'We're really going backwards': Harris Health to reinstate visitor limits as hospitalizations rise
The vast majority of coronavirus patients being hospitalized in Harris Health System's hospitals had not been vaccinated for Covid-19, said President and CEO Dr. Esmaeil Porsa. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

The Queen's Medical Center named best Hawaii hospital for third consecutive year
In addition to being named best in Hawaii, The Queen's Medical Center also ranked among the top 50 hospitals for cancer care in the country. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Here's how the Bay Area's medical facilities fared on this year's list of top U.S. hospitals
One South Bay hospital ranks in the top 15 nationally and moved up a spot year-over year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

340B hospitals among those that provide lowest levels of community benefit across the country
The 340B program reached$38 billion in sales at the discounted price in 2020. This is a 27% increase over sales in 2019, and the program is now more than four times the size it was in 2014. Unfortunately, despite pharmaceutical manufacturers paying more and more money in 340B discounts, there is no evidence that this growth in 340B translates into lower costs for patients taking prescription medicines. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: 340B Hospitals Source Type: news

Texas Doctor Stole Identities, Forged Records in Fraud Scheme Texas Doctor Stole Identities, Forged Records in Fraud Scheme
Family physician falsely billed TRICARE for $6.7 million;"excited delirium" death lawsuit targets hospital, nursing staff; and more.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nurse Suspended Over Pregnancy Fights for Reinstatement
[263Chat] Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has asked United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) to reinstate a nurse who was suspended from a training programme after a pregnancy test returned a false positive result. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Development Bank Donates Equipment to Robert Mugabe Clinic
[Namibia Economist] The Development Bank of Namibia has medical equipment consisting of a sterilizer machine, 8 mobile hospital curtains, 10 oxygen regulators and a medicine trolley worth N$88,000 to the Robert Mugabe Clinic, bringing the Bank's COVID-19 donations of N$1.4 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These are Greater Cincinnati ’s best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News& World Report released its 2021-22 best hospitals rankings, and three medical centers took top honors in the Greater Cincinnati metro area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Student Nurse Fights Pregnancy-Induced Suspension
[New Zimbabwe] A STUDENT nurse who was suspended from participating in her training programme at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) due to pregnancy is challenging the decision in a move which, if successful, could be a watershed decision. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The CDC Is About to Recommend That Vaccinated Americans Mask Up Again
The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to release the data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was expected to make an announcement later Tuesday. For much of the pandemic, the CDC advised Americans to wear masks outdoors if they were within 6 feet of one another. Then in April, as vaccination rates rose sharply, the agency eas...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe/Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Here are the best Philadelphia-area hospitals in 2021 as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
One Philadelphia medical center was named to the publication's national "honor roll." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

As Covid-19 cases climb, Colorado hospitals get morale boost from new U.S. News rankings
Even as Colorado hospitals celebrate the recognition, concern lingers over climbing Covid-19 cases and deferred patient care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

As Covid-19 cases climb, Colorado hospitals get morale boost from new U.S. News rankings
Even as Colorado hospitals celebrate the recognition, concern lingers over climbing Covid-19 cases and deferred patient care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Covid UK: Pioneering 15-minute test is approved for sale to hospitals
The Israeli-made 'MedMed Covid-19 Severity Test' will be available for both private and NHS hospitals. It was given a CE mark in Europe, which allows it to be sold in UK hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US News Ranks Mayo at the Top in Best Hospitals for Urology US News Ranks Mayo at the Top in Best Hospitals for Urology
US News& World Report released its annual hospital comparisons for 15 specialties. Health equity measures debut this year alongside each hospital's rankings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Incidence of workplace violence against nurses among Chinese hospitals: a meta-analysis - Liu X, Yang H, Hu Y, Zhou Y, Wang J, Dong L, Zhang M, Liang T.
AIMS: To explore the incidence of workplace violence against nurses in Chinese hospitals. BACKGROUND: Previous systematic reviews on the incidence of workplace violence against Chinese healthcare workers did not include many articles published in C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Reaching men and women at risk of committing sexual offences - findings from the National Swedish Telephone Helpline PrevenTell - Adebahr R, S öderström EZ, Arver S, Jokinen J, Öberg KG.
BACKGROUND: In 2012 the Swedish Helpline project PrevenTell, targeting men and women with self-identified out-of-control and paraphilic sexual behavior, was launched by ANOVA, Karolinska University Hospital. The overall purpose was to reach the target grou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Spectrum of ocular findings in closed head injuries, correlation with severity of neurological involvement, and treatment outcome: a hospital-based cross-sectional study - Pattnaik S, Panda BB, Swain SC.
PURPOSE: To study the various ocular findings in patients with closed head injuries, to find any association with the degree of neurological involvement, and to analyze the treatment outcome after the necessary intervention. SETTING: Tertiary referral hosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prolonged stress causes depression in frontline workers facing the CoViD-19 pandemic-a repeated cross-sectional study in a CoViD-19 hub-hospital in central Italy - Magnavita N, Soave PM, Antonelli M.
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely tested the mental health of frontline health care workers. A repeated cross-sectional study can provide information on how their mental health evolved during the various phases of the pandemic. The intensivists of a COVID... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The effect of providing staff training and enhanced support to care homes on care processes, safety climate and avoidable harms: evaluation of a care home quality improvement programme in England - Damery S, Flanagan S, Jones J, Jolly K.
Older people living in care homes are at risk from avoidable harms, which may require hospital attendance or admission. This paper describes a mixed methods evaluation of a large quality improvement (QI) programme that provides skills training and facilita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Social inequalities and hospital admission for unintentional injury in young children in Scotland: a nationwide linked cohort study - Henery PM, Dundas R, Katikireddi SV, Leyland A, Wood R, Pearce A.
BACKGROUND: Unintentional injury is a leading cause of death/disability, with more disadvantaged children at greater risk. Understanding how inequalities vary by injury type, age, severity, and place of injury, can inform prevention. METHODS: For a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pilot RCT of the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP) adapted for rapid delivery during hospitalization to adult suicide attempt patients with substance use problems - Conner KR, Kearns JC, Esposito EC, Pizzarello E, Wiegand TJ, Britton PC, Michel K, Gysin-Maillart AC, Goldston DB.
OBJECTIVE: The Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP) was adapted for hospital delivery and to address substance use problems as well as evaluated for feasibility, acceptability, and therapist fidelity in a series of preparatory steps (n  = ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Adverse events in the treatment of motorcycle-related isolated limb injuries at a regional hospital in Uganda: a prospective clinical analysis - Okullo GO, Flores MJ, Peck CJ, Socci AR, Kisitu DK.
This study measured the incidence of clinical adverse events (CAEs) and identified associated treatment ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Characteristics and injury patterns of road traffic injuries in urban and rural Uganda-a retrospective medical record review study in two hospitals - Temizel S, Wunderlich R, Leifels M.
In the ongoing Second Decade of Action for Road Safety, road traffic crashes pose a considerable threat especially in low-income countries. Uganda shows a vast burden of non-fatal injuries and resides at the top range of countries with the highest death ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pre-hospital pain management in children with injuries: a retrospective cohort study - Holak A, Czapla M, Zieli ńska M.
This study aimed to evaluat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Over half of Covid hospitalisations only tested positive AFTER admission
Leaked figures show 56 per cent of people classed as Covid patients in England last week tested positive in the days after admission. It suggests the virus was not the reason they went to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital costs, not drug prices, are the real US healthcare scandal
Medical monopolies have allowed inflation to get out of hand, but American politicians are not paying attention (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physician-led Phoenix hospital cracks 2021 U.S. News & World Report national rankings
The Valley hospital took top marks for each category in Arizona, with eight other hospitals making the state honoree list. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael McDaniel Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic leads U.S. & World Report ranking of top hospitals
Mayo Clinic is the No. 1 hospital in the nation on the latest U.S. News& World Report ranking, topping the list for the sixth consecutive year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Top Latest US News Hospital Rankings Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Top Latest US News Hospital Rankings
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Moses Cone ranked as Triad's top hospital by U.S. News & World Report
Three of region's hospitals earn spots on magazine's 2021-2022 Honor Roll. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news

Louisville hospitals round out bottom half of new state ranking from U.S. News and World Report
The best hospital, according to this ranking, is in Lexington, Kentucky. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger
Frustrated by the prospect of a new surge, many Americans are blaming the unvaccinated. A tougher stance may backfire, some experts warn. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Reopenings Vaccination and Immunization Workplace Hazards and Violations Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rumors and Misinformation Hospitals Children and Childhood Colleges and Universities Veterans Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mpango Touts Sh16bn Mtwara Hospital
[Citizen] Mtwara -- Vice President Phillip Mpango yesterday outlined how a multibillion shillings zonal hospital in Mtwara would advance the government's medical tourism agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US News names its top hospitals in the Pittsburgh region
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside has been named by US News& World Report as the top hospital in the Pittsburgh region in the magazine ’s latest Honor Roll rankings released Tuesday. It was one of five hospitals in the region that were ranked, including two others from UPMC plus St. Clair Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital. The rankings are released every year, and Pittsburgh-region hospitals make the list, including the pe rennial UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. It was also the second highest-ranking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

US News & World Report ranks Houston hospitals among top in Texas, nationwide for 2021-22
Houston hospitals have landed on top of U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 various hospitals lists. New this year are rating services and health equity meassures. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Samora Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Volunteers aid COVID ill in stressed Thai capital
They travel to the forgotten around the capital's outlying neighborhoods, taking care of desperate people who can't find a place in Thailand's overburdened health care system or who are living in the streets. They are ordinary Thais like Ekapob Laungprasert, who said he suddenly realized that overworked nurses and hospitals needed as much help as those sick from COVID-19 did. The businessman helped set up one of the volunteer groups helping those in need. Saimai Will Survive is named after the Bangkok neighborhood where he lives. Because Thailand seeks to medically isolate anyone who tests positive, almost a quarter of a...
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

IMV: Most U.S. hospitals plan to buy an x-ray system
Good news for x-ray equipment manufacturers: Most hospitals in the U.S. pla...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon nabs top award from IMV's ServiceTrak IMV: MRI procedure volume fell 35% in 2020 IMV: CT procedure volume fell 20% in 2020 IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19 IMV: COVID-19 cuts ultrasound exam volume by 50% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Staff at a Florida hospital say they are hearing panic, fear and regret from unvaccinated Covid-19 patients
Health care workers at Jacksonville's Baptist Medical Center in Florida are hearing panic, fear and regret from many of their patients... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fifth medical center checks onto list of Kansas City metro's best hospitals
Although the University of Kansas Hospital kept its title as the No. 1 hospital in the Kansas City metro, Saint Luke's Health System landed two of its hospitals on U.S. News and World Report's ranking of the best regional hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals rank No. 1 in L.A. and state, No. 3 in nation
UCLA Health hospitals  are No. 1 in both Los Angeles and California and rose to No. 3 nationally in an annual evaluation published today by U.S. News& World Report. It is the first time UCLA Health has been ranked so highly nationally while also holding the top positions in both the city and the state.UCLA Health once again earned a coveted spot on thenational honor roll, which names only the 20 hospitals that provide the highest-quality care across a wide range of procedures and conditions.UCLA Health earnedtop 10 rankings in 12 specialties: diabetes and endocrinology (3), gastroenterology/gastrointestinal s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Carolinas Medical Center ranks as No. 1 hospital in Charlotte area, per U.S. News & World Report
Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center was again ranked No. 1 among hospitals in the Charlotte metro area, according to a U.S. News& World Report study released on Tuesday. This is Carolinas Medical Center's fifth consecutive year in the top spot. Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord and CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia tied for second place. Atrium Health Pineville was ranked No. 4. Statewide, CMC came in third place, following Duke University Hospital at No. 1 and UNC Hospitals… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins remains top hospital in Maryland, but falls in 2021 national rankings
Fourth-best is the lowest position Johns Hopkins Hospital has ever claimed in the annual "Best Hospitals" rankings by U.S. News& World Report. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

These Mass. hospitals made the U.S. News & World Report national rankings
Massachusetts General Hospital was ranked the No. 5 hospital in the nation, moving up a spot from its ranking last year by U.S. News& World Report. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Arizona's largest health system announces vaccine mandate; move to affect over 52,000 workers
(Natural News) Banner Health, a health system headquartered in Arizona, has announced that its more than 52,000 employees must be vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) by Nov. 1. Any worker who does not get vaccinated by that date will be fired. Banner Health is Arizona’s largest health system. It operates 30 hospitals, including three... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Never too late: Cancer centers push patients to quit smoking
Top cancer hospitals are helping patients quit smoking as evidence mounts that it's never too late (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Truman Medical Centers becomes first KC medical center to require Covid-19 vaccination
Truman Medical Centers/University Health will require all employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the health system announced Monday. CEO Charlie Shields said Truman Medical will be the Kansas City region's first medical center to make the requirement. Although some exceptions apply, most of the Truman Medical staff will have to get vaccinated by Sept. 20. Currently, about 70% of hospital employees are vaccinated. "TMC/UH wa nts to ensure we are doing everything possible to keep our patients,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: FOX4 Kansas City Source Type: news

Truman Medical Centers becomes first KC medical center to require Covid-19 vaccination
Truman Medical Centers/University Health will require all employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the health system announced Monday. CEO Charlie Shields said Truman Medical will be the Kansas City region's first medical center to make the requirement. Although some exceptions apply, most of the Truman Medical staff will have to get vaccinated by Sept. 20. Currently, about 70% of hospital employees are vaccinated. "TMC/UH wa nts to ensure we are doing everything possible to keep our patients,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: FOX4 Kansas City Source Type: news

U.S. News Names Brigham and Women ’s Hospital One of Nation’s Best Hospitals
The Brigham ranks 14th on Annual Honor Roll, with four specialties in Top 10 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 27, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Private hospitals directly procured over 1.27 crore Covid vaccine doses in May: Govt
In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said a total of 83.61 lakh doses of the vaccines were administered at the private Covid vaccination centres (CVCs) from May to June 15. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news