SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - After Hurricane Maria ravaged this island, leaving most hospitals here without reliable power, the U.S. Navy sent a massive floating hospital to help fill gaps in the fragile health-care system. Hardly anyone has used it.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The head of Sturdy Memorial Hospital said the facility has the ability to handle a likely increase in patients as a result of the planned closure of major portions of Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.
The head of New York City’s public hospital system said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has agreed to disperse hundreds of millions in aid to the agency, ending a funding dispute that left the hospitals dangerously low on cash.
The day after Bill Nutter was found dead in his bed at the Bedford VA Medical Center in 2016, a staff member from the Massachusetts hospital told his wife that his heart had stopped and there was nothing more they could have done.
Six D.C. council members expressed disapproval Tuesday regarding a request from a consulting firm to renew its contract at cost of $4.2 million to continue managing the troubled United Medical Center, the city’s only public hospital.
Most doctors have absorbed racist, sexist, and other bigoted verbal remarks from patients under their care, according to a new national survey. And in interviews, physicians say these ugly incidents, while not frequent, can leave lasting scars.
I hear every so often that we should keep politics out of health care. That may be true for partisan politics, but I believe that political oversight of health care policy, when done right, can be beneficial.
Several lawmakers are pushing to repeal or revisit a law critics say enables the flow of deadly and addictive opioids, hours after President Trump’s drug czar nominee withdrew his name amid the controversy.
The Washington Post / Consumer Reports, October 17, 2017
Antibiotics treat infections but can cause them, too. In fact, a study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine documents an alarming rise in the number of hard-to-treat infections linked to antibiotics.