Hancock says all people in hospitals to wear face coverings as deaths exceed 40,000

Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over … Read more…

Russians claim to have an effective treatment for the coronavirus, which hospitals will start using in June

Russia has approved an anti-influenza drug to treat Covid-19 and will start delivering courses of the drug, Avifavir, to hospitals in June, according to Russia’s sovereign wealth fund (RDIF). Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Ralph’s Coffee Truck Traveling to New York City Hospitals Offering Free Coffee and Baked Goods

COFFEE ANYONE?: Ralph’s Coffee truck is traveling around to several New York City hospitals to provide complimentary La Colombe coffee and baked goods to hospital workers as a gesture of the company’s gratitude for their service. Recently, Ralph’s Coffee truck … Read more…

Hospitals are rescheduling elective surgeries but worry about demand after the backlog is cleared

Hospitals have restarted elective surgery and diagnostic procedures this month and are seeing strong demand from patients rescheduling cases, but executives worry about the pipeline for new procedures, once they’ve worked the through the backlog. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: … Read more…

California tells hospitals to consider having a lottery for sought-after Covid-19 drug

All 50 states should have received shipments of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir earlier this week, according to audio obtained by CNN of a call between federal officials and governors. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: … Read more…

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Q1 2020 financial update

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marc Brown marc.t.brown@kp.org 510-271-6328 Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and communities it serves. As a nonprofit health care system, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, … Read more…

When will hospitals and doctors’ offices be open for normal business again? Here’s what health experts think

Hospitals are looking for ways to re-open their doors to patients in a way that limits their risk of exposure. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…

U.S. hospitals are losing millions of dollars per day in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic — and recovery may take years

Conservative estimates indicate that U.S. hospitals are losing more than a billion dollars per day by complying with the guidance from policymakers and the leading medical associations to preserve resources for Covid-19 patients. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Small towns and rural hospitals brace for their coronavirus peak, which could be weeks away

Some rural hospitals haven’t had enough medical personnel for decades, are already operating at full capacity and don’t have enough ventilators to handle a surge of patients. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Salesforce and Other Silicon Valley Moguls Are Using Corporate Connections to Buy Masks for Hospitals

Marc Benioff, Tim Cook and others are applying their clout to critical supply shortages. NYT > Business > DealBook SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Trump signs $484 billion coronavirus relief bill to boost small business, hospitals and testing

The bill includes $ 370 billion for small business aid, $ 75 billion for hospitals and $ 25 billion for testing during the coronavirus pandemic. Economy ECONOMY NEWS UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Senate approves $480 billion package to help small businesses and hospitals, expand testing

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that he believes a $ 450 billion relief package could be passed in the Senate as soon as Tuesday afternoon to help small businesses and expand coronavirus testing. CNN.com – RSS Channel – … Read more…

Trump says he favors adding money for hospitals in small business coronavirus aid bill

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in favor of adding money for hospitals in the next congressional bill designed to help fund small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: … Read more…

Coronavirus warning: people dying of strokes and heart attacks as they avoid hospitals – BBC News

BBC News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Coronavirus UK live: Hancock unable to promise MPs some hospitals won’t run out of gowns this weekend

Health secretary takes questions from Commons committee; further 58 deaths in Scotland brings total to 837 Coronavirus latest: at a glance World’s biggest trials of drug to treat Covid-19 get under way in UK Sadiq Khan: make face masks compulsory … Read more…

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals National Leadership Team

Chairman and CEO Greg Adams recently announced a new national leadership team and organizational structure for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. The new organizational structure is designed to optimize Kaiser Permanente’s current operations for quality and affordability by further … Read more…

2019 financial results for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Hospitals

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marc Brown marc.t.brown@kp.org 510-271-6328 OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their respective subsidiaries (KFHP/H) reported 2019 annual financial results. Total operating revenues for 2019 were $ 84.5 billion, compared to $ 79.7 … Read more…

Listen: The Hidden Cost Of Health Systems Gobbling Up Rural Hospitals

KHN Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal appeared on the WAMU radio program “1A” to discuss the issue of community hospitals merging with larger, corporate systems and what that means for communities around the country. Rosenthal is the author of “An American Sickness: How … Read more…

US hospitals raise alarm about higher-than-normal RSV cases in young children

Pediatricians across the United States are sounding the alarm about unusually high numbers of young children being admitted to emergency departments due to respiratory syncytial virus infection or RSV, a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms. CNN.com – RSS Channel … Read more…

Health-care stocks rise as Trump talks new price disclosure rules for hospitals and insurers

Insurers UnitedHealth, Cigna, Humana and Anthem were each moving to session highs in intraday trading Friday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Listen: Five Oklahoma Hospitals Collapsed – What Happened?

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber joined StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Jackie Fortiér to discuss why a series of rural hospitals collapsed, leaving hundreds of residents without jobs and their communities without lifesaving emergency medical care. Weber and California Healthline senior correspondent … Read more…

Insurance linked to hospitals’ decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies

A national study finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients’ insurance type. Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with insurance. Child … Read more…

Trump administration considers making hospitals publish prices they negotiate with insurers

The Trump administration is considering a rule that would require hospitals to publicize the prices they negotiate with insurers. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…