Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

This page shows you the most recent publications within this specialty of the MedWorm directory.

'Yelp for healthcare' launches with data on 10,000 California doctors
This week nonprofit California Healthcare Performance Information System opened its ratings website to make data on more than 10,000 doctors public, giving consumers access to the feature after six years of development. CAqualityratings.org is the first ratings website to provide reviews on doctors, all of which are based on 2014 claims data from 10 million Californians gathered from Anthem Blue Cross of California, Medicaid and others. Existing commercial review sites for doctors fall short in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Stocks winners and losers after GOP fails to muster Obamacare votes; Trump, Ryan turn to tax cuts
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down just under 60 points but the Nasdaq was up 11 and the S&P 500 was flat, down 1.98 points, after House Republicans and President Donald Trump failed to get enough votes for a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The Dow closed at 20,596.72 down 59.86 points for the day and down 1.5 percent for the week. The Nasdaq was down 1.2 percent for the way but was up 11.04 points at 5,828.74. Among prominent and Arizona stocks: • Health care stocks… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

This Seattle hospital sees more patients each year than any other
The average hospital stay for Washington state's busiest hospital costs just under $50,000. Swedish Medical Center First Hill ranks No. 1 on this week's Puget Sound Business Journal List, which looks at the state's 25 largest hospitals ranked by admissions in 2015. Swedish Medical Center named a new interim CEO this year in Guy Hudson after Anthony Armada resigned. Armada's departure c ame less than two weeks after the Seattle Times published an investigation into patient care at Swedish Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Melissa Crowe Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February
Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said Arkansas' civilian labor force rose by 1,436, the result of 1,028 fewer unemployed and 2,464 additional employed Arkansans. The U.S. jobless rate also decreased one-tenth of a percentage point, dropping from 4.8 percent in January to 4.7 percent in February. More: See the complete report. "Arkansas' unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in February, breaking last month’s record low o...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stocks close lower after GOP civil war delays Trump ’s Obamacare repeal
Stocks moved lower Thursday afternoon after Republicans delayed today ’s scheduled vote to repeal Obamacare. The vote could still happen Friday but GOP infighting has investors nervous about the rest of President Donald Trump’s agenda. That includes tax cuts and infrastructure spending. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 4.72 points at 20,656.58. The S&P 500 was down 2.49 at 2,345.96, according to Google Finance. The Nasdaq was down 3.95 points at 5,817.69. The U.S. stock barometers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

Cross-border shipment could cost Minnesota marijuana maker its license
Minnesota legislators are pushing for tougher regulations against medical marijuana producers in the wake of criminal charges against two former executives of Minnesota Medical Solutions, who prosecutors say illegally shipped marijuana oil across state lines. The Pioneer Press has a report on the debate in the state Capitol over MinnMed, which is one of only two medical marijuana producers in Minnesota. The state approved the production of medical marijuana in 2014, but the law doesn't allow shipments… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Wills Eye' fight for hospital designation presses on
Wills Eye Hospital is continuing its battle with the federal government over what defines a facility as being a hospital with the filing this week of a new summary judgement motion that seeks two primary objectives. First, the Philadelphia ophthalmic-care provider wants a reversal of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [CMS] decision that found Wills did not satisfy the requirements to participate as a hospital in the Medicare program. Second, Wills wants the court to order CMS to enroll Wills… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mount Carmel exec joins voices opposing Republican health-care bill
Mount Carmel Health System's top medical officer joined Columbus and Franklin County elected officials calling for Congress to reject the Republican plan to repeal many provisions of the Affordable Care Act. "People-centered care begins with people covered (by insurance), and therefore we cannot support this legislation," said Dr. Richard Streck, the Columbus hospital system's executive vice president and chief clinical operations officer. Streck appeared in a joint news conference Thursday at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Montco antibiotics developer moves into bigger space, plans to triple headcount
Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc. may be based in Boston, but its expansion its taking place in the Philadelphia suburbs. The 21-year-old biopharmaceutical company on Friday unveiled its new office space in King of Prussia, Pa., which at 19,000-square-feet more than triples what the biopharmaceutical company previously occupied in the same building on First Avenue owned by Brandywine Realty Trust. “We are now at a bout 30 people here,” said Dr. Evan Loh, Paratek’s president, chief operating officer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Treat as One: Bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals. A report published by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD).
There is no doubt in my mind that this is an important report. It is the first time anyone has critically examined the way physicians and surgeons respond to the mental health disorders of patients admitted to acute general hospitals for management of their co-existing physical ill health. It is also a timely publication, when viewed in the light of our increasing recognition of the importance of Parity of Esteem between mental and physical wellbeing. It has been acknowledged for many years that mental health services are a Cinderella of our NHS, but after reading this report you may rightly conclude that those mental heal...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intensive case management for severe mental illness.
Intensive Case Management (ICM) is a community-based package of care aiming to provide long-term care for severely mentally ill people who do not require immediate admission. Intensive Case Management evolved from two original community models of care, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Case Management (CM), where ICM emphasises the importance of small caseload (fewer than 20) and high-intensity input. To assess the effects of ICM as a means of caring for severely mentally ill people in the community in comparison with non-ICM (caseload greater than 20) and with standard community care. We did not distinguish betwee...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BayCare CEO: Obamacare repeal may cause pain, but system's economic impact is undeniable
BayCare Health System has a $6.6 billion economic impact on the Florida economy and four Tampa Bay counties that it serves. A new study by The Washington Economics Group Inc. on behalf of the Clearwater-based health system — with 14 hospitals and about 340 other facilities throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties — breaks down the impact of the salaries BayCare pays, the money it spends on capital improvements and the contributions it makes in taxes. “Health care is in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

First look: TGH Brandon Healthplex set to debut
Tampa General Hospital is about to take the wraps off its comprehensive ambulatory center in Brandon. The 160,000-square-foot, four-story TGH Brandon Healthplex, at 10740 Palm River Road, includes an emergency center, a helipad, an ambulatory surgery center, imaging services, full-service lab and pharmacy, physician offices and a cafe. It will open in phases, starting with the emergency departmen t, which will open at 7 a.m. Monday March 27. The total project cost was about $60 million, said Mark… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Bringing compassion to the Concern in Portland
Ed Blackburn never intended to devote his life to ending homelessness, but that ’s how he’s spent the past quarter century. He accepted a job at Portland-based Central City Concern in 1992 as director of the nonprofit’s Hooper Detoxification Center. He knew nothing about that line of work and had planned to stay for 18 months. Five years later, he was still there, then began taking on a series of other roles, leading to his 2008 appointment as executive director. Central City is one of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

These industries added the most jobs in Albany last year
The Albany, New York region added 5,800 private sector jobs over the past year, propelled by growth in the retail, hospitality and health care sectors. The region added more jobs than any other upstate metropolitan area. Buffalo added the second-highest number of private sector jobs with 5,400, according to a new report released by the state Labor Department. The jobs report shows gains between February 2016 and February 2017. Syracuse also had a strong year, adding 3,000 jobs, followed by Ithaca… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Google life sciences spinoff soaks up huge space (video)
There can be a flipside to biotech industry success: When a company wins regulatory approval for a potentially top-selling drug, it becomes a buyout target — and the consequences for the local real estate market can be unexpected. Take Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Kyprolis, the South San Francisco company’s treatment for the blood cancer known as multiple myeloma, won the attention of Amgen Inc., which bought Onyx in 2013 for $10 billion. Amgen laid off 300 Onyx employers and moved others to space… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Tampa Bay area health care executives tackle ACA, data challenges
Panelists: Dave Summit, Chief Information Security Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center Christy Kindler, Regional Chief Information Officer, Adventist Health System Darren Ghanayem, CIO, WellCare Jeff Bak, CEO, HealthPlan Services T.J. Ferrante, Shareholder, Foley& Lardner Brenda Young, President, The Marbay Group Scott Arnold, SVP Information Systems, CIO, Tampa General Hospital Dr. Sharon Ghazarian, Sr. Director, Health Informatics Core, Johns Hopkins All Children ’s Hospital Craig Long, CIO, MyOnCallDoc… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

St. Michael’s scientists 'mind' their own business
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 23, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Zoll Medical wins Health Canada nod for next-gen AEDs
Zoll Medical said this week it won approval from Health Canada for its Zoll AED 3 and Zoll AED 3 BLS automated external defibrillators and launched them in the region. Both newly-cleared AEDs provide real-time feedback to communicate appropriate timing for effective CPR through audible and visual prompts, which the Chelmsford, Mass.-based company said can be critical to a patient’s survival. “We are extremely excited to add the Zoll AED 3 and the Zoll AED 3 BLS to our portfolio of automated external defibrillators. With the addition of these new devices, we are able to offer our public access and BLS customer...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Resuscitation Zoll Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Kaleida Health advances $7.8M DeGraff renovation
Kaleida Health has taken the next step in its $7.8 million emergency room renovation at DeGraff Memorial Hospital. The system named The Pike Co. of Rochester as construction manager for the project, which calls for relocating the emergency department to the front of the North Tonawanda campus and more than doubling space to 10,000 square feet. Pike Co., with offices in Buffalo, has previously worked on local projects at the Buffalo Zoo as well as at Canalside. Approved by the state in February,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Tackling a Decade of Change
There has never been a more exciting time to be in the pharmaceutical industry – if you like change, that is. While change is a constant in business, pharma has experienced unprecedented levels over the past decade, says Alistair Grenfell, President, North Europe, Middle East and Africa, at QuintilesIMS.“At a time when we are seeing a huge amount of innovation in our science and our pipeline – creating great excitement among the healthcare community – we need to acknowledge that our world has changed,” says Grenfell. “If you wind the clock back to 2005 and look at the top 10 selling medic ines, only one was a s...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Hyattsville Furniture Store Helps PGFD Medics Improve Living Conditions for Patient
The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department continues their innovative approach in assisting citizens with their healthcare needs. The program, titled Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH), focuses on linking our residents with available healthcare agencies throughout the county and region.  Through the utilization of community based paramedics and nurses, the program brings healthcare providers to a citizens home to assess and coordinate their health needs.  Based on the complexities of the current healthcare system, many citizens utilize the 911 system as their primary means of healthcare. This innovative app...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Brady, PIO, Prince George ’s County Fire and EMS Tags: News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

$56M University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown building wins state OK
The University of Maryland Medical Center has won state regulatory approval to build a new 10-story, $56 million patient care center at its Midtown campus. The 200,000-square-foot project will be located at 806 Linden Ave., at the site of the current Gatch Building, which is scheduled for demolition in spring 2017. Construction is expected to begin in the summer with an opening date in 2019. The building, off Eutaw Street and Linden Avenue, will con sist of five clinical floors and five floors for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ryan Sharrow Source Type: news

Make or break day for stocks, Trump rally, tax cuts and agenda
Stocks and the Dow Jones Industrial Average could spiral down — or move up — Thursday and Friday depending on whether the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives approves a push by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Dow lost almost 238 points and the Nasdaq just under 108 on Tuesday after in vestors got jittery over the fate of getting rid of the Affordable Care Act. U.S. stocks were more stable today as Trump lobbies tea party… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic CEO: Government-insured patients get same care as business leaders
Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy is defending controversial comments he made in December regarding prioritizing patients with private insurance, saying in a speech Wednesday that the organization is committed to caring for Medicare and Medicaid patients. Noseworthy addressed the topic early in a speech at an Economic Club of Minnesota event, which came less than a week after the Star Tribune reported excerpts of a talk Noseworthy gave to Mayo employees. In that speech, Noseworthy said all other… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

NanoString CEO Brad Gray drives innovation before 8 a.m.
Brad Gray has been fascinated by the idea of genetic engineering since he was a high school kid in a small town in South Carolina. His passion led him to MIT and Oxford for college, where he studied the intersection of biology, engineering, economics and management. After a stint at Genzyme in Boston, he accepted the CEO position at NanoString Technologies Inc. in 2010. The company had just committed to becoming a diagnostic s company. It had about 70 employees and $10 million in revenue. NanoString… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Brigham finds new way to analyze sperm — with your smartphone
Researchers at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital have found a way to analyze sperm samples from the privacy of your own home — by using your smartphone. Approximately 45 million couples in the world suffer from infertility, but analyzing male infertility is currently cumbersome, expensive and awkward. Researchers wanted a new way to test male fertility outside the clinic, making something as easy as an at-home pregnancy test. A Brigham-developed device, which can be attached to a smartphone, can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

GOP health plan would affect many Oregon Medicare beneficiaries
In Oregon, 17 percent of Medicare beneficiaries also receive assistance from Medicaid, because their incomes are below the federal poverty level, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief. And those “dual eligibles” could feel the effects of changes to the Medicaid program that are part of the Republican health care overhaul, known as the American Health Care Act. The replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act is set for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday . Medicaid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Right At Home brings in-home care to Scottsdale seniors
Right At Home, a Nebraska-based company that offers in-home services for seniors living independently, has plans to expand in Arizona. In mid-April, Tasha and Chris Martz, who have been married for more than 20 years, will open a Right At Home location in Scottsdale, where 20 percent of the population are seniors. "We knew that at some point we wanted to be business owners," Tasha Martz said. "We landed on health care because we both feel very passionate about serving a vulnerable community. When… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Sydney Maki Source Type: news

JPB acquires majority stake in Brookfield hospice company
JPB Capital Partners has become the majority stakeholder in a Brookfield hospice and health care service provider with plans to expand the company. JPB, a Columbia, Md., private equity firm known for its investments in the Greene Turtle chain and South Moon Under, added to its stake in the consumer health care services sector by acquiring Hometown Hospice and HomeCare Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hometown, founded in 2013, curr ently provides hospice and home health services in seven… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Holden Wilen Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist Health names 2 new CEOs
Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Walker Baptist Medical Center have new leaders at the top. Mike Rickman has been named chief executive officer at Shelby Baptist, replacing Bob Phillips, who recently returned as chief executive officer at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Rickman most recently was regional chief development officer for the Tenet Eastern Region-Central Division. He previous ly was chief development officer of Brookwood Medical Center. Before starting with Tenet, he was co-founder and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Shawnee Mission Health recruits top KC neurosurgeons for new practice
Shawnee Mission Health is bringing in local brainpower for its newest physician practice. Its physicians group hired four providers for a new neurosurgery practice located at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. The recruits include Dr. Paul O'Boynick, who served as chief of neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center for 16 years before joining Neurosurgery Associates of Kansas in 2004, and Dr. Darren Lovick, who served as director of neurosurgery for Saint Luke's Health System for nine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Student Spotlight — John Porter: A Sense of Community
One of the things that first-year medical student John Porter most appreciated about his experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail was its strong sense of community—something that also drew him to the Geisel School of Medicine. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Features global health hiking John Porter medical student Student Spotlight Source Type: news

Narcolepsy is my sleepy superpower
My talent is almost more like a superpower. I have the ability to fall asleep wherever and whenever. Now I know you’re probably thinking all teenagers have this power, but trust me, I’m a little different. At any time or place, I have the ability to take a nap. Intrigued by my power, experts and doctors conducted multiple tests and studies on me. When the results came back, it was clear I wasn’t normal. One doctor even admitted, “These are numbers I’ve never seen before.” Developing my superpower I first began developing my sleepy superpower in the fall of my junior year after transferring to Middlesex School. ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jake Shusterman Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Kiran Maski Narcolepsy Sleep Center Source Type: news

Using a Smartphone to Screen for Male Infertility
Easy-to-use smartphone app and accessory analyzes sperm concentration and motility with ~98 percent accuracy. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cart full of fun helps seniors ACE their hospital stay
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 21, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Proposed health care reform could hit Triad households
Health care premium subsidies for individuals living in the Triad will decline under the health care plan recently proposed by Republicans in Congress, according to an analysis by WalletHub. WalletHub examined the differences in subsides offered under the proposed "Trumpcare" plan, called the American Health Care Act, and those currently offered under the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), and the impact it would have on households in 457 U.S. cities. Households in Greensboro, Winston -Salem and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Top of the List: Biotechnology companies
The number of local full-time employees at MBJ Book of Lists biotechnology companies increased 1 percent from 2016 to 2017. Currently, 2,332 local full-time employees work at 2017 List companies. Today, MBJ is providing a sneak peek at one of our weekly lists as we reveal the Memphis area's five largest biotechnology companies. The list ranks the companies by their number of local full-time employees. Click the slideshow to see the top 5 biotechnology companies in Memphis. For a full lis t of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

New ResCare CEO wants company on leading edge of innovation
I recently met with ResCare Inc. ’s new president and CEO, Jon Rousseau, and got an insider’s view of what one of Louisville’s largest local and national employers. Rousseau was named CEO of ResCare Inc. in September, replacing Ralph Gronefeld Jr., who had been CEO for 21 years. ResCare provides services to people with disa bilities, workforce contracting and home health services. The company has been owned by Toranto-based private equity firm Onex Corp. since 2004, according to the Onex website. Before… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

FedExFamilyHouse expansion to break ground
Tomorrow FedEx Corp. and Le Bonheur Children ’s Hospital will break ground on an expansion that will triple the size of the FedExFamilyHouse. The expansion of the building, which is located at 918 Poplar Ave., was announced last fall. FedExFamilyHouse is a "home away from home" for out-of-town families of patients at Le Bonheur. The expans ion will include a four-story addition to the current facility, 21 new suites, 30 new hotel-style rooms and community gathering spaces. FedEx's support of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Vincent Gray introduces bill to require new hospital on the St. Elizabeths East campus
D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray introduced legislation Tuesday requiring the city to build a new hospital on the St. Elizabeths East campus, setting up future redevelopment of the District-owned United Medical Center campus on the Maryland border. Offered as part of a package of three bills, the former mayor's hospital measure calls for the creation of a new East End Medical Center at St. E's East, a 183-acre campus fronting Martin Luther King Jr. and Alabama avenues SE in Ward 8. If approved, it would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Erie County Medical Center reports record performance as 2017 begins
Hospital CEO Thomas Quatroche Jr. said a strong start to 2017 should help Erie County Medical Center Corp. gain approval on a loan to support more than $110 million in improvements at its Grider Street campus. In the first two months of the year, the Buffalo trauma hospital has seen historic numbers, with overall discharges up 5 percent compared to last year. Through February, ECMC saw inpatient surgeries grow by nearly 6 percent, outpatient visits grew by 3.1 percent and emergency department visits… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Already in Peril, Rural Hospitals Unsure on Health Care Bill
CLAXTON, Ga. — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that serves this rural community in southeast Georgia. "I would have never lasted to get to Savannah or Statesboro," Yarbrough said of the biggest cities near Claxton — each 30 to 60 miles away. "I firmly believe if that hospital wasn't here, I wouldn't be here." But like Yarbrough, the 10-bed Evans Memorial Hospital has fought to survi...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biotech squeezed — again — as Uber grabs office space in Warriors project
Trying to build a biotech ecosystem on San Francisco's post-industrial flatlands in Mission Bay never has been easy. It didn't get any easier with Uber Technologies Inc.'s decision to take at least half of a development that many in the biotech community were counting on for growth. Uber's lease of 580,000 square feet across two under-construction buildings — part of the Golden State Warriors' arena development — makes the space race in San Francisco's onetime biotech enclave more competitive.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Bethesda Health reaches deal with lenders after violation
Executives at Bethesda Healthcare System said they have resolved a situation with their bond lenders where the hospital operator was found in violation of its debt agreement. The Boynton Beach-based non-profit send a notice to bondholders on March 17 that is was in violation of its bond covenants because its debt service coverage ratio was too low. Under its Series 2010A bonds, this ratio of income available for debt service to actual debt payments must be 1.25. Howeve r, this ratio was 1.1 at the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

UCSF ’s offshoring of IT jobs gets a national airing on '60 Minutes'
The controversy over University of California, San Francisco offshoring some of its IT jobs was broadcast to the nation over the weekend in a segment on "60 Minutes." About 80 IT workers lost their jobs on Feb. 28 as the university attempts to save millions of dollars by outsourcing their jobs to India. Not only is this the first time a public university is offshoring its IT jobs, but it plays into a national debate on the appropriate use of H-1B visas. These v isas were originally created to help… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

OHSU: Trump budget cuts would 'devastate' scientific research
Oregon Health& Science University is sounding alarm bells about the Trump administration ’s budget proposal, saying it would “devastate the scientific community.” The 2018 Budget Blueprint calls for a nearly $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, or about 20 percent of the NIH’s total budget. OHSU last year received more than $234 million in NIH funding, by far t he university’s largest source of research funds. All told, $274 million flowed last year to Oregon universities… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Why Regence BlueShield's president is leaving for a startup
Leaving the corporate insurance world after a quarter century to become a startup's fourth employee may sound like a huge risk, but Don Antonucci says it's the perfect time and opportunity. "I knew that this was sort of one of those deciding points in a career," Antonucci said in an interview. "If I didn’t take the opportunity, I would regret it." Antonucci has served as Regence BlueShield of Washington president since 2013, but has held many roles in different Blue Shield and oth er insurance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

University of Texas names interim head for M.D. Anderson cancer center
The University of Texas System has named Dr. Marshall Hicks as the interim president of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Hicks will replace Dr. Ronald DePinho, who is stepping down as president of M.D. Anderson on March 20. DePinho made the decision to resign following ongoing financial issues with M.D. Anderson that resulted in roughly 1,000 layoffs. Hicks has served as the division head of diagnostic imaging at M .D. Anderson since 2010, according to a statement. He is one… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Joe Martin Source Type: news

Fewer HF Hospitalizations With CardioMEMS-Guided Management Fewer HF Hospitalizations With CardioMEMS-Guided Management
In practice as in trials, treatment guided by PA pressures measured by the sensor implant may help avert the kind of HF exacerbations that send patients to the hospital, suggest claims data.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news