hospitals

Children's Hospitals Grapple With Wave Of Mental Illness

Authored by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez via Kaiser Health News, Krissy Williams, 15, had attempted suicide before, but never with pills. The teen was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 9. People with this chronic mental health condition perceive reality differently and often experience hallucinations and delusions. She learned to manage these symptoms with a variety…

America's Hospitals Prepare To Publish Prices On More Than 300 Medical Procedures For 1st Time

President Trump’s health-care policy ambitions didn’t receive much attention from the mainstream media, but as we head into the new year, some of his market-based reforms are starting to become reality. One of the most important is a directive requiring the nation’s biggest hospital chains to publish the rates they’ve agreed to charge various insurers….

"I'm Choosing The Risk Of Getting COVID": Over Half Of Health Care Workers At California Hospitals Refuse Vaccinations

California’s health workers are refusing to take the new COVID-19 vaccines – with over half of frontline workers at one hospital unwilling to take it, and between 20% and 50% of workers at other facilities who feel the same, according to the Los Angeles Times. New York nurse Sandra Lindsay becomes the first person in…

Hackers Targeting Hospitals for Ransomware Causing Tragic Results

By B.N. Frank Hospitals worldwide are being targeted by hackers demanding ransom (see 1, 2).  More about this unfortunate and sometimes deadly trend from Threatpost: Misery of Ransomware Hits Hospitals the Hardest Ransomware attacks targeting hospitals have exacted a human cost as well as financial. Despite hospitals being on the front lines during the pandemic,…

“We Feel Like We Are Drowning” – Rural Hospitals Overwhelmed By Shortages Of Bed, Staff

As the coronavirus ravages rural parts of the US, areas it largely ignored during the spring and summer, hospitals are being overwhelmed. We pointed out earlier that only four US states have hospitalization rates below 100 per million, with the Midwest being the worst hit region, though down in Texas, El Paso has stood out…

One In Five US Hospitals Are On The Verge Of A Staffing Crisis

As COVID-19 cases surge pushing hospitalizations to levels unseen since the start of the pandemic, hospitals around the country are facing a staffing crisis. According to Bloomberg, 1 in 5 American hospitals anticipates a “critical staffing shortage” within a week’s time, according to DHHS. Midwestern states like Missouri, Wisconsin and North Dakota have reported the…

US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as ‘Coronavirus

  Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He’s also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association is now “encouraging” doctors to overcount coronavirus deaths across the country. Jensen received a  7-page document that showed him how…