• 4 Florida hospitals evacuate, close ahead of Idalia

    Four Tampa, Fla.-area hospitals have evacuated and closed in preparation for Hurricane Idalia, the Tampa Bay Times reported Aug. 28.
  • Campus shooting spurs lockdown at UNC Hospitals

    UNC Hospitals locked down Aug. 28 after a suspect fatally shot a faculty member on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus, according to The New York Times.
  • Indiana hospital reopens after AC failure

    Parkview LaGrange (Ind.) Hospital reopened Aug. 28 after an air conditioning outage halted surgeries and relocated patients since Aug. 25. 
  • Power restored at California hospital that evacuated 200+ patients

    Los Angeles-based Adventist Health White Memorial has resumed normal operations after a power outage forced the hospital to evacuate more than 200 patients Aug. 22, a spokesperson told Becker's.
  • PeaceHealth to restore palliative care after pushback

    After Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth announced it would end palliative care in May, the health system reversed the decision after pushback and will now restore it, Cascadia Daily reported Aug. 24. 
  • Indiana hospital temporarily closes amid AC outage

    Parkview LaGrange (Ind.) Hospital temporarily closed Aug. 25 due to an air conditioning outage that's expected to last 48 hours.
  • 240 patients evacuated after power outage at California hospital

    A power outage in one building of Los Angeles-based White Memorial Hospital, part of Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, has prompted the evacuation and removal of more than 240 patients, CBS News reported Aug.22.
  • As Hilary hits West, California hospital floods

    Patient care areas were not affected after a California hospital's emergency department flooded because of Tropical Storm Hilary, according to local reports. 
  • Hawaii's sole burn unit records highest-ever patient influx

    After one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history hit Maui in early August, healthcare workers at Hawaii's only burn unit were tasked with treating its highest-ever patient influx from one incident, according to The New York Times. 
  • Vanderbilt forms new ambulatory surgery division

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt Health is forming a new ambulatory surgery division after experiencing year-over-year surgical volume growth. The health system performs about 85,000 surgeries a year, 70 percent of which are done outpatient.
  • Hawaii department of health opens clinic for Maui wildfire victims

    Officials with the Maui District Health Office and local clinicians opened a coordinated health clinic Aug. 14 in West Maui to provide aid to victims of the wildfires, according to a press release. 
  • Record number of patients leaving EDs without complete care

    Amid rebounding emergency department volumes and growing wait times, patients are increasingly leaving emergency departments before completing treatment, according to Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance data shared with Becker's.   
  • Indiana hospital to end labor, delivery services

    Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind., will end labor and delivery services Jan. 1, according to NBC affiliate WFIE.
  • UNC Health Rex hospital under investigation after power outage

    Two organizations are investigating Raleigh, N.C.-based UNC Health Rex after a storm left several units without electricity for more than an hour, The News & Observer reported Aug. 11.
  • Hawaii wildfires burn clinic and dialysis center

    Wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui have killed 36 people, consumed homes and destroyed multiple commercial buildings — including one hospital-run clinic and one dialysis center, Hilton Raethel, president and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii told Becker's. 
  • Miami VA Healthcare halts elective surgeries amid AC failure

    All elective surgeries at a Miami VA Hospital were halted Aug. 8 after an air conditioning unit stopped working, the Miami Herald reported.
  • Orlando Health opening 2 outpatient resource centers

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has opened a new resource center designed specifically to help individuals who may not have access to a primary care physician with their outpatient follow-up needs, Positively Osceola reported Aug. 8. One of the two centers is already operational, and the other is set to open this fall. 
  • Patient rooms at Arkansas hospital reach uncomfortable temperatures amid heat wave

    HVAC units at Hot Springs, Ark.-based National Park Medical Center are working overtime amid an ongoing heat wave, leading to uncomfortable temperatures in some areas of the facility. In response, the hospital has had to move some patients to cooler rooms. 
  • Bomb threat spurs OHSU to evacuate clinic

    Oregon Health & Science University in Portland evacuated its Richmond Family Health Center after receiving a bomb threat Aug. 3, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
  • Florida ED shuts down for hours after patient injures nurse, destroys hospital property

    Naples, Fla.-based NCH Northeast Emergency Department shut down for nearly 6 hours after a man allegedly battered a nurse and destroyed over a thousand dollars' worth of property, NBC reported Aug. 6.

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