• California health system clinics temporarily closed due to fire

    Truckee, Calif.-based Tahoe Forest Health System clinics in Tahoe City, Calif., were forced to temporarily close on April 22 after the building suffered damage from a small fire.
  • OHSU reports financial loss due to ED boarding

    Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University said it is facing financial issues due to its overcrowded emergency department and having to divert patients seeking specialty care and elective surgeries, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported April 21.
  • Nemours Children's, UCF expand partnership to establish pediatrics department

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Nemours Children's Health and Orlando-based University of Central Florida have expanded their partnership to establish the University of Central Florida College of Medicine-Nemours Children's Health Department of Pediatrics.
  • HCA California hospital faces pushback on trauma center closure

    Local stakeholders are pushing for the state of California to stop the planned summer closure of trauma services at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, The Mercury News reported April 18.
  • Mass General Hospital to add 94 inpatient beds

    Health officials have granted Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital permission to add 94 inpatient beds to the hospital to confront capacity issues, ABC affiliate WCVB reported April 17.
  • Pennsylvania hospital to reopen obstetrical unit

    WVU Medicine Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital has received funding for medical equipment needed to reopen its obstetrical unit. 
  • Valley Health moves 200 patients to new $800M facility

    Valley Health System has moved 203 patients out of its hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., to a new $800 million facility in Paramus, N.J. The transfer took place April 14 and involved 75 ambulances, according to local news outlets. 
  • Hawaii opens 1st-of-its-kind clinic in high school

    Hawaii has unveiled the first high school-based clinic in the country, Hawaii News Now reported April 11.
  • Ohio hospital to downgrade trauma center designation level

    Beavercreek, Ohio-based Soin Medical Center, part of Kettering (Ohio) Health, will no longer operate as a level 3 trauma center, effective April 13.
  • Embracing Mental Wellness: Fast Pace Health’s Commitment Beyond Awareness

    At the core of Fast Pace Health's mission lies a profound commitment to the mental well-being of the communities we serve.
  • Alabama hospital to end IVF services

    A south Alabama hospital that was at the center of a state Supreme Court ruling on the status of frozen embryos said it would no longer provide in vitro fertilization treatments after this year.
  • Ochsner joins Hall of Fame Health

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, a 46-hospital system, has joined Hall of Fame Health as its exclusive partner in the Gulf South region. 
  • Hospitals prepare for solar eclipse 

    As the eagerly awaited total solar eclipse approaches, cities along its path of totality are bracing for an influx of visitors, prompting hospitals to implement various precautionary measures.
  • Improving Patient Outcomes With Care Coordination

    What is care coordination? Coordination of care is the process of organizing and integrating health care services for patients across care settings and providers.
  • Texas hospital suspends maternity care

    The obstetrics, labor and delivery program at Nacogdoches (Texas) Memorial Hospital remains suspended as hospital operations transition from a private company back to the local hospital district, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker's.
  • Want to Stop Referral Leakage? Put Self-Scheduling Tools in Referring Providers’ Hands

    Referral leakage is a common problem among specialty providers, with the American College of Physicians (ACP) reporting that up to half of referrals to specialists are never completed.
  • Nurses' strike may affect elective surgeries at San Francisco hospitals

    Hospitals in Santa Clara County's public health system in California are gearing up to limit potential disruptions to patient care as more than 3,700 nurses plan to strike in early April. 
  • HCA California hospital has 3x more complaints than statewide average

    Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Los Robles Medical Center continues to face state citations due to understaffing and a lack of care for patient well-being and consistently ranks above the statewide average of complaints, local news outlet The Echo reported March 26.
  • Cleveland Clinic's program that saves $8K per patient

    The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic produced an average savings of $8,705 per patient by providing virtual second opinions, a recent analysis found.
  • Maryland hospital treats patient after bridge collapse

    After a cargo ship reportedly lost power and hit Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge at about 2 a.m. March 26, the bridge collapsed. Employees not on call at the University of Maryland Medical Center soon began calling to ask if the hospital's trauma center needed volunteers. 

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