CEO of one of Nashville's biggest hospital operators to retire
After nixing plans to take the company public, Ardent Health Services ’ president and CEO is calling it a career. David Vandewater will retire from the Nashville-based hospital operator later this year, after a successor is named, according to a news release. He has led Ardent since 2001, when the company was known as Behavioral Healthcare Corp. Ardent is the regi on's fourth-largest firm on the Nashville Business Journal's List of privately owned companies, with $4.2 billion of revenue in 2018… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

LifeBridge expanding hospital incubator to house dozens more biotech startups
The expanded incubator could allow 30 more biotechnology companies to be able to work on the hospital campus and share designated lab space. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

16 Cruise Ship Evacuees Being Moved to US Hospitals 16 Cruise Ship Evacuees Being Moved to US Hospitals
Eleven Americans who were brought to the U.S. from a quarantined cruise ship have been moved to hospitals, because delayed Japanese test results showed they had the new coronavirus, officials said Thursday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Here ’s How You Can Really Help Someone Who Is In The Hospital
People who've experienced hospital stays share what gestures are appreciated and what's actually a burden. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mercy South adding $37 million rehabilitation hospital
A $37 million rehabilitation hospital is being planned for south St. Louis County, Mercy announced Thursday. The hospital will be a two-story, standalone building on the Mercy Hospital South campus. It will include 50 beds in two separate units: a general acute rehab unit and a unit focused on the needs of stroke patients. “In speaking with leaders and residents throughout our community, we’ve liste ned to their needs,” said Sean Hogan, Mercy South president. “That’s what is driving us… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dori Olmos - KSDK Source Type: news

Chinese capital battles jump in virus cases as infections ease elsewhere
The number of people who have contracted the coronavirus in the Chinese capital has jumped sharply, including more than 30 in an outbreak at a major hospital, while many other parts of the country are reporting fewer or no new infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Kano Contained Its Current Lassa Fever Outbreak
[Nigeria Health Watch] It was the last day of 2019. Everyone, including health workers at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), the largest healthcare facility in Kano State, looked forward to the New Year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF - Medical Fraud Rampant in Counties
[Nation] Medical fraud in counties now tops the list of scams against the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), the State agency has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Recruit 900 Nurses
[The Herald] The Health Services Board (HSB) intends to recruit 900 nurses to fully staff referral hospitals, board chairperson, Dr Paulinus Sikosana has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 104: Standing on principle
Has your hospital started charging you for scrubs if you use too many in the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 103: Drop and give me 20! #MyRadGirlfriend No. 102: The show #MyRadGirlfriend No. 101: So far away #MyRadGirlfriend No. 100: 4 reasons why I love you #MyRadGirlfriend No. 99: The day star (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

End-of-Life Wishes May Not Be Honored in the Hospital End-of-Life Wishes May Not Be Honored in the Hospital
Patients with documented treatment-limiting medical orders who are hospitalized near the end of life often receive care that is inconsistent with their preferences, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Study detects abnormally low levels of a key protein in brains of young men with autism
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Brains of young men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have low levels of a protein that appears to play a role in inflammation and metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social accounting, a different perspective when analysing public spending efficiency
(University of the Basque Country) A UPV/EHU's research group has shown that it is possible to express in terms of money the social value generated by a hospital. It has calculated the social added value index of a hospital for the first time taking the Osakidetza [Basque Autonomous Community Public Health Service] Santa Marina Hospital as the basis. This analysis provides the hospital with information for the purpose of implementing improvements and could be important when it comes to drawing comparisons with other hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social isolation during adolescence drives long-term disruptions in social behavior
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai Researchers find social isolation during key developmental windows drives long term changes to activity patterns of neurons involved in initiating social approach in an animal model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

11 Americans at Omaha facility tested positive for coronavirus, hospital says
Most of the Americans who were being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the hospital says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovalve Reaches 2 Milestones for its Tricuspid Valve Replacement System
Cardiovalve has a pair of milestones that could help catapult the company into the forefront of the tricuspid valve market. The Or Yehuda, Israel-based company received FDA approval for an early feasibility study of the transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement system and Breakthrough Device Designation for the technology. The study’s primary endpoint is the safety and feasibility of the Cardiovalve technology and procedure in reducing tricuspid regurgitation, with evaluations at 30 days and periodically up to five years. The study will be conducted in collaboration with five leading US hospitals. In a re...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Coronavirus may be spreading so quickly due to fecal transmission, researchers suggest
New research suggests that fecal transmission may be behind the fast spread of coronavirus, with one expert saying this may be the case particularly in hospitals and other healthcare settings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

16 cruise ship evacuees being moved to US hospitals
Sixteen Americans who were brought to the U.S. from a quarantined cruise ship have been moved to hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Delco hospital gets the green light for $327 million expansion and upgrades project
Both Middletown Township and Main Line Health's board have approved Riddle Hospital's $327 million plans to upgrade and expand, representing the largest facility improvement in the 60-year history of the Media medical center. The project is also one of the biggest capital investments Main Line Health, a system of four hospitals, has taken on since its founding in 1985. Riddle joined Bryn Mawr-based Main Line Health at the start of 2007. The project, disclosed in recent bond documents, includes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Delco hospital gets the green light for $327 million expansion and upgrades project
Both Middletown Township and Main Line Health's board have approved Riddle Hospital's $327 million plans to upgrade and expand, representing the largest facility improvement in the 60-year history of the Media medical center. The project is also one of the biggest capital investments Main Line Health, a system of four hospitals, has taken on since its founding in 1985. Riddle joined Bryn Mawr-based Main Line Health at the start of 2007. The project, disclosed in recent bond documents, includes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

CDC official warns U.S. hospitals: Be ready for "surge" of coronavirus patients in America
(Natural News) It yet another bombshell message from the CDC, a top CDC official named Dr. Anne Schuchat is openly warning U.S. hospitals to get prepared for a wave of coronavirus infections. “A larger spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the U.S. could overwhelm emergency rooms and cause supply shortages of some crucial medical supplies,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.
Drs. Eunice and Pierre Chan have taken extraordinary measures to treat patients and protect their family amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tiffany May Tags: SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Protective Clothing and Gear Hospitals Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hong Kong Source Type: news

San Antonio hospital introduces security robots
Editor ’s note: This story is published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT.com. The Children's Hospital Of San Antonio on Wednesday introduced its newest security team members — robots. Lightning Willie and Captain Violet will patrol the grounds outside the hospit al. The robots are equipped with cameras and are able to communicate with the rest of the security team. They are also programmed to respond to some patient questions. Watch the full story on KSAT.com. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: KSAT Source Type: news

San Antonio hospital introduces security robots
Editor ’s note: This story is published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT.com. The Children's Hospital Of San Antonio on Wednesday introduced its newest security team members — robots. Lightning Willie and Captain Violet will patrol the grounds outside the hospit al. The robots are equipped with cameras and are able to communicate with the rest of the security team. They are also programmed to respond to some patient questions. Watch the full story on KSAT.com. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: KSAT Source Type: news

Jury clears hospital in controversial medical abuse case
A Massachusetts jury has ruled that Boston Children’s Hospital wasn't medically negligent in its treatment of a Connecticut teen who spent nearly a year in state custody after doctors suspected her parents of medical child abuse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ukrainians Hurl Stones at China Evacuees En Route to Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Fears
(NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police. Officials deplored the violence and the country’s health minister pledged to share evacuees’ quarantine for two weeks in a bid to reassure protesters who fear they’ll be infected. Buses carrying evacuees were finally able to reach the designated place of quarantine after hours of clashes. The masked evacuees, exhausted by the long journey, were peekin...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dmytro Vlasov and Yuras Karmanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Ukraine Source Type: news

First Coronavirus Death Reported in South Korea
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- The first new coronavirus-related death in South Korea was reported on Thursday. The South Korean man, believed to be about 63 years old, died at a hospital on Wednesday and tests conducted after his death were positive... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman Plays Violin During Brain Surgery
Midway through the surgery, Turner was wakened and asked to her play her violin to "ensure the surgeons did not damage any crucial areas of the brain that controlled Dagmar's delicate hand movements,? according to the hospital. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dayton experts: These opportunities and challenges are shaping the region ’s healthcare industry
Hospitals throughout the region are facing an ever-growing demand for patient care, yet workforce challenges continue to impact the industry ’s evolving growth strategies. That’s according to experts at several of Dayton’s largest hospital organizations, including Premier Health, Mercy Health and Kettering Health Network. Though most sectors are experiencing workforce challenges, the local healthcare sector faces one of the larges t ongoing staffing needs. “The tight labor market is very… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Devastated mother shares picture of her cradling stillborn baby
WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: Stephanie Broadley, 28, from Lincolnshire, was failed by staff at Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, in May 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walk-in GP services divert more patients from A & E but may not be cost-effective
Convenient GP services can significantly reduce pressure on hospital A&E departments but the cost of walk-in clinics set up a decade ago may outweigh the benefits, researchers have found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

OhioHealth plans standalone ER in Worthington
OhioHealth Corp. is preparing to complete its network of suburban standalone emergency departments with a Worthington facility three times as big as what the system proposed four years ago. Central Ohio's largest hospital system resubmitted a zoning application that outlines plans for a 60,000-square-foot ER and medical office building on 3.4 acres it would buy from the former United Methodist Children's Home property along North High Street at Larrimer Avenue. The building also wou ld house primary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Trends in US suicide deaths, 1999 to 2017, in the context of suicide prevention legislation - Mishara BL, Stijelja S.
Burstein et al1 have reported that visits to US hospital emergency departments (EDs) for suicide attempts (SA) or suicide ideation (SI) doubled among youth aged 5 to 18 years between 2007 and 2015. The question remains whether this trend is paralleled ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

American product injury monitoring system and its application -
Monitoring product injury based on hospital outpatient statistical reports is an important method for product safety risk prevention and control and product defect management in developed countries. The earliest product injury monitoring system in the worl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Alabama couple struggling after hospital sues over medical debt
KC and Daryl Roberts were paying what they could each month toward the more than $30,000 hospital bill. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian with COVID-19 describes life under quarantine at Japanese hospital
A Canadian who contracted coronavirus aboard a quarantined cruise ship before being moved to a Japanese hospital said he's being "well treated but would prefer to be on the plane." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Sexual Orientation May Influence Skin Cancer Risk
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston analyzed data culled from national surveys conducted from 2014 to 2018 and found that skin cancer rates were 8.1% among gay men, 8.4% among bisexual men, and 6.7% among heterosexual men. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North City hospital developer gets more time to secure financing plan
The developer of a controversial North City hospital will get more time to secure financing for the project. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the city Board of Estimate and Apportionment on Wednesday gave Paul McKee and his NorthSide Regeneration plan until August to close on financing the $20 million three-bed hospital. NorthSide had earlier been asked to prove financing by the end of 2019 or l ose $6.42 million in tax subsidies for the project. St. Louis aldermen in October OK'd the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Brave mother had her lower legs amputated due to sepsis after childbirth to her stillborn son
Callie Colwick, 30, from McKinney, Texas, gave birth to Quinn at 17 weeks. She then developed sepsis and doctors had to amputate her lower legs. She left hospital almost two years later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wuhan mother speaks out "no beds, no medicine, all lies"
(Natural News) Here’s a heart wrenching video of a Wuhan mother who cannot take the lies anymore. (Article by Mike “Mish” Shedlock republished from MoneyMaven.io) Select Transcript Quotes Only normal citizens are suffering. The government does not care about us. We can’t buy medicine with money. We can’t go to the hospital with money. And... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient is woken half-way through brain surgery and asked to play the VIOLIN as surgeons operate
Dagmar Turner, 53, from the Isle of Wight, played the violin so surgeons at King's College Hospital in London could identify and therefore avoid the areas of the brain that are activated while she plays. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trusting Injection Drug Users With IV Antibiotics At Home: It Can Work
When patients need long-term treatment with IV antibiotics, hospitals usually let them do it at home — but not if they have a history of injection drug use. A Boston program wants to change that.(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martha Bebinger Source Type: news

Photos: Houston's largest health system opens 17-floor TMC expansion
Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston's largest health system, opened a new 17-floor critical care tower at its Texas Medical Center hospital. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center's new tower, dubbed the Susan and Fayez Sarofim Pavilion, began accepting emergency room patients effective Feb. 20, according to a hospital spokesperson. Susan and Fayez Sarofim, the billionaire behind Houston-based investment firm Fayez Sarofim& Co., donated $25 million for the project — the largest gift Memorial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

The Case For Sending Drug Users Home From The Hospital With Open IV Lines
When patients need long-term treatment with IV antibiotics, hospitals usually let them do it at home — but not if they have a history of injection drug use. A Boston program wants to change that.(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martha Bebinger Source Type: news

Gambia: Caritas Gambia, Day One Health Donates Medical Equipment to 6 Hospitals
[The Point] Caritas Gambia and Day One Health; an American humanitarian organisation operating in health and education sectors have donated medical equipment to Bundung maternal and child hospital, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Bansang General Hospital, St. Lazarus clinic, Farafenni and Serrekunda general hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Premier Health's CareFlight expanding to Darke County
An air-medical transport service operated by the region's largest hospital network is expanding in Miami Valley. CareFlight Air& Mobile, which maintains a fleet of helicopters affiliated with Premier Health, is opening a new base of operations at the Darke County Airport north of Dayton. The helicopter will be housed at a private hangar used by Midmark Corp. — one of the region's largest companies. CareFlight could begin responding to emergency calls from the site within the next two weeks. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Pioneering heart valve that grows inside the body could transform lives of children with defects
The prosthetic created by Boston Children's Hospital has been hailed as a huge step forward in medical care. In young lambs, it expanded with the growth of their own hearts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients frequently refuse insulin therapy, delaying blood sugar control
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital find that more than 40% of patients refuse a physician's recommendation of insulin therapy. The study also finds that patients who decline insulin therapy had worse blood sugar control and it took them significantly longer to lower their blood sugar levels than patients who began insulin therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Glaucoma care in prison inmates
(JAMA Network) Data from   82 prison inmates treated in a glaucoma clinic at an academic hospital were used in this observational study to report on how treatment and follow-up, including medication adherence, were are managed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Therapeutic cooling effectively targets site of brain injury
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Investigators successfully measure brain temperature in newborn babies undergoing therapeutic cooling, showing that the treatment effectively targets the core of the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news