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.
On this Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Al Franken has unveiled a bill that would provide better health care for vets in rural areas.
A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can’t get them any other way.
Top health officials in Minnesota are taking new steps to address a longstanding problem: the theft of drugs in hospitals and nursing homes.
As a new generation of emergency rooms opens across the east metro, patients are finding amenities that might remind them more of hotels than hospitals.
Dakotas-based Sanford Health has reached a six-month agreement to run a county-owned hospital and clinics in Minnesota’s Clearwater County.
Medicare’s new chief called for more steps to improve patient safety Tuesday, in the wake of a government report that said one in seven hospitalized Medicare patients is harmed during their stay.
Some hospital administrators in Minnesota say health care reform’s looming changes are causing some sleepless nights.
The Minnesota Nurses Association says nurses have overwhelmingly approved a contract and averted a strike with 14 hospitals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
12 thousand nurses are voting today on a tentative contract with 14 Twin Cities hospitals.
Neither side is commenting. But there are hints that union nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals are communicating once again, with the threat of a strike next Tuesday morning.
Talks lasted until 1 o’clock this morning. And both sides made changes in their contract demands.
Union nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals resume negotiations Tuesday afternoon.
Esme gets the latest on the possible Nurses’ strike. She’s joined by Nellie Munn, an RN from Children’s Hospital and by Hospital Spokesperson Maureen Shriner.
They met for 13 hours but nurses and Twin Cities hospitals failed to reach an agreement on contract issues and this morning the nurses will file a strike notice.
Meeting in a secret location, negotiators for 12,000 nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals are resuming talks today with help from a federal mediator.
Thousands of Twin Cities nurses vote Monday on a proposal for another strike, only this one would be open-ended. 12,000 nurses struck 14 hospitals on June 10th, but it didn’t help movement toward a contract settlement. […]
A group of 14 Minnesota hospitals is accepting the offer of the Minnesota Nurses Association to resume talks, but under one condition.
If hospitals agree, talks would resume a day after nurses vote for second strike
Union nurses have asked 14 Twin Cities hospitals to return to the bargaining table and today the hospitals will respond.
Nurses will vote Monday on open-ended strike