Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center last December launched the 3 Wishes Project, a palliative care program that seeks to grant the final wishes of patients who have a 95% or higher chance of dying while in the ICU, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare.
Gov. Phil Scott (R) has signed into a law a bill that will require all state residents to be enrolled in health coverage beginning in 2020, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Cleveland Clinic over the past decade has launched five programs to boost physician well-being—and physician engagement, trust, and communication have all risen as a result, Christopher Cheney reports for HealthLeaders Media.
Researchers at several prominent New York City-based hospitals are using patients' emergency contact information to build family trees in hopes of using the data to improve care—but one bioethicist says the practice is unethical, Heather Murphy reports for the New York Times.
Atul Gawande in a commencement address at the University of California-Los Angeles' David Geffen School of Medicine recounts treating a prisoner while he was a medical student, urging the graduates to remain curious about others' lived experiences in order to deliver on the medical principle "that all lives are of equal worth."
When Scott Kohan woke up in a Texas ED with a broken jaw and head injury after a violent attack, one of the first things he did was go to his insurer's website and make sure the hospital was in-network—it was, but that didn't prevent him from receiving a surprise $7,924 bill from an out-of-network doctor, Sarah Kliff reports for Vox.