Union suit against Kaiser takeover of Maui hospitals dismissed

A federal judge has thrown out a union lawsuit that could have been a potential roadblock for Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente to manage the three state-owned hospitals in Maui County, beginning July 1, according to a report from The Maui News. Here are four things to know about the lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the United Public […]

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By On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

UPMC’s planned new hospital would generate 500 permanent jobs

Pittsburgh-based UPMC anticipates investing $100 million to $200 million to build a new hospital in Pleasant Hills, Pa., that would generate 500 permanent jobs and hundreds of temporary construction jobs, officials said, according to a TribLive report. Here are four things to know about the proposed hospital. The 300,000-square-foot hospital would be called UPMC South. It […]

By On Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Kaiser to manage Maui hospitals

Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) signed a transfer agreement Jan. 14 allowing Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente to manage the three state-owned hospitals in Maui County, according to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser report. Here are six things to know about the deal. Under the agreement, financially struggling Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital will remain community hospitals […]

By and On Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Medicare Penalizes 758 Hospitals For Safety Incidents

The federal government is penalizing 758 hospitals with higher rates of patient safety incidents, and more than half of those places had also been fined last year, Medicare records released late Wednesday show.

Among the hospitals getting punished for the first time are some well-known institutions, including Stanford Health Care in Northern California, Denver Health Medical Center and two satellite hospitals run by the Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota, according to the federal data.

By and On Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Keeping an eye on discharged patients

Modern Healthcare — Hospitals are stepping up their efforts to monitor patients after discharge to reduce readmission rates that can lead to Medicare penalties. When the CMS rolled out its various quality-based incentive programs, Roper St. Francis Healthcare started focusing on patients who regularly used the emergency department. Often, those patients didn’t have a primary-care physician, said […]

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