A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
06/26/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail. By Candace Nelson.
CHARLESTON - Charleston Area Medical Center's Ryan White Program will distribute free HIV in-home testing kits to the public as part of National HIV Testing Day Thursday.
06/26/2013 - The Washington Post. By Mary Agnes Carey.
WASHINGTON, DC - Overly aggressive practices of contractors charged with recovering inappropriate Medicare payments are causing headaches for hospitals and patients, hospital executives told the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.
06/25/2013 - WVU Healthcare News
MORGANTOWN - Bruce McClymonds, president and chief executive officer of WVU Hospitals (WVUH), has announced to the hospital Board of Directors, management and staff that he will retire in May 2014.
06/25/2013 - The State Journal
MORGANTOWN - Bradford Warden, who has served as the interim director of the WVU Heart Institute for the past year, has been named its permanent director.
06/25/2013 - The Times West Virginian
MORGANTOWN - When there’s an accident in the county, a rescue squad responds to the scene. Most of the time, as trained medical professionals, they have the skills and tools they need to save lives as they rush patients to the hospital.
06/25/2013 - The New York Times. By Reed Abelson.
CALIFORNIA - Hoping to cut medical costs, employers are experimenting with a new way to pay for health care, telling workers that their company health plan will pay only a fixed amount for a given test or procedure, like a CT scan or knee replacement.
06/25/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Lydia Nuzum.
SCOTT DEPOT - The Putnam County Board of Health voted unanimously to lay off its entire staff Monday, pending approval from the state's Division of Personnel.