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northwell, nyc health + hospitals to build little neck lab


new hyde park-based northwell health and nyc health + hospitals, the city’s public hospital system, will announce on thursday that it is building a shared, centralized laboratory in little neck, queens.the 36,000-square-foot, two-story facility will be located on little neck parkway, not far from the nassau county border.advertisement | advertise on newsdaymicrobiology tests, including tests sent from new york city hospitals, will be performed at the lab.northwell, which is the largest private employer in the state, is making the initial $47.7 million investment in the project. the lab will be part of the clinical laboratory of new york alliance, formed in 2014 by the two health systems to integrate laboratory services in new york.business19 projects, developments that could change li unde






northwell, nyc health + hospitals to build little neck lab


new hyde park-based northwell health and nyc health + hospitals, the city’s public hospital system, will announce on thursday that they are building a shared, centralized laboratory in little neck, queens.the 36,000-square-foot, two-story facility will be located on little neck parkway, not far from the nassau county border.advertisement | advertise on newsdaymicrobiology tests, including tests sent from new york city hospitals, will be performed at the lab.northwell, which is the largest private employer in the state, is making the initial $47.7 million upfront investment to build the facility.the lab will be part of the clinical laboratory of new york alliance, formed in 2014 by the two health systems to integrate laboratory services in new york.business19 projects, developments that cou






northwell, nyc health + hospitals to build little neck lab


new hyde park-based northwell health and nyc health + hospitals, the city’s public hospital system, will announce on thursday that they are building a shared, centralized laboratory in little neck, queens.the 36,000-square-foot, two-story facility will be located on little neck parkway, not far from the nassau county border.advertisement | advertise on newsdaymicrobiology tests, including tests sent from new york city hospitals, will be performed at the lab.northwell, which is the largest private employer in the state, is making the initial $47.7 million upfront investment to build the facility.the lab will be part of the clinical laboratory of new york alliance, formed in 2014 by the two health systems to integrate laboratory services in new york.healthwho are long island's top doctors?un






northwell, nyc health + hospitals to build little neck lab


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya proposed northwell health and nyc health + hospitals lab will be built in little neck, queens. (credit: northwell health) new hyde park-based northwell health and nyc health + hospitals, the city’s public hospital system, will announce on thursday that they are building a shared, centralized laboratory in little neck, queens.the 36,000-square-foot, two-story facility will be located on little neck parkway, not far from the nassau county border.microbiology tests, including tests sent from new york city...






nhs 'tobacco free' campaign launched by public health england


image copyrightpaa "truly tobacco-free nhs" needs to be created to help smoker patients quit their habit, health officials say.only one in 10 hospitals enforces a smoking ban outside health service buildings, and public health england (phe) wants all hospitals to offer help to quit as part of patients' treatment.more than a million smokers are admitted to nhs hospitals every year.phe chief executive duncan selbie said it was not about "forcing people" to quit, but was about "helping people". a recent report by the british thoracic society said 25% of hospital patients were recorded as being "current smokers" - which is higher than rates in the general adult population (19%). its other results included:one in 13 patients who smoke were referred to a hospital or smoking cessation service in






nhs 'tobacco free' campaign launched by public health england


image copyrightpaa "truly tobacco-free nhs" needs to be created to help smoker patients quit their habit, health officials say.only one in 10 hospitals enforces a smoking ban outside health service buildings, and public health england (phe) wants all hospitals to offer help to quit as part of patients' treatment.more than a million smokers are admitted to nhs hospitals every year.phe chief executive duncan selbie said it was not about "forcing people" to quit, but was about "helping people". a recent report by the british thoracic society said 25% of hospital patients were recorded as being "current smokers" - which is higher than rates in the general adult population (19%). its other results included:one in 13 patients who smoke were referred to a hospital or smoking cessation service in






nhs 'tobacco free' campaign launched by public health england


image copyrightpaa "truly tobacco-free nhs" needs to be created to help smoker patients quit their habit, health officials say.only one in 10 hospitals enforces a smoking ban outside health service buildings, and public health england (phe) wants all hospitals to offer help to quit as part of patients' treatment.more than a million smokers are admitted to nhs hospitals every year.phe chief executive duncan selbie said it was not about "forcing people" to quit, but was about "helping people". a recent report by the british thoracic society said 25% of hospital patients were recorded as being "current smokers" - which is higher than rates in the general adult population (19%). its other results included:one in 13 patients who smoke were referred to a hospital or smoking cessation service in






israeli hospitals demand funds to continue treating syrians


jerusalem — an israeli health official says israel's hospitals will stop treating syrian patients in non-emergency cases beginning next week unless the israeli government fully reimburses the hospitals for years of medical treatments to those wounded in the syrian civil war.the health ministry says that since 2013, four israeli hospitals have treated a total of 2,278 syrians. it says many of them had war wounds requiring significant surgery.israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said in december that he wanted to expand medical assistance to wounded syrians.but orly weinstein, who heads the health ministry's division of government medical centers, told the prime minister's office sunday that the israeli government has only partially reimbursed hospitals for the treatments and that the h






dorcas kiteng'e: a victim of kenya's doctors' strike |


nairobi, kenya - one month after al jazeera published thestory of dorcas kiteng'e's struggle for cancer treatment in a nation whose doctors are on strike, the 25-year-old has died due to lack of proper care.some 5,000 public sector doctors walked out on december 5 after kenya's leaders failed to make good on a 2013 agreement to raise salaries, hire new physicians and improve conditions in public hospitals. the standoff between the health ministry, which lost $53 million last year due to corruption, and the doctors, continues to drag on. nobody knows how many hundreds or thousands of kenyans have died as a result of the government's refusal to pay and the doctors' refusal to return to work until that happens.this is the story of one of those victims - the final days in the life of dorcas ki






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 42 connect 1 linkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 42 connect 1 linkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 41 connect 1 linkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 9 connectlinkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the heal






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 28 connectlinkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the hea






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 39 connect 1 linkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 37 connectlinkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the hea






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 13 connectlinkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the hea






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 18 connectlinkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the hea






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 33 connectlinkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the hea






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 44 connect 1 linkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 44 connect 1 linkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 44 connect 1 linkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the






hospitals fear obamacare repeal may create financial strain


joe kiani, founder and ceo of the medical technology company massimo, founded the patient safety movement foundation in 2012.(photo: patient safety movement foundation) 42 connect 1 linkedinemailmorethe republican plan to overhaul obamacare could have a dire impact on hospital finances, some health care experts warn, creating serious concerns about patient safety and health care quality.josh sharfstein, a pediatrician and former top health official for the city of baltimore and the state of maryland, says the impact of the affordable care act (aca) goes far beyond expanding health insurance coverage to millions of americans so they can get the treatment they need. that insurance reimbursement also helps keep hospitals afloat, he says."it’s underappreciated how much the aca has focused the






11 taken to hospitals after ryan truck crash


eleven people were taken to hospitals after a semi-truck crashed on the inbound dan ryan expressway friday afternoon.the truck crashed into at least two cars about 1:55 p.m. near 79th street on the inbound ryan, according to an illinois state police trooper.earlier the trooper said the truck crashed into one other vehicle.eleven people were taken to hospitals with injuries that are not life-threatening, according to the trooper and the chicago fire department.as of 3 p.m., the wreckage was being cleared away and traffic was able to get by.check back for details.






a new plan to save bay area hospitals from closure


oakland — bay area politicians unveiled a new plan aimed at stopping a wave of hospital closures in california, including berkeley’s alta bates hospital, slated for closure as early as 2020, by giving the state attorney general the authority to review the impact of the decision before allowing it to move forward.the legislation, authored by state sen. nancy skinner (d-berkeley), focuses on not-for-profit hospitals, such as kaiser, alta bates and summit. under current law, california hospitals are only required to give a 90-day notice to the department of public health prior to shutting down operations. if passed, the hospital would also be required to hold at least one public hearing.the announcement comes two years after the closure of doctors medical center in san pablo, which recorded a






minnesota hospitals report increased community benefit spending


spending at minnesota hospitals on community benefit programs increased by about 8 percent in 2015 to roughly $2.63 billion, according to a report released tuesday.the annual survey from the minnesota hospital association, a trade group, charted a significant increase in hospital costs related to treating patients in the state-federal medicaid program, which provides coverage for many low-income state residents.community benefit programs range from uncovered medicaid costs and charity care to research and workforce development.hospitals have long complained the state-federal medicaid insurance program doesn’t cover their costs when caring for patients. the new report puts the shortfall in 2015 at $896.6 million, up from $758.6 million the previous year.medicaid coverage has expanded with t






wisconsin files 22 hospitals over emergency contraception


madison, wis. — wisconsin has fined 22 hospitals for not complying with a law requiring them to offer emergency contraception to victims.the 2008 law requires emergency rooms to give ual ault victims information about the so-called "morning-after pill," to provide the drugs on request, and to train staff about the drugs.the wisconsin state journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jq1fli ) the hospitals include ssm health st. mary's hospital in madison, which was fined $7,500 in 2015. the department of human services says the hospital failed to inform three ual ault patients about emergency contraception or make it available.hospital officials told inspectors they had two reasons: the hospital's catholic affiliation and its policy of transferring ual ault patients to another hospital.a st. mary's sp






wisconsin fines 22 hospitals over emergency contraception


madison, wis. — wisconsin has fined 22 hospitals in recent years for not complying with a law requiring them to offer emergency contraception to victims.the 2008 law requires emergency rooms to give ual ault victims information about the so-called "morning-after pill," to provide the drugs on request, and to train staff about the drugs.the hospitals include ssm health st. mary's hospital in madison, which was fined $7,500 in 2015, the wisconsin state journal reported sunday (http://bit.ly/2jq1fli ). the department of human services said the hospital failed in 2014 to inform three ual ault patients about emergency contraception or make it available to them.according to the state agency, the emergency room director told state inspectors that the hospital had two reasons: its catholic affilia






us hospitals oppose trump-backed health bill


image copyrighteureopan photopress agencyimage caption the bill was crafted by republican leaders like paul ryan, and backed by mr trump a leading trade group representing hospitals has expressed fears about the republican health-care bill, saying poor americans could lose insurance.the american hospital association (aha) said current provisions for "our most vulnerable" would be thrown into doubt.president donald trump met lawmakers on wednesday to rally them behind the bill, after a stormy 24 hours.moderate republicans are concerned people will be stripped of cover, while conservatives sense federal overreach.the bill, called the american health care act, would replace the signature law of president barack obama, so-called obamacare. it would:limit future federal funding for medicaid, wh






us hospitals oppose trump-backed health bill


image copyrighteureopan photopress agencyimage caption the bill was crafted by republican leaders like paul ryan, and backed by mr trump a leading trade group representing hospitals has expressed fears about the republican healthcare bill, saying poor americans could lose insurance.the american hospital association (aha) said current provisions for "our most vulnerable" would be thrown into doubt.president donald trump met lawmakers on wednesday to rally them behind the bill, after a stormy 24 hours.moderate republicans are concerned people will be stripped of cover, while conservatives sense federal overreach.the bill, called the american health care act, would replace the signature law of president barack obama, so-called obamacare. it would:limit future federal funding for medicaid, whi






us hospitals oppose trump-backed health bill


image copyrighteureopan photopress agencyimage caption the bill was crafted by republican leaders like paul ryan, and backed by mr trump a leading trade group representing hospitals has expressed fears about the republican health-care bill, saying poor americans could lose insurance.the american hospital association (aha) said current provisions for "our most vulnerable" would be thrown into doubt.president donald trump met lawmakers on wednesday to rally them behind the bill, after a stormy 24 hours.moderate republicans are concerned people will be stripped of cover, while conservatives sense federal overreach.the bill, called the american health care act, would replace the signature law of president barack obama, so-called obamacare. it would:limit future federal funding for medicaid, wh






fairview and healtheast to form area's biggest network


fairview and healtheast announced merger plans wednesday morning to form the twin cities’ largest network of hospitals and clinics — a move that would combine a strong primary care presence in the east metro with the medical sophistication of the university of minnesota medical center in minneapolis.leaders of the two health systems said merging would create efficiencies that would save money, a particular concern for healtheast given recent financial losses, and expand the referral base of clinics sending patients with complex needs to the university hospital.“it allows us to lower cost and create more value and take waste out,” said james hereford, fairview’s president and chief executive, who would stay in charge of the expanded organization of 11 hospitals and 56 primary care clinics.a






explore adverse hospital events in minnesota


minnesota’s hospitals have publicly reported adverse events since 2005. there are now 32 categories, including medication errors, foreign objects left in a body during surgery, serious pressure ulcers, and operating on the wrong body part. some categories have changed over the years -- for example, before 2010 hospitals reported only patient falls that led to death, but now they also report those that cause serious injuries. use the search field below to look up adverse events by hospital, year or error type.source: minnesota department of health






iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in mosul


mosul, iraq — iraqi forces discovered a mustard chemical warfare agent in eastern mosul alongside a cache of russian surface-to-surface missiles, an iraqi officer said urday.iraqi and u.s. officials have repeatedly warned of islamic state group efforts to develop chemical weapons. when iraqi forces retook mosul university earlier this month, they found chemistry labs they believed had been converted into makeshift chemical weapons labs.iraqi special forces brig. gen. haider fadhil said french officials tested the mosul chemical this week and confirmed it was a mustard agent. fadhil did not specify the quantity or potency of the chemical, but iraqi soldiers were able to visit the site for about ten minutes without exhibiting any symptoms of exposure."we know that they were using this place