As one housekeeping staff member puts it: "The goal is not simply cleaning, the goal is also to engage with the patients, let them know we're here for them," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
In discussions surrounding health disparities, access to behavioral health is often left out of the conversation—but the issues are inextricably linked, Advisory Board's Domenica Gilbert writes for the Daily Briefing.
Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says he allowed the procedural maneuver after Democrats for the second day continued to boycott Rep. Tom Price's (R-Ga.) nomination for HHS secretary amid claims that Price misled lawmakers.
President Trump has nominated to the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch—whom experts described as a "constitutionalist" who could play a role in pending health care cases. The Daily Briefing spoke with experts to explore just how Gorsuch could affect pending and future health care cases.
President Trump in a meeting with executives from top pharmaceutical companies on Tuesday said his administration wants to lower drug prices, reduce regulatory hurdles in the industry, and increase prescription drug production in the United States.