Jerome Adams, the Indiana state health commissioner, has been nominated to serve as Surgeon General by President Trump to succeed Vivek Murthy, who resigned in April. The nomination is generating interest on both sides of the political aisle as well as...
Dixon, Illinoiis is attracting statewide attention for a community program that emphasizes quick access to treatment for certain offenders rather than languishing in jail. "I think it's an innovative approach that could be duplicated anywhere," said Cathy Ferguson-Allen, Lee County...
New Jersey lawmakers are moving forward with a sweeping set of telemedicine regulations that would open the doors to telehealth, ensure parity and put the Garden State on track to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. In one of the...
An $800,000 Grant-in-Aid has been approved as part of the Hawaii state legislative budget will enable Hamakua-Kohala Health to begin constructing a new building on the site of the old infirmary in Honokaa. Due to mold and severe termite damage, the...
A new Georgetown study suggests that the proposed funding cuts to Medicaid would hurt rural Floridians more than their urban counterparts. The report shows 57 percent of Florida’s rural and small-town children receive health insurance through Medicaid versus 44 percent of...
A rural Georgia hospital that was about to close for lack of funds will stay open after all. The company that owned Jenkins Medical Center in Millen, Ga. had announced in April that it would shut the aging facility down. Instead, with...
Free-standing emergency rooms, provider rates in rural parts of the state and opportunistic drug pricing are contributing to the rising costs of health care in Colorado, a state commission argued in its third report in as many years. The Colorado Commission on...
Clinica Sierra Vista, a large chain of health care clinics for low-income residents, was named Nonprofit of the Year for the 32nd Assembly District by Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield. “Nonprofits like Clinica Sierra Vista fill a vital healthcare need in...
North Mississippi Health Services' decision to form a clinically integrated network came with a dilemma. In its corner of Mississippi, nurse practitioners provide about 53% of patient's primary care. Most networks only include doctors, but that didn’t make sense...
Wyoming’s rural hospitals are warning lawmakers that the U.S. Senate’s proposed health care bill could force them to reduce services, operate on even smaller margins or close facilities altogether. There are fewer than 30 hospitals in Wyoming, and many are...
A state cap on non-economic damage awards in medical malpractice cases in Wisconsin has been ruled unconstitutional by a three judge panel. The First District Appellate Court found the state's $750,000 limit imposes an “unfair and illogical burden” on those who...
West Virginia community health centers are getting $19 million in federal grants from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The grants fill a critical gap in health care in southern West Virginia. “Every West Virginia community deserves quality healthcare facilities...
The Healthier Washington Rural Health Innovation Accelerator Committee (RHIAC) has released their rural health assessment, A New Vision for Rural Health in Washington. According to the report, residents in rural areas are more likely to be food insecure, become obese,...
Through the use of telemedicine and telestroke in rural care, the University of Virginia (UVA) reduced 30-day hospital readmission rates by 40 percent for patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, stroke, and joint...