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Steward Health vs. Nurses Union Fight an Ugly Harbinger

John Commins

Animosity between a Massachusetts hospital operator and a nurse has escalated to toxic levels. It's not hard to foresee a broken healthcare landscape where labor and management are locked in perpetual battle and patients are caught in the middle.   >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Created 314K Jobs in 2011

Hospitals created 9,800 new jobs in December, and 89,100 jobs in 2011, more than double the 37,300 jobs hospitals created in 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. >>>

Top 12 Healthcare Quality Concerns in 2012

It's tough to pin down only a dozen worrisome quality matters, but drug shortages, transparent quality rankings, and 30-day readmissions rules weigh heavily on the minds of providers. >>>

Population Health Pays Off

Treating groups rather than individuals requires patience and significant investment. But the payoff makes the effort worthwhile, hospital leaders are finding. >>>



News Headlines

University Hospital merger again rejected by Gov. Steve Beshear

The Courier-Journal, January 10, 2012

More patient data risks, lawsuits predicted in 2012

InformationWeek, January 10, 2012

Obama lawyers defend healthcare law in Supreme Court

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, January 9, 2012

Growing losses at Aurora Sinai raise questions about its future

The Journal Sentinel, January 9, 2012

Market pressures hit UMass Memorial

Worcester Business Journal, January 9, 2012

Complaint lodged against Steward over fired nurse

The Boston Globe, January 6, 2012

Most errors at hospitals go unreported

The New York Times, January 6, 2012

State commission recommends major changes in FL public hospitals

Miami Herald, January 5, 2012

LSU hospitals hit with a $29M budget cut

The Republic / Associated Press, January 5, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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