Group Health Cooperative http://www.kplu.org en Layoffs and cost-cutting coming to Group Health http://www.kplu.org/post/layoffs-and-cost-cutting-coming-group-health <p>Group Health Cooperative says it lost money in August and needs to cut costs.&nbsp; That will include some layoffs this year.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s not a calamity, says CEO Scott Armstrong, but the trend could lead Group Health to finish the year in the red if it doesn't make changes.</p><p><em>(For the complete story, click the "listen" button above.) &nbsp; </em></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:42:30 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6410 at http://www.kplu.org Better monitoring for prescription painkillers http://www.kplu.org/post/better-monitoring-prescription-painkillers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-981609.mp3</p><p>A new approach to prescription painkillers at Group Health Cooperative could become a model for other medical providers.&nbsp;</p><p>Painkillers have become a national concern because they&#39;re addictive and there&rsquo;s been an uptick in overdoses. The number of people who have long-term prescriptions for painkillers has doubled over the past decade.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2310 at http://www.kplu.org Better monitoring for prescription painkillers