As part of improvements to enhance pediatric care regionwide, Ballad Health is realigning level III NICU services at Niswonger Children’s. There, high-risk newborns will have access to everything they need in one place and can benefit from the expertise provided at the region’s state-designated perinatal center. ... read more about The reasoning behind planned Ballad Health NICU updates.
Ballad Health announced financial results from its 1st quarter under a combined budget. For the quarter, operating cash flow for the newly merged health system improved to $49.7 million from $45.3 million, a 9.8% increase. Total cash flow improved by 25.2%. Revenue increased by 2%. ... read more about Ballad Health reports first quarter results.
New quality, low-cost Medicaid health coverage will be available to up to 400,000 Virginia adults, starting January 1, 2019. This includes many people who work in retail, construction, childcare, landscaping, food service or other jobs that don’t provide health insurance. ... read more about New Medicaid health coverage for Virginia adults.