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4 Hours in Huntington: how the heroin epidemic choked a city – Houston Chronicle

In the next four hours of Aug. 15, 28 people overdosed in Huntington; 26 of them were saved. One man died at the hospital that night, and another was found dead and alone days later.Ambulances darted around town as cars

Posted in Industry Updates, Opioid Epidemic, Providers Perspective

Iraqi doctors learning ER system at University of Toledo – Houston Chronicle

In the war-torn country of Iraq, hospital emergency departments are slow to deliver medical care and nurses are not empowered to jump in and help patients immediately.Two doctors from a large academic hospital in Iraq will be training at the

Posted in Industry Updates, Providers Perspective

Hospital group CEO on what’s ailing Obamacare

I caught up with the President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian hospital group, Dr. Steven J. Corwin, to understand the real impact to consumers. Our interview follows, edited for clarity and length. Q: What has been the impact on hospitals? A: There have been

Posted in Commentary, Industry Updates, Providers Perspective

Scripps, MD Anderson ink affiliation for comprehensive cancer care program in San Diego

San Diego-based Scripps Health and Houston-based The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are partnering to create the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer program in San Diego, effective immediately. Under the partnership, Scripps

Posted in Industry Updates, TX Hospitals

DHR signs new agreement with Mission hospital | Local News |

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System announced Monday they have signed an agreement to help Mission Regional Hospital expand as a short-term or secondary healthcare facility. The non-binding letter of intent comes after talks of competing bids between DHR and

Posted in Industry Updates, TX Hospitals

Why are ERs so busy? It’s really no surprise.

If the emergency room is the most expensive place to receive health care, then why are more patients visiting the ER than ever before? There are no local doctors’ offices that can charge $1,000 to put a Band-Aid on your

Posted in Industry Updates, Physician Encounters

Physicians will rise to take back the bedside

Dr. Walter Lawrence Jr., a 90 year old physician enter medical school in 1944, wrote in a letter addressing medical students in June of 2016 his reflection on the evolution of doctoring saying, “Well, consider that there were no available

Posted in Industry Updates, Providers Perspective

Q&A Boston Medical Center on the opioid crisis

Kate Walsh has led BMC as CEO since 2010. Ms. Walsh is a graduate of Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and prior to her appointment at BMC, she served as executive vice president and COO of Brigham and Women’s

Posted in Industry Updates, Opioid Epidemic

Feds to distribute $53 million to states to fight opioids

The Obama administration says it will distribute $53 million to 44 states in an effort to curb opioid abuse. HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell says the funding will focus on reducing over-prescribing of pain killers, increasing access to treatment and making

Posted in Industry Updates, Opioid Epidemic

Illinois emergency room visits increased after Obamacare, study says

Hospital emergency department visits increased in Illinois after the Affordable Care Act took effect — the opposite of what many hoped would happen under the landmark health care law, according to a new study. “Emergency departments are already overcrowded, and

Posted in Government Regulations, Industry Updates