• New medical school to open in Ohio

    Xavier University in Cincinnati is planning to open the nation's first Jesuit College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2027, the organization said May 8.
  • Atlanta hospital reopens following shooting

    Northside Medical Midtown hospital in Atlanta reopened May 8 following a shooting inside the facility May 3 that killed one and injured four others.
  • Medical community reacts to Northside Medical Midtown shooting

    In the wake of the May 3 shooting at Northside Medical Midtown in Atlanta that killed one CDC employee and seriously injured four other people, members of the medical community have responded to the tragedy.
  • Improving hospital margins by reducing care variation

    Reducing care variation is key to better outcomes & margins. Build a strategy that helps physicians do it here.
  • Online trends are leaving children hospitalized. Where do physicians fit in?

    The dangers posed by social media trends have sparked renewed attention among the healthcare community in recent months — but risky online challenges are nothing new. 
  • HCA Healthcare's chief HR officer on caring for healthcare employees

    Jennifer Berres, HCA Healthcare’s chief human resources officer, joined the system in late 2019, just months before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many healthcare executives at the time were charged with quickly figuring out how to best protect patients, Ms. Berres' priority was caring for the clinicians and staff as they provided care during a very uncertain time.
  • Physicians, nurses urge lawmakers to prioritize violence in hospitals

    The American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association are calling for legislators to pass two bills that would address workplace violence and mental health access, according to a May 3 news release from the organizations.
  • California hospital launches corrective plan after 'immediate jeopardy' warning

    Four preventable pediatric patient deaths spurred a CMS investigation and corrective action plan at the pediatric intensive care unit at John Muir Health's Walnut Creek (Calif.) Medical Center, the San Francisco Chronicle reported May 4.
  • Gunman at Northside Hospital Midtown in Atlanta kills 1, injures 4

    A patient opened fire at Northside Hospital Medical Midtown in Atlanta on May 2 after reportedly becoming upset during a medical appointment at the facility. The shooting has so far left a CDC employee dead and four injured, according to CNN.
  • Sutter Health's new residency program will expose physician trainees to multiple specialties

    As part of its goal to continually train more physicians, Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health is also debuting a new residency track that is designed to allow for more specialty exposure and patient contact, according to a May 2 news release.
  • Retired Seattle physician dies while climbing Mount Everest

    A Seattle physician and professor died while hiking up Mount Everest, NPR reported May 3.
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court rules on forcing hospitals to provide ivermectin to COVID-19 patients

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled to overturn a lower court order that required Aurora Health Care, dual headquartered in Milwaukee and Downers Grove, Ill., to administer ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient, WGN9 reported May 2.
  • Renowned rheumatologist drowns while fishing

    Richard Brasington, MD, an internationally renowned clinical rheumatologist, drowned in the North Fork River in Missouri on April 30, The Kansas City Star reported May 1.
  • 43% of physicians regret their career choice: AMA

    Researchers discovered only 57.5 percent of physicians said they would choose to become a physician again, compared to 72.2 percent of physicians in 2020.
  • Colorado hospitals to participate in mock plane crash

    St. Mary's Medical Center and Community Hospital — both based in Grand Junction, Colo. — are participating in a mock plane crash May 2 at the city's airport, The Daily Sentinel reported. 
  • California hospital to replace trauma surgeons

    Long Beach, Calif.-based Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center has selected a new contractor to provide trauma services at the hospital and is parting ways with its previous team of trauma surgeons — the latest in a series of departmental shake-ups over the past few years, according to an April 28 report from the Press-Telegram. 
  • Woman's death outside Massachusetts hospital prompts signage regulation

    Massachusetts recently issued regulations that update emergency department signage requirements after a woman's death outside of Cambridge Health Alliance Somerville (Mass.) Hospital in September 2016, WBUR reported April 27.
  • WVU Medicine inks new clinical affiliation

    West Virginia University Medicine has announced a clinical affiliation with 22-bed Roane General Hospital in Spencer, W.V. The two already have a partnership regarding oncology. This new agreement looks to expand upon that to enhance patient outcomes in other areas. 
  • DOs see record number of residency placements

    2023 was a record-setting year for residency placements for individuals pursuing doctor of osteopathic medicine degrees with 99.5 percent of the 7,776 graduating medical students being matched, according to an April 24 news release from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Illinois physician selected for year-long NASA Mars simulation

    Nathan Jones, MD, a physician at Springfield (Ill.) Memorial's Emergency Department, will soon join NASA as a medical officer for a year-long, ground-based mission exploring survival on Mars.
  • AHA claims physician-owned hospitals 'discredit' data about them, AMA fires back

    The American Hospital Association says physician-owned hospitals have attempted to "discredit" data from a recent report that claims the facilities "cherry-pick" patients, selecting to treat those with fewer medical complexities and not providing enough emergency services for communities, according to an April 24 press release.

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