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Honor or cultural appropriation? Hospital name spurs debate

Aug. 16, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — While segregation was still casting its ugly shadow over the U.S., the Homer G. Phillips Hospital was providing top-notch medical care to a predominantly African American part of St. Louis and training some of the world's best Black doctors and nurses. The 660-bed...

Deadline to close nursing home extended by 2 months

Aug. 15, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deadline to close a nursing home administered by the city of San Francisco has been extended by two months and patients will no longer be transferred or discharged as part of a federally-mandated closure plan, local, state and federal officials said Monday in a joint...

Widow of man who died at WI vet's home sues state, others

Aug. 15, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — The widow if a man who died at a Wisconsin veterans nursing home is suing the state as well as some of the facility's employees who she said failed to properly care for her husband. Luane Krall, in her lawsuit, said staff failed to ensure her husband,...

Oregon hospital overpaid employees by $2M, wants money back

Aug. 12, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — St. Charles Health System in Central Oregon accidentally overpaid thousands of employees a total of $2 million and is demanding employees pay that money back. Employees were told Thursday of the total amounts allegedly owed, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 11, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. August 5, 2022, Editorial: Finally, Upstate, Crouse invite CNY into merger discussion After months of “radio silence,” SUNY Upstate Medical University will hold two public forums later this month to explain why it wants to acquire Crouse...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 10, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August 8, 2022. Editorial: Enforce price transparency A group of Democratic Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a bill Friday that would require price transparency from health care providers. It’s a good idea. But the...

What Medicare Part A’s belly-up date means for you

Aug. 10, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

At its current pace, Medicare’s Hospital Insurance trust fund will run out of money in 2028, according to the June 2022 Medicare trustees report. That’s a two-year extension on the previous estimate, but experts say it’s still not good news, and the government needs to stop twiddling its...

San Francisco sues feds over forced nursing home closure

Aug. 04, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials said Thursday they have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over its decision to cut funding to a nursing home run by the city and the tight deadline it set to move all patients out of the facility that state and federal officials deemed was...

EXPLAINER: Does health care law protect emergency abortion?

Aug. 03, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade, arguing Idaho’s restrictive abortion law leaves doctors facing criminal penalties for providing abortion-related medical care to women in life-threatening medical...

US doles out relief dollars to build employment pipelines

Aug. 03, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With the highest unemployment rate in the nation, New Mexico is banking on a tiny infusion of federal relief money through the American Rescue Plan to boost the job market in a poverty-stricken corner of the state and in some cases provide a second chance to would-be...