


Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Pandemic

Only one-quarter of officials believe those institutions will still be here by this time next year

8/6/2021


California Updates Rules on Health Facility Data Breaches

New regulations require facilities to report more information following a breach

8/6/2021


How Can VR Benefit Healthcare?

VR in healthcare can be divided into many categories and include pain management, training, rehabilitation, surgery and communication

8/4/2021


Texas Mental Health Center Saves Local System Millions

The Inn treats people dealing with homelessness and mental health issues in more relaxed and home-like environment

8/3/2021


Nurses Strike Over Staffing Concerns

More than 700 Massachusetts nurses have been on strike since March 8

8/2/2021



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