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longtime ceo leaves waukegan-based vista health system


the longtime president and chief executive officer of waukegan-based vista health system is out, with no details as to who will replace her or why she's gone.vista health system chief executive officer barbara martin said in a phone interview wednesday that she resigned from the two-hospital system and is unable to provide more details about the circumstances surrounding the decision at this point.she said she is also unable to comment at this time on what she's doing next."waukegan is a wonderful town," martin said. "lake county is a wonderful county. i had a wonderful 14 years with vista, the community i served."martin's last day of work was may 9, said deanna stich, the system's interim director of marketing.stich declined to comment on the circumstances of martin's leaving, including w






medicaid is a lifeline for our children


changes to medicaid funding could have a profoundly negative impact on children’s health care.as discussions continue to swirl around the future of our nation’s health-care system and the american health care act (ahca), it’s vital we do not forget about the well-being of those who represent the future of our nation — our children.medicaid is the most critical health care program for our country’s youth, and we at seattle children’s are deeply alarmed about the proposed changes to medicaid that would disproportionately impact our children.as the single largest health insurer for children, medicaid allows more than 30 million children in the country and nearly 800,000 children in washington state to access the medical care they need. more than 40 percent of those covered by medicaid are chi






health care companies pull ads from outcome health's screens amid internal inves


a number of major advertisers and agencies have pulled tens of millions of dollars in health care ads from outcome health amid questions about whether the chicago-based health information and advertising startup misled clients about its performance.at the same time, outcome health’s high-profile chief operating officer, vivek kundra, who formerly served as chief information officer under then-president barack obama, resigned from the company, effective friday.outcome health — launched in 2006 while its founders, including ceo rishi shah and current president shradha agarwal, were students at northwestern university — delivers pharmaceutical ads to patients on screens it places in doctors’ offices. the screens, free to doctors, show educational programming. outcome health makes money off th






health care companies pull ads from outcome health's screens amid internal inves


a number of major advertisers and agencies have pulled tens of millions of dollars in health care ads from outcome health amid questions about whether the chicago-based health information and advertising startup misled clients about its performance.at the same time, outcome health’s high-profile chief operating officer, vivek kundra, who formerly served as chief information officer under then-president barack obama, resigned from the company, effective friday.outcome health — launched in 2006 while its founders, including ceo rishi shah and current president shradha agarwal, were students at northwestern university — delivers pharmaceutical ads to patients on screens it places in doctors’ offices. the screens, free to doctors, show educational programming. outcome health makes money off th






legionnaires' bacteria found at new york police precinct


new york -- officials say traces of legionnaires' disease have been found in a new york city police precinct where an officer was hospitalized with symptoms of the disease.the health department says they were informed that preliminary results of some tests conducted by an independent contractor at the precinct in harlem showed traces of the bacteria.the new york times reports health officials began investigating the water at the precinct friday night after they were notified that an officer had been diagnosed with the disease.the officer is recovering at a hospital outside of the city.the hot water supply at the precinct has been temporarily shut down.one police officer told cbs new york that he and his colleagues are on edge, wondering how long the bacteria has possibly been in their work






dog attacks police officer | the seattle times


lebanon, pa. (ap) — a pennsylvania police officer is recovering after he was attacked by a dog.police say the officer was called to a suburban area of lebanon around 8:30 a.m. saturday after three dogs were reported on the loose.one of the dogs bit the officer on the arm, and he used his stun gun to stop the attack. the officer was transported to a local hospital and given a round of rabies shots before he returned to duty.authorities say police officers and a game commission officer later captured the dog that bit the first officer and a second stray.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.police say the dog that attacked the officer was beyond help and had to be put down. the second dog was placed in a shelter.






police: substance that sickened officer included fentanyl


warwick, r.i. (ap) — police say the substance found near the community college of rhode island that sent six people to the hospital included the potent painkiller fentanyl.police said friday the results of a toxicology test done by the state department of health show that the piece of foil handled by the officer nov. 2 tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.a warwick officer and a civilian employee were conducting a wellness check at a homeless encampment when they were exposed to the substance. the officer called for backup after feeling sick. four other officers responded to help.the first officer was treated at the scene with the opioid antidote naloxone. all six people were hospitalized as a precaution.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks






san diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis a outbreak. is it coming to l.a.?


health officials in san diego have scrambled for months to contain an outbreak of hepatitis a — vaccinating more than 19,000 people, putting up posters at bus stations and distributing hand sanitizer and cleansing wipes.despite those efforts, 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus in san diego county and hundreds have become ill in what officials say is the nation’s second-largest outbreak of hepatitis a in decades.earlier this month, san diego officials declared a public health emergency.though los angeles has so far escaped an outbreak, public health officials are hoping to head off a similar emergency. they say the virus could easily spread to los angeles because of its proximity to san diego and the region’s large homeless population.“we know it’s getting worse in san diego






sanford health creating award for health care breakthroughs


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — sanford health is creating an award for health care breakthroughs.the chief global brand officer for the dakotas-based health system tells the argus leader that the honor will be bestowed beginning in december 2018 to people who make significant breakthroughs in the field.micah aberson says the award will be “nobel-like.” sanford’s international board will assist in identifying and selecting the award winners.more details are to be released later this year.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.sanford health is based in sioux falls, south dakota, and fargo, north dakota. it bills itself as one of the largest health systems in the nation, with 45 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries.___information from: argus leader,






legionnaires' bacteria found at new york police precinct


new york — officials say traces of legionnaires' disease have been found in a new york city police precinct where an officer was hospitalized with symptoms of the disease.the health department says they were informed that preliminary results of some tests conducted by an independent contractor at the precinct in harlem showed traces of the bacteria.the new york times (http://nyti.ms/2sigpgr ) reports health officials began investigating the water at the precinct friday night after they were notified that an officer had been diagnosed with the disease.the hot water supply at the precinct has been temporarily shut down.the officer is recovering at a hospital outside of the city.legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that can live in water. it's not spread by person-t






california police officer shot man, wounded fellow officer


los angeles (ap) — a california police officer shot and wounded a man who refused to drop what the officer thought could be a weapon and also wounded a second officer who came to help.the la verne police officer confronted a man with “an unknown dark object in his hand” he thought was a gun after responding to a family disturbance around 3:30 a.m. saturday.sheriff’s investigators say the officer ordered the man to drop the object and fired when he refused. the officer then realized it wasn’t a gun.investigators say the man advanced at the officer and reached toward his waistband before the officer to opened fire again. the man’s condition wasn’t known.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.a second officer was struck by the gunfire and wounded.it came a day after a fatal






san diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis a outbreak. is it coming to l.a.?


health officials in san diego have scrambled for months to contain an outbreak of hepatitis a — vaccinating more than 19,000 people, putting up posters at bus stations and distributing hand sanitizer and cleansing wipes.despite those efforts, 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus in san diego county and hundreds have become ill in what officials say is the nation’s second-largest outbreak of hepatitis a in decades.earlier this month, san diego officials declared a public health emergency.though los angeles has so far escaped an outbreak, public health officials are hoping to head off a similar emergency. they say the virus could easily spread to los angeles because of its proximity to san diego and the region’s large homeless population.san diego opens downtown restrooms amid






ohio judge ruled hospital gunman incompetent in 2016


cincinnati — an ohio judge last year ordered treatment in a state mental hospital for the gunman who this week wounded a security officer at a psychiatric emergency room before killing himself.isaiah currie was confined temporarily in a hospital in 2016 and ordered to take medication after his arrest in 2015 for assaulting a university of cincinnati health security officer, court records show. wednesday's shooting also involved a uc health security officer, whose identity hasn't been released.a 2015 police report said currie was a patient at another uc health facility, but it didn't say what he was treated for. the officer suffered a knee injury "struggling with a combative patient," it stated.currie pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, and hamilton county municipal judge heather russ






centura health’s longtime ceo to step down, assume special advisor role – the de


centura health’s chief executive will step down sept. 1 after leading the centennial-based healthcare network for nine years.gary campbell, the longest tenured ceo in centura’s history, will be succeeded by chief operating officer peter banko, officials announced monday.“centura health has been truly blessed with gary’s visionary leadership,” centura health board chairwoman patricia webb said in a statement. “his faithful commitment to our ministry and efforts to transform the delivery of health care have allowed us to optimize health value across our region and meet the needs of consumers.”following the leadership transition, campbell plans to take on a special advisor role with centura focused on leadership development and optimizing health value.during campbell’s tenure as ceo, centura






denver health cuts back on plans for new clinics amid federal uncertainty – the


regardless of whether the republicans’ health care overhaul is revived later in congress, the debate in washington has already caused one denver hospital to pull back on future construction plans.denver health had planned to build three new community health centers and substantially remodel another two over the next five years, hospital spokeswoman kelli christensen said. but, because of uncertainty over how congress and the trump administration will change the federal health care system in that time, denver health has decided to scale back — to building one new health center and remodeling another.peg burnette, denver health’s chief financial officer, said the more modest plan will remain in place even if the gop-backed american health care act — which republican leaders on friday withdre






police: 1 fatally shot by florida officer at car show


tarpon springs, fla. — authorities say a man was fatally shot by a florida police officer working off-duty at a car show.tarpon springs police maj. jeffrey young said visitors attending the show saturday, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of tampa, alerted the officer to a suspicious man riding his bicycle nearby.young said the officer stopped the man and he initially gave the officer a fake name before providing another name, which the officer repeated over the radio.young said the officer's radio then went silent until he said, "shots fired," three times.according to young, the officer then said over the radio that the suspect "came at me with a knife."the man was pronounced dead at a hospital. the officer was not injured.neither the officer nor the suspect was identified. young s






pet adoption agency temporarily closed after complaint


rockaway, n.j. (ap) — a pet adoption and rescue agency has been temporarily closed following a complaint by a woman who adopted a puppy that became ill a few days later.nj.com reports eleventh hour rescue at the rockaway townsquare mall was temporarily closed last week.a rockaway township health officer says the closing came after a complaint by michele nardino.nardino says she adopted a puppy in november that became ill five days later and was diagnosed with parvovirus, a highly contagious virus.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.health officer peter tabbot says nardino’s complaint caused the township to send two specialists to the facility where “records reflected conditions of parvovirus among three additional dogs.”tabbot says the facility will remain closed whil






black off-duty st. louis officer shot by white officer


st. louis — st. louis police say a black off-duty officer who heard a commotion near his home and tried to help fellow officers arrest three black suspects has been shot by a white officer who did not recognize him.a police statement says a white officer who had just arrived on the scene of a suspected crime wednesday night saw the off-duty black officer walking toward other officers and shot the black officer in the arm "fearing for his safety."the injured off-duty officer was taken to a hospital and later released. the officers involved have not been identified.






officer accidentally shoots fellow officer


milwaukee — a milwaukee police officer is off street duty after accidentally shooting another officer.police say the officers were called to a fight shortly before 10 p.m. thursday when they encountered several dogs who came after them. authorities say one of the officers fired at least one shot at the dogs, but hit the other officer instead.the 32-year-old officer was taken to the hospital with an injury that police say isn't life threatening. the 28-year-old officer who fired the shot is on desk duty, which is standard protocol.






cbo made health bill ‘look bad’: trump budget chief


nonpartisan government auditors actively worked to give a bad score to the trump administration’s health care bill, according to white house budget officer mick mulvaney. “it’s almost as if they went into it and said, ‘okay, we need this score to look bad. how do we do it?'” mulvaney said during an interview with the washington…






budgeting for retirement? plan on spending an eye-popping amount on health costs


a quick look at your retirement savings and estimated social security payments may convince you that you're well-prepared to retire.but before you do, consider the health care costs that await you in retirement: the average 65-year-old couple retiring in a year can expect to spend $404,253 in today's dollars on health insurance and other health care costs. when using social security alone to pay those costs, that couple would need to devote 59 percent of their total social security proceeds during retirement to health care.the calculation, based on a 22-year retirement, was just released by healthview services, a firm that provides health care data and software to financial advisers trying to help clients look into the murky future of retirement health costs.while you may want to deny the






thornton police face lawsuit over response to mental health crises


quianna vigiljaime ceballos with his daughter, naveyah ceballos.a federal judge has ruled that the family of a man killed by a thornton police officer can move ahead with a lawsuit because evidence shows the city failed to adequately train officers to handle people experiencing mental health crises and failed to establish modern policies on how to do so.the city is potentially liable in the shooting death of jaime ceballos, who was in the throes of a mental health crisis, because thornton’s official response to the incident “demonstrated deliberate indifference to persons in such circumstances and any inadequacies in officer training” by affirming the officer who pulled the trigger, according to an order issued thursday by u.s. senior district judge richard p. matsch.that affirmation inclu






thornton police face lawsuit over response to mental health crises


quianna vigiljaime ceballos with his daughter, naveyah ceballos.a federal judge has ruled that the family of a man killed by a thornton police officer can move ahead with a lawsuit because evidence shows the city failed to adequately train officers to handle people experiencing mental health crises and failed to establish modern policies on how to do so.the city is potentially liable in the shooting death of jaime ceballos, who was in the throes of a mental health crisis, because thornton’s official response to the incident “demonstrated deliberate indifference to persons in such circumstances and any inadequacies in officer training” by affirming the officer who pulled the trigger, according to an order issued thursday by u.s. senior district judge richard p. matsch.that affirmation inclu






memo: secret wait list kept for some omaha va appointments


omaha, neb. (ap) — documents say employees maintained a secret waiting list of veterans for some omaha mental health appointments.the omaha world-herald reports that a compliance officer’s memo to the director of the department of veterans affairs’ nebraska-western iowa health care system says the list dodged va requirements for establishing and maintaining waiting lists. the compliance officer’s audit included two whistleblower complaints made about lists for appointments at the va’s mental health psychotherapy clinic in omaha.the va acknowledges the audit but won’t answer questions about it. it also says no veterans were harmed.the va set up strict requirements for establishing waiting lists following a 2014 scandal that showed va employees were covering up chronic delays with false pape






uc irvine receives $200 million gift for health sciences


irvine, calif. (ap) — the university of california, irvine, has received a $200 million gift from philanthropists susan and henry samueli.the university announced monday that the largest gift in its history will name a college of health sciences focused on incorporating integrative health research, teaching and patient care across its schools and programs.henry samueli is the co-founder and chief technology officer of semiconductor maker broadcom as well as owner of the national hockey league’s anaheim ducks.the susan and henry samueli college of health sciences will ultimately include the susan samueli integrative health institute and the schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and population health.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the gift will fund a facility to






video: cop slapped, sprayed with pesticide by naked man


houston -- cellphone video captured an incident last month during which a naked man on a light rail train sprayed an officer with pesticide and slapped him in the face, reports cbs affiliate khou.video shows a man police identify as keith dean, 49, spraying houston police officer p. fenaglio with a hose from a metrorail train in the june incident. when the officer pushes the spray hose away, dean slaps him in the face.fenaglio is seen tasing dean, and he falls to the ground. dean gets back up, and is tased again and handcuffed."what's going on, buddy?" the officer is heard asking dean. "stay down, stay down."some on social media are praising the officer's restraint in the bizarre situation. dean's lawyer told khou her client's behavior warranted a review by a mental health professional, wh






man pulls two guns on cop before trying to steal the officer's weapon


a man was arrested after he fought with an officer, pulled two guns on him, then tried unsuccessfully to steal the cop's gun on the south side, authorities said.the officer approached a group of men in the 8800 block of south wallace street in gresham around 1:40 p.m. sunday, police said.jamie harrison, 33, ran off and the officer chased him down and the two began struggling, police said.  harrison pulled a revolver from his pants and held it to the officer’s chest. the officer overpowered harrison and grabbed the gun — only for harrison to pull out a second one, police said.when the officer wrestled that one away, harrison tried to pull the officer’s gun from his holster. additional officers arrived and harrison was arrested.the officer was taken to advocate christ medical center, where h






police issue shelter-in-place at pleasanton mall – the mercury news


pleasanton — officers were at the scene of a standoff involving an individual having a health crisis at a mall parking lot, authorities said tuesday.around 3:40 p.m., a dispatcher received a call of a possible drunken driver near stoneridge mall, a pleasanton police officer said.officers who were already working near the mall as part of a holiday safety detail responded, and found and tried to stop the vehicle behind a building in the 6100 block of stoneridge mall road, the officer said.when an officer approached the vehicle, they found its doors were locked and windows rolled up, and encountered an adult woman who held a 12-inch butcher knife to her own neck.officers retreated, issuing a shelter-in-place for businesses near the northeast section of the mall’s parking lot, and reaching out






trump health dept. dismisses obama appointed surgeon general


washington — the trump administration has relieved dr. vivek murthy of his duties as u.s. surgeon general.a spokeswoman for the department of health and human services says murthy was asked to resign after "assisting in a smooth transition" under president donald trump.murthy was a holdover from the obama administration.murthy's deputy, rear admiral sylvia trent-adams, is serving as acting surgeon general and leader the u.s. public health service commissioned corps until the senate confirms a replacement. her previous positions include being a nurse officer in the u.s. army.health department spokeswoman alleigh marre says murthy will remain a member of the u.s. public health service commissioned corps.murthy says on facebook that he was humbled and honored to serve. he says serving was the






officer attacked by suspect he later shot is back to work


bismarck, n.d. (ap) — bismarck police say the officer injured in an attack by a suspect he later shot has returned to work.the officer will be on desk duty until the north dakota bureau of criminal investigation completes a review. the officer was attacked after responding to a call at the bismarck motor motel oct. 15. authorities say the suspect, donald miller, punched the officer in the head repeatedly and gouged his eyes.miller was shot in the stomach. he’s been charged with assaulting a peace officer and robbery.






officer shoots man while serving emergency custody order


rocky mount, va. — a virginia police officer shot and wounded a man while serving an emergency custody order.state police say a rocky mount officer found the man at a shopping plaza after a magistrate issued the order. they said as the officer approached, the man assaulted the officer. the fight ended when the officer shot and wounded the man.police said the man was taken to carilion roanoke memorial hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury after the shooting late saturday night.the officer also was treated for injuries in the assault and was released for the same hospital. police said the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while virginia state police investigate the shooting.neither the man nor the officer was identified by state police.






authorities say off-duty officer shot man in atlanta


atlanta — authorities say an undercover police officer shot and injured a man in atlanta after a collision.the georgia bureau of investigation says an off-duty fulton county police officer responded to a report of a theft at a t-mobile store wednesday in morrow, just south of atlanta.the agency says the officer, driving his personal vehicle, followed as a man drove away from the store. the officer called 911 while continuing to follow as the man crossed into atlanta.the agency says the officer's vehicle and the man's vehicle were involved in a collision, and the officer fired his service weapon and hit the man. the man continued driving until atlanta police pulled him over nearby.the man was taken to a hospital. the off-duty officer suffered minor injuries.






police: officer shoots mississippi man who pulled knife


jackson, miss. — officials say a police officer in mississippi shot and killed a man after he allegedly lunged at her with a knife.multiple media outlets report that jackson police say the man approached the officer with his hands in his pockets about 5 p.m. wednesday.police chief lee vance says the officer twice told the man to take his hand out of his pockets. when he did, he pulled a 6-inch knife and lunged at the woman. vance says that's when the officer shot the man in the chest.the man was pronounced dead at an area hospital.the officer was not injured. she has been placed on administrative leave with pay as a routine procedure.the names and other details about the officer and the slain man have not been released.






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off-duty san jose police officer injured in fiery car crash


livermore — an off-duty san jose police officer was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries after being involved in a collision wednesday morning on highway 84, according to law enforcement officials.the officer, whose name was not released, was trapped inside his chevy tahoe following the collision with a big-rig and was cut out of the vehicle by firefighters, according to chp officer derek reed.the officer was driving eastbound on highway 84 in livermore at about 12:10 a.m. when he approached a construction area near ruby hill drive, according to chp officer derek reed. the tahoe rear-ended a big-rig stopped at a light and ignited in flames, reed said.a chp officer at the scene for traffic control quickly extinguished the flames, reed said.san jose police officer albert mo






suspect shot after striking officer with car in s. carolina


north augusta, s.c. — authorities say a man who hit a police officer with his car in south carolina has been shot in the arm by a second officer.aiken county sheriff's spokesman capt. eric abdullah said in a news release that deputies were investigating two suspicious cars around 3 p.m. monday when one of the drivers took off, striking one officer and driving toward a second.abdullah says the second officer fired at the car, and the suspect was arrested after a short chase. the suspect received a gunshot wound to the arm.abdullah says both the officer struck by the car and the suspect should survive the shooting.the state law enforcement division is investigating. spokesman thom berry says both the officer who fired and suspect are black. their names weren't released.






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