Tag Archives: hospitals

Hospitals saved $11.8M thanks to 340B, survey finds

Dive Brief: The 340B Drug Discount program generated an average savings of $ 11.8 million across all hospitals in 2018, used for uncompensated and unreimbursed care, according to an annual survey from trade group 340B Health. About 90% of hospitals are using those savings to pay for patient care services including pharmacy services and transportation. About… Read More »

Tas hospitals struggle as emergencies rise

Patient safety at Hobart’s main hospital is being severely and routinely compromised, an audit has found. A scathing auditor-general’s report says Tasmania’s four major hospitals are not working effectively to meet increasing emergency department demand. The report released on Tuesday blamed poor culture, coordination and leadership for preventing long-standing problems from being fixed. “Patients are… Read More »

What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings

The ad pictured above was for a Chicago-area hospital.  But such marketing is popping up all over the U.S.  It’s happening not just in paid-for ads and marketing, but also in supposedly independently vetted journalism. Here are just a few of many examples you can find online. In Amarillo, Texas, a TV news anchor presented… Read More »