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Mission Hospital McDowell Prioritizes Patient Safety at All Times, Lowers Risk with Proactive, Facility-Wide Approach

Carol Wolfenbarger By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Patient safety is at the core of everything we do at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM). In recognition of World Patient Safety Day (September 17), this month we’re highlighting the many layers of safety-oriented protocol and systems in place that exist here at MHM to create a safety… Read More »

Low CD4 cell count linked to increased risk of cancer among people with HIV in South Africa

Immune suppression is associated with an increased risk of numerous infection-related cancers among people with HIV in South Africa, investigators report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. There was a strong association between a lower CD4 cell count and the incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cervical cancer and other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV), as… Read More »

S&P says risk of hospital operator defaults plummet from last year’s highs

Dive Brief: The risk of healthcare facilities defaulting on their debt has dropped significantly from nearly a year ago, according to a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The median probability of default for healthcare facilities within the next year was just 0.9% this week. In late April 2020, at the height of uncertainty… Read More »

Health Care Workers on the Frontline Face a Year of Risk, Fear and Loss

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout Guidelines After Vaccination Gabrielle Dawn Luna followed her father into emergency nursing. She was the last person to hold his hand when he died of Covid in April at her hospital in Teaneck, N.J.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times SectionsSkip to… Read More »

Study finds link between coronavirus mortality risk and obesity

The World Obesity Foundation released a new study Thursday that found a link between a country’s COVID-19 mortality and obesity prevalence in its population.  The researchers found “high mortality rates only in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds around 50% of the adult population.” “Globally, at the end of 2020, COVID-19 mortality rates were more than ten… Read More »