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UC Davis Medical Center is preparing a flu triage center and other hospitals are seeing an influx in patients as the virus continues to worsen in California. Advertisement. There's been widespread flu activity throughout the state for the past six weeks, leading to 74 deaths so far. The total death count is more ...
"hospitals across California are struggling with a lack of mental health services. We have a lot of patients in our emergency department with untreated behavioral health problems. We see this as a huge benefit for our community and a huge asset on our campus," said Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of the MLK Jr.
On Friday, several of the largest hospital systems in the country announced their plan to pool together their resources in order to create a not-for-profit company that will make and sell certain generic drugs back to hospitals at lower prices. It would also help stabilize the supply of these drugs, presumably ...
As the state revamps an outdated formula that distributes hospital Medicaid funding, many hospitals like St. Bernard whose budgets rely heavily on the money are bracing for a financial hit they say they can't afford. "We can't be cut a dollar," said Holland, who last year laid off more than 20 managers and ...
Intermountain is leading the collaboration with several other large hospital groups, Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to form a not-for-profit drug company. The groups together represent more than 450 U.S. hospitals. Harrison said on ...
Dr. Bernard Camins, associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says that UAB hospital cancelled elective surgeries scheduled for Thursday and Friday of last week to make more beds available to flu patients. "We had to treat patients in places where we normally ...
The California Department of State hospitals has released additional information on its lockdown of Coalinga State hospital, saying that vandalism and "disruptive behavior" resulting in several arrests led to the decision to bar visitors. According to the department, the lockdown began Friday night shortly ...
"The numbers of cases are high enough this year that there is a national shortage of the test kits - the reliable tests performed in hospital labs, a PCR-based test that is the standard for most institutions - and the Massachusetts Department of Health is recommending starting treatment clinically, without ...
Car park staff at a hospital trust will go on training courses after patients complained about their rudeness. Oxford University hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the "conflict resolution training" would help staff "deal with vulnerable people". Trust non-executive director and vice-chairman Geoffrey Salt ...
hospitals and health systems across Maine are coping effectively with the shortage, a spokesman for the Maine hospital Association said. "It's certainly a statewide issue, and a national issue," said Jeffrey Austin, vice president for government affairs and communications. hospitals in Maine have been ...
Several major hospital systems, including Ascension, a Catholic system that is the nation's largest nonprofit hospital group, plan to form a new nonprofit company, that will provide a number of generic drugs to the hospitals. The Department of Veterans Affairs is also expressing interest in participating.
The California Department of State hospitals has released additional information on its lockdown of Coalinga State hospital, saying that vandalism and "disruptive behavior" resulting in several arrests led to the decision to bar visitors. According to the department, the lockdown began Friday night shortly ...
Elkhart General hospital's emergency room department has been extremely busy because of the flu season, with patients waiting "anywhere from two to eight hours," said Dawn Wilkins, an infection preventionist for the hospital. nurses have needed to work overtime to serve the high volume of patients, and ...
A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has triggered one Texas school district to cancel classes for the week and one California hospital has set up a triage tent outside an emergency ... "Right now we're doing everything we can to make sure hospitals have enough blood on their shelves," she added.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A Colorado family is calling for stricter patient discharge regulations at hospitals, after the death of their loved one. Patricia D'Amico said her son had a history of mental illness, but signed himself out of the hospital and was wandering the streets when a car hit and killed him in ...
"They are placing our already fragile health system in jeopardy," said Danne Howard, executive vice president of the Alabama hospital Association. "More than 90% of our rural hospitals are already operating in the red. When you add further cuts to that, you are creating an extreme risk to our continued ...
January 11, 2018, 10:43 AM | A Texas family is speaking out about a relative's death following a police confrontation at a hospital. Manuel De La Cruz, who had paranoid schizophrenia, was seeking help at the hospital. His family says police intervened when he wouldn't disrobe to put on a hospital gown.
In Houston, area hospitals have filled up, including Texas children's hospital, where a quarter of patients are being treated for the flu. Austin doctors have reported high volumes of patients in emergency rooms, and "the number of visits at health care systems, physician offices and urgent care centers over ...
A national shortage of IV fluid bags has Triangle hospitals scrambling to keep patients medicated through a patchwork of improvisations and workarounds that are more expensive, time-consuming and could increase the risk of medical error. Local hospital executives say the nation is in the midst of one of ...
"We have a rule that if everybody is closed, everybody is open. The fire department tries to even the load across all the hospitals, but we will be bringing people to hospitals, you can't just be driving around the city with a patient in the back of the ambulance waiting for a hospital to open up," Dr. Persse said.
Dr. Mitchell Katz is a Brooklyn native who spent the last six years running the country's second largest public health care system in Los Angeles. Now he's taking the reins in New York, and it's no easy task. The city's perpetually beleaguered system consists of 11 public hospitals, several dozen community ...
A woman who appeared to be wearing nothing but socks and a hospital gown was discharged from a Baltimore hospital on a cold winter night and left alone at a bus stop. A passer-by filmed the woman late Tuesday evening and posted several videos on facebook shortly after midnight. In them, people in ...
Latesha Holmes, 45, talks about how she used to be homeless as she sits in her East Garfield Park basement apartment on Jan. 10, 2018. The apartment is part of an effort by University of Illinois hospital to invest in permanent housing for chronically homeless patients. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune).
A saline solution shortage worsened by Hurricane Maria has hospitals worried, even as staff turn to creative solutions such as breaking out the Gatorade. ... Biddinger, director of the Center for disaster Medicine and vice chairman for emergency preparedness at Massachusetts General hospital in Boston.
The hospital opened at a time when other small towns had been building them, too. Turn-of-the-century medical breakthroughs such as disinfectants, sanitary surgery, and new technology like X-ray machines (invented in 1895) helped transform hospitals from last-resort warehouses for the sick poor (the ...
A 22-year-old skier who may have hit a tree Sunday near the base of the Eldora Mountain Resort west of Nederland was rushed by helicopter to a hospital. The skier was wearing a helmet, and Eldora Mountain employees found him conscious, general manager Brent Tregaskis said. "We think he will be ...
The tallies come from Rhode Island hospital, Miriam hospital and Newport hospital. The newspaper said Care New England, which operates women & infants, Pawtucket Memorial hospital and Kent County hospital also treated a range of snow-related slips, falls and injuries. The storm that struck the ...
Lucas Slaven, who's a firefighter/Paramedic at McMinnville Fire Department, was driving his wife Sarah, a Registered nurse at Salem Health, to the hospital, when he didn't think he was going to make it. They said that's when Slaven saw the red and blues of Trooper Simpson on the side of the road.
Another new development is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its star ratings for hospitals nationwide and McDowell hospital was one of three Mission Health hospitals (and one of only 10 hospitals in the state) to receive the prestigious 5 Star rating, according to ...
Escalating competition between Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke's to be the dominant health system north of Philadelphia is driving the construction of hospitals and doctor's offices in the Poconos. In late 2016, St. Luke's opened a 102-bed hospital in Bartonsville. Three months later, Pocono ...
Look at all of the hospitals that have closed. How many of those could have transitioned over to emergency medical centers and still been operational? That's the question they need to ask," White said. For now, she said the community will look for ways to reopen Ellington's hospital. It's the only way to bring ...
Dallas hospital Turns Away Non-Emergency Patients Due to flu Activity. Published at 9:42 PM CST ... Methodist Dallas Medical Center announced Sunday night that all non-emergency patients were currently being diverted to other hospitals due to an influx of patients with the flu. (Published Sunday, Jan.
Los Angeles has one of the country's largest homeless populations, and some of those people were patients in public hospitals. Dr. Katz used some of the agency's funds to create 4,000 housing units for the homeless, which helped drive down hospital expenses, he said. (Similarly, NYC Health & hospitals ...
Tenet continues to shed assets, sells St. Louis hospital ... Friday announced it had signed a definitive agreement to sell Des Peres hospital, as well as physician practices and hospital-affiliated operations in the St. Louis area, to St. ... Des Peres hospital is also situated in the western St. Louis suburb.
A report prepared by the state Office of health care Facilities showed 13 hospitals in the state were certified trauma centers as of Oct. 23, 2017. Of those, six were Level I facilities. Two were Level II Trauma Centers. Five, including two granted provisional trauma center status for one year, were Level III ...
Los Angeles - Shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve, Father Gergorio Hidalgo went to a hospital to give Communion to a patient. But a "mistake" in room numbers allowed him to administer the sacraments to a dying woman as well. "Last night I went to the hospital at 11:32 p.m. for an emergency.
He noted the hospital has seen an increase in patients at "the emergency room with influenza and influenza like symptoms as well as patients who have been admitted to the hospital with influenza." Implementing these kinds of restrictions isn't an uncommon thing for hospitals to do during flu season, said ...
... $903 billion, according to the 2018 edition of the American hospital Association's Hospital Statistics report aggregating hospital financial and utilization trends, which was released Thursday. The annual report includes data on all 4,840 registered community hospitals in the U.S.--159 fewer than in 2012.
Mr. Fujimori, 79, left a Lima hospital in a wheelchair on Thursday night, waving to journalists waiting outside as he stepped into a black S.U.V. that took him to a large house in the quiet, upscale neighborhood of La Molina. He was accompanied by his son, Congressman Kenji Fujimori, who posted on ...
Utah Valley hospital in Provo has a new designation to show off this year. The hospital was given a five-star rating from the CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program in December. Five hospitals in the state received five stars, with Utah Valley Hospital being the only one in Utah County to do so.
Critical IV fluids have been in short supply at hospitals across the country since hurricanes damaged Puerto Rico manufacturing plants, but the Food and Drug Administration expects improvements in the coming weeks. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Thursday reported "cautious progress" in shoring ...
HELENA -- Employees of five Montana hospitals are concerned they may be overpaying for their health benefits after learning the hospitals had six-year coverage agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana in which the carrier paid the hospitals more than $20 million. The employees filed a ...
Mrs Thomas was treated at Weston because she arrived during the day, but after 22:00 some 15 patients a night are moved to hospitals in Bristol or Taunton. Dr Stuart Walker of Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust said the closure is "putting pressure on other hospitals and ambulance services" particularly ...
"While on the surface it's good news that the waiver is being renewed, there's some real minefields," said Don McBeath, director of government affairs at the Texas Organization of Rural and Community hospitals. "We've got a train wreck coming. The fine print is gonna be a problem." hospital administrators ...
The patient's experience score is calculated from a voluntary survey, the hospital consumer Assessment of healthcare Providers and Systems. The survey covers topics such as how well doctors and nurses communicate with patients, how responsive hospital staff are to patient needs, how clean and quiet ...
Three hospitals in Rhode Island went on diversion status Wednesday after both cold weather accidents and flu sufferers overwhelmed their emergency departments. Rhode Island hospital, Miriam Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center were on diversion status at the same time Wednesday morning, ...
Peru's former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori left hospital as a free man on Thursday, waving to supporters from a wheelchair and reigniting anger over a pardon he secured from President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Christmas Eve. The pardon has polarized Peru, triggering anti-government protests ...


 

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