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12/18/18 - 500-space parking garage planned for Central Washington Hospital [The Wenatchee World, Wash.]
Dec. 17 WENATCHEE Confluence Health will break ground in March on a 500- space parking garage on its Central Washington Hospital campus. More parking is needed to match the hospital's considerable growth over the last few years, Confluence Health CEO Peter Rutherford said in the release. Confluence Health is one of Central Washington's biggest
12/18/18 - Are Fitbits the Answer to Nurse Fatigue?
The University of Wisconsin Madison campus issued the following news:. Activity trackers might lead to better outcomes for hospital patients when nurses wear them. Now a UW-Madison School of Nursing professor is taking them a step further by using them to track nurse movement in hospitals.
12/18/18 - Changes at CHI Health discussed at Hot Topics
Dan DeFreece, interim hospital president, discussed how the Nebraska City Medical Clinic is using team-based patient care to provide the right practitioner for a particular patient's needs. DeFreece also spoke about the transitions within the clinic, including the retirements of physicians Dean Thomson and Gary Rademacher, along with DeFreece's...
12/18/18 - DMC bans young visitors under the age of 12 during flu season [Detroit Free Press]
Dec. 17 The Detroit Medical Center is implementing new patient visitation guidelines to combat the rise of flu cases in the metro Detroit area. Visitors under the age of 12 will be not be allowed to visit inpatient and observation rooms and only two visitors will be allowed at a time. Teena Chopra, Corporate Medical Director of Infection Preventi
12/18/18 - Festive Christmas fare on offer for hospital patients
Whanganui Hospital will serve patients a delicious meal on Christmas day beginning with a traditional dinner at midday. Depending on patient numbers, about 100 meals are likely to be served each mealtime by Spotless Services in Whanganui Hospital, and about 200 in Palmerston North Hospital. About 30 Whanganui, 120 Palmerston North and 50 rural c
12/18/18 - HIQA highlights outbreak of potentially lethal superbug in Cork [Big News Network (United Arab Emirates)]
CORK, Ireland- Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority have revealed that patients at a Cork Hospital have suffered an outbreak of a potentially lethal superbug. As part of their new monitoring programme, HIQA inspectors said that they found that 16 patients at the Mercy Hospital in Cork had been infected with the potentially l
12/18/18 - Inslee proposes $30M in budget to address opioid crisis in Washington [The Seattle Times]
Jay Inslee proposed the state spend $30 million to help combat the opioid epidemic by creating new programs and complimenting actions already underway across the state. At a Monday news conference at Harborview Medical Center, Inslee said these programs are part of the state's "hub and spoke" approach to treatment and prevention, which lowers the b
12/18/18 - Keesler Medical Center Extends Hours for Holiday Season
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Mississippi, Dec. 17 The U.S. Air Force Keesler Air Force Base issued the following news:. Keesler Medical Center is committed to ensuring our patients can get the acute care they need, when they need it throughout the upcoming holiday. Specific hours and services provided by the Keesler Medical Center are as follows:.
12/18/18 - LHD expands laboratory services in anticipation of best diagnostics around the island
Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics, the name synonymous with the best in class accuracy and efficiency in laboratory testing, has announced its latest score in expansion that covers the diagnostics needs of a larger geographical footprint. Currently with an expansive number of over 1,000 sample collection units spread across Sri Lanka, the new establishme
12/18/18 - Mayor De Blasio Announces Launch of the Nation's First City-Led Nurse Residency Program at 24 Local Hospitals
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson and Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop today announced the launch of the nation's first City-led nurse residency program in 24 participating local hospitals. This is the first time that New York City's public hospital system, the largest in the nation, has adopted a
12/18/18 - Mumbai hospital blaze takes six lives, leaves 147 injured [Qatar Tribune]
IANS Mumbai At least six persons were killed and 147 others, mostly patients and staffers, injured in a major fire that engulfed the state government-run Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital at Andheri East here on Monday, officials said. A majority of those injured, who have been admitted to various hospitals in the suburbs, were patient
12/18/18 - New UHF Resources Help Primary Care Practices Prioritize Patients' Needs and Goals
The United Hospital Fund issued the following news release:. The materials are the result of UHF's Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care-New York initiative, an 18- month project that provided support to three New York City- based health care organizations the Institute for Family Health, Montefiore Health System, and Northwell Health to de
12/18/18 - New Upper Chesapeake medical center, now planned for Aberdeen, is welcomed by city audience [Sudan Tribune]
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Healths original plan to close Harford Memorial Hospital in downtown Havre de Grace and open a free-standing medical center near the Route 155/ Interstate 95 interchange has encountered strong opposition from residents and city officials since it was announced nearly three years ago. The original proposal pla
12/18/18 - New Upper Chesapeake medical center, now planned for Aberdeen, is welcomed by city audience [The Aegis, Bel Air, Md.]
The project involves closing the aging Harford Memorial Hospital, building the free-standing medical center that has expanded services for behavioral health patients, and building up Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air with more beds for medical and surgical patients. The original proposal placed the new medical center on property the health
12/18/18 - Nurse at Buffalo General charged with assault of patient [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
Dec. 17 A nurse at Buffalo General Medical Center was charged with second-degree assault after knocking a patient unconscious while trying to administer medication, Buffalo Police reported. "The call came in just after 6:15 a.m. Dec. 12," said Michael J. DeGeorge, a Buffalo Police Department spokesman. Kinnally was not a staff employee of Buffal
12/18/18 - Plan on card to increase beds capacity to 4,000 in govt. hospitals
The Federal government plans to increase hospital beds in all government hospitals of Islamabad from 2,000 to 4,000 under its strategy to provide better medical treatment facilities to citizens. There are four government hospitals, established to provide medical treatment facilities to government employees of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and these are.
12/18/18 - Registered Nurses Call on Santa Clara County to Respect Patient, Nurse Rights in Takeover of O'Connor, St. Louise Hospitals
The California Nurses Association issued the following news release:. Registered nurses with the California Nurses Association are holding a rally at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, calling on the County to respect patient care needs and nurses' rights as it prepares to take over O'Connor Hospital in San Jose a
12/18/18 - Shriners Hospitals for Children to Participate in 130th Rose Parade Presented by Honda
For the ninth consecutive year, Shriners Hospitals for Children will participate in the iconic Rose Parade on New Year's Day. The float conveys the encouraging, nurturing environment at Shriners Hospitals for Children where patients and families can find respite, calm and emotional strength. Riding on the float are Imperial Potentate Jim Cain, a
12/18/18 - Strengthening the State's Response to the Opioid Crisis: Inslee's Plan Builds on Efforts to Tackle Public Health Emergency
Jay Inslee, D- Washington, issued the following news release:. After five years struggling with heroin use, Masitsa, pregnant with her second child, heard about an inpatient program through Swedish Medical Center that supports pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorder. She was in her second trimester when her mom took her to the prog
12/18/18 - Taiwan's hi-tech hospitals with cost-effective surgeries woo medical aspirants from India [New Indian Express (India)]
Hsiu-Mei Lin of Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital says the robot is providing information about breast cancer and is being used to spread awareness about the disease. Robots have been a craze in medical health care in Taiwan, as doctors are betting on machines to ensure the surgeries are fool-proof. Hospitals in Taiwan are als
12/18/18 - Telemedicine speeds up stroke treatment [Tehran Times (Iran)]
For acute stroke care, telemedicine means faster, more accurate on-site treatment of patients, said Kyle Ogle, AMH Stroke Center coordinator. Using wireless Internet, a Washington University physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is able to participate in a remote consult, which consists of a two-way audio-video feed. At the same time, the Washington
12/18/18 - Wound Care Revolution: Put Away Your Rulers and Reach for Your Phone
McGill University issued the following news release:. Greg Berry, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC and Chief and Mueller Chair of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McGill University. Sheila Wang, a resident in dermatology in the Department of Medicine at McGill University and a scientist at the Research
12/17/18 - 'Respectful Care' program is city's latest effort to help Queens moms survive childbirth
In recognition of Human Rights Day Monday, the Department of Health announced new standards for respectful care at birth detailing health protections for pregnant women during and after childbirth. The Health Department will engage all 38 city maternity hospitals and other clinical providers along with more than 100 community-based organizations to
12/17/18 - 2 dead, over 100 injured after fire breaks out in Mumbai hospital [Asian News International]
Mumbai, Dec 17: Two persons were killed and 106 injured as a massive fire engulfed a hospital in suburban Andheri area of Mumbai on Monday, the fire department said. A number of doctors, nurses, and patients are feared trapped in the ESIC Kamgar Hospital, the department said. As per officials, the injured have been rushed to Cooper Hospital, P. Tha
12/17/18 - 2 health facilities opened in Zambo City in 2018 [Philippines News Agency]
The first facility that was opened on September 1 was the PHP90-million Emergency and Critical Care Center at the government-owned Zamboanga City Medical Center. He said the ECCC also serves patients from the entire Zamboanga Peninsula to include those from Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces, which are part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Min
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