Hospitals Waste Extravagant Amounts of Unused Medical Supplies, Study Finds

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TweetYum In March 2017, ProPublica reported that big hospitals nationwide are wasting millions of dollars a year by discarding perfectly good medical supplies. The type of equipment that gets thrown away ranges from simple items like surgical masks that cost just over a dollar each, to more serious equipment like infant warmers that cost $ […]

US Hospitals Waste Millions in Discarding Unused Supplies

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TweetYumHospitals in the US are wasting millions of dollars as they discard sterile and unused medical supplies, practices that impact the cost of health care, as Marshall Allen reported for ProPublica in March 2017. The organization Partners for World Health has been collecting discarded supplies, filling shipping containers, and sending them to hospitals in desperate […]

Memorial Hermann refuses to hire tobacco users, charges smokers $600 per year

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TweetYumMemorial Hermann is a corporate system of hospitals primarily located in the Houston, Texas area but has branched out to other parts of Texas several years ago. Harris County even wanted to purchase one of their 9 hospitals, Memorial Hermann SW. They had several employee reduction initiatives when they suddenly began acquiring other hospitals throughout […]

Advocates Say Flu Vaccine Should Be Mandatory For Health Workers

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TweetYumNPR February 3, 2012 Despite more than 20 years of recommendations that health workers get flu shots, the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show more than a third don’t comply. The voluntary approach to reducing the risk that workers will transmit flu to patients has fallen short. So consumer and […]

New tax on soup kitchens, despite 1 in 6 Americans living in poverty

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TweetYumYesterday, it was announced that an astounding 1 in 6 Americans are living in poverty. President Obama’s response? To demand a tax on donations to soup kitchens and other charities that help people desperately in need. The President’s proposal will impact approximately 40% of all the tax deductible contributions, and essentially penalize soup kitchens, hospitals, […]