Tag Archives: Hospital

Hospital launches online therapy in response to ‘dramatic increase’ in referral of patients with mental health issues

Saint John of God Hospital has launched a new online therapy programme for people struggling with their mental health due to a “dramatic increase” in admissions and referrals since the start of the pandemic. he hospital recently revealed that it has seen a dramatic increase in admissions and referrals from new and existing patients who… Read More »

COVID-19 highlights need for more efficient and safer hospital communications

COVID-19 has put a focus on the need for a more expedient and safer way for hospital staff to talk to one another, according to executives for Vocera, which provides hands-free communications technology. A Vocera wearable badge can be worn under personal protection equipment. Caregivers don’t have to leave a room and remove their PPE… Read More »

Strike averted with new contract for Chicago Loretto Hospital workers

Dive Brief: Service workers at Chicago’s Loretto Hospital reached a tentative agreement with management Friday on a new contract, averting a strike planned to start Monday. The agreement raises the minimum starting wage to at least $ 15 an hour for all hospital employees represented by SEIU Illinois. Those employees include patient care technicians, emergency… Read More »

Women Underrepresented in Academic Hospital Medicine Program Leadership, Study Shows – Inside Higher Ed

A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers looking at gender gaps in the hospital medicine field revealed that more than three-quarters of academic hospital medicine programs are run by men. Hospitalists are “trained in internal medicine and focus their work on hospitalized patients rather than outpatient settings,” a press release said. The field has… Read More »

Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots

Up to 30% of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus are developing dangerous blood clots, according to medical experts. They say the clots, also known as thrombosis, could be contributing to the number of people dying. Severe inflammation in the lungs – a natural response of the body to the virus – is behind… Read More »

Lee Highway Pharmacy Homebrewing Hand Sanitizer and Buying Kabobs for the Hospital – ARLnow

An Arlington pharmacy and a neighboring kabob restaurant have partnered to help feed hospital workers. Preston’s Pharmacy (5101 Lee Highway) sits directly across the street from Arlington Kabob (5046 Lee Highway). While business during the pandemic has been active at Preston’s, an essential business, pharmacy owner Frank Odeh said he could tell it’s been hard on… Read More »