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Private American companies supplying HHS with staff for cardiac surgery

Posted: March 4, 2024

(March 2, 2024) By: Joanna Frketich, The Hamilton Spectator (behind a paywall)

–> The first part of the article is as follows:

Hamilton’s largest hospital network signed contracts with two private American companies to temporarily supply staff to operate heart-lung machines that the union claims are costing tens of thousands of dollars a week.

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) refused to provide any details about the six-month contracts, including the names of the companies, how much they’re making for providing the perfusionists, what the medical professionals are paid and whether the hospital network is covering costs such as Canadian certification, travel, car rentals, lodging or food.

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