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Alla Ilyina, who broke out of the hospital on Feb. 7 after learning that she would have to spend 14 days in isolation instead of the 24 hours doctors promised her, speaks to the Media in a courtroom in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. A woman who escaped from a hospital in St. Petersburg, where she was being kept in isolation for possible inflection by the new coronavirus, was ordered by court on Monday to return back to the quarantine for at least two days. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Quarantine ruling: Russia sends woman back after she escapes

Feb. 17, 2020 9:15 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from...

Referendum aims to restore vaccine opt-outs in Maine

Feb. 17, 2020 9:03 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Debate over a referendum aimed at nullifying a Maine law that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccinations is intensifying during the countdown to a statewide vote. A group that supports the elimination of most opt-outs launched a television ad...

In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo, a fence surrounds the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney, Neb. Two state-run homes for Nebraska's high-risk juvenile offenders are facing new scrutiny after a string of high-profile escapes and violence. The incidents at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers in central Nebraska have escalated to the point that state officials are moving the most violent youths to separate facilities and lawmakers are proposing millions of dollars in facility upgrades to try to keep them and the adults who treat them safe. (Kayla Wolf/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Juvenile facilities in Nebraska rocked by violence, escapes

Feb. 16, 2020 11:05 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A sudden and puzzling increase in violence and escapes at Nebraska's two state-run homes for high-risk juvenile offenders has prompted officials to move some of the teenagers to other facilities and to consider spending millions of dollars on upgrades intended to enhance safety. The...

Improperly licensed doctor assisted in daughter's operation

Feb. 15, 2020 10:57 PM EST

YORK, Maine (AP) — A Maine hospital broke federal rules when it allowed two improperly licensed doctors to participate in surgeries last year, inspectors found. In one instance in August, a woman who was having a cesarean section birth requested that her father, a trained doctor, join her in the operating...

Hospital owner says he earned millions in federal money

Feb. 15, 2020 12:32 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The former administrator of a south Mississippi hospital is defending the $17.7 million that he and his wife were paid over a decade to run the facility. Ted and Julie Cain are defendants in a civil lawsuit claiming they defrauded Medicare of $13 million for their work at Stone...

In this Jan. 23, 2020 photo, Susie Duvall, of Jamestown, Tenn., poses outside a courtroom in the Putnam County Courthouse in Cookeville, Tenn. Duvall went to Cookeville Regional Medical Center in September 2018 with confused speech and an aching arm. She stayed a full week and left with a bill that even after insurance, left her to pay more than $9,000. Her arrangement with the court will take more than a decade to pay off.  (Blake Farmer/WPLN via AP)

Hospital sues thousands who may be insured but can’t pay

Feb. 15, 2020 9:56 AM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thursdays are reserved for debt collection in Putnam County’s courthouse. Some owe a landlord. Others fell behind with a payday lender. And many have unpaid medical bills with Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A WPLN News investigation finds the city-owned hospital has...

Georgia nursing home company banned from Kansas for 10 years

Feb. 14, 2020 6:02 PM EST

IOLA, Kan. (AP) — A Georgia nursing home company has been banned from working in Kansas for 10 years and fined $100,000 for failing to protect patient and employee records, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Friday. An Allen County District Court judge approved the consent judgment against AltaCare...

UVM Health Network has $10 million loss last quarter

Feb. 14, 2020 3:14 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Health Network — made up of six affiliate hospitals in Vermont and New York — is taking steps to address financial troubles after ending last quarter with a $10 million loss, network officials said. The nonprofit health system missed its...

Owner of closed Boonville Hospital files for bankruptcy

Feb. 14, 2020 2:29 PM EST

BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas-based owner of a Boonville hospital that abruptly closed in January has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Pinnacle Healthcare System filing for reorganization means the Boonville hospital will reopen, CEO Joe Conigliaro said in a statement Thursday, although he did not...

Minnesota Senate panel passes GOP insulin affordability bill

Feb. 13, 2020 6:56 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The long-running debate at the state Capitol over insulin affordability shifted Thursday to the Minnesota Senate, where patients and parents urged lawmakers to keep working toward a compromise between competing Republican and Democratic proposals. Helping diabetics afford the rising...