Hundreds of union healthcare workers plan to protest outside of two local hospitals this month as they demand better wages, benefits and pathways to improving patient care ahead of a merger between two healthcare giants that would be worth billions.
The University of Kentucky Hospital has filed a request with the state to add 141 acute care beds to its existing total of 724 beds at a cost of $50 million. And, Baptist Health Lexington filed a request to add 43 acute care beds, bringing its total to 434 beds. The...
Hospital CFOs are likely to welcome the most recent foray from Amazon into the healthcare market, as it should lead to lower supply costs, second only to labor as a major cost center, an investment banking analyst says.
People who get health insurance through their employer are going to doctors and hospitals less, but they and their employers still are spending more money on health care. The reason: prices keep going up.