• Some Pennsylvania hospitals see 20% increase to ER visits after Crozer closure

    Days after Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa., suspended inpatient and ER care upon a state order, area emergency departments have seen patient increases of up to 20 percent — but correlation to the hospital's closure is not completely clear, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Nov. 11.
  • How UC San Diego Health transformed patient access across its health system

    When UC San Diego Health experienced rapid growth in demand for care following COVID, the health system needed a welcoming, seamless digital front door to improve patient access and agent satisfaction.
  • West Virginia hospital to double ICU capacity

    Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, W.Va., plans to expand its number of intensive care unit beds from 16 to 27 in 2023. 
  • Florida hospitals brace for tropical storm Nicole

    Hospitals and health systems in Florida are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole, which made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane the morning of Nov. 10. Now downgraded to a tropical storm, Nicole comes just a month after Hurricane Ian spurred evacuations and elective surgery delays across the state. 
  • 'There's no space anywhere': Capacity issues intensify at children's hospitals — 4 updates

    Children's hospitals across the country are at or above capacity amid a surge in respiratory illnesses, with some describing waiting rooms with as many patients waiting for a bed as occupied beds, NBC News reported Nov. 8.
  • Medical groups to Biden: ED boarding at a 'crisis point'

    The American Medical Association and American Nurses Association were among dozens of medical groups who warned that staffing shortages have brought emergency department boarding to a "crisis point" in a Nov. 7 letter to President Joe Biden. 
  • HCA Virginia hospital closes NICU

    Richmond, Va.-based Chippenham Hospital closed its neonatal intensive care unit Nov. 1, Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Nov. 4.
  • UPMC Children's sets up overflow tent amid RSV surge

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh set up a tent outside of its emergency department last week to manage an increased volume of patients with respiratory illnesses, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Nov. 7.
  • Oregon grapples with discharge delays: 'Hospitals are not hotels'

    Oregon hospitals are grappling with a significant number of patients who are medically ready to leave the hospital but unable to because there are no open beds to place them in at appropriate post-acute care facilities, The Oregonian reported.
  • Crozer hospital ordered to halt inpatient, ER care

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health is barring patient admissions and suspending emergency room services at Crozer Health's Delaware County Memorial Hospital due to alleged violations of health regulations, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Nov. 4. 
  • MU Health Care provides 24/7 staffing at local hospitals

    University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia will now staff the Hermann Area District Hospital's emergency department 24 hours per day, seven days per week, effective Nov. 1. 
  • Bomb threats halt operations at 3 Texas hospitals

    Operations were halted and two Waco, Texas, hospitals and one Temple, Texas, hospital were evacuated after receiving bomb threats, ABC affiliate KWTX reported Nov. 3.
  • Slashed services, historic raises and a nurse calling 911: What's happening in Washington?

    Washington hospitals have made a number of headlines recently. The state's hospitals lost $1.75 billion in the first half of 2022. Multiple health systems promised employees raises of 20 percent or greater. Understaffing led a Washington nurse to call 911 to assist her emergency department. And hospitals are considering cuts to travel staff. 
  • A patient checks in every 2 minutes: RSV surge hits Cook Children's ED

    The emergency department at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, treated 564 patients in a 24-hour period amid a nationwide surge of respiratory syncytial virus.
  • South Carolina hospital evacuated after roof catches fire

    Six patients were transferred and the rest discharged after a fire on the roof at AnMed Cannon in Pickens, S.C., early Wednesday, CBS affiliate WBTW reported Nov. 2.
  • Ascension hospital closes pediatric oncology practice

    Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit closed its Meade Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center, according to a statement shared with Becker's Nov. 2.
  • Wound care standardization: How it drives clinical and financial outcomes — and total value

    Healthcare systems face multiple pressures: clinical pressures, economic pressures and pressures to deliver outstanding patient experiences. These pressures are all felt in areas such as infection prevention and wound care where inconsistency and lack of standardization can exacerbate an organization's clinical and financial challenges. These challenges are compounded for larger healthcare systems.
  • How Grady Memorial and the city of Atlanta are adjusting after Wellstar closure

    Less than 24 hours after Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center closed its doors, making Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta's only level 1 trauma center, the hospital — and its city — are drafting plans to accommodate more patients. 
  • CHI Health contributes $500K to Nebraska's first medical respite pilot program

    Omaha, Neb.-based Charles Drew Health Center and the Siena Francis House launched the first medical respite program in the state, funded in part by a $500,000 donation from CHI Health.
  • 79% of Americans say virtual primary care helped them take charge of health

    Digital technology continues to advance personal healthcare management and virtual primary care, with 79 percent of patients indicating that virtual primary care has allowed them to take charge of their health, according to a new study from Indianapolis-based Elevance Health.

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