A statewide effort to treat the pain of surgery patients without increasing their risk of long-term dependence on opioids has paid off in Michigan, a study shows.
Men Over 65 Are at Greater Risk than Women of Skull Fractures from Falls
Because females 65 and older have an increased rate of falls and facial fractures, researchers compared the risk of skull fracture secondary to head trauma in geriatric female and male patients. Results showed that males had a significantly increased incidence of skull fracture secondary to head trauma, due mostly to falls. This outcome was unexpected, as previous research has indicated females are more susceptible to facial fractures. This trend also was seen across race/ethnicity, though results were only statistically significant for whites.
Hackensack Meridian Health Invests $14 Million Into Oncology Expansion at JFK University Medical Center
“Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to using every available resource to fight cancer and ensure that our patients, clinical staff, and frontline teams have access to best-in-class, award-winning care in their own backyard,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health.
Hackensack Meridian Health Expands Carrier Clinic Brand To Raritan Bay Medical Center
“The new Carrier Behavioral Health partnership with Raritan Bay Medical Center will advance our network’s commitment to delivering accessible, compassionate quality care for our patients,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Carrier Clinic has ranked among the top psychiatric and rehab recovery centers in New Jersey and its integration with Raritan Bay will strengthen the delivery of award-winning behavioral healthcare services close to home.”
Eartest by Eartone Application Detects Dementia Risk by Checking the Hearing of Words in Thai language
The Faculties of Medicine and Science, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with University College London (UCL), the United Kingdom, together with industrial partner have developed Eartest by Eartone Application that examines hearing with Thai words processing that the public can use to screen dementia by themselves before consulting physicians to help prevent and reduce future risk of dementia.
Chulalongkorn Business School in Collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, for Excellence in Academics and Management
On Monday, January 9, 2023, at Meeting Room 2, 2nd Floor, Jaiyossompati Building 2, the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wilert Puriwat, Dean of Chulalongkorn Business School, and Prof. Dr. Apichat Asavamongkolkul, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, signed an agreement for an academic collaboration between Chulalongkorn Business School and the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, to enhance excellence in academics and management.
Free Online Course Focuses on Pediatric RSV Care
To provide vital resources during current RSV surge, AACN and Children’s Hospital Association offer new eLearning course on pediatric respiratory care, available to all nurses and other clinicians at no charge.
Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Now Offers The Most Advanced Robotic Bronchoscopy Technology in Central New Jersey
“Our new Ion Bronchoscopy system is a robotic-assisted minimally invasive biopsy platform. It features an ultra-thin, ultra-maneuverable catheter that allows navigation far into the lung, reaching smaller airways, said Faiz Y. Bhora, MD, FACS, chair of surgery, and chief of thoracic surgery, central region, Hackensack Meridian Health. “This platform’s unprecedented stability enables the precision needed for biopsy compared to manual techniques and the ability to diagnose lung cancer at the earliest stage when it is most treatable.”
Michigan Medicine receives $50M; will name new hospital after philanthropists D. Dan and Betty Kahn
Celebrating one of the largest gifts ever to Michigan Medicine of $50 million, the health system will name its new hospital for longtime philanthropists D. Dan and Betty Kahn. The $920 million facility will include 264 private inpatient rooms capable of converting into intensive care, a top-notch neurosciences center, and specialty services for cardiovascular and thoracic care. It will also feature 20 surgical and three interventional radiology suites.
Early Mobility Improved Survival Rates for COVID-19 Patients Receiving ECMO
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital, Plano, Texas, changed its treatment paradigm for its COVID-19 patients receiving ECMO during the pandemic, finding that progressive mobility and a more aggressive application of rehabilitation therapies contributed to significantly higher survival rates.
Hackensack Meridian Long Term Acute Care Hospital Officially Opens To The Public
“We are excited to open our 18th hospital in the Hackensack Meridian Health network. This new LTACH will provide numerous benefits to our patients, their families and our community, which will lead to optimizing patient outcomes,” said Robert Garrett, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health.
LifeBridge Health Launches Mobile App for Patients
LifeBridge Health has launched a new comprehensive mobile app for patients and consumers. Now available for download for iPhone and Android phone users, LifeBridge Health Mobile offers convenient and immediate access to the health system’s services such the physician directory, patient portal and online scheduling. LifeBridge Health Mobile is just one piece of the health system’s overall strategy to improve the digital patient experience.
Tiny optical sensors could put an end to hospital bed sores
Millions of older hospital patients and nursing home residents suffer excruciating bed sores each year, some of which are fatal. Now, new research led by the University of South Australia could put an end to that with the development of tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses.
On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Most Parents Believe Their Children Will Have Mental Health-Related Challenges Going Back to School
Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling.
AACN Study Underscores Pandemic Damage and the Benefits of Healthy Work Environments
Results from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ national survey of 9,000-plus nurses underscore the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses and the benefits of creating healthy work environments to support nurse staffing, retention and optimal patient care.
Transition to ENFit Connectors Presents Opportunity to Review Feeding Tube Protocols
Variations in practice and outdated protocols related to nasogastric feeding tubes can impact patient safety and lead to complications. U.S. healthcare organizations are currently transitioning to a new type of connectors, which provides an opportune time to review feeding tube insertion and care processes.
AACN Critical Care Conference Brings Together Thousands of Nurses for Education, Inspiration
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) brings together thousands of progressive and critical care nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families during its National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI, #NTI2022), with the theme “Rooted in Strength.”
Keck Hospital of USC nationally recognized with sixth consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade
The Leapfrog Group awards Keck Hospital of USC with sixth consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade, illustrating the hospital’s high standards and commitment to the highest quality patient care.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Academic Medical Center Becomes First North Louisiana Hospital to Earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport joins just three other hospitals in Louisiana to have a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the others are located in the New Orleans area.
Study Helps Determine Light Sedation Levels Among ICU Patients
A pilot study at Maine Medical Center found that scores on the RAS and SASS sedation scales that were best associated with a patient’s ability to follow at least three commands are higher than the commonly recommended thresholds for each assessment tool.
Critical Care Nurses Develop Toolkit for COVID-19 Conversations
With conversations about COVID-19 vaccinations a likely centerpiece this holiday season, resources from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses can help individuals prepare for potentially challenging discussions with family and friends who are hesitant about the vaccine.
UChicago Medicine receives initial OK to build large outpatient center in Crown Point, Indiana
The Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) voted unanimously Monday evening to approve the University of Chicago Medicine’s requests to build a 116,000-square-feet multispecialty care center in Northwest Indiana.
Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge Expands Services with The Center for Hearing
“We are excited to open up this new service to our growing community,” said William DiStanislao, interim president, chief hospital executive, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge. “Our certified audiologist will work closely with our medical director to interpret findings and recommend appropriate treatment.”
Scientists Create a Labor-Saving Automated Method for Studying Electronic Health Records
Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai described the creation of a new, automated, artificial intelligence-based algorithm that can learn to read patient data from electronic health records. In a side-by-side comparison, they showed that their method, called Phe2vec (FEE-to-vek), accurately identified patients with certain diseases as well as the traditional, “gold-standard” method, which requires much more manual labor to develop and perform
A Mayo Clinic é classificada como hospital Nº 1 nos EUA pela U.S. News & World Report
Pelo sexto ano consecutivo, a Mayo Clinic foi novamente classificada pela U.S. News & World Report como o “Melhor Hospital” nos EUA em suas classificações de “Melhores Hospitais” de 2021-2022.
Mayo Clinic clasificada como el hospital número uno en el país por U.S. News & World Report
Nuevamente y por sexto año consecutivo, Mayo Clinic se ha ubicado en el primer puesto a nivel nacional en la clasificación de los mejores hospitales para el período 2021-2022 del U.S. News & World Report (Noticias de EE. UU. e Informe Mundial).
Henry Ford Hospital Launches Program to Enhance Patient Safety, Reduce Workplace Injuries
Henry Ford Hospital has partnered with Atlas Lift Tech, Inc. and Arjo Diligent Clinical Consultants to launch a program aimed at enhancing the safety of patients and team members. The program, named Project Mobility: How Motown Moves, was implemented with Henry Ford’s focus on safety, continual improvement, and innovation in mind.
Fast-track Extubation Protocol Reduces Ventilation Time
High rates of variability in extubation times among cardiac surgery patients in Duke University Hospital’s cardiothoracic intensive care unit led to a new fast-track extubation protocol and redesigned care processes. As a result, more patients were extubated within six hours after being admitted to the ICU after surgery.
AACN Critical Care Conference Brings Together Thousands of Nurses for Education, Inspiration
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses expects 6,000+ progressive and critical care nurses to attend its virtual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI, #NTI2021) May 24-27.
LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope Launches Red Desk Project As Call-to-Action to Prevent Child Homicide
In a powerful call-to-action to prevent child homicides, LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope created a moving public art display: 111 red school desks on the lawn of Sinai Hospital. Each desk represents a child killed in the City of Baltimore over the past six years. The Red Desk Project is designed to sound the alarm and raise public awareness about the dramatic increase in child homicide in Baltimore City year over year and the effects these homicides have on the entire community, including other children.
Palisades Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Shane Sullivan to its board of trustees.
Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee
Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Voccola to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.
New AACN CSI Academy Cohort at 10 Hospitals Focuses on Underserved Patient Populations
Thanks to a grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, nurses caring for underserved critically ill cardiac patients at 10 U.S. hospitals will participate in a cardiac-focused cohort of AACN Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy, a nurse leadership and innovation program from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Announces Recipients of 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards
The 18 nurses who receive the Circle of Excellence award from AACN this year demonstrate an exceptional commitment to achieving excellent outcomes in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families, with solution-oriented approaches to challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Hosting Golf Outing on May 3
Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation will host a golf outing on May 3 at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of the Emergency Department expansion project taking place at Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center. The golf outing will follow all CDC, state and local guidelines and is being planned in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health clinicians to ensure the safety of guests.
Monumental Sculpture by Jeff Koons Debuts at Jacobs Medical Center
A new monumental sculpture by artist Jeff Koons debuts as part of the 150-piece Healing Arts Collection at the UC San Diego Health hospital. The artwork, titled Party Hat (Orange), was purchased 15 years ago by longtime university donors Joan and Irwin Jacobs while it was still in production. The larger-than-life metallic party hat reflects the transformative power of the healing that happens on the premises, as well as the celebration of new life at the hospital’s Birth Center.
Rush University Medical Center Ranked Among Top 100 Hospitals Worldwide by Newsweek
Newsweek has ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 75 among hospitals in the world and No. 19 among hospitals in the United States in its latest rankings for 2021. Last year, Newsweek ranked the Medical Center No. 24 in the U.S.
As insurers end grace period for COVID-19 hospital costs, study estimates potential bills
Hospital care for COVID-19 has been free to most patients, but insurance companies may be ending that. A study of flu-related hospital bills suggests a coronavirus hospital stay could now cost patients $1,000 out of their own pocket, on average.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes 208 hospital units with Beacon Award for Excellence
More than 200 units from 149 U.S. hospitals earned the AACN Beacon Award for Excellence between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020.
Nurses Key to Reducing Stress for Families of ICU Patients
Nurses play a crucial role in helping to reduce the stress experienced by family members of critically ill patients, according to an article in Critical Care Nurse. A review of relevant research studies (2007-2019) found that, regardless of the patient’s age, family members’ stress fell into four main categories.
COVID-19 Patients Survive In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest at Pre-Pandemic Rates
Resuscitation and survival rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients who have cardiac arrest are much higher than earlier reports of near-zero; variation at the individual hospital level may have affected overall numbers
St. Jude researchers are among the most highly cited scientists in the last decade
Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are included on the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list, which features some of the world’s most influential researchers.
AACN Launches Micro-Credential for COVID-19 Patient Care
New micro-credential for nurses and other healthcare professionals who provide direct care for critically ill patients with COVID-19 is among the first for clinical care. AACN is the first professional nursing organization to offer a micro-credential.
Statement: Science Must Drive Clinical Practice, Public Health Policy
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has released a position statement calling for all healthcare decision-making to be anchored in the best scientific evidence available. The statement reinforces nursing professionals’ commitment to following the best evidence possible to provide care for patients and families.
Johns Hopkins Researchers Offer Lessons Learned From Early Covid-19 Patients
Using a combination of demographic and clinical data gathered from seven weeks of COVID-19 patient care early in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins researchers today published a “prediction model” they say can help other hospitals care for COVID-19 patients — and make important decisions about planning and resource allocations.
New Version of AACN’s Critical Care Orientation Course Includes Stand-alone and Specialty-focused Options
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has released the latest version of its Essentials of Critical Care Orientation online course. Since its initial launch in 2002, ECCO has been used at more than 1,100 hospitals and healthcare facilities as an integral part of their critical care orientation or to supplement classroom-based education.
UIC to break ground on new clinical building Aug. 13
The University of Illinois at Chicago will celebrate the construction of a new 200,000-square-foot clinical building on Aug. 13. The Outpatient Surgery Center and Specialty Clinics building will provide expanded space for the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, or UI Health, to serve patients needing GI, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, transplant and urology services.
NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns Opens
NewYork-Presbyterian today celebrated the opening of the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing exceptional, individualized care to pregnant women and their newborn babies before, during, and after childbirth—including advanced care for high-risk pregnancies and newborns who require extra support.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards and Appointments
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces its most recent awards and appointments for the institution’s physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff.
Mount Sinai Health System and Richmond University Medical Center Announce Expanded Clinical and Academic Affiliation to Broaden Access to World-Class Care to Staten Island Residents
Affiliation will include newly formed comprehensive cancer program, co-branded emergency
department, and integrated internal medicine and specialty physician practices