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Bathurst hospital staff to join statewide strike over safety concerns

STAFF at Bathurst Base Hospital will join 22,000 workers across the state planning to strike over fears about workplace safety. Public hospitals across NSW could descend into chaos after more than 500 NSW Health Services Union delegates on Tuesday voted unanimously to stop work for four hours on August 1, as they fight for increased… Read More »

UnitedHealth’s Optum strikes deal with Bay Area hospital in bid to keep it independent

UnitedHealthcare office Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images UnitedHealth Group has bought up thousands of medical practices all over the country through its Optum unit, which have helped its insurance networks hold down costs. Now, the health-care giant says it’s setting its sights on small hospitals – but not to buy them — to… Read More »

Hospital groups argue CMS wage index proposal flawed

Dive Brief: Hospital groups approve of CMS attempts to prop up rural hospitals with a change to the wage index but most don’t agree with the specific method the agency suggested earlier this year, according to comments submitted this week on the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System. The American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals… Read More »

Medical News Today: A special ‘stained glass’ can help kill hospital ‘superbugs’

New research applies a glass-staining technique that is hundreds of years old to create a material that repels dangerous bacteria and fungi. In the future, specialists could use this “bioactive glass” to create safer clinical tools, such as catheters. A new type of medical grade ‘stained glass’ can completely kill many dangerous bacteria. A team… Read More »