BNBSE: Fortune/Report Release Special Edition

BREAKING NEWS An explosive newly-released investigative report offers detailed new research indicating that HCA Healthcare’s long and troubled history with Medicare fraud may continue to the present day, and may be bilking millions out of taxpayers. News of the report broke in a national media story by Fortune Magazine chronicling the troubling allegations against HCA,… Continue reading BNBSE: Fortune/Report Release Special Edition

BNB16: Must Read Stories

Bloomberg: Omicron and Hospital Overcrowding Make for a Deadly Combination Overcrowding kills,” said Sameer Kadri, an intensive-care physician at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Kadri was the lead researcher on a landmark study that found early in the pandemic that Covid patients’ risk of dying rose where hospital staff was strained by high… Continue reading BNB16: Must Read Stories

BNBSE: Must Read Stories

Salt Lake City Tribune: Hospital sales would put Utah’s health care in jeopardy As an economist who has studied monopolies and market power extensively, HCA’s attempted takeover of Steward Healthcare should be a major cause of concern for everyone in our state — patients, insurers, employers and frontline health care workers. Research has shown that… Continue reading BNBSE: Must Read Stories

BNB15: Must Read Stories

11/29/21: MedPage Today Orthopedic Surgery Group Sabotages Residency Program, Lawsuit Allegeshortages In a lawsuit filed November 11, orthopedic surgeon Scott Duncan, MD, accused OrthoSC, a South Carolina-based orthopedic group, of intentionally sabotaging a residency program in the making in order to preserve its monopoly. Along with OrthoSC, Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand Regional Medical Center (GSRMC),… Continue reading BNB15: Must Read Stories

BNB14: Must Read Stories

10/29/21: San Jose Inside: Regional Medical Center Nurses Protest Impact of Staffing Shortages This week, nurses at Regional Medical Center rallied outside the hospital, demanding better working conditions and more staffing and complaining about big profits at the Good Samaritan system’s owner, HCA Healthcare. At the Oct. 25 rally, nurses accused the hospital of violating… Continue reading BNB14: Must Read Stories

BNB13: Must Read Stories

9/21/21: Hospital administrators, including in Jacksonville, ask lawmakers for help amid staffing crisis As the Delta variant continues to surge across Florida, putting public health, healthcare workers, and our health system at their max, HCA hospital administrators spoke to members of the Florida state legislature last week in a conversation meant to address the… Continue reading BNB13: Must Read Stories

HCA Under Fire in California

HCA Under Fire in California: Multiple CA HCA facilities, including Good Samaritan, once again in the news. Company admits to “losing and mishandling” patient bodies. HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) is the largest for-profit hospital corporation in America, and it has become a flashpoint for controversy regarding their systemic failings during the pandemic, their predatory local practices,… Continue reading HCA Under Fire in California

Union Group Flags Excessive Admissions at HCA

Becker’s Hospital Review: How HCA’s trauma activation fees compare across 14 states Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare’s average activation fees can be up to $50,000 per patient View the full report here. Becker’s Hospital Review: HCA New Hampshire hospital loses 12 physicians as interim CEO takes helm “Twelve of 14 primary care physicians on staff have… Continue reading Union Group Flags Excessive Admissions at HCA

BNB10: Must Read Stories

Kaiser Health News: In Alleged Health Care ‘Money Grab,’ Nation’s Largest Hospital Chain Cashes in on Trauma Centers After falling from a ladder and cutting his arm, Ed Knight said, he found himself at Richmond, Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital surrounded by nearly a dozen doctors, nurses and technicians — its crack “trauma team” charged with saving… Continue reading BNB10: Must Read Stories

BNB9: Must Read Stories

Becker’s Hospital Review: HCA’s bid for Tennessee hospital should be reviewed, labor groups urge AG Tennessee should review HCA Healthcare’s proposed purchase of Springfield, Tenn.-based NorthCrest Health, labor and union groups wrote in a letter to state Attorney General Herbert Slatery. At the end of March, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA said it would purchase NorthCrest. Under… Continue reading BNB9: Must Read Stories