DOJ investigates former NKC firm for failed hospital chain
A hospital management company formerly headquartered in North Kansas City had been struggling to keep up with payroll and other bills and later filed for bankruptcy. Now, EmpowerHMS is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, The Kansas City Star reports.   At one point, EmpowerHMS oversaw 14 facilities across seven states. It set up in North Kansas City in 2017 after buying Rural Community Hospitals of America LLC, an operator that emerged from bankruptcy in 2012. EmpowerHMS… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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Three projects led by St. Michael’s researchers awarded Collaborative Health Research Project funding
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O ’Malley Receives Distinguished Award for Scientific Excellence
James O’Malley, MS, PhD, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and of biomedical data science at the Geisel School of Medicine and director of the Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, has received the 2019 ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) Award for Excellence in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Methodology. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 16, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Announcements News Research faculty award faculty recognition Home-feature The Dartmouth Institute Source Type: news

Hallway Talks with Tim: Kidney Transplant Program and BeADonor Month
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Behavioral hospital being built near Stone Oak
Universal Health Services Inc. plans to build a behavioral health hospital near Stone Oak. The hospital management company will break ground April 17 on the 80-bed campus on a site across from the company’s 250-bed Laurel Ridge Treatment Center on Corporate Woods Drive. The new hospital will be a treatment home for military veterans and first responders. It will also provide speciali zed behavioral health care and substance abuse services and a continuum of care for patients of all ages. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Dimitroff Awarded $2.5M NIH/NCI Grant for Cancer Glycobiology Study
Charles Dimitroff, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology, along with collaborators at Imperial College London, received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support their (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 11, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

DNR and DHS Work Together to Improve Water Quality in Wisconsin
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced two new water quality initiatives as part of Governor Evers ’ Year of Clean Drinking Water declaration for 2019. This week the DNR worked with Department of Health Services (DHS) to ask the health agency to review 40 contaminants for possiblegroundwater quality standards. This work comes on the heels of the department asking DHS last spring to review an initial 27 contaminants, including two per- and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Dartmouth Researchers Offer New Insights into How Maternal Immunity Impacts Neonatal HSV
Findings from a Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, are offering new insights into neonatal herpes, its impact on developing nervous systems, and how newborns can be protected from the disease. In this innovative study, investigators were able to measure not only mortality but also neurological consequences of infection in mice who acquired the virus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release Research David Leib herpes HSV immunology neonatal HSV Source Type: news

Eliminating barriers, enhancing equity and access in health-care by virtually connecting patients and providers
Innovative model was developed in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital’s telemedicine team (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
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Eliminating barriers, enhancing equity and access in health care by virtually connecting patients and providers
Innovative model was developed in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital’s telemedicine team (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
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Recently-implemented program reduces fentanyl patch dispensing but doesn’t improve outcomes, study finds
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Health Officials Encourage Vaccination Against Hepatitis A
In light of ongoing, significant outbreaks ofhepatitis A throughout the country, state health officials are encouraging vaccination against the hepatitis A virus. Although there is not a current outbreak in Wisconsin, the state did have four cases of hepatitis A reported earlier this year. Outbreaks have occurred in other Midwest states, including Illinois, and preparation for such an outbreak in Wisconsin is ongoing. Each year Wisconsin typically has 10...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 9, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

STEM Program Helps High Schoolers Make Connections, See What ’s Possible
Geisel first-year students and Sweitzer Fellows Shuaibu Ali ’21 and Kenny Washington ’21 are partnering with classmates and local high schools to offer Upper Valley STEM Scholars. The program allows students to gain exposure and mentorship in STEM fields like medicine, while learning how societal issues impact the health of communities. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 9, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Education Improving Lives News Home-feature medical students Schweitzer Fellowship STEM Source Type: news

Medical Imaging leading a new way of developing student and resident learners
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Karp Selected as Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
Jeff Karp, PhD, of the Department of Medicine and the Division of Engineering in Medicine, was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. This designation, a senior category of membership, recognizes individuals who hold positions of influence (Source: BWH News)
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‘I had nothing to lose’: St. Michael’s patient reflects on 42 years with kidney transplant
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Telerehabilitation benefits patients with late-stage cancers
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Recent research led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patients with late-stage cancer improves their physical function, pain and quality of life while allowing them to spend less time in hospitals and nursing homes. The findings are published in [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - April 4, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Hearts and Lungs Safely Transplanted
Team prevents transmission of virus, reports good outcomes at 6 months for 35-of-35 thoracic organ recipients (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 3, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic finds 3 factors in care plan extend life for advanced pancreatic cancer patients
Researchers find long-term survival often possible despite conventional wisdom that it's not ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Historically, most pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors grow outside the pancreas to encompass veins and arteries have been told the cancer is inoperable and they should prepare for an average survival time of 12 to 18 months. A newly published [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - April 2, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Gold Cross Ambulance becomes Mayo Clinic Ambulance
New name and look, same great Mayo Clinic care ROCHESTER, Minn. -- As of April 1, an established and respected emergency medical service in the community has both a new name and look. Gold Cross Ambulance is now Mayo Clinic Ambulance. Gold Cross Ambulance has been part of Mayo Clinic since 1994. The name change [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
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Making the learning curve less steep: Unique partnership unites students and staff to innovate
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Liquid meal replacements contributed to greater weight loss than low-calorie diets, according to meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials involving overweight diabetes patients
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 29, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Beloved Dartmouth Professor and Internationally Recognized Scientist Elmer Pfefferkorn Dies
Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, emeritus professor of microbiology and immunology, and chair of the department from 1980-1992, died on March 25, 2019. He was 87 years old. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 28, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Announcements Education News Elmer Pfefferkorn obituary Source Type: news

On the Border
Late last year, second-year Geisel School of Medicine student Sarah Rosenstein traveled to Tijuana, Mexico with Border Angels, a San Diego-based non-profit that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. The group of volunteer doctors, nurses, physician-assistants, and nurse-practitioners staff a weekly clinic to care for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 28, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education Improving Lives News global health med student profile Source Type: news

DHS Awards Grant to Fund New Peer-Run Respite for Veterans
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awardedMental Health America of Wisconsin a grant to develop and manage the nation ’s firstpeer-run respite home for veterans experiencing distress related to mental health and substance use challenges. The first peer-run respite opened in Wisconsin in 2015 as part of the reforms to the state ’s behavioral health system to focus on the prevention of...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 27, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

‘The Gift’
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Mayo Clinic first in Florida to perform endoscopic lung volume reduction
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mayo Clinic in Florida is the first medical center in the state to perform endoscopic lung volume reduction with endobronchial valves. This procedure, which recently was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), treats patients experiencing disorders associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including advanced emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Only [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - March 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Removal of 'zombie cells' alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent cells -- also known as "zombie cells" -- are removed from fat tissue in obese mice, severity of diabetes and a range of its causes or consequences decline or disappear. The findings appear in Aging Cell. Inflammation and dysfunction of fat [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
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New technique allows researchers to perform more targeted imaging
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IRON MOM: How an app is helping women have the healthiest pregnancy possible
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Review of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines finds majority lack patient values
Review included countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Anne Schuchat, MD, to Speak at Geisel ’s Class Day Ceremony
Anne Schuchat MED ’84, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a retired rear admiral from the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), will be the featured speaker at Geisel’s 2019 Class Day Ceremony, which will be held Saturday, June 1 at the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 19, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Announcements Events News alumni Class Day Class of 2019 Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, ASU medical journalism fellowship applicants sought
PHOENIX -- Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication are accepting applications for a fellowship program. As part of this program, journalists from across the country will receive intensive training to cover medicine. The Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship is part of the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - March 19, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Telemedicine... what the heck is it and how do I get started?
Q&A with Carol Flewelling, program manager, Telemedicine and eLearning (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

It ’s a Match! Geisel Med Students Celebrate Match Day
This year, 75 graduating students at the Geisel School of Medicine joined a record high 38,376 U.S. and international medical students and graduates vying for 35,185 residency positions, the most ever offered in the national Match. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: Education Events News Press Release Class of 2019 Match Day Source Type: news

Include Children's Immunizations on Your Spring Break Schedule
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging families to protect their children, themselves and their communities by scheduling vaccinations for their children during this year ’s school spring break. “Vaccinations are safe and effective, and help protect our children, our parents, and our friends and neighbors,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk, DHS Deputy Secretary. “They help keep kids from missing school and parents from missing work or other activities due to illne sses which...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Yang Awarded Robert W. Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship
Hyun-Sik Yang, MD, of the Department of Neurology, was selected for the 2019 Robert W. Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer ’s and Dementia Research to support his project, “Immunogenetic Alzheimer’s Disease Risk and the Pro (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Icosapent Ethyl Drug Reduces Risk of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events
Further insights from the REDUCE-IT trial show that high-dose, pure and stable EPA omega 3 drug not only reduces the burden of first cardiovascular events but also subsequent and total heart attacks, strokes, and other measures (Source: BWH News)
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Study explores how client evaluation demonstrated strengths of Urgent Care Program
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State Health Officials Warn the Flu Season is Far From Over
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) expects this to beone of the longest flu seasons in recent memory with the powerful influenza A/H3 virus currently affecting young and old alike. “The average peak for flu activity is the first week of February, but we expect this season to extend at least through the end of March, if not beyond.” said DHS Influenza Coordinator Thomas Haupt. The H3 type of the virus is more powerful than the A/H1 virus that...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
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Melting Snow and Rain is Causing Flooding in Wisconsin
With many communities currently dealing with floods or preparing for them, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is reminding residents on how to stay safe during these events. " Wisconsin has seen a great deal of precipitation this winter, and now we're seeing widespread flooding as it all melts. While it's important for all of us to be prepared for flooding, it's critical that people who live along water bodies and in low lying areas to protect themselves against flooding, " said Dr...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Butterball LLC Recalls Ground Turkey Products Linked to Salmonella Infections
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and local health departments are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections. To date, the investigation has identified four Wisconsin residents who are infected with the same strain (DNA fingerprint) of Salmonella . The four Wisconsin patients are linked to Butterball raw ground turkey products. Additionally, a Minnesota resident with the same...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 14, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Shea Selected for Heart Rhythm Society ’s Distinguished Allied Professional Award
Julie Shea, MS, RNCS, FHRS, CCDS, a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Arrythmia Service, will receive the Distinguished Allied Professional Award from the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) during its 40th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco this May. Thi (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 14, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students to participate in national 'Match Day'
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- On Friday, March 15, fourth-year medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will take part in the National Resident Matching Program, often referred to as "The Match" or "Match Day." WHO: Forty-three medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will participate in residency match this year. Fredric Meyer, [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - March 14, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Majority of 200,000 deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico are preventable, study suggests
Deaths due to communicable diseases, transport injuries, drowning and childhood cancers are common for children in all four countries (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 13, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Cywes-Bentley Awarded Alzheimer ’s Research Grant by IDSA Foundation
Colette Cywes-Bentley, PhD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases, received the Alzheimer ’s Research Grant from the IDSA Foundation for her project, “The Role for Pathogen-Expressed PNAG in Alzheimer’s Disease.” (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 13, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Fruit- and Candy-Flavored Vape Juice Are Most Popular Among Two Age Groups – Inverse
Read article - Quotes Samir Soneji, associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in a feature story about a study he led that found that even though e-cigarettes may help people kick the habit of smoking, they're also attracting new, younger people. "Teens in record numbers are vaping, and we wanted to know what they're vaping," says Soneji. "Youth prefer candy and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes, and the adults—many of whom are smokers—differentially prefer tobacco flavored e-cigarettes. Youth preference really is different." (Similar coverage in ...
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: In the News Source Type: news

Inactive Ingredients in Pills and Capsules May Cause Allergic, Adverse Reactions
Majority of oral medications available to consumers contain ingredients that can affect sensitive individuals (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine once again in top 10 U.S. News & amp; World Report 'Best Medical School' rankings
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- U.S. News& World Report released its 2020 "Best Graduate Schools" rankings?on Tuesday, March 12. Featured in the "Top 10 Best Medical Schools" once again is Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The school is ranked No. 9 in the national rankings, coming in at a three-way tie with Cornell University and [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - March 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Quintana Wins AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award
Francisco Quintana, PhD, of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases in the Department of Neurology, received the AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) for noteworthy, early-career achievement (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 11, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news