Marian Wulffe, a coach for nursing students at Olivet Nazarene University, celebrated her 60th year of nursing last week, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Illinois, and Michigan.
Twenty years ago, Angela Gibson, then a nurse at UW Hospital, found herself caring for patients who had been severely burned in a violent attack—and the experience inspired her to become a surgeon and a researcher searching for a way to preserve more of burn patients' skin, David Wahlberg writes for the Wisconsin State Journal.
CMS says, "These payment policy proposals for fiscal year 2019 further advance the agency's priority of creating a patient-driven health care system that fosters innovation of efficient and accountable programs while removing waste, fraud, and abuse."
Concierge medicine is a growing trend among independent physicians and a few hospitals, but now some are taking the trend a step further, opening "concierge emergency rooms" to provide "better, faster care"—for a price, Paul Sullivan writes for the New York Times' "Your Money."
As the health care industry moves toward value-based care, Humana on Wednesday announced its Hospital Incentive Program—a value-based compensation plan that will offer hospitals more money for positive results in certain quality and efficiency metrics.
Last July, surgeons at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performed an unusual procedure: a second transplantation of a previously donated organ—a "taboo" move that shows how far some doctors and patients will go to find transplantable kidneys amid a nationwide organ shortage, Sarah Zhang writes for The Atlantic.