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


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


Florida Teen Mental Health Treatment Center Opens

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


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


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


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

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


Long-Term Care Facilities Struggle Amid Pandemic

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


California Updates Rules on Health Facility Data Breaches

New regulations require facilities to report more information following a breach


How Can VR Benefit Healthcare?

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


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


Nurses Strike Over Staffing Concerns

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



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