Randomized, Controlled Trial Demonstrates the Power of Open-Label Placebos
Patients in the open-label placebo group consumed approximately 30 percent less opioid pain medication than their counterparts who received treatment as usual, while still reporting slightly lower daily pain scores. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 25, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study Reveals New Insights into the Link Between Sunlight Exposure and Kidney Damage in Lupus
A new collaborative study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Washington and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research kidney lupus ultraviolet light Source Type: news

DHS Releases Enhancements to COVID-19 Data Disease Activity Dashboard
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has released new and improved features to case activity metrics on theCOVID-19 Disease Activity Dashboard. These updates are designed to help the public better understand important case activity metrics. DHS continues to look for ways to improve our data visualizations and provide Wisconsinites with the information they need to make informed decisions on how to slow the spread of COVID-19. “The COVID-19 Disease...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Mass General Brigham Names Sunil Eappen, MD, MBA, Interim President of Brigham and Women ’s Hospital
Dr. Sunil Eappen will take over the role of Interim President of Brigham and Women's Hospital, effective March 1 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Minnesota Partnership awards 5 collaborative research grants for 2021
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics announced today their 2021 research awardees. This marks the partnership's 17th year of spearheading new scientific ideas from Minnesota to improve the health of, and health care for, Minnesotans. The state-funded grants for these team science proposals total nearly $5 million. Some of these proposals include: [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

DHS Continues Building Out COVID-19 Vaccine Data Page
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has released new data features on theCOVID-19 vaccine data page. The first includes additional information on theVaccine Distribution Summary table, which now breaks down how many doses providers in Wisconsin have ordered and how many doses are in transit to vaccine locations. The second feature includes four new visualizations that show total vaccinations and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Dartmouth Researchers Pilot FLASH Radiotherapy Beam Development for Treatment of Cancer
Dartmouth researchers convert a standard linear accelerator used for delivery of radiation therapy cancer treatment, to deliver an ultra-high-dose rate radiation therapy beam to patients “in a flash.” (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release Research Norris Cotton Cancer Center radiotherapy Thayer Source Type: news

Wisconsin Announces 65 and older Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning January 25
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25. Currently, frontline health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), and police and fire personnel are eligible. There are approximately 700,000 Wisconsinites who are 65 and older and Wisconsin currently receives around 70,000 first-dose vaccines per week from the federal...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Centers of Expertise for Residents and Fellows Honored for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
The Centers of Expertise for Residents and Fellows, a joint program of Brigham and Women ’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, won the 2020 Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring in recognition of its outstanding work to mentor (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Next Medical Student Grand Rounds on January 28
The next Geisel Medical Student Grand Rounds will be held Thursday, January 28th at 6 PM. This month's presenters exemplify a commitment to advocacy work. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 18, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: Announcements Events News Source Type: news

Gov. Evers Announces DHS Assisted Living Facilities Will Begin Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines
Gov. Tony Evers today announced the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has officially activated Part B of thePharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, which provides COVID-19 vaccinations to Wisconsin assisted living facilities. Assisted living facilities will be hearing directly from pharmacies to plan their vaccination efforts in the coming days. Pharmacies that have completed vaccinations at their nursing homes can begin vaccinating...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 15, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Innovation is transforming patient care in Florida, beyond
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed medical research and patient care to new levels. High-volume testing for COVID-19, researching convalescent plasma and monitoring patients at home are just a few of the challenges met by Mayo Clinic in Florida in 2020. Dr. Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, says they also are looking ahead [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - January 15, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

DHS Unveils Enhancements to COVID-19 Vaccine Data Page
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has released two new data features on theCOVID-19 vaccine data page. The first is a new visualization that shows the number of Wisconsinites who have successfully completed their COVID-19 vaccine series. The second new feature allows users to filter theCOVID-19 vaccines administered per day graph by county or healthcare emergency readiness coalition (HERC) region...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Announces Weekly Newsletter to Keep Public Informed of COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Progress
The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today a newsletter the public can sign up for to get direct information about the COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout. Every Friday, a COVID-19 update newsletter will be sent via email to people who sign up to receive it.Registration is now open, and archived copies of the weekly newsletter will also be available. “Throughout this pandemic, we have...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Study shows sharp decline in cancer screenings and diagnoses during the first COVID-19 surge
Screening and diagnoses rebounded in the months following the first surge of the pandemic (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wisconsin FoodShare Recipients Benefit from Temporary Increase, Additional Online Shopping Option
Wisconsin households that receiveFoodShare will now receive added benefits to help them access food during the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary increase will begin this month and last until June 2021. It was part of the federal COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law in December 2020. FoodShare households will be able to use these benefits for in-person and online purchasing. “More than 725,000 Wisconsinites are relying on FoodShare to help them feed...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS and Laboratory Partners Identify Variant Strain B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin
On January 12, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and laboratory partners identified a variant strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Wisconsin. The particular variant, referred to as B.1.1.7, was first discovered circulating widely in England during November and December of 2020. Based on epidemiologic and modeling studies, researchers believe that this new strain spreads more rapidly and easily than the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. However, there is no evidence...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Gov. Evers and DHS Announce $86 Million in Funding for Local and Tribal Health Departments
Governor Tony Evers joined the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) in announcing an additional $86 million in funding for local and tribal health departments today. The funds, designed to help alleviate the immense strain the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on public health departments across the state, will be dedicated to off-setting COVID-19 related expenses, such as vaccine administration. It will support testing and contact tracing, and also support vaccine administration. “Our...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

15th Annual Geisel MLK Health Equity Celebration – Jan. 16-18
Please join us for Geisel's 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Celebration. This year's event will be held virtually Jan. 16-18. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: Announcements Events Improving Lives News diversity health equity MLK Source Type: news

Higher Live Birth Rates Found After Transferring Fresh Rather than Frozen Embryos in Cycles Using Freshly Retrieved Donor Eggs
Live birth rates remained higher for fresh embryos even when compared to frozen embryos known to contain the normal number of chromosomes (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 12, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic announces the recipients of its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards: Miguel Cabanela, M.D.John Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.David Holmes Jr., M.D.Edward Laws Jr., M.D.Robert Rizza, M.D.Nicholas Talley, M.D., Ph.D. The award was established in 1981 to acknowledge and show appreciation for exceptional contributions of Mayo Clinic alumni to medicine. People who have received [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - January 12, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Announces Police and Fire are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that Police and Fire personnel will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 18, 2021, which begins the first step into phase 1B for Wisconsin. Wisconsin has been vaccinating the 1A population since December 14, 2020, which includes front line health care workers and residents of long term care facilities including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. There are 1,098 entities fully registered and ready to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 11, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic advancing?racial equity in local communities
This article is written by Mayo Clinic staff. ______________________________________ Mayo Clinic has awarded grants through its EverybodyIN Fund for Change to 36 organizations and programs to promote racial [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - January 11, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Laboratories and American Hospital Dubai announce strategic partnership
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Laboratories and American Hospital Dubai announce a strategic partnership aimed at improving advanced laboratory diagnostics in the Dubai region. Under the agreement, the two organizations will begin delivering laboratory testing through a collaboration based out of American Hospital Dubai in early 2021."Our goal for this relationship is to offer advanced [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - January 7, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Betsy Nabel, MD, to Step Down as President of Brigham Health
Effective March 1, Dr. Betsy Nabel will step down as President of Brigham Health to focus her energies on biotech innovation; a succession plan will be initiated (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 5, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Uganda: Hundreds Turn Up for Year End Bushenyi Medical Camp
[Monitor] Hundreds of patients suffering from various ailments flocked Ishaka Adventist Hospital, in Ishaka town, Bushenyi district for a two day free medical camp for children and women. The camp was organised by Ishaka Adventist Hospital management in partnership with Mr Dick Nobel from United States of America. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Published Data from Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Show 94.1 Percent Efficacy
Results from the primary analysis of the ongoing phase 3 clinical vaccine trial demonstrate efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections and severe illness (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 30, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

DHS Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Data Page
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) launched its newCOVID-19 vaccine data page this morning. Data shown includes summary metrics for allocation, shipment, and total vaccine administered, as well as a graph displaying the number of vaccinations administered per day. DHS plans to update these visualizations at 2 p.m. every Tuesday. “We are committed to providing the public with timely COVID-19 vaccine information,” said DHS Secretary-...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 29, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Wisconsin to Expand Testing for Assisted Living Facilities
Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today expanded testing for Wisconsin ’s assisted living facilities. The new program allows community-based residential facilities and adult family homes to opt-in for routine COVID-19 surveillance testing. “The health and safety of the folks living in our assisted living facilities is of utmost concern, and our existing partnership s allow us to offer more routine testing,” said Governor Evers. “I want to thank the testing...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Launches in Wisconsin
WI Exposure Notification, a new mobile app to assist in notifying contacts of people who ’ve tested positive for COVID-19, is now live. The voluntary app complements the state’s and partner agencies’ efforts in contact tracing by letting Wisconsinites know faster if they’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, allowing them to take steps to keep themselves and those around them safe. “WI Exposure Notification is another tool in our...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

St. Michael’s Family Health Team Home Visiting Program doubles its capacity to care for frail seniors during the pandemic
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 22, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Modeling Study Suggests That Mitigation Efforts Can Prevent Most COVID-19 Cases on College Campuses
The study found that combining a mandatory mask-wearing policy with extensive social distancing would prevent 87 percent of infections among students and faculty. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Top Stories of 2020
As we prepare for the new year on January 1st, 2021, we thought we'd share some of the most popular Geisel news stories of 2020. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Source Type: news

Hope arrives at Mayo Clinic locations as COVID-19 vaccinations begin
UPDATE 12/21/2020: Mayo Clinic Health System is vaccinating Southeast Minnesota Region staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine beginning the week of Monday, Dec. 21. Albert Lea and Cannon Falls were the first two locations that began administering vaccines to employees on Monday. Joshua Foong, D.O., Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - December 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Team among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester
In February, a team of five health care staff members donned personal protective equipment and prepared to care for a Mayo Clinic patient considered to be at high risk of having COVID-19. Ten months later, as part of a multidisciplinary team that has cared for hundreds of patients with COVID-19, the same five staff members [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - December 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Rochester awarded Magnet designation for sixth time
On Dec. 16, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) notified the Department of Nursing in Rochester that it had achieved its sixth designation as a Magnet Nursing Program by a unanimous vote. Jeanette Ives Erickson, chair of the commission on Magnet Recognition, congratulated the nurses at Mayo Clinic Rochester during a phone call saying, "You [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - December 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dr. Jiwon Oh named Clinic Director of the BARLO MS Centre at St. Michael’s
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Groundwork for COVID-19 Vaccine Laid at Dartmouth
Discoveries originating in a basic science lab at the Geisel School of Medicine are being used in the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine from the Pfizer/BioNTech partnership. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release Research biochemistry cell biology COVID-19 vaccine Source Type: news

Study finds traffic light system helps reduce clinical uncertainty and improve doctors’ treatment decisions
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Lionel D. Lewis, MD, Elected as a 2020 Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society
Lionel D. Lewis, MD, MA, MB BCh, has been elected as a fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, a premier global society in the science of pharmacology. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release Lionel Lewis pharmacology Source Type: news

Innovative transplants offer hope for patients with rare autoimmune disorder
As a career military man, Chris Ryals was used to being physically active. The Air Force master sergeant regularly ran, visited the gym and lifted weights. But in early 2017, he was diagnosed with latent tuberculosis and started on oral medication. Soon thereafter, he began experiencing pain in his feet while preparing for a fitness [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - December 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dartmouth-led Research Featured in National Journal Focused on Health System Performance
New findings published by Dartmouth researchers and featured in a special issue of Health Services Research, are helping to generate new insights and knowledge about the prevalence, roles, and impact of integrated health systems. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 15, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release Research The Dartmouth Institute Source Type: news

Dartmouth Receives $2.4 Million to Aid Healthcare Providers ’ COVID-19 Response
Researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine have been awarded $2.4 million in federal funding to support ongoing studies aimed at enhancing American healthcare providers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 14, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release COVID-19 The Dartmouth Institute Source Type: news

Dartmouth Researchers Work to Reduce Child-Directed Food Marketing on Educational Websites
A new article, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine by a by a team of researchers and advocates including Dartmouth faculty, asserts that current gaps in the regulation of commercial educational websites are exposing children to unhealthy food marketing. The group is working with major food companies and the USDA to limit these practices. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 10, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research advertising Source Type: news

Medical Students Lead Grand Rounds
When medical students lead grand rounds, they not only have a formal venue to talk about their research and accomplishments, they gain valuable experience in an essential time-honored tradition in the medical profession. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Colin McLeish '22 Tags: Education News Source Type: news

DHS Launches COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Dashboard
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today launchedan online dashboard that displays findings from the wastewater surveillance program of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Wisconsin. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 and is found in the feces of infected people. Sewage testing has beenused for early detection of other infectious diseases,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Collaborative operations between St. Michael’s gastroenterology and general surgery divisions push surgical limits
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Launches “Be an InFLUencer” Campaign
The Wisconsin ’s Department of Health Services (DHS) today launched the “Be an In FLU encer” education and awareness campaign to help promote flu vaccination within Wisconsin’s communities of color. “Historically in Wisconsin, there have been many barriers that have led to communities of color having th e lowest vaccination rates in the state, and consequently, that is where we find high rates of the flu,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “As our agency focuses on improving health equity...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Signs Midwest COVID-19 surge may be leveling off as Mayo Clinic prepares for first round of vaccinations
Dr. Amy W. Williams, executive dean of practice for Mayo Clinic, says there are good signs that suggest the COVID-19 surge may be leveling off in Mayo Clinic's Midwest regions. However, it doesn't mean people should let their guard down. Watch: Dr. Amy W. Williams gives an update on the COVID-19 surge. https://youtu.be/ltgc5MEqlF4 Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - December 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Single, streamlined process for patients being tested for COVID-19, other respiratory illnesses
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- As fall and winter begin, patients will increasingly experience illnesses with symptoms similar to COVID-19. Mayo Clinic wants to help patients get answers quickly and easily. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 8, Mayo Clinic will combine the triage and testing process for COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). For some children, the process also [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - December 8, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news