Impacts of the national nurse shortage are being felt at Long Beach hospitals, where officials are offering signing and referral bonuses as well as premium pay for those who show up to their shifts.
Long Beach officials announced Thursday that its health department is offering enrollment assistance for those who may be eligible Medi-Cal and Covered California.
After nearly three years, the Community Hospital Long Beach emergency department is now open, marking a crucial turning point for the facility, operator Molina, Wu, Network announced Wednesday.
The four-story, 80,000-square-foot outpatient facility is expected to begin treating patients on Feb. 22, hospital officials announced.
The California Nurses Association in statement Friday said the union has been in negotiations since January for a new contract with “little to no movement on key issues.”
The woman started having trouble breathing when the doctor put her under general anesthesia for a procedure, documents show.
The expansion plan announcement comes almost a week after nearby Community Hospital and its emergency closed indefinitely.
Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell has provided a list of legal rights concerning continuity of care for patients affected by the termination of a between Anthem Blue Cross and MemorialCare.
In a narrow victory, the House of Representatives passed the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan, the American Health Care Act, Thursday despite protest and opposition from medical organizations and industry groups.