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12/31/16 - A Ceasefire Is Not Enough to Fix Syria's Hospital Crisis [Muftah (MENA)]
One of the greatest challenges Syrians faced during the siege of Eastern Aleppo was the scarcity of medical supplies. The following month, in December, the regime successfully recaptured Eastern Aleppo from opposition forces and expelled its residents to Idlibone of the last remaining rebel strongholds in the country. With nearly 40,000 new resid
12/31/16 - Alcohol-related problems on tap for New Year's Eve [Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.]
Jerry Taylor knows his staff is in for a long night New Year's Eve. "We always see a lot of alcohol-related injuries in the emergency department, but that number probably doubles," said Taylor, medical director of the emergency department at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. Shaker Milad, who works at several area hospitals and owns th
12/31/16 - Amid growing revenues, South Florida hospitals buzz with capital improvements [Sun Sentinel]
Similar capital improvements are under way in large markets across the country, said Allan Baumgarten, an independent health market analyst, partly in response to moves by the federal government to tie Medicare reimbursements to patient satisfaction and "avoidance of hospital-acquired conditions" such as deadly infections. South Florida's hospital.
12/31/16 - Banner Health's Tucson campus penalized for patient injuries and infections [The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson]
Dec. 31 For the third year in a row, Medicare is penalizing Banner-University Medical Center Tucson for its rate of patient injuries and infections. One of two local academic medical centers owned by Phoenix- based Banner Health, Banner-University Medical Center Tucson was the only Tucson hospital penalized by Medicare for the current fiscal year
12/31/16 - Baptist to limit prescription pain meds for chronic pain
Beginning Tuesday, the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will limit pain medication doctors and nurses give to patients with chronic pain complaints. This new policy falls in line with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, said ER Doctor Joel Butler, who has worked at Baptist for about 30 years. The ER at Baptist
12/31/16 - Christmas celebrations at Nawaloka Hospitals
Nawaloka Hospitals held a lineup of festive activities to celebrate the spirit of Christmas on 21 December. Christmas has become a part of culture and tradition, not only among the Christians, but among all Sri Lankans. That is why Nawaloka Hospitals arranged many programs for the Christmas season, to bring cheer and happiness for the indoor patien
12/31/16 - Data from Charite University Hospital and School of Medicine Provide New Insights into Kidney Transplants (The selective biomarker IL-8 identifies...
Data from Charite University Hospital and School of Medicine Provide New Insights into Kidney Transplants. According to news originating from Berlin, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Cellular and antibody-mediated rejection processes and also interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy lead to allograft dysfunction and loss.
12/31/16 - Data on Fibromyalgia Discussed by Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital (Increased risk of a suicide event in patients with primary...
Data on Fibromyalgia Discussed by Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital. According to news reporting from Taichung, Taiwan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "An increased risk of suicide ideation and death has been reported in patients with fibromyalgia. The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from China Med
12/31/16 - Deal reached in Blue Cross, Texas Health contract dispute [UMCI News]
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas members will continue to be covered for services received from providers and hospitals in the Texas Health Resources network, the companies announced in a joint statement. Hospitals in the network include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Through determined efforts on both sides of the table, the agreement w
12/31/16 - Doctor who labored on after nuclear disaster apparently dies in fire
The body of a man was found after a fire at the wooden house of Hideo Takano, 81, director of Takano Hospital in Hirono, Fukushima Prefecture. Akihiko Ozaki, 31, a doctor at Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital in the city of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, said his hospital plans to provide help to Takano Hospital which currently has 102 inpati
12/31/16 - Doctors under attack! [Kuwait Times]
Muna Al Fuzai Happy New Year everyone and I hope that all your wishes come true. I was trying to enjoy the news, but I came across the report of a sad incident involving a doctor at the Amiri Hospital was allegedly attacked by a patient. A patient at the Amiri Hospital left his room and headed to the office of Dr Ali Al-Alanda, the Director of the
12/31/16 - Findings from St. James Hospital Has Provided New Data on Lymphocytes (The microenvironment of visceral adipose tissue and liver alter natural killer...
According to news reporting originating in Dublin, Ireland, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The role of NK cells in visceral adipose tissue and liver inflammation in obesity is not fully understood. The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from St. James Hospital, "The effect of chronically inflamed tissue microenvironments on
12/31/16 - Global Blood Pressure Monitoring Device Market will reach USD 3.25 Billion by 2021: Zion Market Research [Jerusalem Post (Israel)]
-Zion Research has published a new report Titled Blood Pressure Monitoring Device Market by Device Type and by Accessory Type for Hospitals, Homecare, Diagnostics Laboratory and Others Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 2021. According to the report, the globalblood pressure monitoring device marketaccounted for.
12/31/16 - Help to shape clinical research in county
MEMBERS of the public and patients are being invited to join a forum to help promote and carry out clinical research in Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Clinical Research Facility, part of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has a patient and public research forum which makes sure that clinical research in Lincolnshire's hospitals focuses on hea
12/31/16 - Hennepin Health's outreach efforts improve health while saving money [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
But things did change for the better two years ago, after Bishop enrolled in Hennepin Health, a project created by Minnesota's largest county to take health care far beyond the front door of a hospital. "Simply put, we are trying to prevent avoidable hospitalizations and emergency room visits, capture those dollars and invest them in an upstream m
12/31/16 - Jeddah symposium on ophthalmology begins Wednesday [Arab News (Saudi Arabia)]
JEDDAH: The third International Red Sea Ophthalmology Symposium is set to begin on Jan. 4 in Jeddah. It will be held under the supervision of Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Al-Saud, president of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society. The four-day symposium, organized by the National Guard Hospital and the Eye Hospital, is expected to attract more than 2,5
12/31/16 - Longview health facility to resume services with new name, other changes
The 76- bed hospital is reopening as Magnolia Behavioral Hospital of East Texas and has undergone extensive renovations of its rooms since all previous patients moved out as of June, said Allison Debruycker, CEO since October. The reopening comes after a months-long closure triggered by the loss of Medicare reimbursements. The Centers for Medicare&
12/31/16 - Lurie Childrens Hospital Proposes $51 Million Expansion [Daily Tribune (Bahrain)]
Lurie Childrens Hospital hopes to increase the number of intensive-care beds by nearly 50 percent at its Streeterville facility in a $51 million proposal aimed to increase critical care services. Brian Hopkins said on Thursday, welcoming the plan. As part of the expansion, Lurie also wants to add four neonatal intensive care beds to its existing 60
12/31/16 - Martha Jefferson, Krispy Kreme moving in
Two more spaces have filled up in Charlottesville's 5th Street Station, giving residents more health care and doughnut options, Divaris Real Estate Inc. announced Friday. Sentara-owned Martha Jefferson Hospital has leased 4,000 square feet at Fifth Street and Bent Creek Parkway and hopes to open a new family practice with extended hours this April,
12/31/16 - MGH refutes, rebounds from report
Marion General Hospital officials are working to assure patients that the hospital is safe and that patients on Medicare will be served as usual after stories about safety and Medicare cuts circulated recently. Medicare is reducing payments to 769 hospitals with higher rates of potentially avoidable infections and complications such as blood clots,
12/31/16 - NCH Healthcare System finishing North Naples expansion at Landmark Hospital [Naples Daily News, Fla.]
That's happening in Collier County, where Landmark Hospital in North Naples is leasing its entire first floor to the NCH Healthcare System. In contrast, NCH operates two acute-care hospitals and discharges patients from its intensive care units for continued stays at the 50- bed Landmark. "We were looking for a couple years," Jack Ullrich, pro
12/31/16 - Plea as A&E reaches breaking point
Pressure on the A&E unit at Dudley's Russells Hall has reached breaking point- prompting a warning for patients to only attend in an emergency. Acting chief executive of the Dudley Group NHS Trust, Dr Paul Harrison, said: "We have seen extreme pressures on our services with large numbers of hospital admissions and would urge patients to think twice
12/31/16 - Restore Medicare hospital payments with ACA repeal
If they are successful, it is imperative that they restore critical Medicare payment cuts to hospitals and clinics that were embedded in the ACA and which are so important to caregivers in Utah. That means constantly improving the quality of our patient care, preparing for our future needs and managing the Medicare and Medicaid programs to ensure w
12/31/16 - Serious mistakes in NHS patient care are on the rise, figures reveal
Serious mistakes by hospital staff that put patients at risk are on the rise, despite the government s drive since the Mid Staffs scandal to make care safer, official NHS figures reveal. The figures, obtained by former health minister Norman Lamb from NHS England, have sparked concern that the unprecedented strain on hospitals created by risi
12/31/16 - State data shows ACA helped hospitals save on charity care and bad debt spending in 2015 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Dec. 31 For the first time in a decade, Pennsylvania's 170 general acute care hospitals in 2015 saw a drop in charity care spending, saving the average hospital about $200,000 over 2014, according to state data obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The state hospital association and patient advocates alike believe the drop in spending on chari
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