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California Hospitals Face Surge With Proven Fixes And Some Hail Marys

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). California’s hospitals thought they were ready for the next big disaster. They’ve retrofitted their buildings to withstand a major earthquake and  whisked patients out of danger during deadly wildfires. They’ve kept patients alive with backup generators amid sweeping power shutoffs and trained their staff… Read More »

Coronavirus Threatens The Lives Of Rural Hospitals Already Stretched To Breaking Point

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). [UPDATED on March 21] Rural hospitals may not be able to keep their doors open as the coronavirus pandemic saps their cash, their CEOs warn, just as communities most need them. As the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, all hospitals… Read More »

Hospitals face worries of supply, staff shortages as coronavirus cases tick up

Hospitals are racing to prepare as top U.S. health officials warn the spread of the coronavirus will only ramp up in coming days. That includes checking supplies of personal protective equipment, as the FDA this week took steps to free up the supply chain. The American Hospital Association is asking Congress for an additional $ 1 billion,… Read More »

GAO: Number of hospitals heavily dependent on Medicare has shrunk

Dive Brief: The number of hospitals heavily dependent on Medicare decreased 28.5% between 2011 and 2017, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. However, their numbers were relatively small to begin with — and those that actually qualified for payments were an even smaller proportion. The GAO attributes the shrinking number… Read More »

Chicago hospitals band together promising new system, $1B investment in city’s South Side

Dive Brief: Four Chicago hospitals inked a nonbinding deal to form a new health system to expand access to care with the goal of reducing health inequities and creating jobs on the city’s South Side, the facilities announced Thursday. They promised to invest at least $ 1.1 billion to build a hospital and community health… Read More »