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Emerald South shutdown set for Jan. 31, 2019

Emerald South shutdown set for Jan. 31, 2019

A timeline for the shutdown of Emerald South Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been set, with closure expected by late January. That’s according to a layoff notice filed by the company operating the Buffalo nursing home. The company announced in mid November the Delaware Avenue site would […]

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Dental care startup Quip secures $40 million in funding

Dental care startup Quip secures $40 million in funding

Quip NYC Inc., the local oral health startup and toothbrush innovator, has received a new round of financing. The company, based in Brooklyn, now has more than $60 million in backing. Sherpa Capital led the most recent effort, which put $40 million into Quip’s coffers. Triplepoint Capital […]

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Demand for nurses in Oregon continues to rise, even as hospitals use contract labor

Demand for nurses in Oregon continues to rise, even as hospitals use contract labor

Demand for nurses continues to grow in Oregon, especially in long-term care, home health and hospice and public health, according to a new survey from the Oregon Center for Nursing. While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicted a small nurse surplus in Oregon by […]

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NC restaurant association launches health plan aiming to help hundreds of thousands of workers

NC restaurant association launches health plan aiming to help hundreds of thousands of workers

Employees of the thousands of restaurants, bars and hotels in North Carolina may now have greater access to health care.  Last week, the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA) announced the first association health care plan. The Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust, will allow hotels, restaurants, […]

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Mass. businesses say new health care fee hurting bottom line

Mass. businesses say new health care fee hurting bottom line

This story was originally published on MassLive. Judy Herrell, the owner of Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton, offers her employees health insurance. But premiums are expensive, and many of the workers are students who are on their parents’ plans or can buy cheaper and better insurance through MassHealth […]

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Florida's new House Speaker: State health care 'behind the curve'

Florida's new House Speaker: State health care 'behind the curve'

Have no doubt: new House Speaker Jose Oliva wants to expand access to health care by expanding the scope of practice for Florida nurses. He also wants less government regulation in Florida’s health-care delivery system and more free-market principles. Oliva, though, denies that reconfiguring the state’s health-care delivery […]

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Boasting Buffalo: Transforming health care

Boasting Buffalo: Transforming health care

Al Hammonds has spent 30 years in Buffalo, shifting from a career in industrial manufacturing to county government and into health care. Source link

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Duke doctor's search for cancer cure lands in unlikely place – studying dogs

Duke doctor's search for cancer cure lands in unlikely place – studying dogs

Dr. Will Eward spends the first three days of his week treating patients at Duke Cancer Institute, including those facing a rare cancer that starts in the bones called osteosarcoma. Source link

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Mayo Clinic to pay hundreds of millions more on work related to Epic Systems project

Mayo Clinic to pay hundreds of millions more on work related to Epic Systems project

The health care giant said it will need to spend an additional $217 million in connection with an electronic-medical-records project. Source link

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Memorial Hospital of Tampa to build out robotic operating room

Memorial Hospital of Tampa to build out robotic operating room

The Memorial Hospital of Tampa will be transforming shell space into a robotic operating room. The proposed project consists of the renovation to an existing shelled space on the second floor at Memorial Hospital of Tampa that will include an observation area, according to a building permit […]

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