7 medical innovations from hospitals in 2023

Here are seven notable medical innovations to happen in healthcare since the beginning of 2023:

  1. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai clinicians performed a rare triple organ transplant in a patient with sarcoidosis, according to a July 24 news release.

  2. Birmingham, Ala.-based UAB Hospital made history in May when physicians delivered a baby following a uterus transplant outside of clinical trials.

  3. In April, researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City discovered what was called "the first published evidence" of positive patient safety climates found to predict healthcare-associated infections and health outcomes.

  4. Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed in late March the first confirmed link between Parkinson's disease and a red brain pigment.

  5. Also in March, Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute opened what it claims is the "first and only" limb preservation program in the region.

  6. HCA Florida Northwest Hospital in Margate became the first facility in Broward County to offer robotic technology for minimally invasive hysterectomies in February.

  7. In January, a physician team at Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's Medical Center successfully performed an 11-hour long surgical procedure to separate conjoined twins.

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