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  • Combating Violence in Our Communities and Our Hospitals

    06/12/2017 1:04:40 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    aha.org advocacy issues violence ^ | 6-9-2017 | AHA-American Hospital Assn
    On June 9, national attention focused on bringing awareness to ending all forms of violence with a digital media campaign. View #HAVhope shared tweets and photos here.
  • Irish Religious Order Cedes Control of Hospitals, Reacting to Fear of Religious Influence

    05/31/2017 7:17:11 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    A Catholic religious order in Ireland has agreed to withdraw from the administration of three hospitals, because of concerns that Catholic moral principles would influence health-care decisions. The Sisters of Charity announced that they cede control of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group, which the hospitals, handing over ownership to a secular corporation—which will also be called “St. Vincent’s”—established for that purpose. Irish health minister welcomed the move, saying: “It directly addresses concerns regarding the question of religious influence in the new National Maternity Hospital and further illustrates the constructive role of the sisters to facilitate this landmark project.” A plan...
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s Moving Story Shows Why Private Charity Trumps Government

    05/05/2017 12:23:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 4, 2017 | Beverly Hallberg
    In his emotional monologue a few nights ago, Jimmy Kimmel told us a heartbreaking story with a happy ending.His newborn son, Billy, was diagnosed with a heart disease and underwent immediate surgery—which thankfully was successful.Millions have since watched and sympathized with the comedian and his family—crying when he cried, rejoicing when he rejoiced.No one ever wants that diagnosis to be their story. It’s scary, especially when you consider that a solution comes in the form of open heart surgery on the tiniest of chest cavities.Kimmel was right to praise the doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai Hospital and the Children’s...
  • The First Lady blossoms! Melania dedicates new healing garden at Children's National Medical Center

    04/29/2017 6:55:46 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 48 replies
    DailyMail online ^ | April 28, 2017 | Abigail Miller
    Melania dedicates new healing garden at the Children's National Medical Center with a touching play-date filled with hugs at the hospital... Melania dedicated the new Bunny Mellon Healing garden at the Children's National Medical Center Friday. The First Lady was pictured spending time in the garden with young patients following Friday's ceremony. The new garden allows patients to spend time outside while enjoying views of the Washington Monument. It is dedicated to all of the prior first ladies and named for an American horticulturist and gardener...
  • The Russian MoD and the Ministry for Emergencies are to send mobile hospitals to Syria

    11/29/2016 6:11:28 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 2 replies
    The Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered the MoD and the Ministry for Emergencies to send mobile hospitals to Syria to provide medical service to the locals. The press learned it from the President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. According to his words, the term was set as "in shortest possible time". He also said that the MoD was to send a medical team with a multi-functional hospital for 100 beds with a paediatric therapy ward. The hospital’s capacity for treating outpatients is 420 persons per day. The Ministry for Emergencies’ mobile facility has 50 beds and outpatient capacity of 200 persons.
  • Texas Law Allows Hospitals to Kick Patients Out if It Thinks They Have No Chance

    10/28/2016 11:06:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | October 29, 2016 | Wesley Smith
    I have long believed that Texas’s futile care law is unconstitutional. Specifically, the law permits a hospital bioethics committee to kick a patient out of wanted life-sustaining treatment that is working–e.g., keeping the patient alive–based on the subjective values of doctors and the members of the hospital administration-appointed committee. A lawsuit (Kelly v Houston Methodist Hospital) sues HMH for its attempt to force a now deceased patient out of the ICU. Now, Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General, argues that the law upon which the hospital’s decision was based is unconstitutional. From the AG’s amicus brief: The Due Process Clause...
  • CHS explores sale of its business

    09/19/2016 4:26:17 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 1 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ayla Ellison
    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems is working with advisers to explore a variety of options with financial sponsors, including the possible sale of its business, sources with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. The for-profit hospital operator said discussions are at a preliminary stage. "There can be no certainty that the exploration will result in any kind of transaction," said CHS.
  • Creeping Sharia in Health Care

    07/28/2016 9:13:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Carol Brown
    Islamic supremacy is arriving in medical settings using stealth means, or what is often referred to as creeping sharia. Common themes include Muslim health care workers refusing to uphold infection control protocols, Muslim medical students refusing to study topics they deem forbidden according to Islamic law, Muslim visitors in hospitals ignoring hygiene guidelines to protect patients, and hospitals bending over backwards (or is it forwards?) to accommodate Muslim demands above and beyond anything done for members of any other religious or demographic group. Also covered are outright acts of violence perpetrated by Muslim men who attack hospital personnel. Islamic supremacy...
  • 6 states don't require background checks for nurses

    06/29/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Becker's Healthcare ^ | June 27, 2016 | Tamara Rosin
    Nurses with convictions for crimes of violence, sexual offenses and drug thefts are able to evade detection in six states, which have far fewer protections in place than most states when it comes to licensing healthcare workers ... While candidates for jobs such as massage therapists or private investigators are required to submit a fingerprint for checks against state and FBI conviction records, the nurse licensing systems in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, Maine and Hawaii rely on self-disclosure and complaints. The porous process allows nurses disqualified from obtaining licensure in other states to obtain a license in one of...
  • ACLU launches campaign to strip Catholic hospitals of federal funds

    05/11/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic hospitals across the U.S. are “withholding emergency care” and denying “essential health services,” the ACLU is alleging in a new campaign. They also inflict harm on “transgender and gender-non-conforming patients” “when seeking reproductive healthcare.” In a new report, “Health Care Denied,” the ALCU calls for denial of federal dollars from Catholic healthcare institutions, as well as investigations into their practices. With a subtitle of “Patients and Physicians Speak Out About Catholic Hospitals and the Threat to Women's Health and Lives,” the stated goal of the report “is to shine a light...
  • Hospital

    04/20/2016 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service stinks. Doctors keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say, "I'm running late." Few doctors give...
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before England’s National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • British Hospitals in the Red Send Strong Warning to the US

    02/22/2016 4:40:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Britain has "free" health care, which means it is run by the government and funded by taxpayers. Those on the left in the U.S. want to move to this model, which is often referred to as universal healthcare or single-payer since the government handles all the financing. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If health care doesn't cost anything, people are going to use more of it. They're not going to think prudently about which services they really need because they don't feel the immediate cost. Consequently, 131 out of the 138 hospital trusts in...
  • Daughters of Charity Health System closes deal with hedge fund

    12/15/2015 2:00:52 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 12-15-2015 | Tracy Seipel
    Ending almost two years in limbo, the financially beleaguered Daughters of Charity Health System on Monday announced it has closed a $260 million investment deal with an East Coast hedge fund that will keep one of the Bay Area's oldest hospital chains afloat for at least three more years. The news came 11 days after California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave her conditional approval for the largest nonprofit hospital transaction in state history, and the first to involve a hedge fund. Unlike the controversy and staunch opposition generated by the hospitals' previous suitor, the deal with BlueMountain Capital Management registered...
  • We’re Number One: Paying The Most For The Worst Healthcare

    11/28/2015 8:27:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/28/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Here’s the biggest topic in public health: Why does the U.S. pay substantially more than any other country in the world for healthcare, only to realize mediocre outcomes? Consider these findings, from a 2010 Commonwealth Fund report (and things have not much improved): Despite having the most costly health system in the world, the United States consistently underperforms on most dimensions of performance, relative to other countries. Compared with six other nations—Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—the U.S. healthcare system ranks last or next-to-last on five dimensions of a high performance health system: quality, access,...
  • Ethicist: The ACLU is Right to Sue Catholic Hospitals

    10/05/2015 10:24:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/05/2015 | Arthur Caplan
    The visit to the United States by Pope Francis left a lot of goodwill behind. But there are areas where that goodwill slams into a church-state wall. The views of the church are completely out of step with American law and values when it comes to health care for women. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has just announced a lawsuit against Trinity Health Corporation, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country. The suit highlights a key area where the Catholic Church and the law of land are colliding.The lawsuit says Trinity is failing in its duties...
  • ObamaCare Unleashes Anti-Consumer Merger Mania In Health Care

    06/25/2015 11:31:26 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/24/2015 | Staff
    Crony Capitalism: ObamaCare has unleashed a wave of industry mergers that will increasingly restrict access and limit choices for consumers. Worse, it will make government control of the industry all the easier. Does anyone remember President Obama promising that ObamaCare would create a few giant health care oligopolies? Well, it's heading that way.
  • Hospitals Are the Latest Victims Of ObamaCare's False Promises

    06/16/2015 3:56:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/15/2015 | Staff
    Broken Promises: President Obama recently claimed that ObamaCare is working even better than anticipated. That would be a tough sell to all those hospitals that thought the law would help them make ends meet.
  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

    04/19/2015 3:50:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-18-15 | Melody Petersen
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in recent months, and county officials feared those patients could be struck with the same dangerous infection. Investigators didn't ultimately tie any deaths to the 2012 outbreak, but four patients needed additional surgery because of the infection. The only public mention of the case came a year later in a little-noticed appendix to the health department's...
  • Vietnam hospitals assured to have enough bed of admission. Really?

    03/14/2015 4:12:04 AM PDT · by piasa · 7 replies
    Tuoi Tre ^ | Updated : 03/14/2015 18:00 GMT + 7
    Most hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City have confirmed that they have sufficient facilities so that their in-patients are no longer sharing a bed with two to three other patients, according to Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the Health Department of Ho Chi Minh City. However, two central hospitals, the Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics and the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital, have not met this condition. Each hospital currently has 140-180 in-patients over their 100 single bed capacity. The announcement was made during a meeting yesterday between Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and officials from the HCMC...