A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay - Kingston
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A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay – Kingston

It’s been nearly two weeks since Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced various front-line workers would receive an extra $4 per hour for their contributions to fighting COVID-19. A few days after the initial announcement on April 25, the province expanded the “pandemic pay” to additional health-care sector workers, including paramedics and public health nurses. READ […]

Stanford Health Care workers face system-wide furloughs, pay cuts starting Monday
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Stanford Health Care workers face system-wide furloughs, pay cuts starting Monday

STANFORD — Slammed financially like other Bay Area hospitals by the devastating coronavirus pandemic, Stanford on Monday imposed 20 percent pay cuts and across-the-board furloughs for roughly 14,000 health care workers, including administrators and doctors. In a statement, Stanford described the painful measures as a “shared sacrifice” crucial to weathering its health system’s fiscal viability. […]

Hospital Hacks, Tips for Small Practices
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Doc Suspended, No More Advanced Medicare Pay

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Doc’s Hospital Privileges Suspended  A private-practice obstetrician in southern California was forced to leave a laboring patient abruptly when the hospital suspended her privileges […]

Health care workers receive Covid-19 hazard pay boost – The Buffalo News
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Health care workers receive Covid-19 hazard pay boost – The Buffalo News

Hospitals and nursing homes are offering hazard pay to employees who work directly with Covid-19 patients to boost morale and to compensate those workers for their greater infection risk. Kaleida Health, Catholic Health and the McGuire Group are among the institutions providing this temporary boost in pay during the new coronavirus outbreak. The aids, nurses […]

Pay Attention to In-Hospital Glucose to Save Lives in COVID-19
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Pay Attention to In-Hospital Glucose to Save Lives in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Diabetes and hyperglycemia among people without prior diabetes are strong predictors of mortality among hospitalized patients with COVID-19, new research suggests.  The data suggest that although glycemic control may not be at the forefront of most clinicians’ minds when it comes […]

COVID-19 medical bills: What patients can expect to pay
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COVID-19 medical bills: What patients can expect to pay

Newsday is opening this story to all readers so Long Islanders have access to important information about the coronavirus outbreak. All readers can learn the latest news at newsday.com/LiveUpdates. Your subscription is important because it supports our work covering the coronavirus outbreak and other strong local journalism Newsday provides. You can find the […]

Coronavirus update: Trump says he will halt WHO funding, Ardern announces pay cut, France passes 15,000 deaths
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Coronavirus update: Trump says he will halt WHO funding, Ardern announces pay cut, France passes 15,000 deaths

Updated April 15, 2020 19:56:15 Photo: Medical experts have emphasised the importance of tracking cases of coronavirus. (AAP: James Gourley) One of Australia’s top medical experts says without a vaccine, the Federal Government’s app to monitor people’s interactions could be Australia’s “fundamental weapon” in the fight against COVID-19. Around the world, Donald Trump says he’s […]

Hazard pay coming to many Massachusetts health care workers - News - The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA
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Hazard pay coming to many Massachusetts health care workers – News – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

The hazard pay for health care workers will kick in immediately, according to the union, and will last at least through May 30, and possibly longer. BOSTON — Thousands of state health care workers will be getting a raise after the union representing licensed nurses and caregivers working in Massachusetts state hospitals and group homes […]