A new report finds that CEOs at New Hampshire's nonprofit hospitals saw their pay increase by an average of 18 percent from 2006 to 2009.
The report CEO pay varies widely. An the low end, Colebrook’s Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital pays its CEO 150,000. At the high end, the leader of the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester pulled down about a million dollars in 2009. The salary report was commissioned by Attorney General Michael Delaney. He says while the report found hospital CEO pay here is on par for the region,
Public health officials say six more Exeter Hospital patients have tested positive for Hepatitis C. That brings the total number of infections to 27.
Local, state and federal law enforcement are still investigating the cause of the outbreak. An Exeter Hospital employee is suspected of exposing patients to the liver-destroying virus by mishandling needles.
A new report out from the New Hampshire Energy and Climate Collaborative finds that NH may not be doing enough to make homes more energy efficient.
Three years ago Governor John Lynch put forth his climate action plan, a roadmap for how to reduce the states carbon emissions. Number one on the list of strategies: maximize energy efficiency in buildings. But getting homeowners to invest in efficiency has been harder than policymakers had hoped.
The state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that New Hampshire parents who can’t afford a lawyer and are charged with abuse or neglect can now be appointed a lawyer on a case-by-case basis.
For the last year and a half, due to budget cuts, the state has not provided low income parents with lawyers.
Jeanne Herrick with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office says the ruling lines up with the state’s position that there is no absolute right to counsel. She says it’s now up to a judge to decide.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation wants to see the number of traffic fatalities go to zero.
The department is partnering with other state agencies, organizations, and businesses to create the ‘New Hampshire Driving Toward Zero Coalition.’ The coalition launched the ‘Driving Toward Zero’ campaign today.
New Hampshire Department of Transportation Commissioner, Chris Clement, says he’s often asked whether an effort to reduce accident fatalities to zero is even possible.
This is a closer look at the Supreme Court’s Ruling as it relates to Medicaid in the Granite State. Under the upheld law, an additional 17 million people nationwide are set to become eligible for Medicaid in 2014. That’s a 27 percent increase. The new threshold is $29,000 dollars a year for a family of four.
New Hampshire insurance carriers say they are generally supportive of the Supreme Court’s health care ruling.
MVP Health Care says it supports many of the goals of the ACA, such as ensuring that all Americans have affordable health coverage and access to high-quality care. However, the company says there are parts of the act that policymakers should reconsider, such as the cuts to Medicare Advantage health benefit plans and the “Small Business Health Insurance Tax.”
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule today in the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Today is the last day of the Court's current term, and the ruling is expected to be released not long after 10 a.m.
NHPR will bring you coverage through the day and the days ahead of what this highly-anticipated decision will mean.
Join us today at 2:00 p.m. for a special edition of Talk of the Nation and check back at NHPR.org for updates.
The biggest surprise Thursday morning at the Supreme Court will be if the justices do not issue their most-anticipated decision of the year — on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act; the health care overhaul enacted in 2010.