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Report: NC nonprofit hospitals falling short on charity care

Oct. 27, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Many North Carolina nonprofit hospitals are falling short in treating the poor for free or reduced rates to validate their tax-exempt status, State Treasurer Dale Folwell said Wednesday while highlighting a university report on charity care. Johns...

Children's psychiatric hospital could include young adults

Oct. 27, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As it moves to expand inpatient psychiatric treatment for children, New Hampshire also hopes to better serve young adults, Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette said Wednesday. The state is in the final stages of buying Hampstead Hospital, a private,...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 27, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Legislators’ unity can stop pernicious practice The bill being advanced by Wisconsin legislators to rein in insurance companies’ bids to dictate where hospitals get their medications is a...

Maine health department to take new child protection steps

Oct. 26, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's health department said Tuesday it would make changes, including working more closely with hospitals and law enforcement agencies to improve child safety protection in the state. The announcement came a few days after Casey Family Services...

Maine Health CEO: Mandate not the cause of worker crunch

Oct. 26, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health care centers are facing a staffing crunch during the COVID-19 pandemic, but vaccination mandates are not the cause, the chief of the largest health network in the state said Tuesday. Maine Health Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mueller...

COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

Oct. 25, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

Tumbling COVID-19 case counts have some schools around the U.S. considering relaxing their mask rules, but deaths nationally have been ticking up over the past few weeks, some rural hospitals are showing signs of strain, and cold weather is setting in. The number of new...

Health officials criticize rejection of vaccine funding

Oct. 25, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s rejection of federal funding for vaccine outreach and other programs will further strain the state’s hospitals and delay the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to children, health care officials said Monday. The Republican-led...

Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag

Oct. 22, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a Bucharest hospital which, like hospitals throughout Romania, is struggling under an onslaught of COVID-19 patients in a country with worryingly low vaccination rates. The European Union...

As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine

Oct. 22, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — As she stood in the courtyard of the morgue holding the body of her grandmother who died of COVID-19, Ramilya Shigalturina had a message for anyone still resisting vaccinations. “I'm begging all Russians: Please get vaccinated, because...

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

Oct. 21, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil and gas drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities. ...