#Hospital Medicine

COVID hospitalizations rising at some Treasure Coast hospitals; nearly 200 in Cleveland Clinic facilities

The number of COVID-positive patients hospitalized at Cleveland Clinic hospitals on the Treasure Coast continues an upward trend — reaching 199 as of Tuesday, a top official stated. The 199 patients Tuesday compares to 156 hospitalized Jan. 10 at the Cleveland Clinic facilities in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties, according to information...
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Times News

Op-ed: We didn’t expect to be here. So what’s next?

When we started vaccinating health care workers at Lehigh Valley Health Network, the end of the pandemic seemed like a viable and coming reality. A year later - it’s still not a reality. It’s frustrating. It’s disappointing. And it’s tragic. Our hospitals are full. We’re treating...

Omicron impacts being felt locally

Researchers continue to gather new information every day on the omicron COVID-19 variant. To date, there seem to be two trends in the data: omicron is more contagious and its symptoms are less severe. Locally, officials are seeing drastic increases in COVID-19 positivity rates. Wisconsin reported a new daily high...

Can telehealth save a health system on the brink?

It’s 3 a.m. on a Sunday and an intensivist – a physician steeped in critical care medicine – is tracking the vital signs of a patient in the emergency room of a community hospital hundreds of miles away. She calls the ED doc on the overnight shift and tells him the patient is hypotensive and needs a central line inserted so he can get meds to restore his normal blood pressure. Using a video connection, the intensivist watches as a nursing assistant places the line and titrates the right drugs, all the while assessing whether this patient needs to be admitted or sent home.
American Academy of Pediatrics

“Help Me Sleep”: A Quality Initiative to Reduce Overnight Vital Signs

CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE: The authors have indicated they have no conflicts of interest relevant to this article to disclose. Address correspondence to: Hilary Lin, MD, Division of Hospital Medicine, Children’s Health Orange County, 1201 W La Veta Ave, Orange, CA 92868. E-mail: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES. Sleep is...

Dean of Medicine and Dentistry at USC

Julián Álvarez Escudero, Professor of Surgery, repeats as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia). At the inauguration, Álvarez Escudero was accompanied by the President Antonio Lopez, who was in charge of presiding over the act. “Our faculty...
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Gregory A. Nielsen

New Orleans, LA – LCMC Health is pleased to announce Gregory A. Nielsen, MHA, FACHE, has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the health system. Nielsen assumed responsibility for leading the operational initiatives of the health system effective November 29. Nielsen comes to LCMC Health from American Physician...

Parents still urged to vaccinate their children for Covid

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – About 37 percent of Georgia children between the ages of 10 and 14 have had one dose of the Covid vaccine. In Chatham County, it’s also just over 37 percent. Dr. Michael Bossak, the director of pediatric hospital medicine at Children’s Hospital in Savannah would like to see the numbers much […]

The puzzle of America's record Covid hospital rate

Even as the Omicron variant sweeps around the world, public health officials have noted that, in most cases, the number of Covid patients in hospitals remains significantly lower than during previous pandemic surges. That's not the case in the US, however, where the number of patients with the coronavirus currently...