Senior Housing Occupancy Rate on the Rise
Rate increases for the sixth consecutive quarter.
Squalid Conditions Close 4 S.C. Assisted Living Facilities
Inspections turned up insect infestations, including bed bugs and roaches, among other violations.
LCMC Health and Tulane University Finalizes Partnership
Tulane Medical Center, Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital will join LCMC Health.
HHS Deploys Emergency Team to University of New Mexico Children's Hospital
UNM Children’s Hospital was at over 100 percent capacity.
$11.3 Billion Needed for Nursing Homes Staffing
Estimate comes from the American Health Care Association, representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Assisted Living Facility Market Expected to Grow in New Year
The significant aging population is increasing the demand for independent living facilities.
HHS Releases Ownership Data for Medicare-Certified Hospitals
The new information includes detailed information on the ownership of more than 7,000 hospitals certified to participate in the Medicare program.
Louisiana Hospitals Announce Affiliation
The affiliation creates opportunities for immediate collaboration to improve access to and the quality of pediatric healthcare in Louisiana.
Inspira Health Adds Salem Medical Center to Portfolio
The New Jersey committee appropriates $25 million to Inspira Health to provide Salem Medical Center medical and communication innovation.
Cancer Centers Struggle to Keep Up with Demand
More than 40 percent of survey respondents say they would have to physically expand their space in order to keep up with current demand.
Ensign Group Acquires Colorado Senior Care Facility
The acquisition grows Ensign’s portfolio to 82 healthcare facilities.
Biden Administration Considers Minimum Staffing Mandate for Nursing Homes
AHCA/NCAL cite ongoing labor shortage as why minimum staffing mandate could be challenging.
Sparrow Health System Joins University of Michigan Health
University of Michigan Health has committed $800 million to Sparrow Health System.
Leapfrog Group Announces Top Hospitals and Top Ambulatory Surgery Center Award
Over 100 U.S. hospitals received the Top Hospital Award.
Memorial Hospital Ends Labor and Delivery Birthing Services
The hospital still plans to provide pediatric services, prenatal, postpartum and women’s services.
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.
Healthcare Facilities Continue to Experience Significant Shortage of Staff
The primary challenge in recruiting allied healthcare professionals is the current labor shortage.
Kansas-Based Saint Luke's Health System to Close Two Locations
Emergency care will continue to be available at both locations until December.
Workers Still Want to Quit Their Job
More workers want to quit, but few have plans to actually do so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Healthcare Facilities See Increase in Regulatory Burdens
Prior authorization requirements ranked as the top burden for medical practices.
Convent Health Hobbs Hospital Reduces Services After Reports of Rodents, Water Quality Issues
The hospital has created a mitigation plan with outside experts.
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.
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.
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.
Iowa-Based Blessing Health to Close
The demand of patient care does not support the investment required to operate and maintain the hospital.
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.
Atlanta Medical Center Closes Emergency Department Prior to Hospital Closure in November
The AMC emergency department will close on Oct. 14.
Healthcare Facilities Worker Burnout on the Rise
Researchers concerned that findings could indicate more mental health disorders and cardiovascular diseases in healthcare staff.
Rural Healthcare Programs Extended Through December
Rural hospitals are at higher risk of closure.
UW Health Opens Transplant Clinic
The transplant clinic is located within steps of parking and valet services.
'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.
Staff Shortages Impact Patient Experience at Small Hospitals
Healthcare facilities have experienced negative impacts from the Great Resignation.
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.
Federation of American Hospital Urges Government Officials to Reauthorize Certain Hospital Programs
Federation of American Hospital outlines challenges facing rural hospitals.
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.
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.
Pajaro Valley Health Care District Hospital Acquires Watsonville Community Hospital
Hospital corporation led a fundraising effort to save Watsonville Community Hospital.
Alina Health to Expand Ownership of Interlude Restorative Suites
Alina Health will repurpose the site to best support the needs of the community.
Princeton Community Hospital Association Joins WVU Health System
The letter of intent was signed in 2021.
WakeMed Files Certificates of Need for Behavioral Health Hospital
Pending the approval by the state, WakeMed will build a 150-bed mental health facility.
Christiana Care Health System Will No Longer Purchase Crozer Health
Changing economic landscape impacted the ability to move forward with the sale.
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.
HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital Closes Inpatient Pediatric Unit
The hospital will continue to operate its eight-bed pediatric emergency department.
University Hospitals Discontinue Services, Combine Medical Centers
Some inpatient, surgical and emergency services will be discontinued, while services will be consolidated at nearby locations.
Arizona VA Nursing Home Closed Due to Rat Infestation
Recent storms caused rats to move into the facility.
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.