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Portsmouth hospital 'fed patients pills in ice cream'
BBC News
Hospital staff fed pills to patients by hiding them in their meals and in ice cream, the health watchdog has said. Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has been given a formal warning notice by the Care Quality Commission for giving "very poor care ...

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Hartford Courant

Hospital of Central Connecticut's Plan To Sell Remote Facilities Draws Fire
Hartford Courant
The Hospital of Central Connecticut is looking to sell its remote outpatient blood-draw offices to Quest Diagnostics, a move its executives say would improve patient care and reduce costs. But several hospital employees told state regulators at a ...



Los Angeles Times

Man, 70, leaps to his death from eighth floor of Fresno hospital
Los Angeles Times
Man, 70, leaps to his death from eighth floor of Fresno hospital. Associated Press. Police say a 70-year-old man broke a window and jumped to his death from the eighth floor of a Fresno hospital. It happened about 7 p.m. Tuesday at Community Medical ...

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DesMoinesRegister.com

No charges filed, despite ex-hospital employee's admission he stole patients' painkillers
DesMoinesRegister.com
More than five months have passed since a former Des Moines hospital employee admitted to stealing painkillers that were be used to treat hundreds of patients, but no criminal charges have been filed. Victor Van Cleave was a pharmacy technician at Iowa ...



Chicago Daily Herald

Injured Grayslake police officer released from hospital
Chicago Daily Herald
The last of three Grayslake police officers hospitalized after running into a burning home Tuesday to rescue a trapped teenager has been released, police said Wednesday. Officer Kurt Newman suffered smoke inhalation as a result of the rescue of a ...



The Boston Globe

Martha's Vineyard is roiled by ouster of CEO of island's hospital
The Boston Globe
And so, the talk of the island this summer is not the latest celebrity sighting or the balmy water temperatures at South Beach, but corporate governance of Martha's Vineyard Hospital, which is owned by Partners HealthCare, the state's largest health ...

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Vermont Public Radio

Green Mountain Care Board Chairman Expresses Concern Over Bonuses Paid To Hospital CEOs
Vermont Public Radio
The Green Mountain Care Board recently released detailed financial information for hospital administrators and top-paid physicians throughout the state. The report shows that the average pay for hospital CEOs was roughly $600,000, and in some cases, ...



CNBC

Hospital chain pledges to cut opioid prescriptions 40 percent by 2018 in face of painkiller epidemic
CNBC
A Utah-based hospital chain pledged Wednesday to slash the number of opioid pills prescribed for patients with acute pain at its facilities by 40 percent by the end of 2018. Intermountain Healthcare's pledge comes in the face of a worsening epidemic of ...

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Muncie Star Press

Hospital to sheriff: Pay inmate's $1.8 million medical bill
Muncie Star Press
MUNCIE, Ind. — IU Health has sent a letter to Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley, demanding that he pay $1.8 million in medical care costs for a former jail inmate's six-month stay in Ball Memorial Hospital. Dudley told The Star Press that the man was ...



Bue Cross and Blue Shield's contract with Sallisaw hospital expires
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma's (BCBSOK) contract with Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw expired on Aug. 1, 2017. Our goal throughout the contracting process was to achieve a reasonable outcome that would have allowed us to meet our ...


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