Massachusetts voters rejected a ballot measure to institute mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios next year. California is the only state to have a similar law.
Hospitals added 13,000 new jobs in October, 1,000 more than the prior month, when they made the most new hires of any healthcare sector. Meanwhile, ambulatory healthcare services regained the top spot, just inching out hospitals.
The National Labor Relations Board has found evidence that Johns Hopkins Hospital tried to impede registered nurses' efforts to form a union.
State-contracted providers and insurers may pay executives more than $199,000 a year as long as they are not using state funds, according to a recent ruling from New York's highest court.
As nurse-to-patient ratios are debated on both coasts, projections show a few states may not be able to meet future demand for registered nurses.
Some health systems are grooming junior employees from minority backgrounds to become the next generation of leaders, so that they will better reflect the growing diversity of the patient and community populations.
Healthcare provider execs shared their perspective on recruitment, retention, diversity, inclusion and the patient experience at Modern Healthcare's Workplace of the Future Conference.
The majority of new hires—about 150—will be care managers who were hired as contract employees to ensure the system could accommodate an increase in patients. Doctors and physician assistants spread throughout the health system will account for about 40 new employees.
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township, Mich., has been charged with multiple unfair labor practices by the National Labor Relations Board. Nurses have been negotiating an initial union contract since mid-2016.
Three top cardiologists at Detroit Medical Center have been relieved of their administrative duties for alleged code-of-conduct violations, and a fourth cardiologist has resigned for unspecified reasons, according to an email sent by DMC executive Scott Steiner.
The Detroit Medical Center and the Wayne State University Physicians Group have reached a five-year contract for clinical and medical administrative services, the two longtime health partners announced late Wednesday afternoon.
Roxanna Gapstur will succeed Dr. Kevin Mosser as the next president and CEO of WellSpan Health after Mosser retires on Jan. 1.