Arizona’s Valleywise Health Medical Center’s new building, which will replace the current facility that is over 50 years old, is 75% complete and on track to open in October. The Diane & Bruce Halle Arizona Burn Center is 75,000 square feet and was designed from the perspectives of patients and clinicians alike. The burn center … Read more

With a growing number of childless adults in the United States not expecting to ever have children, Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai hospital is respecting the bodily choices of people with uteruses by offering surgical permanent contraception, or tubal ligation. A Pew Research Center study shows that 44% of non-parents aged 18 to 49 years say it … Read more

Like hospitals and health systems in much of the nation, Maryland’s hospitals are facing myriad challenges, which include an unprecedented financial strain, an historic workforce shortage, and a behavioral healthcare crisis.     Financial strain Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) published recommendations for 2023, and to keep up with current inflation and to … Read more

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has notified Oregon State Hospital (OSH) that the hospital will be cited with 3 violations related to workplace violence and injuries in the areas of documentation, thorough investigation and response. Oregon-OSHA also warned the hospital of 3 additional issues on the same topics that could become … Read more

Though we are still a ways out, we’re excited to announce that we’ve already begun planning for the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference! After hosting this conference virtually for the last two years, we’re very much looking forward to hosting this event in person on September 8th at the Spokane Convention Center. You’ll … Read more

A recent report estimates only 5.6% of hospitals in the country are in compliance with federal hospital price transparency rules that went into effect January 1, 2021. The report, which reviewed 500 hospitals nationwide, found all 12 hospitals evaluated in Arizona to be noncompliant.     The new transparency rules require hospitals to post online a … Read more