Kathy Wolf and Patricia Prutzman, both retired geriatric nurses, first met in nursing school in the 1970s, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois.
Fortune has named nine hospitals and health systems to its 2019 list of the "Best Companies to Work For," and eight are Advisory Board members. See the top-ranked provider organizations—and discover other companies in the health care industry that made the list.
Disparities in cancer incidence and mortality between blacks and whites have significantly narrowed since 1990, but blacks continue to "bear a disproportionate share of the cancer burden," according to a report by the American Cancer Society published Thursday.
One of the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield operations in the country has launched a meal subscription program to deliver 'affordable, nutritious foods' to people living in food deserts in Chicago and Dallas.
President Trump on Friday signed into law a bill that staved off another partial government shutdown by funding FDA, the Indian Health Service, and other federal agencies through fiscal year 2019—and he simultaneously declared a national emergency in an effort to free up further funding for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
As a first-year medical student working in Temple University Hospital's trauma bay, Eric Curran was "haunted" by failed efforts to resuscitate gunshot victims. Writing in the New York Times, Curran says he wants to help others "understand what … happens" to these victims—including by sharing photographs of the chaos left behind after patients leave the ED.