Health Care

Health care employee accused of assaulting patient

AFTER DEPUTIES ARRIVED,MORE SHOTS WERE FIRED. DEPUTIES THEN SHOT AND KILLED WOODY. THE LAURENS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING AN ASSAULT ON A 79-YEAR-OLD VULNERABLE ADULT. THEY SAY THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AT NHC HEALTH-CARE OF LAURENS ON PINE-HAVEN STREET. POLICE SAY URSULA MARIE DAVIS AN EMPLOYEE AT THE FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ABUSE OF A VULNERABLE ADULT. POLICE SAY THE VICTIM IS IN GOOD CONDITION HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE FACILITY AND IS CURRENTLY IN THE CARE OF FAMILY MEMBERS

Employee at South Carolina health care facility accused of assaulting patient, police say

An employee at an Upstate health care facility has been arrested after being accused of assaulting a patient, according to the Laurens Police Department. Laurens police said, on July 17, they were told about an assault by an employee on a 79-year-old patient vulnerable adult at NHC

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The best, worst states for health care in 2022: report

Depending on where they live, some Americans have better health care options than others.

That’s according to a new report from WalletHub, which found the best and worst states for health care in 2022.

For its report, WalletHub compared all 50 US states and Washington, DC, based on their cost, access and outcomes of health care using 42 metrics.

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Aside from the overall ranking, WalletHub also found how states ranked within some of those metrics.

For example, WalletHub found that Utah has the lowest average monthly insurance premium, while Wyoming and West Virginia tied for the highest average monthly insurance premium.

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Washington, DC, was found to have the most hospital beds per capita and the most physicians per capita.

Meanwhile, Utah was found to have the

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Drugstores rush to bundle primary health care

Drugstores are eager to offer primary care as they aim to bundle a widening scope of their consumers’ health care needs.

Why it matters: Bundling individual services under one roof and one brand would deepen stores’ ties with customers and patients — providing them a one-stop shop for doctor’s visits, insurance and pharmaceuticals.

Driving the news: CVS CEO Karen Lynch told analysts on an earnings call this morning that the company is determined to acquire or take a stake in a primary care provider by the end of the year.

  • Amazon just beat out CVS to acquire One Medical, but Lynch and her team say their existing physical footprint is already a huge advantage.
  • “Let me remind you that we are the largest provider of retail health services in the nation,” Lynch said.
  • CFO Shawn Guertin added: “Our vision is something new and differentiated … And thus, there is no
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Covid-19 has damaged the reputation of Cuban health care

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For a long time Cubans were proud of their health-care system, and justifiably so. Between 2000 and 2020 the small communist-run island outspent most other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Life expectancy is higher than in the United States. Cuba has qualified doctors and nurses to spare. When covid-19 first struck, Cuba sent some of its medics to countries struggling with their initial wave of patients. An impressive 89% of Cuba’s population is now fully vaccinated with its homegrown covid jabs—which boasts efficacy rates of up to 92.4% after three doses. But according to The Economist‘s excess mortality tracker, Cuba has one of the highest estimated death tolls from the pandemic, relative to its size. Where did it go wrong?

Officially, by August 2022 covid had killed

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Minnesota nurses vote ‘no confidence’ in health care execs

CATHY WURZER: Leading our program–unionized nurses at seven Minnesota hospitals are issuing votes of no confidence in their hospital leadership. No confidence votes were taken at several health care providers, including Fairview Health Services, Children’s Minnesota, North Memorial Health, and St Luke’s in Duluth. Negotiators for the Minnesota Nurses Association are in contract talks, which are moving slowly, at several hospitals representing some 15,000 nurses.

Mary Turner is President of the Minnesota Nurses Association. Mary’s also an ICU nurse at North Memorial in the Twin Cities. Welcome back to the program, Mary. How are you?

MARY TURNER: I’m just fine. Thank you for having me.

CATHY WURZER: Thanks for being here. So the votes of no confidence come as the MNA is engaged in contract talks. No confidence votes are largely symbolic. What’s the message you’re trying to send?

MARY TURNER: The message we’re trying to send is that we

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