The New York Yankees are asking fans to name one of 10 nominated nurses as the team's Nurse Hero, who will receive VIP seats to the team's game against the Houston Astros on June 20, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Georgia, and New York.
This week, Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corp. of America released securities filings disclosing that data on 11.9 million Quest customers and 7.7 million LabCorp patients might have been affected when an "unauthorized user" gained access to American Medical Collection Agency's (AMCA) system.
FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence on Monday announced a pilot program that will serve as a single point of contact for oncology health care professionals working to help patients access experimental drugs under FDA's Expanded Access, or "compassionate use," pathway.
When Tami Ochs, a behavioral health nurse at Atlantic Health's Overlook Medical Center, realized she could find a smarter way to make disposable bags used to hold the belongings of ED patients, she came up with a solution that reduces blue sterile wrap waste—and could save her hospital $30,000 annually.
Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Monday released a previously undisclosed list from CMS of nearly 400 U.S. nursing facilities that inspectors have flagged for having persistent records of substandard care, including health, safety, and sanitary issues.
Most physician specialties saw compensation increases between 2017 and 2018, according to a report from the Medical Group Management Association published Thursday—and a few saw eye-popping compensation increases of up to 38%.
Unlike other drug-related injuries, where the drugmaker can be held liable, when it comes to vaccine injuries, the government addresses complaints via a special program—which some say may unintentionally give legitimacy to misinformation that fuels the "'vaccine-hesitant' community," James Hamblin writes for The Atlantic.
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