CQC upgrades teaching trust to 'outstanding'
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leaders of 1199SEIU, URMC Urge Restoration of Cuts to Teaching Hospitals
Leaders of the 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East, which represents nearly 1,500 employees at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), will join the medical center ’s CEO in urging state leaders to restore a proposed budget cut that would cost URMC $4.1 million next year. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yobe Hospital Conducts First Brain Surgery
[Guardian] Two months after Kano State witnessed an historic medical breakthrough with the first brain surgery conducted in the state in January, the feat was recorded by another northern state when the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital (YSUTH) in a major milestone at the weekend conducted the first brain surgery at the YSUTH main theater complex in Damaturu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, others create brain health research initiative in Lakewood Ranch
The research initiative is expected to generate a huge economic impact bringing clinicians, researchers and businesses to the area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

New California Northstate plans show 400-bed hospital, Stonelake Landing demolition
Two months after debuting plans for a new teaching hospital in Elk Grove, California Northstate University is upping the ante. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

New California Northstate plans show 400-bed hospital, Stonelake Landing demolition
Two months after debuting plans for a new teaching hospital in Elk Grove, California Northstate University is upping the ante. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Lakewood Ranch tapped to become epicenter of neurological research with Harvard teaching hospital
"This will be a living laboratory where innovators could come to test their solutions," said one of the initiative's leaders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Lakewood Ranch tapped to become epicenter of neurological research with Harvard teaching hospital
"This will be a living laboratory where innovators could come to test their solutions," said one of the initiative's leaders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Sudan: Kibir Affirms State Support to People's Hospital
[SNA] Khartoum -Vice-President of the Republic, Dr. Osan Mohamed Yousif Kibir, has affirmed the state support to People's Teaching Hospital as part of the country strategy to localize medical treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: Dynamic Staff and Sparkling Maternity Complex Deliver Improved Maternal Health in South Sudan
[WHO] In the maternity unit at Wau Teaching Hospital in South Sudan's Wau State, Angelina Bakhit gazes down at her new son, Mayen, thankful that the ordeal of labour is over. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 8.5 Million Nigerians Can't Hear Well - WHO
[Vanguard] Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi, Anambra State, yesterday, said unless appropriate action is taken to curb the increasing cases of hearing loss, 630 million people will have problem by 2030 in the world, while the problem will increase to 900 million by 2050. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Top trust appoints chief after year-long search
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive after a year-long search. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Receive D1.6 Million Worth of Surgical Equipment
[Foroyaa] Imam Ebou Ndure of Banjul who doubles as chairperson of the board of trustees, last Friday February 22nd 2019, handed over various surgical and medical items worth D1.6M, to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH). The items were donated by Human Appeal International and Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a charitable organisation based in Ireland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study reveals that night and weekend births have substantially higher risk of delivery complications
(Society for Risk Analysis) As if expecting mothers didn't have enough to worry about, a new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal found that the quantity of delivery complications in hospitals are substantially higher during nights, weekends and holidays, and in teaching hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An enemy hides in the ceiling; pediatric traumatic brain injury caused by metallic ceiling fan: case series and literature review - Hoz SS, Dolachee AA, Abdali HA, Kasuya H.
We report a series of 29 pediatric patients who sustained head injuries due to metallic ceiling fans. They all were admitted to the Emergency Department of Neurosurgery Teaching Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, during January 2015 to January 2017. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Workers At FTH Gombe Protest Over Alleged Bias
[Daily Trust] Nurses and other health workers under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe have staged a peaceful protest over what they described as discrimination and bias by the Federal Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Ebonyi Records Three Deaths, Treats 14 Patients
[Premium Times] The virology centre at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA) has treated and discharged 14 Lassa fever patients so far this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abia Doctors Go On Warning Strike Over Salary Arrears
[Guardian] Umuahia -Abia State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has embarked on a three-day warning strike with effect from Thursday, February 14.NMA, in a statement yesterday, noted that the warning strike became inevitable as the state government refused to pay the 11 months salaries owed doctors at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) and eight months arrears at State Hospitals Management Board (SHMB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: UniAbuja Hospital Health Workers Protest Unpaid Salaries
[Daily Trust] The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) chapter of the Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU) held a peaceful protest over nonpayment of their two months, April/May 2018, salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Densitas launches mammo quality assessment software
Medical software developer Densitas said it will launch its densitasquality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Densitas inks partner agreement with Blackford Densitas partners with U.K. teaching hospitals FDA clears Densitas breast density software Densitas gets Australian clearance for breast density software Densitas highlights study in Breast Cancer Research (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Inaugurates World-Class Cancer Treatment Centre in Lagos
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Lagos unveiled the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Advanced Cancer Treatment Centre, with a pledge to ensure that facilities for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer are available to many more Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: LASUTH Recruits Over 300 New Resident Doctors to Address Shortage Due to Strike
[Guardian] To bridge the gap created by the ongoing resident doctors strike, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has recruited over 300 new doctors who are set to resume work on Wednesday February 13, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two teaching hospitals outliers for surgical site infections
Two teaching hospital trusts are the main outliers for orthopaedic surgical site infections nationally, new data has revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flagship Axe the Fax Trust Rolls out Hybrid Solution to Tackle Last Fax Machines
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), the organisation at the forefront of the national Axe the Fax campaign, is implementing an electronic fax solution to tackle its last remaining machines. In September, the Trust set out a highly ambitious goal to remove the majority of its 350 fax machines by the beginning of 2019 in order to streamline workflows and productivity, improve security and improve the timeliness of patient care. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

No-deal Brexit threat forces hospitals to set up 'clinical prioritisation' taskforce
A major teaching hospital is putting plans in place to prioritise which patients to treat if a no-deal Brexit causes critical shortages in drugs and/or medical devices. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Bullying culture' trust chief exec quits
The chief executive of a teaching hospital with a “bullying culture” is stepping down. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients Stranded As LASUTH Resident Doctors Begin 3-Day Strike
[Vanguard] IT was a sad day for hundreds of patients, who turned up for medical services at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, as they were turned back following the three-day warning strike embarked upon by medical doctors under the auspices of Association of Resident Doctors, LASUTH- ARD. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: Rich teaching hospitals, reconfiguring acute stroke services and wrestling with WRES
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4,000 Infected With Lassa Fever Yearly in Nigeria
[This Day] Benin City -A medical practitioner and consultant at Irrua Teaching Hospital, Dr. Abubakar Muhammed, has said that Lassa fever infected 4,000 persons in Nigeria, noting that there was need for more enlightenment on the dangers of the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The centre 'thinks teaching hospitals are fat and rich'
University hospitals face bias from national leaders, and growing challenges from tightening funding and Brexit, their trade body has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctors Strike Against Security Officers' Pursue of Injured Protestors in Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman / River Nile -Government forces entered the Omdurman Teaching Hospital and fired live bullets and tear gas in their pursue of wounded protesters on Wednesday. Multiple human rights organisations have condemned the violent actions of the Sudanese regime against the widespread demonstrations in Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assessing antibiotic stewardship using the surgical site infection prevention bundle
Antibiotic prophylaxis is crucial in head and neck surgery to prevent infection from clean contaminated wounds. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidance, the gold standard of practice, recommends that administration of broad spectrum antibiotics is discontinued after 24 hours post-operation. A three-audit cycle quality improvement project was conducted to assess clinical practice against SIGN guidance at a large London teaching hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wiping out MRSA: effect of introducing a universal disinfection wipe in a large UK teaching hospital.
Contamination of the inanimate environment around patients constitutes an important reservoir of MRSA. This paper describes the effect of introducing a universal disinfection wipe in all wards on the rates of MRSA acquisitions and bacteraemias across a large UK teaching hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These are the top hospitals in Tennessee
Nashville is known for exporting hospitals across the country as part of its $46.7 billion health care industry, but there are also highly regarded hospitals throughout the state. U.S. News& World Report has ranked the top hospitals in each state based on factors such as survival rates, readmission rates, patient safety and volume to determine its rankings. Facilities must be a teaching hospital, be affiliated with a medical school or have at least 200 beds to be considered. Vanderbilt University… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

These are the top hospitals in Tennessee
Nashville is known for exporting hospitals across the country as part of its $46.7 billion health care industry, but there are also highly regarded hospitals throughout the state. U.S. News& World Report has ranked the top hospitals in each state based on factors such as survival rates, readmission rates, patient safety and volume to determine its rankings. Facilities must be a teaching hospital, be affiliated with a medical school or have at least 200 beds to be considered. Vanderbilt University… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

2019-2020 Harvard/MGH Research Fellowship Orthopaedics Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction MS3
Dr. Scott D. Martin is currently inviting third-year medical students (MS3) to apply for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard teaching hospital. The selected Research Fellow will be the 7th matriculate to go through this program, one of the longest running research fellowships in the country. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 2, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ageing Lagos University Hospital In Dire Need of Funding
[Guardian] The imposing medical facility lies between Idi-Araba, Surulere and Mushin. The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba is the foremost tertiary hospital in Lagos State. It serves as the last resort and referral for all disease conditions. It is believed that if a medical case could not be treated at LUTH then the situation is hopeless. The only other teaching hospital of repute in Lagos is the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New hospital to be built in Elk Grove
A new medical center and teaching hospital run by California Northstate University is coming to Elk Grove. Officials from the for-profit medical school unveiled plans for a 250-bed hospital Thursday morning. Renderings show that the new hospital would be located adjacent to the university’s campus at 9700 West Taron Drive. The facility will be about 500,000 square feet, according to David Fong, desig n principal on the project with San Francisco-based Fong& Chan Architects. Dr. Alvin Cheung,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Nigeria: Akure Community Opposes Akeredolu's Plan for State Hospital
[Premium Times] Some traditional rulers and residents of Akure on Wednesday, protested against the plan by the Ondo State governor to convert the state's specialist hospital into an annex of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teaching trust appoints new medical director
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director, it has been announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health System in Haiti Takes Key Step by Launching National Tuberculosis Tracker
By Atwood Raphael, Deputy chief of party, USAID/Haiti Strategic Health Information System ProgramDecember 17, 2018Newly digitized data will help  the government address the disease, decide where to invest in clinics and staff, and more.Haiti ’s government this year launched a national electronic platform for reporting and tracking tuberculosis (TB), a key step in its efforts to capture, monitor, and report all patient-level data across the country.Information on cases of TB —a contagious and often deadly disease plaguing the Caribbean nation—is being prepared for aggregation into the System d&rsquo...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tuberculosis Haiti Source Type: news

St. Louis hospital earns spot on national ranking
Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named to the Leapfrog Group ’s list of the 2018 top hospitals. Only 118 hospitals across the U.S. were recognized on Leapfrog’s ranking, which compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors. Mercy was the only St. Louis-area hosp ital that appeared on the list. In addition, Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named one of Leapfrog’s top teaching hospitals. Mercy Hospital Springfield… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

St. Louis hospital earns spot on national ranking
Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named to the Leapfrog Group ’s list of the 2018 top hospitals. Only 118 hospitals across the U.S. were recognized on Leapfrog’s ranking, which compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors. Mercy was the only St. Louis-area hosp ital that appeared on the list. In addition, Mercy Hospital St. Louis was named one of Leapfrog’s top teaching hospitals. Mercy Hospital Springfield… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Epidemiological scope of traditional gold panning with trauma in emergency service at Gabriel Tour é teaching hospital - Mangané M, Almeimoune A, Diop TM, Dembélé AS, Diallo B, Napo A, Sogoba Y, Bomou Y, Doumbia M, Koita S, Tambassi SI, Diango MD.
INTRODUCTION: Traditional gold washing traumatism during traditional gold panningfalls within the scope of occupational accidents, which are common pathologies in developing countries such as Mali. Our work aimed to study traumatism during tradition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudanese Hospital's Paediatric Section Now Five Days On Strike
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala -The paediatric section at Kassala Teaching Hospital has entered its fifth day of protests against the deterioration of the health environment in the hospital, a severe lack of available doctors, and shortage of beds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: First Paediatrician, Winifred Kaine, Dies At 85, Burial Begins Tomorrow
[Guardian] Foremost Nigerian paediatrician, Prof. Winifred Kaine of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State, has passed on at the age of 85. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Day One #SafeBirths – Bettina
The Women and Children’s Clinic – A Midwife’s Perspective Bettina is a volunteer midwife at the Women and Children’s Clinic in our London Clinic. She is a qualified midwife and has been with Doctors of the World for a number of years. As a midwife the fact that the simplest definition of the word is to be “with woman” means a lot to me. It was a key factor in my decision to choose midwifery as a career and to this day prospective midwifery students will probably not get a training place unless they mention “women-centered care” a couple of times during their interview. I star...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: dotw.admin Tags: Uncategorised #SafeBirths Source Type: news

Sudan: Unpaid Nurses Strike in Sudan's Northern State
[Radio Dabanga] Dongola / Babanusa -On Sunday, the nurses of Dongola Teaching Hospital in Sudan's Northern State entered into an open-ended strike because of non-payment of their October incentives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blackpool patient poisoning suspect understood to be nurse
A nurse from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has been arrested on suspicion of administering poison to stroke patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Uncontrolled costs and misplaced optimism sank deficit trust
A teaching hospital that ran up a deficit of more than £100m overstated the income it hoped to receive while significantly increasing staff numbers, a report has revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news