Wisconsin Awarded $16.7 Million Federal Grant to Counter Addictions to Opioids and Stimulants
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received a $16.7 million federal grant to reduce drug-related deaths. It is the latest round of funding under the State Opioid Response Grant Program managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Whileopioids remain the primary focus, this program now supports services for stimulants like cocaine andmethamphetamine. “We’re experiencing a drug addiction crisis...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Clinical Ethicists: They work amongst us but what do they do?
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Shafiee Awarded NIH SBIR Fast-Track Phase II Grant
Hadi Shafiee, PhD, of the Division of Engineering in Medicine, received a Fast-Track Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health ‘s Small Business Innovation Research program (NIH SBIR). This award grants funds to small businesses that promi (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

General Internal Medicine expands into its new location in the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New Call Center Expands Support for People in Emotional Distress
Wisconsin callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are much more likely to speak with a Wisconsin-based counselor with the opening of a new Wisconsin call center funded by a grant from the Department of Health Services (DHS). “No one should ever have to be alone when they feel hopeless,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “Adding capacity to handle Wisconsin calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the right supports are...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Khurana Selected for Aligning Science Across Parkinson ’s Initiative Grant
A team including Vikram Khurana, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Movement Disorders, has been awarded $9 million as part of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson ’s (ASAP) initiative. ASAP grants focus on underlying Parkinson’s disease (PD) mechanis (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Geisel Highlights Academic Promotions
The Geisel School of Medicine highlighted the promotions of the school’s faculty and research scientists for the 2019-2020 academic year. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - September 15, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Derik Hertel Tags: Announcements News faculty faculty achievement faculty recognition promotions Source Type: news

Barbieri, Fichorova and Nour Awarded Grant to Support Women ’s Reproductive Health Research and Mentorship
Three members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology were awarded a five-year grant through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ’s Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch to establish a Harvard-wide Women’s Reproductive (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

St. Michael’s researchers awarded grants from Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

DHS Expands COVID Connect Test Registration Website to Include Spanish, Hmong, and Somali Languages
Today, Governor Tony Evers announced that COVID Connect, the Department of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 test registration website, is now available in Spanish and soon will be available in Hmong and Somali. Since COVID Connect launched in July, more than 180,000 test registrations have been logged on the site. In order to increase access to COVID Connect for all Wisconsinites, DHS will continue to translate this registration tool into more...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 10, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Getting a Flu Vaccine Now is Critical During Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
State Health officials today are urging Wisconsin residents toget vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Annual flu vaccines are always important, but reducing illness and hospitalization from flu is critical this year to protect our frontline health care workers and hospital systems who will continue to care for people withCOVID-19. “Now more than ever, getting your flu vaccine is one of the most important and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Wisconsin Launches “You Stop the Spread” Multimedia Campaign
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm today announced the launch ofYou Stop the Spread, a statewide multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites to take steps to protect themselves and their communities fromCOVID-19. " Stopping the spread of COVID-19 depends on all of us doing our part, but each of us have our own reasons that motivate us, ” said Governor...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

Gift Supports Launch of Healthy Students, Healthy Physicians Program at Geisel
A new program at Geisel aims to address medical students’ mental health needs and spur cultural change within the field of medicine. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - September 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jennifer Durgin Tags: Donor Impact Education News Press Release alumni Donation giving Home-feature philanthropy Source Type: news

World-first cardiac procedure at St. Michael’s Hospital offers new treatment for high-risk patients
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Analysis Finds ‘Near-Zero Incidence’ of Patients Acquiring COVID-19 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
In a thorough analysis of all COVID-19 cases diagnosed after admission or shortly after discharge, the Brigham Infection Control team found that hospital-acquired infection was extremely rare, even at the height of the state ’s pandemic (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

El departamento de salud del estado (DHS) anuncia una oportunidad de financiamiento para el alcance comunitario de informaci ón sobre los virus de la gripe y las vacunas contra la gripe
Para aumentar el conocimiento acerca de la gripe y el n úmero de residentes de Wisconsin que se vacunan contra la gripe, el Department of Health Services (DHS) de Wisconsin anunció hoy una nueva oportunidad de financiamiento para la educación y el alcance comunitario de las organizaciones comunitarias. En la última temporada de gripe, el 42% de las p ersonas recibieron al menos una dosis de la vacuna contra la gripe, dejando a dos tercios de los residentes de Wisconsin vulnerables al virus de la...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 8, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

State Health Department Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Outreach about Flu Viruses and Flu Vaccines
To increase awareness about the flu and the number of Wisconsinites getting flu vaccines, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a new community outreach and education funding opportunity for community organizations. Last flu season, 42% of people received at least one dose of flu vaccine, leaving two-thirds of Wisconsinites vulnerable to the flu virus. DHS strives to improve flu vaccination rates every flu season. However, this work is especially important this flu...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 8, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

First Human Death from Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Chippewa County
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Chippewa County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed a case ofeastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a woman in her 60 ’s who had been living in Chippewa County. This is the second human case of EEE in state so far this year, and the first resulting in a death. “We are very sad to report that one of our fellow Wisconsinites has contracted EEE and has passed...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 5, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Governor Evers and State Public Health Officials Encourages Residents to Wear a Mask and Limit Exposure Ahead of Labor Day Weekend
Ahead of Labor Day weekend, Wisconsin Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services urges Wisconsinites to celebrate responsibly by taking precautions to reduce community spread of COVID-19. “As we celebrate Labor Day, we need to remember that COVID-19 spreads through the air,” said Governor Tony Evers. “So try celebrating with safe activities like a family BBQ or a hike at one of Wisconsin’s beautiful state parks. When you are with someone outside of your household, remember...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

New Data Dashboard Shows COVID-19 Trends by Age Group
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today releaseda new data dashboard that displays confirmed COVID-19 cases by age group. The new view allows people to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting populations in Wisconsin. Current data show that those in the 18-34 age range have more confirmed cases and higher rates of illness than all other age groups. “This dashboard provides information younger Wisconsinites, and everyone in our state, can use to help...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Team Effort: Restarting Safely
Both first- and second-year Geisel medical students completed their required 14-day quarantines and screening PCR testing per Dartmouth policy. As of this week, we are happy to report that there are no positive tests among our medical or graduate students. Thanks to everyone for their continued commitment to the safety of our community. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - September 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: Announcements Education COVID-19 re-opening Source Type: news

DHS Opens Second Round of Applications for Funds to Support Health Care Providers Affected by COVID-19
Starting Friday, September 4, the Department of Health Services (DHS) will once again be accepting applications for Wisconsin ’s program to provide relief for specific types of health care service providers to offset losses or expenses they incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding being used was allotted to the state under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The second round of the CARES Act Provider Payment (CAPP) Program will use the same...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Lunda Norte Governor Calls for Strict Hospital Management
[ANGOP] Dundo -- The governor of the eastern Lunda Norte province, Ernesto Muangala, Tuesday called for greater rigor and responsibility in the management of Dundo campaign hospital to ensure its durability. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Serrekunda Hospital Management Refutes Allegation of Neglecting Their Covid-19 Infected Staff
[Foroyaa] The Management of Serrekunda General Hospital has denied allegations made by some of their COVID-19 infected staff that the management has neglected them after they contracted the deadly coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Analysis of seven trials finds that corticosteroids reduce risk of death by 20 per cent in critically ill COVID-19 patients
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New Report Provides Guidance to Address Increased Suicide Deaths in Wisconsin
To address the growing problem ofsuicide and suicide behavior in Wisconsin,Prevent Suicide Wisconsin, a public-private partnership that includes the Department of Health Services (DHS), has just released a call to action to guide and support suicide prevention in Wisconsin over the next five years. This guidance is included in the report —Suicide in Wisconsin:...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

First Human Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Wisconsin in 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Eau Claire County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the first human case ofeastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection this year, in a female under the age of 18 who is a resident of Eau Claire County. As a result, DHS and Eau Claire County Health Department are reminding everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent any time...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Brigham Receives NRC Health Consumer Loyalty Award
Brigham and Women ’s Hospital received a 2020 Consumer Loyalty Award from NRC Health and was recognized in the award program’s top 10 list of honorees. This award recognizes hospitals across the country that garner extraordinary loyalty from their pat (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Knowing the Signs Can Help Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths
Marking International Overdose Awareness Day, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today called on state residents to take action to end drug overdose deaths by learning the signs of an overdose and how to respond. Different drugs require different medical interventions and responses. For example, naloxone is the proven method of reversing an opioid overdose but it does not work for a stimulant like cocaine, which requires reassuring the patient, putting them in a comfortable...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 31, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Brigham Earns & #39;LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader & #39; Designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation ’s Healthcare Equality Index
For the 11th year, Brigham and Women ’s Hospital has been named a LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation is awarded through HRC's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2020 survey, a national benchma (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 31, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Keenan scientist’s research hits close to home
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 28, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Horses Test Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging everyone to continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites now that six horses in Northwestern Wisconsin have tested positive foreastern equine encephalitis (EEE), caused by the EEE virus, since late July. EEE virus can be spread to humans, horses, and other animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire EEE virus by feeding on infected birds. The virus is not spread person to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Rejuvenating Old Organs Could Increase Donor Pool
Preclinical studies indicate that anti-aging drugs may revitalize organs from older, deceased donors, with the potential to improve outcomes and transplant availability. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New study examines cost-effective imaging that protects patients and health care workers from COVID-19 exposure
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 26, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Largest pharmacogenetic clinical trial in cardiology shows potential benefit in individualized approach to anti-platelet therapy
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or stent placement? nonsurgical procedures to improve blood flow to the heart ? are typically prescribed anti-platelet therapy to avoid blood clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. New research from the international TAILOR-PCI trial, the largest pharmacogenetics clinical trial in [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - August 25, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Delayed access to cystic fibrosis drug could result in preventable death: study
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 24, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Delhi govt working on online hospital management system to do away with long queues: Arvind Kejriwal
Work is underway on the Delhi government's hospital management information system, and it will be completed within a year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Monday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online searches for 'chest pain' rise, emergency visits for heart attack drop amid COVID
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A study of search engine queries addressed the question of whether online searches for chest pain symptoms correlated to reports of fewer people going to the emergency department with acute heart problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayo Clinic researchers looked at Google Trends data for Italy, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S., [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - August 24, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma discontinues enrollment as FDA authorizes its emergency use
ROCHESTER, Minn.  -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized emergency use of convalescent plasma and the national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for convalescent plasma led by Mayo Clinic announced its intention to discontinue enrollment. The five-month program served 2,780 hospital and acute care facilities, with nearly 14,000 physicians enrolling 101,000 patients and reports of [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - August 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Most family doctors unaware of centralized intake services available in Toronto
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Ringing in remission amid COVID-19
During his career in manufacturing, Eduardo Aguero has moved 18 times around Latin America. The 54-year-old has lived in many places, including Colombia, Venezuela and Panama over the years. Little did he know that a 2018 trip back to his native Chile for a business trip would be the start of an unexpected adventure. ____________________________________ [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - August 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic reports strong second quarter financial performance
ROCHESTER, Minn. - The COVID-19 pandemic has presented one of the greatest challenges in Mayo Clinic's history, but because of exceptional staff work and collaboration, strategic expense reductions and emergency relief funding, Mayo reported a strong second-quarter financial performance. "We are grateful for the extraordinary commitment and dedication of the entire staff. Because of their [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - August 20, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

DHS Launches COVID-19 Individual Decision Tool to Help Wisconsinites Keep Each Other Safe
Wisconsin is seeing significant COVID-19 activity, and data show that this is at least partly due to activities like gatherings. Data obtained from contact tracing calls indicate that the percent of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 who reported attending a gathering, party, or other meet up with people outside their home in the past two weeks grew from 7% of cases in May to 21% of cases in June and 20% of cases in July. DHS urges residents to consider how individual actions like the...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 19, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

DHS Releases School Guidance to Assist Local and Tribal Health Departments
The upcoming start of the 2020-2021 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic brings a unique set of challenges to Wisconsin school districts and local and tribal health departments. Ensuring the safety of Wisconsin students is key to furthering their education, which is why today DHS is building onEducation Forward andReopening...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 19, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

New Geisel Faculty Member Receives National Award for Excellence in Cell Biology
Prachee Avasthi, PhD, an associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and one of the medical school’s newest faculty members, has received the 2020 Women in Cell Biology Junior Award for Excellence in Research from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Education News ASCB award cell biology faculty Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Names New Chair of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
After an extensive national search, Nawal M. Nour, MD, MPH, has been appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Gartland, Tobias Win HMS Dean ’s Community Faculty Service Awards
Matthew Gartland, MD, of the Division of Global Health Equity and the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Deirdre Tobias, ScD, of the Division of Preventive Medicine, received the Dean ’s Community Service Award from Harvard Medical School’s (H (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Jiang, Patel Receive American Society of Nephrology KidneyCure 2020 Grants
Liwei Jiang, PhD, a research fellow in the Division of Renal Medicine, and Ankit Patel, MD, PhD, a clinical fellow in the Division of Renal Medicine, were awarded KidneyCure 2020 grants from the American Society of Nephrology to support high-impact p (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 15, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

More Than 220,000 Wisconsin Households to Receive Additional FoodShare Benefits for July and August in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic  
The public health emergency declared by Governor Tony Evers on July 30 enables the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to once again provide additionalFoodShare benefits to eligible households. These benefits will help those Wisconsin families with the costs of food for July and August. Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Wisconsin is able to provide FoodShare recipients with the maximum monthly benefit amount that is based...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 7, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Newly Published Guidance Addresses Achieving Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Clinical Research
Comprehensive document from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women ’s Hospital and Harvard offers practical resources and tools to improve inclusion of diverse populations. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 6, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news