Despite the change in fortunes, Ascension signaled that it is not yet out of the woods, noting that “consumer confidence and healthcare hesitation as a result of COVID-19 continue to affect Ascension markets, to varying degrees.”
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Across Indiana, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has been shattering records day after day, putting a strain on many hospitals and adding to the anxiety about how much longer the pandemic will continue.
The number of new daily coronavirus cases in the United States is at an all-time high. Nearly every metric is trending in the wrong direction, prompting states to add new restrictions and hospitals to prepare for a potentially dark future.
The Indiana Hospital Association on Tuesday warned that medical facilities are struggling to keep up with a record number of hospitalizations. It called on Hoosiers to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Ventec, in a partnership with General Motors, began operations in the GM Components Holdings plant in April, hiring local employees to make 30,000 ventilators for hospitals in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and New Mexico all reported record high hospitalizations this week.
Thestates’ largest hospital system saw decreases in admissions, surgical cases, ER visits and inpatient days; overall, patient service revenue fell about 2.5% during the nine-month period.
The aggressive offensive by a Russian-speaking criminal gang coincides with the U.S. presidential election, though there was no immediate indication it was motivated by anything but profit.
Forty-one states and Puerto Rico have more hospitalized COVID-19 patients now than at the end of September, and 22 of those states have seen increases in excess of 50%, according to health data analyzed by The Washington Post.
The joint statement by Indiana University Health, Community Health Network and Eskenazi Health is the latest pledge by Indianapolis-area business groups to address racial inequities.
Universal Health Services Inc., which operates more than 250 U.S. hospitals and other clinical facilities, said Monday that its network was offline and doctors and nurses were resorting to “back-up processes” including paper records.
Like many other providers, Ascension suspended all elective, nonessential medical and surgical procedures for several months to prepare for the surge of COVID-19 patients, reducing volume and revenue.
Hospital systems say their aim is to provide a helpful clearinghouse for patients in need of housing, transportation, food and other critical services—factors sometimes called “social determinants of health.”
A new study released Friday by the Rand Corp. found that Hoosiers covered by employer health plans paid Indiana hospitals three times what Medicare would have paid for the same procedures, exceeding the national rate of disparity.
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Threatening fines and funding cut-offs, the Trump administration on Tuesday issued new COVID-19 requirements for nursing homes and hospitals.
The sudden departure follows accusations that Matthew Gutwein, 57, exploited legal loopholes to shift millions of dollars from nursing homes to the system’s Eskenazi Hospital and other programs.
Across the U.S., “hospital at home” programs are taking off amid the pandemic, thanks to communications technology, portable medical equipment and teams of doctors, nurses, X-ray techs and paramedics.
The pandemic took a huge bite out of routine surgeries and other highly profitable procedures at the state’s largest hospital system.
The hospital has made more than $60 million in cuts, including the elimination of its 401(k) match through the rest of the year and the closing of a rehabilitation hospital in Kokomo.