Hospitals

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Study: Medical Conditions Have Little To Do With Nationwide C-Section Rates

Pregnant women are faced with many decisions and often have lots of questions. Now, it appears there’s something new they may want to ask their doctors: the cesarean rate at the hospital where the baby will be born.

10/21/2014

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Union: Nurses Want Proof Minn. Hospitals Are Ready To Fight Ebola

Here in Minnesota, the union that represents thousands of nurses is asking for better training and better gear to deal with Ebola. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted in favor of a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment, such as hazardous materials suits.

10/15/2014

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Regions Hospital ‘Prepared’ To Respond To Ebola Threat

The threat of Ebola in the United States has hospitals in the Twin Cities making sure they’re prepared for a potential case here. Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. began making an Ebola plan right after they heard about the outbreak in West Africa this summer.

10/01/2014

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Mayo Clinic Tops U.S. News & World’s List Of Best Hospitals

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report says the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the best hospital in the country. According to the magazine, the Mayo is ranked nationally in 15 adult and nine pediatric specialties.

07/15/2014

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Fundraising Makes Adopt-A-Rooms Possible At ‘U’ Children’s Hospital

The University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is truly unique in how it delivers care to kids, including building private, customized rooms that help kids heal by using research, input from families and smart room technology.

05/08/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

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New Health Coverage Now In Effect In Minn.

More than 50,000 Minnesotans, many who endured long wait times and other glitches with the state’s overburdened health insurance exchange, finally had coverage in place Thursday. What was less clear was how many people who wanted coverage failed to get it.

01/02/2014

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New Minn. Moms Can Also Enjoy The ‘Royal’ Treatment

You don’t have to be a princess to get the royal treatment, when it’s time for baby to arrive. Hospitals around metro have been upgrading the amenities for new moms, from room service and special baby cakes to aromatherapy and photo shoots.

07/22/2013

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Mayo 3rd In Nation

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has regained its place atop U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best hospitals. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., was ranked third.

07/16/2013

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Good Question: Same Medical Procedure, Different Price Tags?

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.

05/09/2013

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Lawmakers Join Chorus Protesting Fairview Takeover

Two lawmakers are joining a growing tide of officials pressuring to keep University of Minnesota hospitals in the state’s hands.

04/08/2013

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Minn. Nurses, Hospitals Notch Staffing Study Pact

Minnesota hospitals and nurses are moving past differences to back a compromise to track and study how patient care units are staffed.

03/21/2013

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