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Each weekday, Minnesota Hospital Association members receive In the News, a compilation of health care-related media stories from state and national media such as Minnesota Public Radio and the New York Times. In the News is a way to keep members informed of what’s being reported related to health care, both positive and negative. Inclusion of an article does not indicate support for or opposition to an issue by MHA. 

If you would like to receive the In the News daily email, contact Sarah Bohnet, MHA executive assistant/visual communications specialist, 651-603-3494.

In the News

Oct. 25, 2021

Minneapolis Star Tribune
EDITORIAL Fire Jan Malcolm? That's ridiculous
The state's doctors, hospitals and long-term care providers have been on the front lines for 20 long months battling COVID-19. They continue to strongly support Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, and their
10/25/2021

Minneapolis Star Tribune
COVID-19 pandemic wave continues retreat in Minnesota
COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined in one week from 1,008 to 907 in Minnesota, which is showing more signs of a peak in its latest pandemic wave. The positivity rate of diagnostic testing has declined as well in
10/25/2021

Minneapolis Star Tribune
COVID wave overwhelms rural Minnesota hospitals, leaving the sick nowhere to go
Mourners left Bob Cameron's funeral Friday with grab-and-go packs of bars and treats — offered in place of a social lunch because of the pandemic — and also with a lingering question. Would the 87-year-old still be alive if
10/25/2021

Minneapolis Star Tribune
State regulators take control of Minneapolis nursing home
A Minneapolis nursing home has been taken over by the Minnesota Department of Health because of nearly 20 care violations and crumbling finances. Twin City Gardens nursing home, with 31 residents, will be under new
10/25/2021

Minnesota Public Radio
Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11
Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer moves toward expanding shots to children. Competitor Pfizer's kid-sized vaccine
10/25/2021

Rochester Post Bulletin
Crowd protests Mayo Clinic requiring employees to be vaccinated
Chanting “Down with Mayo” and singing patriotic songs, a large crowd marched around downtown Rochester this morning to protest Mayo Clinic’s coming requirement that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
10/25/2021

Kaiser Health News
3 States Limit Nursing Home Profits in Bid to Improve Care
Nursing homes receive billions of taxpayers’ dollars every year to care for chronically ill frail elders, but until now, there was no guarantee that’s how the money would be spent. Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York are
10/24/2021

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Plans focused on virtual visits new twist in health insurance
At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now, insurers are betting that some patients liked it enough to embrace new types of health coverage that encourages video
10/24/2021

NPR
Thousands of workers are opting to get fired, rather than take the vaccine
For 33 years, Karl Bohnak worked at his dream job delivering weather forecasts on TV for what he considers one of the most challenging but beautiful spots in the United States — Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
10/24/2021

The New York Times
A $1,775 Doctor’s Visit Cost About $350 in Maryland. Here’s Why.
For the past 18 months, while I was undergoing intensive physical therapy and many neurological tests after a complicated head injury, my friends would point to a silver lining: “Now you’ll be able to write about your own
10/24/2021