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9/21/17 - Advanced ICU Care Launches Tele-ICU Clinical Services with Baptist Health Corbin [T-break Tech (Middle East)]
Advanced ICU Care, the nation`s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced today the launch of tele-ICU clinical services at Baptist Health Corbin, a Baptist Health System hospital based in Kentucky. The collaborative critical care partnership will provide Baptist Health Corbin with additional deep clinical, operational, and..
9/21/17 - Bears provide comfort, courage to young patients
For more than 15 years, residents of the Pinehurst senior living community have been making teddy bears and sending them to child patients at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. "It was a great way to spend the afternoon, knowing that we were making these bears to comfort little ones," said Bette Serenka, one of the residents who made bears. The
9/21/17 - BRIEF: Ormond Beach hospital to remain closed until next week [The News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla.]
Sept. 20 Florida Hospital Oceanside will remain closed until at least next week as hospital officials work to evaluate the scale of the damage done to the 80- bed facility on the beachside of Ormond Beach. Hospital spokeswoman Beverly Ivey said the storm impacted "the exterior wall of the building" and the facility was being evaluated so they wil
9/21/17 - BVH, Bluffton Hospital Echo Labs Receive Reaccreditation
The Echocardiography Laboratories at Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital have been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. First accredited in 2005, BVH received reaccreditations in 2008, 2011 and 2014. Bluffton Hospital was first accredited in 2008 and received reaccreditations in 2011 and 2014.
9/21/17 - California Hospitals Denounce Graham-Cassidy Amendment, Proposal Would Decimate Medi-Cal, Cost State $148 Billion
As members of the U.S. Senate consider the proposed Graham-Cassidy Amendment, the California Hospital Association today denounced the proposal as "the most damaging plan for California that has been considered thus far in the efforts to repeal, repair or replace the Affordable Care Act." In a letter to the state's Congressional Delegation, CHA Pres
9/21/17 - Cambia Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourns Scholars to Advance Palliative Care [Sudan Tribune]
-The Cambia Health Foundation has announced the acceptance of 10 new physicians and nurses into the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program, the Foundations signature program to develop emerging palliative care leaders. According to a 2016 report in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, One-third of U.S. hospitals report no palliative care services of an
9/21/17 - Citizens Medical Center reflects on hurricane response [Victoria Advocate, Texas]
Sept. 21 Chief Executive Officer Mike Olson set up a makeshift bed near the window in his office at Citizens Medical Center. Daniel Cano, the hospital's chief medical officer, said the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council sent in several ambuses Aug. 26. Each bus could safely transport 20 critically ill patients at a time to hospitals in the
9/21/17 - City hears proposal for 15-bed hospital
The application, from Embree Asset Group and Peace Hanson LLC, details plans for 3.5 acres on the south side of West Dublin-Granville Road west of Sawmill Road. Dublin's Planning& Zoning Commission will review the project's basic plan at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in Dublin City Hall, 5200 Emerald Parkway. Calls to Peace Hanson LLC and Embree Asset Group r
Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated the team of doctors as well as the hospital administration for successfully conducting the first bone marrow transplant at Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore. He said that success of the first bone marrow transplant at a public hospital in Pakistan was a big achievement.
9/21/17 - Community Medical Center names new CEO [Oman News Agency]
Daniels has served as CEO of the 442- bed Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, since 2015, according to a hospital news release. I look forward to serving San Angelo and the Concho Valley and working with the talented physicians and dedicated employees at San Angelo Community Medical Center, Daniels said. On behalf of the
9/21/17 - Concerns raised over draft hospital recommendations
CHESTERTOWN- Draft recommendations prepared by a state workgroup looking at the future of rural health care raised "serious concerns" from the leadership of Save Our Hospital, a grassroots campaign fighting to preserve services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Led by chairmen Deborah Mizeur, a health policy expert and
9/21/17 - Concord Medical Announces Construction of Shanghai Concord Cancer Hospital
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited, a leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, announced that Shanghai Concord Cancer Hospital officially started construction on September 20. Shanghai Concord Cancer Hospital is located in Shanghai..
9/21/17 - Crain's Detroit Business: Latest Obamacare Repeal Proposal Would Drain Dollars From Michigan
The Michigan Health and Hospital Association issued the following news release:. The proposed legislation would jeopardize healthcare coverage for nearly 1 million Michiganders, and is opposed by the MHA and other groups, including American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, AARP and more. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters for th
9/21/17 - Cuomo calls out hospital funding cuts, latest healthcare bill [Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.]
Andrew M. Cuomo called out Congress over deep Medicaid cuts and the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. According to Gov. Cuomo's office, New York hospitals, disproportionately public and safety-net facilities, will lose $1.1 billion over the next 18 months alone. In addition to asking Congress to rescind the funding cuts, Gov. Cuomo voiced his opposi
9/21/17 - Data on Gynecologic Cancer Detailed by Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (Management of menopausal symptoms in women with gynecologic...
Data on Gynecologic Cancer Detailed by Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women's Health Weekly Current study results on Oncology- Gynecologic Cancer have been published. Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Massachusetts General Hospital, "We review the benefit and safety of
9/21/17 - Dengue affected patients mounted to over 8,000 in KP
The number of dengue affected patients has mounted to over 8,000 and 21 patients died due to dengue epidemic so far in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to official sources, the doctors and paramedical staff have conducted dengue tests of 23,680 persons in various hospitals and diagnostic centres, out of which 5,613 patients were tested positive during
9/21/17 - Dengue claims two more lives in Peshawar
The latest victims of the outbreak had been under treatment at the Khyber Teaching Hospital. A total of 400 dengue-affected patients are under treatment at hospitals across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Department of Health said, as a World Health Organisation mission visited the Khyber Teaching Hospital the other day for assessment of the d
9/21/17 - DHMC Officials Review Security Policies
Lebanon Officials at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are reviewing security protocols in the wake of last week s shooting death of a patient in the intensive care unit. Jim Alexander, D-H s emergency management director, said hospital officials are in a listening mode and are not presupposing what security changes the hospital may need
9/21/17 - Family petitions medical council over death of 7-yr-old boy We'll probe alleged professional negligence -ATBUTH
FATHER of a seven-year-old Master Yusuf Abdulkareem Haruna, who died in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, has petitioned the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria over the circumstances that led to the death of the young Haruna. Yusuf, according to the petition written by his father, developed signs of fever on Friday, August 25
9/21/17 - FDA destroys GH400,000 expired drugs in Tamale [Business and Financial Times (Ghana)]
The two-day exercise was carried out with the support of the internal audit unit of the hospital and the FDA. The Northern Regional Director of the FDA, Mr Martin Kusi, who disclosed this to the B&FT, said the former authority found a lot of expired medicines at the hospital during the investigations and that arrangements were made for their safe d
9/21/17 - Findings from Karolinska University Hospital in the Area of Edema Described (Predictors for Cerebral Edema in Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated With...
Findings from Karolinska University Hospital in the Area of Edema Described. According to news reporting originating from Stockholm, Sweden, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Cerebral edema is a severe complication of acute ischemic stroke. Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Karolinska University Hospital, "We
9/21/17 - Gamma Knife sues former Deaconess owner, alleging more than $500,000 in missed payments [The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.]
Sept. 20 Gamma Knife Spokane has sued Deaconess Hospital's former owner, accusing hospital officials of bilking the company out of more than $500,000 in insurance payments. The state of Washington was one of the payers for the radiation services, along with Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance companies. At the time, Deaconess was owne
9/21/17 - Haslam: Latest GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is 'home run for Tennessee' [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]
The latest Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace proposal is "a home run for Tennessee," Gov. Haslam, who testified this month before a Senate health panel considering changes to Obamacare, said Tennessee should end up with more money and more choices under the plan from U.S. Sens. Though other governors and Tennessee hospitals oppose the measure,
9/21/17 - Health crisis drives patients to seek treatment in Tanzania [Nation (Kenya)]
A 43- year-old woman who sought treatment in Tanzania for pregnancy-related complications as a result of the Kenyan nurses strike died Wednesday. Ms Josephine Chole, from Taita- Taveta County, died as she waited to be admitted to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. She had visited the neighbouring country seeking treatment because health se
9/21/17 - Hip hip hooray for KH patients
WITH some having already waited several years for surgery, 18 needy patients from the Northern Cape will receive hip and knee replacements at the Kimberley Hospital this week as part of a special arthroplasty outreach programme. The surgeries will be performed by specialist orthopaedic surgeons from around the country as part of the annual Arthropl
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