Archive April 2010

[EDM]-Photos of shark victim underscore threat from cell phone cameras

Apr30

Photos of shark victim underscore threat from cell phone camerasExperts say such actions are HIPAA violations"Good people who exercised poor judgment" recently took cell phone pictures of a shark attack victim who later died in the ED at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, FL, according to a statement released by hospital officials. Although no […]

[PDMR]-Supplement: Health Care Reform Update

Apr30

Health Care Reform UpdateWhat Health Care Reform Means to YouIncreased provider access tops list of what clinicians will like about HC billChanges will take a few yearsHealth care clinicians and organizations likely will find that the new health care reform bill’s positive features outweigh its drawbacks, experts say.The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, […]

Managing care to keep patients home [The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.]

Apr30

Apr. 30FORT EDWARD A Washington County man with a lung ailment made 23 hospital trips over the course of 18 months.For county Public Health officials, he was the perfect candidate for a new program designed to reduce hospital visits for the chronically ill."It’s more like symptom management," said Ann Reynolds, assistant director at the Washington […]

Regional Medical Center considers diversifying investments [The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.]

Apr30

Apr. 30The Regional Medical Center’s finance committee chairman told trustees Tuesday he is open to suggestions for diversifying the hospital’s investments.The hospital has about $29.2 million in its SIT Investment fund. The hospital’s total holdings are $58.4 million.Finance Committee Chairman Danny Covington said unlike the hospital’s certificate of deposits, which are diversified and reside in […]

Hospital moves into Hadley [The Hays Daily News, Kansas]

Apr30

Apr. 30Beginning Monday, the state’s juvenile psychiatric care program will open in Hays, moving from Larned State Hospital.Nearly 100 local residents gathered Thursday afternoon at the Hadley Center, 205 E. Seventh, for the public grand opening of KVC Wheatland Psychiatric Hospital. Patient admissions will begin Monday."We’re certainly just very happy to be here, in Hays […]

Food and Drug Administration Documents and Publications

Apr30

FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Vita Breath Dietary SupplementSat, 01 May 2010The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase nor consume Vita Breath, a dietary supplement manufactured by American Herbal Lab Inc. of Rosemead, Calif., and marketed at health fairs and on the Internet, because the product may contain hazardous levels […]

Mercy Medical Center move is Sunday [Merced Sun-Star, Calif.]

Apr30

May 1Beginning Sunday morning, for the first time in more than 80 years, Merced will have a new hospital open to patients.Mercy Medical Center’s new facility, at 333 Mercy Ave., will open to patients at 6 a.m. The emergency room, along with the rest of the hospital, will be fully staffed and ready to take […]

AP Health NewsBrief at 12:14 p.m. EDT

Apr30

FDA investigating recall of children’s medicineWASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration said Saturday it was investigating a health-care company for possible other problems following its recall of more than 40 over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medications. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, based in Fort Washington, Pa., issued the voluntary recall late Friday in the United […]

FDA investigating recall of children’s medicine

Apr30

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration said Saturday it was investigating a health-care company for possible other problems following its recall of more than 40 over-the-counter infant’s and children’s liquid medications.McNeil Consumer Healthcare, based in Fort Washington, Pa., issued the voluntary recall late Friday in the United States and 11 other countries after consulting with […]

Surgeon quits hospital job, cites ‘ObamaCare’ [Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa.]

Apr30

May 1A Hazleton doctor is resigning from the medical staff of St. Luke’s Miners’ Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.Dr. Frank C. Polidora, a longtime Hazleton orthopedic surgeon, blames the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March for his decision. He has been on the hospital’s staff since 2003."The Democrats’ ‘passage’ of OBAMACARE on […]