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Coronavirus strains Florida health system as some hospitals run out of ICU beds in largest counties

People wait for health assessment check-in before entering Jackson Memorial Hospital, as Miami-Dade County eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Miami, Florida, June 18, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters More than 40 Florida hospitals in multiple counties across the state have maxed out their ICU… Read More »

Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants

A health care worker works at a COVID-19 testing site sponsored by Community Heath of South Florida at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center, during the coronavirus pandemic, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI (AP) — Hospitals rapidly approached capacity across the Sunbelt, and the Miami area… Read More »

U.S. Hospitals Will Lose $323 Billion in 2020 – Before Accounting for Growing COVID Cases

U.S. health systems are projected to lose $ 323 billion in 2020 due to declining inpatient and outpatient volumes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the “normal” hospital business. Hospitals racked up over $ 200 bn in losses between March and June 2020. according to the American Hospital Association’s report, Hospitals and Health Systems… Read More »

GAO: Number of hospitals heavily dependent on Medicare has shrunk

Dive Brief: The number of hospitals heavily dependent on Medicare decreased 28.5% between 2011 and 2017, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. However, their numbers were relatively small to begin with — and those that actually qualified for payments were an even smaller proportion. The GAO attributes the shrinking number… Read More »

Hospitals saw increased profitability as 2019 came to a close

Based on December 2019 data, U.S. hospitals ended the year on a strong note, with increases in net patient revenue and service volumes contributing to improved profitability, according to the latest Kaufman Hall Flash Report. Margins rebounded after a significant decline in November. Operating earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization margin rose 136.9 basis… Read More »

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

Nearly 35,000 people in the United States are dying each year from drug-resistant infections, public health officials said on Wednesday, an alarming problem that New York state underscored by revealing that it had found one particularly new and virulent fungus in 64 hospitals and 103 nursing homes. The numbers show just how widespread drug resistant… Read More »