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Missouri House OKs hospital visitors on final day

May. 13, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's GOP-led House spent its last day of the session Friday passing language protecting patient visitor access at hospitals after senators hindered work by leaving a day early. House lawmakers had little left available to do after the...

Inspectors: State hospital campus failed to protect patients

May. 09, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State inspectors have found a series of lapses at the Oregon State Hospital’s campus in Junction City, including failures to take steps to protect patients from physical harm. The inquiry began last year when a Junction City patient walked away from an...

SC bill to end state control of hospital expansion is dead

May. 08, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would remove the need for South Carolina hospitals to seek state permission to build new facilities, make expansions or buy expensive equipment is dead for this year's legislative session. The House Ways and Means Committee decided not to send the...

‘For the welfare of mankind’: Hospital celebrates 95 years

May. 07, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Dozens gathered May 2 to mark the 95th anniversary of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro with a celebration led by president and CEO Gordon Ferguson. Murfreesboro native Betty Loveless, granddaughter of founding hospital board...

71 COVID patients in Hawaii hospitals considered manageable

May. 06, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — There are currently 71 people statewide hospitalized with COVID-19, including five in intensive care units. Less than a month ago, there were no coronavirus cases in intensive care, Hawaii News Now reported. Hilton Raethel, CEO of the Healthcare Association of...

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

May. 06, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. came close to providing health care for all during the coronavirus pandemic — but for just one condition, COVID-19. Now, things are reverting to the way they were as federal money for COVID care of the uninsured dries up, creating a...

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

May. 05, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. came close to providing health care for all during the coronavirus pandemic — but for just one condition, COVID-19. Now, things are reverting to the way they were as federal money for COVID care of the uninsured dries up, creating a...

Beijing preps COVID-19 hospital spaces, though new cases low

May. 03, 2022 04:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is preparing new hospital facilities to deal with a possible spike in COVID-19 cases, even though the numbers of new cases remain low. State media reported Tuesday a 1,000-bed hospital at Xiaotangshan in the northeastern suburbs built for the 2003 SARS...

Black doctors say they face discrimination based on race

May. 01, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Dare Adewumi was thrilled when he was hired to lead the neurosurgery practice at an Atlanta-area hospital near where he grew up. But he says he quickly faced racial discrimination that ultimately led to his firing and has prevented him from getting permanent work elsewhere. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Apr. 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Hospitals, insurers must cut prices or be made to Indiana General Assembly leaders sent a strong, clear message to hospitals and insurers, calling on them to work together to lower health care prices or the General...