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Preventing delirium with an activity box
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 22, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Hale Family Makes $100 Million Philanthropic Investment in the Future of Medicine with Historic Gifts
BWH and Boston Children's Hospital Boston Children ’s Hospital announce gifts of $50 million each from Rob and Karen Hale and their family to support cutting-edge innovation and patient care at both institutions (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 22, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wisconsin Cases Identified in Multistate Salmonella Outbreak
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); local health departments; and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate an outbreak ofsalmonellosis (illness caused by Salmonella bacteria). To date, five people with Salmonella Montevideo infection caused by the same genetic strain ( “outbreak strain”) have been...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 19, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

John Fish Named Chair of Brigham Health Board of Trustees
John Fish, chairman and CEO of Suffolk which is one of the largest construction companies in the country, has been named the new chair of the Brigham Health Board of Trustees. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

BWHers Receive 2017 Physician Assistant Awards
Several physician assistants (PAs) were recognized during the 2017 PA Recognition Awards dinner for their contributions to medicine. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Previously unpublished information from clinical trial pivotal to FDA approval calls into question effectiveness of pregnancy anti-nausea drug
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 17, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Geisel Students Advocate for Single Payer Healthcare System
Second-year Geisel students Alex Doering, Reza Hessabi, and David Lakomy testified on behalf of House Bill 1241, a proposal to study the feasibility of a single payer healthcare system in New Hampshire. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 17, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Insider News advocacy healthcare reform Home-feature medical students Source Type: news

Now, Safer Deliveries for Women in Tajikistan
January 16, 2018In just a year, home births in Bokhtar District have been cut in half.“I delivered my oldest daughter at home,” says Gulrukhsor Talbieva. “I’d never heard about the maternity hospital.”  Gulrukhsor Talbieva, now a 26-year-old mother of five, lives in Lohuti village in Tajikistan ’s remote Bokhtar district.She also delivered her second baby, a son, at home and had a terrible headache that lasted for days. She didn ’t know it at the time, but she had eclampsia, a life-threatening condition." I'd never heard about the maternity hospital. "  “I...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Physiotherapist’s invention sets patients free
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Dartmouth Study Provides New Insights into Genetic Mutations in Autism
A new study by Geisel researchers, which appears in the journal Biological Psychiatry, is shedding new light into the neurobiological basis of autism spectrum disorders. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research autism autism genetics autism spectral disorders Bryan Luikart Source Type: news

Benson, Doubilet Recognized by Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound
Carol Benson, MD, director of the Division of Ultrasound in the Department of Radiology, and Peter Doubilet, MD, PhD, senior vice chair of Radiology, were awarded two of the highest honors bestowed by the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partner with Brigham and Women ’s Hospital for New AHA Vascular Disease Research Network
The Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock are partnering with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as one of four centers in a new American Heart Association-funded research network charged with unlocking some of the mysteries behind vascular disease. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 15, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: News Research cardiovascular disease Dartmouth-Hitchcock heart disease Source Type: news

Age is not a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients, new study suggests
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 12, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Anxiety: An Early Indicator of Alzheimer ’s Disease?
A new study suggests an association between elevated amyloid beta levels and the worsening of anxiety symptoms. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer ’s disease in older (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 11, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Many Wisconsin Preteens and Teens Are Not Protected Against Certain Cancers Caused by HPV
According to the most recent National Immunization Survey (NIS) data (2016), many of Wisconsin ’s teens are not fully protected against thehuman papillomavirus virus (HPV) because they have not completed the HPV vaccine series. According to the NIS, while 62 percent of 13-17 year olds in Wisconsin have started the HPV vaccine series, only 46 percent have completed it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the vaccine series be...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 11, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

ELVIS is in the building
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Slow-Release Pill Developed to Deliver HIV Therapeutics
Using an ingestible “mini pill box,” researchers investigate a once weekly pill to combat HIV (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

James Bliska to Lead Dartmouth Cystic Fibrosis Research Cluster
Noted molecular biologist James Bliska, PhD, is joining the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as a Distinguished Professor in Microbiology and Immunology and senior lead faculty member of the Personalized Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Cluster, a cross-Dartmouth group of investigators established to develop innovative, personalized medicine and treatments for CF and lung infections caused by opportunistic pathogens. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 8, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release Research academic cluster cystic fibrosis faculty Home-feature Source Type: news

Preventing Opioid Abuse Through Community Partnerships
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded a total of $496,516 in grants to 63 community groups to support seven strategies to prevent opioid abuse. “These grants further our commitment to reduce the impact ofopioidabuse in Wisconsin communities, ” said Paul Krupski, DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives. “The efforts supported by these grants will protect and promote the health and safety of Wisconsin residents.” The seven strategies include:...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Using Big Data to improve patient care
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 4, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

DHS Announces New Substance Use Treatment Options in High-Need Areas
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded grants to four organizations to establish treatment services for opioid and methamphetamine addictions in areas of the state most in need of help. “Accessible addiction services are a vital part of our plan to treat Wisconsin’sopioid andmethamphetamine problems, ” said DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer. “People who are struggling with the chronic disease of addiction need...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Patrick Tolosky ’ 21: Simple Pleasures
First-year Geisel medical student Patrick Tolosky believes empowerment through health and wellbeing can be an effective avenue toward breaking the cycle of poverty—it’s why he wants to become a physician. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education News first-year student Home-feature medical student student profile Source Type: news

DHS Announces New Grants to Support Graduate Medical Education
Grants totaling more than $2.9 million to support development of three new residency programs and eight new resident positions in current programs were announced today by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Launched in July 2014, the DHS Graduate Medical Education (GME) Initiative builds on numerous partnerships among hospitals and clinics, health systems and academic institutions to expand GME and helps ensure access to quality health care in rural and other underserved areas of the...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Prominent Neuroscientist and Advocate Ben Barres MED ’ 79 Dies
Ben Barres, MD, PhD MED ’79, an internationally renowned neuroscientist and outspoken advocate for equality and inclusion in science, died December 27, 2017 in Palo Alto, CA. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Alumni News Ben Barres neuroscience obituary Source Type: news

Everything in its place
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 28, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Rate and risk of head injury in mixed martial arts remain unknown due to lack of regulation and protocols, new study suggests
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New study suggests health benefits of replacing animal proteins with plant proteins
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 21, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Walking the Shoreline: Erosion, Regrowth, and Professional Formation
In an essay for JAMA based on her speech at this year's White Coat ceremony, Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD MED ’86, a professor of medicine and the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine, uses the metaphor of the erosion of shorelines to guide medical students, residents, and physicians to understand the reshaping through the erosive forces inherent with the professional formation and changes of a medical career. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Derik Hertel Tags: News News & Announcements Source Type: news

New study suggests health benefits of swapping animal proteins for plant proteins
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Filled with comfort
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 19, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Tufts Medical Center reaches tentative deal with nurses union
Christmas has come early for Tufts Medical Center. With some help from Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, the 1,200-member nurses union and hospital management agreed on a tentative contract on Monday night, putting to bed a 20-month process that resulted in two pickets, a one-day strike, a four-day lockout, and nearly 50 negotiating sessions. “I’m relieved we’re finally done with this process,” said Mary Cornacchia, co-chair of the bargaining committee and a Tufts nurse for 29 years, in an interview.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Tufts Medical Center reaches tentative deal with nurses union
Christmas has come early for Tufts Medical Center. With some help from Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, the 1,200-member nurses union and hospital management agreed on a tentative contract on Monday night, putting to bed a 20-month process that resulted in two pickets, a one-day strike, a four-day lockout, and nearly 50 negotiating sessions. “I’m relieved we’re finally done with this process,” said Mary Cornacchia, co-chair of the bargaining committee and a Tufts nurse for 29 years, in an interview.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Ojikutu Honored by ABCD as a Community Hero
Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH, of the Division of Global Health Equity, received a Community Hero Award from Action by Boston Community Development (ABCD) in recognition of her dedication to rectifying disparities domestically and internationally experienc (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 18, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Kosher Cabinets exemplify hospital’s commitment to spiritual care
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Weissman Receives $2.8M NIH Grant for Advanced Care Planning Study
Joel Weissman, PhD, deputy director and chief scientific officer of the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), was awarded a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for his study, "Identifying barriers, facilitators and outcomes (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 13, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Costenbader Appointed Chair of Lupus Foundation of America ’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council
Karen Costenbader, MD, MPH, director of the Lupus Program in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, has been named as the chair of the Lupus Foundation of America ’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 13, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Intrahospital TOA: Safe transitions for a safe system
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 12, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Becker & #39;s Honors BWH Among 58 Hospitals with Innovation Programs
BWH was recognized as one of 58 Hospitals with Innovation Programs by Becker's Hospital Review in honor of the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub), which supports clincians, researchers and staff at the Brigham who have novel ideas to drive patient (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 12, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Up to $70 Million To Be Awarded to Advance Alzheimer ’s Disease Clinical Trials
Reisa Sperling, MD, and collaborators will build the Alzheimer ’s Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) to accelerate, expand Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic research. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Non-invasive test could be a marker for healthier sinuses
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 8, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Sperling Wins American Neurological Association ’s Raymond D. Adams Lectureship
Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment in the Department of Neurology, was awarded the Raymond D. Adams Lectureship by the American Neurological Association for her outstanding work in academic neurology (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 8, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women & #39;s Cancer Center launches new program to target aggressive thyroid cancers
New program specializes in targeted treatments for patients with advanced and aggressive thyroid cancers. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 7, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Geisel Graduate Students Selected for Entrepreneurs ’ Fellowship Program
Two outstanding graduate student researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine, Heidi Chapman and Riley Hampsch, are gaining knowledge and skills in the biotechnology sector as recipients of 2017 Dartmouth SYNERGY/Celdara Medical High-Potential Entrepreneurs’ Fellowships. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Insider News Features grad students internships PEMM research Source Type: news

St. Michael’s Hospital leading HIV Stigma Index in Canada to identify sources of discrimination
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 5, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Medicaid Director Michael Heifetz to Leave State Service
The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that Secretary Linda Seemeyer has accepted the resignation of Medicaid Director Michael Heifetz. Heifetz, who also serves as Administrator of the Division of Medicaid Services (DMS), is leaving the position to pursue career opportunities in the private sector. “Michael has been invaluable in his role as Medicaid Director, representing Wisconsin’s vision for the future in the national spotlight,” said Secretary Linda Seemeyer. “We will...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 5, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Rahul Sarpeshkar Among Three Named IEEE Fellows
Geisel Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar, PhD is one of three Dartmouth faculty being honored as 2018 Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: News academic cluster faculty faculty recognition Features IEEE Source Type: news

Celebrating 25+ years of providing multidisciplinary HIV care
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 1, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New hand clinic provides care ‘at the right time from the right person’
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Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 29, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Sandra Wong Named the William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor in Surgery
Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, chair of surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock, has been named the William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor in Surgery. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - November 29, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: Donor Impact News Press Release Dartmouth-Hitchcock endowed professorship Features Home-feature philanthropy Sandra Wong surgery Source Type: news

Geisel Emeritus Professors Honored for Their Work in Kosovo
Action for Mothers and Children, a foundation dedicated to saving the lives of mothers and babies in Kosovo, recently presented inaugural Lifetime Contribution Awards to James C. Strickler, MD, and George A. Little, MD, FAAP, during a special ceremony held at the Yale Club of New York City. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - November 29, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Insider News awards faculty Features George Little global health infants James Strickler Kosovo neonatal intensive care Source Type: news