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Pioneer ACO drops out of program, despite reductions in skilled nursing utilization

A California healthcare system has become the latest dropout from the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, despite reducing skilled nursing facility utilization and improving its readmission rates.


Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare

4 hrs ago | Worksop Guardian

Retford: Rampton patient racially abused and said he would kill nursing assistant

The court heard that Barber became racially abusive and threatening towards Jan Ashe after being moved to a sedation room.


Related Topix: Medicine, United Kingdom, Nottinghamshire County, England,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Gainsborough Today

Second hospital ward closed as outbreak spreads

Wards 16 and 17 at Scunthorpe hospital are closed to admissions. Anyone who has experienced diarrhoea or vomiting is urged not to visit hospital until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.


Related Topix: Medicine

Marshall Independent

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

With the elderly comprising an estimated 90 percent of seasonal influenza's death toll, the flu vaccination rate among a group of professionals working closely with this age group - staff at hospitals, clinics and nursing homes - should be 100 percent or very close.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Influenza, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Opinion

Essexcounty Standard

Hospitals' meals rated top in Essex

Dee Hackett, the trust's director of nursing and patient experience, said: "What is most pleasing is the assessment involves lay assessors, bringing an independent view to how we are doing.


Related Topix: Medicine

Worcester News

Worcestershire hospitals slightly below average in cleanliness surveys

A report issued by the Health and Social Care Information Centre this week showed the national average score for cleanliness in hospitals in England was 97.3 per cent, a slight increase from 95.8 per cent last year.


Related Topix: Medicine

Wiltshire Times

NHS trust 'listens' to views about services from Marlborough to Warminster

There is a chance to give their views on community healthcare services run by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from Marlborough to Warminster.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England, Medicine,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Malvern Gazette

Workers with the NHS are seeking pay rises

NHS workers will today deliver a giant envelope to the Health Department to mark the start of a ballot for strikes in a bitter row over pay.


Related Topix: Medicine

Inside Bay Area

Judge denies request to reinstate services at West Contra Costa hospital in tentative ruling

In a courtroom packed with doctors, nurses and patients from Doctors Medical Center, a U.S. District Court judge tentatively denied requests for an injunction Wednesday to keep the beleaguered San Pablo hospital open and restore its staffing and services to levels that existed before the emergency room was closed to ambulance traffic earlier this ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, San Pablo, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

The Fresno Bee

California weighs community college baccalaureates to close degree gap

If SB 850 is signed, up to 15 California community colleges will be able to develop career-oriented bachelor's degrees such as: The pilot program excludes disciplines that are already offered in the University of California and California State University systems, so nursing is off the table for now, despite increasing demand.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Medicine

News Shopper

Cancer patients are more likely to suffer from major depression, figures show

Large numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is being overlooked or ignored, a study has found.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Depression, Oncology, Lung Cancer

This Is Lancashire

Help needed for elderly Chorley and South Ribble patients

Older people's charity Royal Voluntary Service and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is working in partnership to develop an on-ward service to improve the wellbeing of older patients during their stay.


Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom, Medicine

WNYC-AM New York

Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

Only now, patients aren't coming. It's rainy season - and malaria season. Tita Horace, head nurse of the pediatric ward, says her department usually sees 25 patients a day this time of year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Metal

Basingstoke Gazette

Elderly rehabilitation ward wins regional nursing award

A WINCHESTER rehabilitation ward in Winchester has been recognised in regional and national awards for its work supporting elderly patients as they recover from treatment.


Related Topix: Medicine

Camden Diocese to sell its 4 nursing homes

After more than six decades of hands-on caring for the sick and elderly in South Jersey, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden announced Tuesday that it is seeking to sell its four nursing and elder-care facilities because it can no longer afford to maintain them.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Medicine, St. Mary's, AK

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Floyd County Times

BSCTC, BSCEF announce Betty Dorton Nursing Scholarship

Big Sandy Community and Technical College President/CEO Dr. George D. Edwards signed an agreement with the Delta Sigma Sorority for the Betty M. Dorton Nursing Scholarship on Wednesday, July 30. Shown are: Becky Duke, Debbie Craft, Kathy Kinner, Elaine Blankenship, Sarah Blair, Diane Porter and Denny Dorton ; Jeanie Dorton, Dr. Edwards, Diana Boyd ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Prestonsburg, KY

Overseas nurses and midwives are to face new assessments

Nurses and midwives who completed their training outside Europe are to face new assessments of their eligibility to work in the UK, it was announced today.


Related Topix: Medicine

Business Journal

KU dean of nursing steps down

Karen Miller, dean of the University of Kansas' schools of nursing and health professions, will step down from her leadership positions at the end of this academic year.


Related Topix: Medicine, University of Kansas

92.5 KISS FM

Obama Pledges 'New Culture Of Accountability' At VA

President Obama promises a "new culture of accountability" at the troubled Veterans Affairs Department.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Medicine

Salisbury Journal

New drug tried on Ebola Briton

Dr Michael Jacobs, consultant and clinical lead in infectious diseases at the hospital, said: "We have had the opportunity to give him the ZMapp treatment that I am sure you are aware of.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine