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Court Denies Health Provider's Objection Over Whistleblower

Health Center and CEO allegedly violated OSHA law by terminating employee who reported concerns about workplace COVID-19 exposure.

11/4/2022


Healthcare Facilities Continue to Experience Significant Shortage of Staff

The primary challenge in recruiting allied healthcare professionals is the current labor shortage.

10/31/2022


Kansas-Based Saint Luke's Health System to Close Two Locations

Emergency care will continue to be available at both locations until December.

10/28/2022


Workers Still Want to Quit Their Job

More workers want to quit, but few have plans to actually do so.

10/28/2022


Nursing Homes to See Tougher Federal Oversight

Revisions to Special Focus Facility program aims to increase enforcement actions for facilities that fail to demonstrate improvement.

10/26/2022


Senior Care Facilities Acquisitions Dropped in Third Quarter

The number of publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions in the third quarter of 2022 dropped to 133 deals.

10/26/2022


Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Activity Remains Active

Healthcare M&A deal value totals revealed a slight increase from $57.74 billion in Q2:22 to $58.2 billion during Q3:22.

10/24/2022


Essentia Health and Marshfield Clinic Health System Explore Merger

A combined organization would feature a network of 3,800 providers serving more than 2 million people in rural and mid-urban communities.

10/21/2022


Healthcare Facilities See Increase in Regulatory Burdens

Prior authorization requirements ranked as the top burden for medical practices.

10/21/2022


Convent Health Hobbs Hospital Reduces Services After Reports of Rodents, Water Quality Issues

The hospital has created a mitigation plan with outside experts.

10/19/2022


Parkview Health System Signs Letter of Intent to Join UCHealth

In the letter of intent, both healthcare systems commit to strengthening services offered throughout Southern Colorado.

10/18/2022


USDA Awards $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare Facilities

These grants will help 208 rural healthcare organizations expand facilities and critical services for nearly 5 million people in 43 states and Guam.

10/17/2022


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Receives $710 Million Donation from Bezos Family, Plans Expansion

The gift supports the organization’s efforts to accelerate the pace and breadth of medical breakthroughs in cancer and infectious disease.

10/14/2022


Iowa-Based Blessing Health to Close

The demand of patient care does not support the investment required to operate and maintain the hospital.

10/10/2022


Occupancy of Senior Care Facilities Increases, Outpaces Growth in Inventory

The total number of occupied senior housing units is 2,400 units shy of its pre-pandemic all-time high level.

10/10/2022


Atlanta Medical Center Closes Emergency Department Prior to Hospital Closure in November

The AMC emergency department will close on Oct. 14.

10/6/2022


Healthcare Facilities Worker Burnout on the Rise

Researchers concerned that findings could indicate more mental health disorders and cardiovascular diseases in healthcare staff.

10/5/2022


Rural Healthcare Programs Extended Through December

Rural hospitals are at higher risk of closure.

10/5/2022


UW Health Opens Transplant Clinic

The transplant clinic is located within steps of parking and valet services.

9/19/2022


'Active Adult Housing' Emerges as Senior Living Option

Facilities fill a market need and serve as a bridge between conventional multifamily housing and traditional senior living options.

9/16/2022


Staff Shortages Impact Patient Experience at Small Hospitals

Healthcare facilities have experienced negative impacts from the Great Resignation.

9/14/2022


Man Dies After Falling Off Roof of OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center

It is unclear how the deceased gained access to the secure area. 

9/13/2022


Federation of American Hospital Urges Government Officials to Reauthorize Certain Hospital Programs

Federation of American Hospital outlines challenges facing rural hospitals.

9/13/2022


Mayo Clinic Health System Transitions Some Services to Wisconsin Hospital

Labor and delivery services from Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron and Menomonie will move to Eau Claire.

9/12/2022


Backup Generators Fail Santa Clara Valley Medical Center During Blackout

Parts of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center went without power for four hours during one of the hottest days of the year.

9/12/2022


Pajaro Valley Health Care District Hospital Acquires Watsonville Community Hospital

Hospital corporation led a fundraising effort to save Watsonville Community Hospital.

9/9/2022


Alina Health to Expand Ownership of Interlude Restorative Suites

Alina Health will repurpose the site to best support the needs of the community.

9/6/2022


Princeton Community Hospital Association Joins WVU Health System

The letter of intent was signed in 2021.

8/30/2022


WakeMed Files Certificates of Need for Behavioral Health Hospital

Pending the approval by the state, WakeMed will build a 150-bed mental health facility.

8/29/2022


Christiana Care Health System Will No Longer Purchase Crozer Health

Changing economic landscape impacted the ability to move forward with the sale.

8/24/2022


Milwaukee County to Open New Mental Health Emergency Center

The Mental Health Emergency Center will replace the current behavior health center that will close in early September.

8/22/2022


HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital Closes Inpatient Pediatric Unit

The hospital will continue to operate its eight-bed pediatric emergency department.

8/18/2022


University Hospitals Discontinue Services, Combine Medical Centers

Some inpatient, surgical and emergency services will be discontinued, while services will be consolidated at nearby locations.

8/17/2022


Arizona VA Nursing Home Closed Due to Rat Infestation

Recent storms caused rats to move into the facility.

8/16/2022


Healthcare Facility Management Market to Hit $427.13 Billion

COVID-19 and growing elderly population are largely contributing to the growth of the healthcare facility market.

8/16/2022


Without Help, Nursing Home Workforce Recovery Will Struggle

The model indicates staffing levels might not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2026.

8/12/2022


Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton Request to Consolidate

The goal is to complete the licensure transition later this year.

8/12/2022


Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health Officially Merge

The two companies, now Ochsner Rush Health, will anchor services in East Mississippi and West Alabama.

8/9/2022


11 Hospitals Receive Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award

ECRI awards 11 hospitals for supply chain excellence.

8/8/2022


Green County Medical Center to Close Long-Term-Care Department

After many attempts to continue services, the long term care department will close by Sept. 28, 2022.

8/8/2022


US News’ Releases 2022 Best Hospital Honor Roll List

The honor roll includes 20 hospitals that excel across most or all types of care. 

8/2/2022


Healthcare Merger and Acquisitions Down in 2022’s Second Quarter

Healthcare merger and acquisition deal value totals showed quarterly declines.

7/29/2022


Assisted Living Workforce Crisis Getting Worse

Nearly one-half of assisted living providers are concerned they might have to close their facilities if workforce challenges persist

7/27/2022


Black Nursing Home Residents Transferred to Hospitals More Often

A study by the University of Missouri found that repeat transfers are high for Black nursing home residents and those under 65.

7/26/2022


COVID Forces Companies to Reconsider Leasing Vs Owning Buildings

More companies are considering leasing new properties in the future as COVID makes an impact on real estate. 

7/21/2022


Get Remix’d at NFMT in Las Vegas

NFMT Remix makes its long-awaited return to Las Vegas, November 2-3, 2022 at the Paris Las Vegas Resort Conference Center.

7/18/2022


Philadelphia Nursing Home to Close by Year End

The 402-bed long-term care nursing facility will help relocate residents to new living situations by the end of October.

7/11/2022


ChristianaCare to Purchase Former Jennersville Hospital

After announcing its intent to purchase the closed facility back in February, ChristianaCare is moving forward with the business deal.

7/8/2022


Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities Hit Hardest by Staffing Woes

The good news is total employment within the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living sectors inched up in recent months.

6/29/2022


Hospital Grade Gloves Market to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2026

United States makes up 33.8 percent of the global surgical gloves market.

6/27/2022



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