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Hospitals Not ‘Out Of The Woods,” Supplies Of Protective Gear Down

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“Some providers have to reuse masks for up to a week at a time, and we have even heard of physicians sterilizing their N95s in a crock pot,” Dr. Chris Strear, president-elect of the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians told lawmakers.  “These standards are not safe.”

Hospitals Build Housing For Chronically Ill Patients

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DENVER — One patient at Denver Health, the city’s largest safety net hospital, occupied a bed for more than four years — a hospital record of 1,558 days.

Another admitted for a hard-to-treat bacterial infection needed eight weeks of at-home IV antibiotics, but had no home.

As Strike Looms, Kaiser Permanente On Strong Financial Footing

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It has been a banner decade for Kaiser Permanente.

One of the country's largest vertically integrated health care systems, Kaiser has endured turbulent years for many health providers in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act and more recent attempts to repeal the law.

Strike Called Off As Union And McKenzie-Willamette Reach Tentative Deal

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McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and Service Employees International Union Local 49 have reached a tentative labor pact and the union has called off a strike it had set for later this month.

New Toolkit Aims to Stem Violence In Hospitals

A total of 170 nurses, nurses aides and other hospital staff in Oregon were injured between 2013 and 2015 in attacks, mostly by patients.

When it comes to workplace violence, hospital nurses, aides and other staff members are among the most vulnerable.

Potential Hospital Sale to For-Profit Company Sparks Worries

Residents fear the sale of a longtime community hospital, considered an "essential" resource, to a for-profit health care system could curtail the broad sweep of care.

Mission Health, the largest hospital system in western North Carolina, provided $100 million in free charity care last year. This year, it has partnered with 17 civic organizations to deliver substance abuse care to low-income people.

Study Casts Doubt On Assumptions About Hospital ‘Frequent Fliers’

Figuring out how best to address these patients’ needs and reduce their financial impact on the health care system is a subject of intense interest among policymakers. Now a new study has found that, in contrast to the notion that “once a super-utilizer, always a super-utilizer,”

Super-utilizers are the frequent fliers of the health care system, whose serious illnesses send them to the hospital multiple times every year and cost the system hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

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