Jackson Health System, a six-hospital network based in Miami, FL, is asking local taxpayers to foot the bill for an $830 million overhaul. The money would come from a proposed increase in property tax on Miami-Dade residents and would pay for building repairs, new elevators, room renovations, and $130 million in new software for the health system.
Walgreens is opening a new location in East Baltimore in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine that will be used to pilot new health products and services, including in-store clinics capable of providing urgent, non-emergency care.
A practice in Nebraska is notifying more than 2,000 patients that their medical records may have been exposed after a physician loses an unencrypted thumb drive.
In Pittsburgh, UPMC-Mercy is sued along with four doctors for failing to operate on a patient with diverticulitis over 15 months of treatment, allegedly because he did not have insurance, a fact that was noted in his medical record.