Hospitals Category

April 10, 2019

Facing Nurses Strike, New York Hospitals Reach Landmark Deal on Staffing

The agreement will lead to the hiring of more nurses and for the first time set minimum ratios of nurses to patients.

April 9, 2019

Culture of Secrecy Shields Hospitals With Outbreaks of Drug-Resistant Infections

The lack of transparency puts patients at risk, some say. Institutions say disclosure could scare some people away from seeking needed medical care.

April 8, 2019

Times Insider: Candida Auris: The Fungus Nobody Wants to Talk About

The medical community is usually eager to discuss public health issues. But the rise in drug-resistant microbes is cloaked in chronic secrecy.

March 30, 2019

Patients ‘Hit the Call Bell and Nobody Comes.’ Hospital Nurses Demand ‘Safe Staffing’ Levels.

Thousands of nurses at three big hospital systems in New York City have threatened to strike, saying they are stretched too thin to fully support patients and their families.