Healthcare News & Insights

FTEs in health care: It’s not one-size-fits-all

It’s no secret that healthcare facilities have struggled with finding the right balance of full-time employees (FTEs) on staff, especially now that the current global pandemic has made things even more complicated. Figuring out how to balance, and re-balance, the number of active employees is a tricky situation, especially when emergencies occur. 

How to prepare your hospital for a natural disaster

No matter where your hospital is located, you must prepare for natural disasters. As hurricane season continues, making sure your organization has solid emergency plans in place should be a priority. 

Woman dies in jail after being kicked out of ER

A 29-year-old mother of two died in jail after being arrested for trespassing in a hospital emergency room.

Concierge medicine: Who really pays?

High-end service and top-of-the-line care define so-called concierge medicine — but it comes at a steep cost. Is it worth it?

More patients seeking dental care in the ER

Routine dental care is driving more people to the emergency room — at a greater cost and with less efficiency.

ERs demand upfront payment

Don’t be surprised if your next ER visit requires an up-front payment before a doctor will see you.

Outrageous! Paramedics make dying man’s wife hitchhike to hospital

A patient’s wife claims the couple was treated outrageously after her husband suffered a fatal ski accident.

Building upgrades meant to improve ER wait times

More hospitals are taking concrete steps to shorten wait times in their emergency departments.

What puts an ER at risk of closing?

A recent study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found three main factors put a given hospital’s emergency department at risk.

Outrageous! Visitor hurt, nurse says: ‘Call 911’

You’d think if you were hurt in the hospital you’d at least get help quickly. But if you’re at Greater Niagara General Hospital, don’t count on it.