April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Health

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The leader of the Louisville-based insurer discusses how healthcare will develop in the coming years.

This article appears in the March/April 2021 edition of HealthLeaders magazine.

Bruce Broussard, president and CEO of Humana Inc., the Louisville, Kentucky–based insurer, says he got into healthcare “by accident.”

He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in finance and accounting, then earned his MBA at the University of Houston before setting out as a consultant, building his expertise around financial management, technology, and healthcare.

Broussard says his career has had three phases: obtaining a technical background in financial management, gaining leadership experience

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Muslims getting care at Hennepin Healthcare’s HCMC will no longer scramble to locate the right direction for prayer.

The hospital and Muslim leaders on Tuesday affixed stickers in 60 rooms around the Emergency Department indicating qibla, the direction they should face when praying. Hennepin Healthcare also made a commitment to put prayer stickers throughout the hospital as a nod of support for their growing caseload of Muslim patients.

Minnesota is home to at least 150,000 Muslims. Hennepin Healthcare’s Emergency Department serves more than 210 patients on average a day, and many are of the Muslim faith.

“This is a historical

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THE HOSPITAL
Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town
By Brian Alexander

The business of sickness is perverse. In too many instances, medical interventions are ineffective Band-Aids. Other factors, like where you stand in the social, racial and economic pecking order — and what ZIP code you were born in — determine far more about your health. As Bertolt Brecht said so well, in his “Worker’s Speech to a Doctor”:

When we’re sick, we hear
You are the one who will heal us.
When we come to you
Our rags are torn off
And you tap around our

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Thousands of health care workers across North Carolina, charged with the care of patients, have declined to get COVID-19 vaccinations, even as eligibility has opened to the entire state.

Hospitals that were willing to disclose employee vaccination rates reported between 40% and 75% of hospital staff members have been vaccinated, a NC Watchdog Reporting Network survey shows.

The informal survey was sent to 32 health systems, representing about 100 hospitals across the state. Fifteen health systems were willing to provide at least some data on the number of vaccinated employees.

The overall uptake rate among

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — Police were called to a healthcare worker rally that was held in Hartford on Thursday afternoon.

Protestors entered the building, leading to several to be detained, according to a representative from the SEIU District 1199 New England union.



Jesse Martin, VP of the Nursing Home Division for Distict 1199 SEIU was arrested during the rally




The union said it was long-term care workers and leaders who were detained “for acts of peaceful civil disobedience.”

The rally was scheduled to be held at 4 p.m. outside the Department of Public Health on Capitol Avenue.

Upon

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Clue allows women to do exactly that with a few taps on their smartphone. Today, the company has a lot of competition in the period- and fertility-tracking area. And plenty of other women-specific tools have come onto the market. Elvie, a London-based company, has marketed a wearable breast pump and a pelvic exercise trainer and app, both using smart technology. Another strand of femtech known as “menotech” aims to improve women’s lifestyles as they go through menopause, providing access to telemedicine, and information and data that women can tap into.

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