• How AdventHealth makes safety grade success a 'clinical imperative'

    At AdventHealth, The Leapfrog Group's hospital safety grades aren't just another nice-to-have recognition or rating — it's a core part of the clinical agenda, which is reflected in 32 of the health system's 42 eligible hospitals receiving an "A" grade this fall,and its Daytona Beach (Fla.) hospital achieving its 24th straight 'A.'
  • NYU Langone completes world's 1st whole eye transplant

    New York City-based NYU Langone physicians successfully completed the world's first whole eye transplant for a survivor of a 7,200-volt electrical accident.
  • In a 1st, Northwestern team uses breast implants in double lung transplant

    Earlier this year, a team at Northwestern Medicine used breast implants to save the life of a 34-year-old man in need of a double lung transplant. 
  • Arizona man accused of stealing ambulance with patient, firefighters inside

    An Arizona man was arrested after allegedly stealing an ambulance with four firefighters and a patient inside, Telemundo Arizona reported Nov. 6.
  • Hawaii police investigate patient found with gun

    Honolulu police are investigating a patient after emergency room staff discovered a gun on him, Hawaii News Now reported Nov. 6.
  • Physicians warn against 'bone smashing'

    A viral TikTok trend is encouraging young people to slam a blunt object on their face with the desire of changing their face shapes — and physicians are advising against the practice known as "bone smashing," CBS News reported Nov. 6. 
  • AdventHealth hospitals honored for 'patient falls bootcamp'

    Two AdventHealth hospitals have been recognized for a "patient falls bootcamp" effort that cut incidents by 33%, with some units improving as much as 50% from last year. 
  • The value of the second opinion

    Earlier this year, researchers published results from the first study to quantify the burden of misdiagnoses in the U.S., which found nearly 800,000 people are permanently disabled or die from diagnostic errors. 
  • Half of long COVID-19 patients don't improve after 1.5 years

    More than 50% of patients experiencing long COVID-19 did not improve after 18 months, according to new study findings that included more than 800 patients. 
  • 2nd patient to receive pig heart transplant dies

    The world's second patient transplanted with a genetically modified pig heart has died, the University of Maryland School of Medicine said Oct. 31.
  • Brain abscesses tripled after pandemic: CDC

    The CDC found brain abscesses tripled and the baseline almost doubled since pre-pandemic times, Science Alert reported Oct. 30.
  • Fall interventions similar across patients with different risk levels: 4 notes

    Overall, there is little variation in interventions used to prevent patient falls, despite different risk levels, according to a new data analysis from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 
  • How 1 ED boosted pediatric readiness

    A 25-bed hospital in Colorado is among the most prepared facilities in the nation to treat pediatric patients in its emergency department, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 25. 
  • 15 Washington hospitals adopt TeamBirth

    TeamBirth, a novel care delivery model developed in 2021 that slowly rolled out across top hospitals like Cleveland Clinic, has made its way to the West Coast, being implemented across 15 hospitals in Washington, according to an Oct. 23 news release.
  • VA clinicians performed 88 abortions in past year

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided 88 abortions to veterans and beneficiaries since it began offering the service last year, according to federal documents obtained by Military.com.
  • AdventHealth opens Southeast's 1st comprehensive Down syndrome clinic

    AdventHealth for Children's Down syndrome clinic in Orlando, Fla., opened Oct. 17 as part of a new lifespan program for adults and children with the condition.
  • Ransomware attacks might increase in-hospital mortality by up to 35%

    A recent working paper found that during ransomware attacks, in-hospital patient mortality increased by 20% to 35%, NPR reported Oct. 20. 
  • Why human creativity is essential to healthcare safety

    Integrating human factors is essential for the future of healthcare safety and sustainability, but many systems are working against the system instead of toward it, an op-ed piece in Science Direct written by five physicians said.
  • Pig organ transplants inching closer to human trials: 4 notes

    Several reports about successful pig organ transplant procedures have emerged in 2023, continuing to lay the foundation for eventual human clinical trials and possibly a future in which xenotransplants become the norm for patients in need of a vital organ. 
  • Patients more likely to survive surgeries at US News-ranked hospitals

    Patients — especially those living in poverty — see better surgical outcomes when treated at a hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Surgery. 

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