Tag Archives: hospital

S&P says risk of hospital operator defaults plummet from last year’s highs

Dive Brief: The risk of healthcare facilities defaulting on their debt has dropped significantly from nearly a year ago, according to a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The median probability of default for healthcare facilities within the next year was just 0.9% this week. In late April 2020, at the height of uncertainty… Read More »

John Howard taken to hospital

Former prime minister John Howard has been transported to hospital, Sky News reports. Sky News political reporter Andrew Clennell said the 81-year-old had been taken to hospital with an undisclosed illness, not COVID-19 related, following a visit to his GP on Monday morning. Mr Clennell said he had spoken by phone with Mr Howard, Australia’s… Read More »

Pennsylvania mandates more COVID-19 protections for hospital workers

Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Health this week issued an order requiring hospitals to update protocols ensuring staff safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. New policies include universal mask wearing for everyone entering a facility and comprehensive contact tracing among workers. Hospital staff who have been in contact with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases must… Read More »

Ill should have gone to hospital: Newmarch

The operator of a coronavirus-hit Sydney nursing home where 16 residents have died admits it would have been easier if those infected at the facility had been transferred to hospital rather than treated on-site. But NSW Health is standing by the response to the outbreak given numerous elderly and frail people were involved with serious… Read More »

Anorexia when to admit to hospital

My body is clay and everyone is dragging it in different directions. Hospitalized patients will also receive counseling with a therapist and an evaluation by a psychiatrist. I wash off all the fat, the food and the lethargy. Eating food may even become like a ritual. Anorexia is a serious condition, so it is important… Read More »

Every for-profit hospital chain reported admission upticks: Is it a blip?

All for-profit hospital operators reported an increase an admissions growth during the third quarter of this year, raising questions about whether the uptick is just a blip or represents sustainable growth.  The gains in the third quarter add on to the accelerating admissions growth throughout the year. Tenet reported its third consecutive quarter of admission… Read More »