Healthcare

Hospital pricing initiative dead with new agreement

The SEIU-UHW have dropped support of a pair of intiatives that would've tareted pricing and executive compensation at California hospitals.A pair of ballot propositions that targeted hospital pricing and CEO pay in California have been dropped as part of an agreement between the California Hospital Association (CHA), some of its member hospitals and the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW).

Kaiser Permanente Fresno receives top score

Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center received the top score of “A” by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.

Kaiser Permanente receives safety top score

Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center received the top score of “A” by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.

Retail events promote fitness, nutrition

A branch of the Fresno County Department of Public Health continues to highlight May as a prime month to promote fruit and vegetable consumption as a way to reduce obesity.

Obamacare discussion planned

Zocalo Public Square will present the discussion “Will Obamacare Fail Fresno?” at 7 p.m. April 30 at Frank's Place at Warnors Center for the Performing Arts, 1432 Fulton St. in Fresno.

Fresno hospitals rated high in patient care

Two Valley hospitals were honored with Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for providing exceptional patient care.

Child abuse center ranks high

The Guilds of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center at Children’s Hospital Central California is now one of the select in the nation qualifying as a center of excellence after achieving the highest of three benchmarking standards set by the Children’s Hospital Association.

Students raise more than $2K for hospital

For the past month, students from Mountain View Elementary School in Visalia have collected spare change to help improve Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit, and the totals are in.

EYE-Q expanding to Clovis

EYE-Q Vision Care center in FresnoAfter having served Fresno and Selma with vision correcting services for the last 60 years, EYE-Q Vision Care announced it will open a third Valley location next January.

Sanger health center groundbreaking set

A groundbreaking will kick off construction of a new 16,000 square foot United Health Center at 10 a.m. Thursday at the northeast corner of 7th and P streets in downtown Sanger.