After the family dog tore apart their Elf on the Shelf, Jenn Thelen, a nurse manager at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, brought the toy into work to get a little help from her colleagues, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Maryland, and West Virginia.
Ascension and Providence St. Joseph Health are reportedly in talks to merge, according to individuals familiar with the mater, but the sources emphasized that "a merger is far from assured," the Wall Street Journal reports.
The United States could lose up to 161,000 jobs in 2018 if federal lawmakers do not reauthorize funding for community health centers (CHCs), according to a policy brief published Monday by George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, U.S. News & World Report reports.
A young woman who glanced at August's solar eclipse through what she mistakenly thought were eclipse glasses has sustained untreatable eye damage—but detailed images of the crescent-shaped scar on her retina could pave the way for future innovations, according to a new case report in JAMA Ophthalmology.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission in a draft recommendation calls on Congress to repeal MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System and replace it with a new Voluntary Value Program, under which physicians would be compared with their peers on certain performance-based quality of care measures.