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Photos: Orbis brings a mobile hospital to patients around the world
The world ’s only ophthalmic teaching hospital onboard an MD-10 aircraft stopped by Silicon Valley in early December to show off its technology. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Vicki Thompson Source Type: news

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

After due diligence, Cooper Health says it will not acquire 3 N.J. hospitals
The deal is off. Cooper University Health Care of Camden announced this afternoon that it will not be acquiring Trinity Health's New Jersey hospitals: Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington, and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton. On Aug. 31, Cooper signed a Letter of Intent t o acquire the hospitals but since then Cooper performed "substantial and exhaustive due diligence." Based on its findings, Cooper said, it decided to terminate the Letter of Intent. Cooper… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dell Poncet Source Type: news

Children's Hospital negotiating to buy 55 acres at regional medical center
Children ’s Hospital of Wisconsin is negotiating to buy for an estimated $49 million the land it currently leases from Milwaukee County in Wauwatosa at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Nurse charged with abusing patients files for state pension
A nurse accused of abusing a patient at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital has filed for retirement benefits (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Highmark Health forms partnership with central Pa. health system
Highmark Health and Penn State Health announced Friday a $1 billion partnership that will see Highmark become a minority member of Penn State Health and invest in Penn State ’s Health system that includes hospitals in central Pennsylvania, including the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children's Hospital. The move will bring Highmark and UPMC into competition further east in Pennsylvania. Penn State Health and Pinnacle Health System had spent about a year trying to merge despite… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Bringing Robotics into the Cath Lab to Protect Physicians
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, or angioplasty with stent) is a common procedure used to treat patients with obstructive coronary artery disease, with an estimated 600,000 procedures performed annually in the United States. PCI has a low risk of complications for patients, but that's not the case for clinicians. Patients receive a dose of radiation during a PCI procedure, which takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. Interventional cardiologists and cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel are exposed to ionizing radiation all day, every day. Protective measures, such as radiation safety caps,...
Source: MDDI - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Good Samaritan Hospital first in Ohio to earn cardiac designation
Good Samaritan Hospital is the first in Ohio and only the third in the nation to earn a new cardiac certification. Good Samaritan is the first Ohio hospital to earn the Cardiac Valve Replacement Disease Specific Certification from the Joint Commission. The certification is a symbol of quality that involves a rigorous on-site review, which was conducted in October. The Joint Commission, based in Oakbrook Terra ce, Ill., sent experts to review compliance with national disease-specific care standards… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Brownfield Source Type: news

Royal honour for theatre nurse at Scottish national hospital
A dedicated theatre nurse has today been presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of her services to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Insightec raises $150m in Series E
Insightec said yesterday it raised $150 million in a Series E round of financing led by Koch Industries’ Koch Disruptive Technologies to support its MRI-guided focused ultrasound technologies. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies and joined by existing investors Elbit Imaging, York Capital, Focus Holdings, GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE), GEOC and Meditech Advisors, the Israel-based company said. “This investment aligns well with the founding principles of both Koch Disruptive Technologies and Koch Industries. With a track record of driving innovation and improving patient outcomes, Insightec has...
Source: Mass Device - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Photos reveal days-old Alabama SEXTUPLETS
Courtney and Eric Waldrop, 35, became parents of nine on Monday after delivering sextuplets at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama. Photos reveal the premature newborns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roswell Park to develop new cancer therapies with $1M state grant
The Buffalo-based cancer hospital will create a new Division of Integrative Immuno-Oncology to develop new personalized therapies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Trusts leaders notified of extra funding allocations with 'clear expectation'
National bodies have written to hospital leaders to detail their allocations from the £335m winter funding announced in the budget. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gwinnett, Northside health care systems ready to merge
It ’s been nearly three years in the making, but the end is in sight for completion of the merger between Gwinnett Health System, parent company of Gwinnett Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gary McKillips Source Type: news

GE Healthcare, Lifespan ink data analytics deal looking to cut $182m in costs, improve patient care
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and healthcare provider Lifespan said this week they inked a collaborative deal as Lifespan looks to use GE’s services and systems to reduce its costs by approximately $182 million while improving patient care. Through the deal, which is slated to cover six years, GE Healthcare will aid Lifespan in improving patient flow, increasing capacity for services, decreasing wait times, reducing costs and targeting inefficiencies. “Our mission is delivering health with care. Therefore, our patients and their families are at the center of every decision we make. Today, our hospitals are ...
Source: Mass Device - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Health Information Technology Hospital Care GE Healthcare Source Type: news

Reading to teach and heal: More books for 8-12 year olds
The holiday season is a time to reflect, find gratitude and show kindness, especially to those who may be struggling. It’s also a great time to escape the chaos and hunker down with a good book. Why not do both? Today, there are more and more books about children and teens coping with physical and mental health issues that help young readers empathize with these characters but also relate, especially if they’re faced with a similar condition. We’ve selected five books that will not only make great gifts for the kids on your list, but also will stay with them long after those holiday decorations are put aw...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Patty Lenz Bovie Tags: Parenting autism clubfoot dyslexia eating disorder OCD Source Type: news

China Struggling to Keep Up with Demand for Anatomic Pathologists
As the still-developing pathology profession in China struggles to meet demand, 3rd-party medical laboratory groups, and university/industry arrangements, find opportunities to fill the needs of China’s hospitals China is currently facing a severe shortage of anatomic pathologists, which blocks patients’ access to quality care. The relatively small number of pathologists are often overworked, even as […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 15, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathologist Centre Testing In Source Type: news

Tanzania:'Early Sexual Involvement Puts Girls At Cervical Cancer Risk'
[Daily News] YOUNG girls, especially schoolgirls, who engage in sexual intercourse, should have a second thought after findings by health experts showed that they are at risk of getting cervical cancer in the future. Addressing a cancer screening camp at Machame Hospital here recently, the Head of the KCMC Referral Hospital's Cancer Care Centre (KCMC CCC), Dr Furaha Serventi, pointed early sexual involvement by young girls as one of the factors leading to cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:RCCG Donates Neo-Natal Care Equipment to Massey Street Children Hospital
[This Day] Massey Street Children Hospital Lagos is the latest beneficiary of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) intervention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Lagos Province 44, with the donation of neo-natal care equipment& hospital relief materials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

WATCH: Some hospitals now offering 'gentle' C-sections for women
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a popular new birthing method offered at select hospitals that one first-time mother calls "amazing." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Hospitals offer 'gentle' C-sections for women
Hospitals offer "gentle" C-sections with options like aromatherapy and a see-through drape. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nurses sing about sepsis to raise awareness at Christmas
A hospital choir of nurses and other health professionals are hoping to raise awareness of sepsis this Christmas with an innovative reworking of a popular carol. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How Community Health Systems ’ shrinking hospital portfolio played a role in a St. Pete City Council vote on Bayfront Health
The St. Petersburg City Council said no to a plan by a nonprofit foundation to sell its 20 percent stake in Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for $26.5 million. The 5-to-3 vote followed a more than two-hour emotional debate late Thursday in which some city council members voiced distrust of the financially troubled publicly held company that currently has a majority stake in the hospital. Officials with Bayfront and the Foundation for a Healthy St. Peter sburg, along with about a dozen city residents,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

6 area medical centers make top hospitals list
The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit hospital watchdog organization, released its list of “top hospitals” for 2017 and six area medical centers made the list. The organization uses 18 national performance measures to evaluate individual facilities in four key domains — inpatient care management, medication safety, maternity care, and infections and injuries — when compiling its list. This year, 109 medical centers were named as “top hospitals.” Check out the photo gallery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Year in Review 2017: UMMS hospital project finally begins in Prince George's
Editor's note: We're counting down the top 10 biggest local business stories of the year. Click here to read all of our choices. And click here to vote in our online poll. Health leaders can be forgiven if they were still holding their breath for the first shovels to break ground at the University of Maryland Medical System’s $543 million state-of-the-art teaching hospital at Largo Town Center, a medical campus expected to anchor Prince George's County's health la ndscape. On Nov. 30, those leaders… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

North Carolina doctors see jump in opioid-related payments
North Carolina stood out as one of the few states to see non-research related opioid payments to doctors and teaching hospitals increase in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Nigeria:FMC Secures N2.6 Billion Land for Medicine Varsity, Teaching Hospital
[Guardian] Abeokuta and Jos -Plans have reached an advanced stage to upgrade the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta, Ogun State to a teaching hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

North Carolina doctors see jump in opioid-related payments
North Carolina stood out as one of the few states to see non-research related opioid payments to doctors and teaching hospitals increase in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Disease and non-battle traumatic injuries evaluated by emergency physicians in a U.S. tertiary combat hospital - Bebarta CSVS, Mora AG, Ng CPC, Mason PE, Muck A, Maddry MJK.
This study aims to f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of suicide risk levels in hospitals: validity and reliability tests - Macagnino S, Steinert T, Uhlmann C.
OBJECTIVE Examination of in-hospital suicide risk levels concerning their validity and their reliability. METHOD The internal suicide risk levels were evaluated in a cross sectional study of in 163 inpatients. A reliability check was performed via ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Injury severity in polytrauma patients is underestimated using the injury severity score: a single-center correlation study in air rescue - Schr öter C, Urbanek F, Frömke C, Winkelmann M, Mommsen P, Krettek C, Zeckey C.
PURPOSE: Prehospital estimation of injury severity is essential for prehospital therapy, deciding on the destination hospital and the associated emergency room care. The aim of this study was to compare prehospital estimates of the abbreviated injury scale... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Seven-year-old makes 65 stockings for children in Perth
Unfortunately some children have to spend Christmas in hospital and to make the day a little bit brighter seven-year-old Aroha White, is making stockings for children on her cancer ward in Perth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Cuts Services to Inmates
[The Herald] The health of ailing prisoners has been compromised following the decision by Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) to deny them treatment until it is paid almost $600 000 owed by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS). The debt dates back to 2012, and is inclusive of services rendered to prisoners, prison officers and their dependants. ZPCS' concern has been on the welfare of the inmates since prison officers could access healthcare elsewhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consultant accused of sexual harassment barred from returning to hospital trust
A hospital consultant has been barred from returning to work at his trust over claims of sexual harassment, despite winning his claim for unfair dismissal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lintern's Risk Register: Is your hospital doing all it can for elderly patients?
Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under the radar stories. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund awards grants
(Care New England) Women& Infants Hospital has awarded three approximately $25,000 grants from the Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund. Awardees are Women& Infants researchers Valery Danilack, MPH, PhD, research associate in the Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Paul DiSilvestro, MD, director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Niharika Mehta, MD, obstetric internist in the Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke patients receive clot-busting medication more than twice as fast as national rates
(Kaiser Permanente) Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California are delivering clot-busting medication to new stroke patients more than twice as fast as the national average. This follows the regionwide adoption of an integrated telemedicine program, according to new research published Dec. 15 in the journal Stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to larger air particles linked to increased risk of asthma in children
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter -- a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber -- are more likely to develop asthma and need emergency room or hospital treatment for it than unexposed children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Norovirus up by 70% putting pressure on hospital beds
The number of patients suffering from norovrius was up by 70% last week as it rose to 1,336 from 790 the previous week. Experts have said the spike was adding to pressure on beds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts call for ban on sales of energy drinks to under 16s
Study reveals that they have 'unacceptably high' levels of sugar and caffeine Related items fromOnMedica Sugary drinks may be banned from hospital shops Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma “Sugar-free” drinks – are they really healthy? Warning over mixing energy drinks with alcohol Energy drinks affect heart function (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Washington's Largest Hospitals by Medicare Payments
The 25 hospitals ranked on The List reported Medicare charges of more than $10.69 billion in 2016 and Medicaid charges of more than $4.29 billion. Information was obtained from the Washington state Department of Health and company websites. In case of ties, hospitals are listed alphabetically. This List was researched and compiled by Research Director Melissa Crowe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Washington's Largest Hospitals by Medicare Payments
The 25 hospitals ranked on The List reported Medicare charges of more than $10.69 billion in 2016 and Medicaid charges of more than $4.29 billion. Information was obtained from the Washington state Department of Health and company websites. In case of ties, hospitals are listed alphabetically. This List was researched and compiled by Research Director Melissa Crowe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Copper Springs plans $14M behavioral health hospital, facing naysayers
This mental health provider is having a tough time opening a $14M facility in Gilbert (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Copper Springs plans $14M behavioral health hospital, facing naysayers
This mental health provider is having a tough time opening a $14M facility in Gilbert (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Duke University Hospital selects new president – days after Sowers announces move
Duke University Hospital has named a new president just three days after it announced that its current president, Kevin Sowers, will leave to become president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine early next year. Dr. Thomas Owens, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Duke University Health System, will succeed Sowers, effective Jan. 1. He will retain his role as senior VP for DUHS, according to an announcement Thursday from Duke… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Premier Health to construct $12M emergency center in Miamisburg
Dayton-area hospitals continue to expand across the region. Premier Health will break ground on a new emergency center in Miamisburg later this month, the hospital network announced Thursday. The $12 million freestanding facility, called the Miami Valley Hospital Austin Boulevard Emergency Center, will provide full-service, 24-hour emergency care. It is e xpected to open in September. The project will bring another health option to local residents, as well as new jobs and construction work. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

In-Hospital Death Higher for AF Patients in Rural Centers In-Hospital Death Higher for AF Patients in Rural Centers
The observational study had its limitations, but it should be viewed as a"motivational call to initiate prospective studies with the goal of identifying gaps in AF care," experts suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Baptist Health profits surge 50 percent in fiscal 2017
The hospitals saw fewer patients but generated more revenue. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Paper in conservative journal touts radiation's benefits
A new paper promoting the health benefits of low doses of radiation has been...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 ways to cut variability in CT radiation dose How accurate is CT radiation dose info on the internet? CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals 8 strategies to optimize radiation dose in CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CrossChx raises additional $5M as sales start to take off for health-care admin bot
CrossChx Inc. has raised an additional $5 million even as it makes millions of dollars in sales on its latest product pivot, which the company believes finally is its true north. The Columbus tech company working to build "the internet of health care" has signed 50 hospitals and larger health systems, including Nationwide Children's Hospital, to use Olive – a "bot" driven by artificial intelligence to complete tedious administrative tasks. The goal is to triple to 150 customers by the end of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news