• Iowa hospital to close long-term care unit, lays off 58 workers

    Jefferson, Iowa-based Greene County Medical Center will close its long-term care department by Sept. 28, Raccoon Valley Radio reported July 31. 
  • UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic researchers join forces to study penicillin allergies

    The University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire is partnering with the Mayo Clinic to conduct a study on penicillin allergies, the Leader-Telegram reported July 31.
  • Ohio hospital to end labor and delivery services

    Hicksville, Ohio-based Community Memorial Hospital will close its obstetrics department and end labor and delivery services effective Sept.18.
  • California hospital transfers patients as McKinney Fire spreads

    Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka, Calif., began transferring patients to other facilities July 30 as the McKinney Fire became the state's largest wildfire of the year so far. 
  • North Carolina hospital closes ICU

    Williamston, N.C.-based Martin General Hospital is closing its intensive care unit Aug. 1 due to staffing difficulties, NBC affiliate WITN reports.
  • New Mexico hospital to close labor and delivery unit

    Gallup, N.M.-based Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital announced it will temporarily close its labor and delivery unit effective Aug. 3, KOB4 reported July 25. 
  • West Virginia hospital to end obstetrics services

    Huntington, W.Va.-based St. Mary's Medical Center announced it will no longer offer childbirth services, NBC affiliate WSAZ reported July 21. 
  • Hospitals are closing ORs on a daily basis, even without a COVID-19 surge

    Hospitals are still experiencing disruptions to their operating room capacity, with temporary but regular OR closures prompted by staff absences and more complex cases. 
  • Misconceptions about selling medical real estate

    As the strong fundamentals underlying the medical office real estate sector have attracted more investors, physicians are increasingly receiving inquiries about selling the buildings they own and where they practice. As they consider their options, physician groups would do well to avoid several common misconceptions.
  • Cleveland Clinic to expand services at Euclid Hospital

    Cleveland Clinic is expanding services at its Euclid (Ohio) Hospital, according to a July 20 report from CBS 19. 
  • New Jersey hospital evacuates ED after A/C breaks

    Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, N.J., part of Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health, evacuated patients July 20 after two air-conditioning units went offline, which affected the emergency department and intensive care unit.
  • Daily staff levels to affect Crozer Health's crisis center hours

    Citing workforce challenges, Crozer Health said it will cut overnight and weekend hours at its behavioral health crisis center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., if there isn't enough staff on a shift, according to a July 20 statement.
  • North Carolina hospital to end most patient services

    Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, N.C., plans to eliminate most patient services by the end of the year as it transitions to a specialty hospital focused on inpatient behavioral healthcare, the Iredell Free News reported.
  • Increased staffing strains, delayed discharges push Washington hospital capacities past their limits

    While capacity issues are not new in recent years, many hospitals in Washington state are currently "dramatically over capacity" and grappling with more strains from delayed discharges and staff shortages than previously during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state's healthcare leaders said during a media briefing July 18, according to The Seattle Times.
  • Hospitals cutting services over staffing shortages

    As hospitals across the U.S. face workforce shortages, several have had to halt services. 
  • Can AI Solve the Challenges Radiologists are Facing Today?

    Nearly half (49%) of radiologists report signs of burnout1, no doubt in part owing to radiology’s increased complexity in recent years, including a five-fold jump in the number of MRI images produced per scan2. And, in a sign that radiology departments are being pushed to their limits with huge volumes of data and not enough professionals to hire, an estimated 40 million diagnostic errors involving imaging occur annually worldwide3. 
  • Legal confusion post-Roe is threatening maternal health, physicians say

    With the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, physicians, hospitals and health systems fearful of violating state restrictions on abortion are delaying some lifesaving pregnancy care, The Washington Post reported July 16.
  • Massachusetts lawmakers urge hospital to keep birth center open

    Beverly (Mass.) Hospital is being urged by members of Congress from Massachusetts to hold off on closing its birth center, according to a July 13 announcement on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's website. 
  • Quest Advanced Specialized Transplant Services: Meeting the testing needs of the transplant center

    The number of transplantation operations, both for solid organs and stem cells, has increased steadily for over a decade. Every transplantation requires comprehensive testing of both donor and recipient, and recipients require regular and frequent testing for infectious disease, involving an average of 500 separate tests over the course of a patient’s life. This testing regimen helps ensure that the patient remains free of infection despite lifelong immunosuppression.
  • 2 Ohio hospitals to end inpatient care

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals is scaling back care at two hospitals and consolidating services. 

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