A bill awaiting the governor's approval could improve access to health care for southwest Virginia residents. The bill approved by the Virginia General Assembly would elevate the profession of nurse practitioners.
Ramsey County's Healthy Families program provides home visits from a nurse from pregnancy until a child is 3 years old. Like a lot of parents-to-be, when Zipora and KP Niowong were expecting their first child, they had a lot of questions.
UnityPoint Health-Meriter didn’t respond appropriately when an infant was found bruised in the hospital’s newborn intensive care unit in April 2017, and four more babies were injured, including two with fractures of the skull, ribs or arm, a federal agency said.
Five-figure signing bonuses, free housing, college tuition for employees and their children. Hospitals and other medical facilities are getting so desperate to recruit and retain nurses they're offering all sorts of pricey perks and incentives.