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Newspaper: Georgia hospitals skirting pricing requirements

Jul. 25, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some hospitals in Georgia have not made it easy for a patient to find out how much they charge for specific procedures despite a federal requirement to provide clear and accessible pricing information online, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found. ...

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

Jul. 25, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Like many of Spain’s 20-somethings, Sergio Rosado has seen the new, more contagious coronavirus strain strike those too eager to cut loose when authorities rolled back health restrictions with vaccinations picking up pace. But the 22-year-old...

Major North Carolina hospitals to order staff to get vaccine

Jul. 22, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Healthcare Association announced on Thursday that several of the state's largest hospital systems will require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to continue working at their facilities. The sites that will soon mandate...

'Superbug' fungus spread in two cities, health officials say

Jul. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home. The “superbug” outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the Centers...

Santa Fe hospital reaches settlement over fraudulent billing

Jul. 21, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have reached a settlement with a Santa Fe hospital over claims of fraudulent billing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico announced Wednesday that Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center will pay nearly $564,000 as...

NYC orders city health workers to get vaccinated or tested

Jul. 21, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers in New York City-run hospitals and health clinics will have to get vaccinated or get tested weekly under a policy announced Wednesday to battle a rise in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. Publicly employed nurses,...

Strong Q2 from J&J as pandemic-hit sales, profit recover

Jul. 21, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

Johnson & Johnson’s second-quarter profit soared 73%, thanks to strong sales growth across all of its businesses as hospitals and the rest of the health care industry continued recovering from the coronavirus pandemic's impact. The health care giant handily topped...

Slammed for bribery, Siemens continued to ignore red flags

Jul. 21, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

German engineering giant Siemens ignored some of its own red flags for foreign bribery in the aftermath of a major corruption scandal in 2008, according to newly released reports by an independent monitor and other confidential documents. The warnings involved the...

Pandemic, penalties aside, bribes go on at China hospitals

Jul. 20, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

As the coronavirus pandemic threatened to overwhelm Chinese hospitals last year, Chinese resellers appear to have colluded to inflate the prices of ventilators and other essential medical equipment from multinational companies including Siemens, GE and Philips, according to a review of recent...

HCA Q2 profit surges as patients return to hospitals

Jul. 20, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

The first major hospital chain to post second-quarter results surprised Wall Street on Tuesday with how much it has grown since a rapidly spreading pandemic curtailed surgeries and other care last year. HCA Healthcare said Tuesday that admissions to its hospitals soared...