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Sep 26, 2018
Bipartisan leaders from committees of jurisdiction in the House and Senate yesterday reached agreement on the final provisions of the Opioid Crisis Response Act.
Sep 26, 2018
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security yesterday held a hearing to examine health care experiences and costs in rural America.
Sep 26, 2018
The House of Representatives yesterday passed two bills that would prohibit health plans from restricting a pharmacist’s ability to inform enrollees when a drug would cost less without using their insurance.
Sep 26, 2018
The AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity with support from the Aetna Foundation today announced the launch of a national program dedicated to closing gaps in health equity.
Sep 26, 2018
HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response yesterday announced a $9.3 million contract to develop a test that could help hospital and commercial laboratories speed diagnosis of bacterial infections and determine the best antibiotics to treat them.
Sep 26, 2018
HCA Healthcare has donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Florence.
Sep 26, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
St. John’s Hospitals in Oxnard, Calif., are ensuring local women get needed preventive cancer care regardless of their income status; Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford streamlines detection of developmental challenges in young people; and Canton, Ohio-based Aultman Health Foundation puts the work in to prevent falls among its senior community.
Sep 26, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of nursing news: nurse rescues man who collapsed at church, and how nurses can keep their CPR skills sharp.
Sep 26, 2018
Also in this round of hospital and health system leadership changes: Josie Abboud named president and CEO of Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha, Neb., and Chris Self named president and CEO of Manchester Memorial Hospital in Kentucky.
Sep 25, 2018
House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and member Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) yesterday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to take AHA-supported action to continue to provide regulatory relief for rural providers.