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Stryker Unveils Wireless Hospital Bed with Smart Monitoring Features

Stryker has announced a new completely wireless hospital bed that sports a number of smart patient monitoring features. The ProCuity, which is actually a series of beds that have somewhat varying capabilities, was developed to minimize patient falls, help clinicians to efficiently monitor those that are bedridden, and to maintain connectivity when the bed is… Read More »

‘No Mercy’ Chapter 3: Patchwork of Urgent Care Frays After a Rural Hospital Closes

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Emergency care gets complicated after a hospital closes. On a cold February evening, when Robert Findley fell and hit his head on a patch of ice, his wife, Linda, called 911. The delays that came next exposed the frayed patchwork that sometimes stands in for rural health… Read More »

Largest U.S. hospital owner accused in lawsuit of endangering staff during coronavirus pandemic

Monique Hernandez registered nurse at Riverside community hospital is overcome with emotions during a memorial and candle light vigil for Hollywood Presbyterian Nurse Celia Marcos who died two days after testing positive for Coronavirus at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Keith Birmingham | MediaNews Group | Pasadena Star-News… Read More »

The Median Hospital Charge In the U.S. for COVID-19 Care Ranges From $34-45K

The median charge for hospitalizing a patient with COVID-19 ranged from $ 34,662 for people 23 to 30, and $ 45,683 for people between 51 and 60 years of age, according to FAIR Health’s research brief, Key Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients published July 14th, 2020. FAIR Health based these numbers on private insurance claims associated with… Read More »

Trump wears coronavirus mask publicly for first time during visit to Walter Reed military hospital

President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020. Patrick Semansky | AP President Donald Trump wore a mask during a public visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday, after long resisting… Read More »

Pennsylvania mandates more COVID-19 protections for hospital workers

Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Health this week issued an order requiring hospitals to update protocols ensuring staff safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. New policies include universal mask wearing for everyone entering a facility and comprehensive contact tracing among workers. Hospital staff who have been in contact with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases must… Read More »