When you have a heart attack and are rushed to the hospital, you’re not usually thinking about doing some comparison shopping on price. But for the first time Thursday, the U.S. government released pricing information from hospitals around the country. And that data showed vast disparities in the amount hospitals are charging for the same procedures.
Two lawmakers are joining a growing tide of officials pressuring to keep University of Minnesota hospitals in the state’s hands.
Minnesota hospitals and nurses are moving past differences to back a compromise to track and study how patient care units are staffed.
A Minnesota nurses union and the state’s hospitals neared a deal Friday to study and publish more data about medical center staffing plans rather than put minimum requirements for inpatient care into law.
Minnesota lawmakers fell into partisan camps Thursday as a House panel advanced a bill seeking state regulations on the number of nurses working shifts in hospitals.
North Memorial Medical Center announced that it has been placed in HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals.
An annual report says a rise in serious falls was the main reason for an increase in accidental deaths and serious injuries to patients at Minnesota hospitals last year.
The southern part of the state is described as the epicenter of the outbreak this year.
Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference.
The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he plans to pursue legislation requiring encryption of all laptops containing private medical information, after holding a hearing Wednesday on aggressive debt collection practices in Minnesota hospitals.
Talks between eight Twin Cities hospitals and thousands of employees are underway in an effort to reach a new contract and avert a walkout.
After months of turmoil, state OSHA inspectors visited the Minnesota Security Hospital for the first time in over 20 years, reports Minnesota Public Radio.
A list of America’s top 100 hospitals is out today and Minnesota is home to three of them, including North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Serious mistakes in Minnesota hospitals rose slightly in 2011, but they led to fewer serious injuries and deaths than the year before, according to an annual report.
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