Sutter Health To Pay $575 Million In Antitrust SettlementThe CA Department of Justice announced the terms of an antitrust settlement with Sutter Health on Friday that would require the hospital system, the largest in California, to pay $575 million and submit to a court-appointed monitor for 10 years.
Bill Targeting Kaiser Permanente Financial Disclosures Heads To Gov. Newsom's DeskHospital giant Kaiser Permanente would have to disclose more financial information about its hospitals under a bill that has cleared the California Legislature.
Ridgecrest Hospital's Quake Damage Prompts Questions About State Seismic StandardsRidgecrest Regional is joining hospitals across California in questioning standards designed to keep hospitals open after earthquakes.
Bay Area Lawmaker's Effort To Stop Surprise Hospital Bills StallsA proposal aimed at limiting high medical bills from emergency room visits stalled Wednesday.
California Legislature Takes On Surprise Bills, Over Hospital ObjectionsA debate now playing out in the California Legislature is pitting insurance companies and hospitals against each other.
Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs To Kids, Hospital FindsTherapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs.
Hospitals May Soon Have To Post Prices For Patients OnlineHospitals may soon have to post their standard prices for patients online, under a proposed rule unveiled Tuesday by the Trump administration.
Bay Area Hospitals Limit Visitors Due To Flu ScareHospitals in the South Bay are limiting visitors as they deal with a winter outbreak of flu.
Wildfires Force Patients To Be Evacuated From Santa Rosa HospitalsWildfires left two hospitals in Santa Rosa out of commission Tuesday after patients were whisked to safety in the middle of the night.
Massive Ransomware Attack Cripples Computer Networks In Over 60 CountriesA cyberattack that is forcing computer owners to pay hundreds of dollars in ransom to unlock their files has hit almost every corner of the world.
East Bay Non-Profit Recycles Discarded Crayons For Hospitalized ChildrenMost colorful crayons handed out at restaurants get used a few times, or in some cases, only once before they are discarded. One Bay Area man is making sure that crayons from all over the country don't just go to waste.
Californians Fight Surprise Medical Bills From Out-of-Network PhysiciansA growing number of Californians are getting clobbered by surprise medical bills from doctors they don't know and have never even met.
9,000 Santa Clara County Workers Threaten To Strike Over Labor Dispute, But Some BarredA court injunction filed by Santa Clara County Monday has barred about 500 employees from participating in a strike set for Tuesday by a union representing about 9,000 of its workers.
Bay Area Baby Boom Possibly Triggered By Improving EconomyBay Area hospital delivery rooms are keeping busy with a rise in births after a slowdown during the recession.
3 Bay Area Hospitals Fined For Errors That Could Have Killed PatientsThe California Department of Public Health Wednesday announced penalties against 12 California hospitals for errors with the potential to kill or injure patients including three in the Bay Area and one in Monterey County.