It is increasingly clear that the U.S. is inadequately prepared to care for its growing number of elders and people living with disabilities, and one of the major issues for nonprofits in those fields is the ways in which the direct care workforce is treated and compensated.
“You look at what’s happening—hospitals don’t like this bill, physicians’ organizations don’t like this bill, the cancer society doesn’t like this bill, but there’s no one that can unify them and lead the charge.”
As health systems merge and grow, their business decisions become more consequential to the communities they serve. Louisville is awaiting the fate of several hospitals being divested by one nonprofit system.
Pressure drives change, as can been seen in the nation’s healthcare market. Ohio’s Berger Health System makes operational and governance changes as it makes its way in an unsettled marketplace; is privatizing the solution for this public hospital?
The nation’s healthcare insurance battle leads to significant closure of rural hospitals. The Hospitality House of Tulsa says that the number of families it serves has more than doubled in the past year, as Oklahoma’s rural hospital system faces a crisis of its own.
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