Health care

HDL fires back at insurer's $84M lawsuit

Medical testing firm Health Diagnostic Laboratory has filed a 43-page response to an insurance provider’s claims that the company inflated bills and unfairly promised out-of-network patients free services.

Hospital opens helipad to lift trauma status

The first chopper landed on Chippenham Hospital’s new helipad on Tuesday, and HCA hopes the $1.1 million addition will help boost the hospital’s trauma designation.

Bon Secours taps new Richmond CEO

The health giant is divvying up responsibilities and has put the head of a local hospital in charge of its Richmond operations.

HCA unveils injured workers' clinic

Johnston-Willis hospital cut the ribbon last week on a new clinic that caters to injured workers, HCA’s fifth occupational health clinic in the area.

HDL slashes 15 percent of its staff

Health Diagnostic Laboratory announced on Tuesday that it is cutting the size of its staff by 15 percent or 132 workers. The layoffs come as the once fast-growing firm undergoes a federal investigation.

Hospitals roll out plans for larger psych facilities

Local health giant HCA is moving forward with a multimillion plan for its psychiatric facilities and plans to add room for a total of more than 40 patients between two hospitals.

Orthopedic practices line up merger

A locally based medical practice announced merger plans that would create the largest orthopedic group in the state.