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Register now: 16th Annual PHTS Medical Staff Leadership Advance
Rarely, if ever, has U.S. healthcare been in greater turmoil. Every aspect of the healthcare industry is in flux: insurance markets, payment models, long-accepted medical protocols and, perhaps above all, consumer behavior, which appears satisfied with the status quo and yet is sending strong...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 2402 Erie hospital withdraws flu-vaccination requirement
Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania has agreed to rehire six employees it fired after they refused to get flu shots because of their religious beliefs. The hospital also will provide about $300,000 in back pay and compensatory damages to the employees as part of an agreement to settle a ...[MORE]
Article 2401 California to adopt tough violence-prevention regs
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health recently approved a rule that would require hospitals and other healthcare employers to develop violence-prevention protocols and involve workers in the process. The standard is expected to be approved by the state’s Office of Administrative ...[MORE]
Article 2400 HR should encourage sensitivity toward transgender patients
An estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender and they face discrimination regularly, notes a recent feature in HealthLeaders Media. The publication adds nearly 20% of transgender people reported postponing or skipping healthcare in the past year because of ...[MORE]
Article 2399 EEOC’s enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued its updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination to replace its 2002 compliance manual section. The Commission has also issued two brief, user-friendly resource documents to accompany the guidance: a ...[MORE]
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16th Annual PHTS Medical Staff Leadership Advance

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Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) provides workers' compensation to the not-for-profit healthcare industry. Through an agreement with PHTS, the Trust focuses on risk management and reducing the losses of its members.