Tag Archives: Hospital

Cop taken to hospital after protest

A police officer was taken to hospital after dramatic clashes between cops and anti-lockdown protesters in the Melbourne CBD on Friday. Sixteen people were arrested and 61 were fined by the time the protests wrapped up after 5pm, Victoria Police spokeswoman Leonie Johnson said. “Three police officers were injured during the protest, with one taken… Read More »

Hospital margins improve significantly in May, but are still below budget and 2019 levels

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital margins, volumes and revenue performance have all experienced a brutal couple of months. In May, there were signs of financial improvement — significant, in some cases — but margins are still below 2019 levels, and still below budget, according to the latest Kaufman Hall Flash Report.  The improved margins… Read More »

Hospital staffing shortages face new competition from Amazon, Apple and other disruptors

The healthcare industry, long challenged by a shortage of physicians, nurses and other well-qualified staff, is facing even more of a dire need to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new challenge are disruptors that are looking at the same pool of talent. Companies that formerly represented no competition to healthcare organizations, such as Amazon, Uber and… Read More »

Physician and hospital spending sink to lowest point in more than 10 years

Hospital and physician spending has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic — so hard, in fact, that in April it reached its lowest point in more than a decade. A recent Altarum analysis shows that, due to the cancellation of elective procedures and low patient volume, tanking healthcare usage has contributed to a 24.3%… Read More »

Lee Highway Pharmacy Homebrewing Hand Sanitizer and Buying Kabobs for the Hospital – ARLnow

An Arlington pharmacy and a neighboring kabob restaurant have partnered to help feed hospital workers. Preston’s Pharmacy (5101 Lee Highway) sits directly across the street from Arlington Kabob (5046 Lee Highway). While business during the pandemic has been active at Preston’s, an essential business, pharmacy owner Frank Odeh said he could tell it’s been hard on… Read More »

The COVID-19 Bailout That’s Left Every Hospital Unhappy In Its Own Way

In the throes of the novel coronavirus outbreak in early April, Kenneth Raske, president of the powerful Greater New York Hospital Association, took his case for needing billions in federal relief funding to another New Yorker, well placed in the White House. The April 8 call with Jared Kushner lasted “probably 30 seconds.” After all,… Read More »