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Hospital bed boost in SA for virus surge

South Australia will create an extra 93 beds across Adelaide’s public hospital network as the state prepares for a jump in COVID-19 cases when border restrictions are eased. SA is planning to wind back some border rules, including the current hard closures with NSW, Victoria and the ACT, when double dose vaccination rates hit 80… Read More »

Michigan hospital ends partnership with NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins over vaccine stance

A Michigan hospital cut ties with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins over the athlete’s stance on the COVID-19 vaccine. Holland Hospital announced the end of a sponsorship agreement Friday with the quarterback, who has been unwilling to share whether he’s received the vaccine — though Cousins recently spent time on the reserve COVID-19 list after… Read More »

Texas’ hospital system confirms its first case of new COVID-19 lambda variant

Loading the player… Just when people were beginning to wrap their heads around the delta variant of COVID-19, this week, Texas’ hospital system has become the first to report a case of the lambda variant. According to ABC News, Monday, Houston Methodist Hospital, which operates eight hospitals in its network, confirmed its first case of the… Read More »

Large self-insured employers lack power in hospital price negotiations

Dive Brief: As some employers look to contract directly with hospitals in an effort to lower healthcare costs, researchers found that large self-insured employers likely do not have enough market power to extract lower prices, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care. The study examined the relationship between employer market… Read More »