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Hospital Boosts Security After Bizarre NICU Incident

Man slipped into unit, fed somebody else's baby at Des Moines hospital

(Newser) - A hospital in Iowa says it has tightened its security procedures after a strange and disturbing incident last month. Police in Des Moines say a man slipped into the neonatal intensive care unit at the MercyOne medical center and bottle-fed somebody else's baby, KCCI reports. The suspect, who was...

Woman Charged $100 Per Hour for Sitting in ER Waiting Room
Hospital Bills Woman 
$700 for 7-Hour ER Wait
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Hospital Bills Woman $700 for 7-Hour ER Wait

Georgia woman Taylor Davis left without being seen

(Newser) - For $100 an hour, Georgia woman Taylor Davis could have visited an upscale spa. Instead, that was how much she was charged for sitting in an emergency room, waiting to be seen. Davis tells Fox 5 that she went to the ER at Emory Decatur Hospital in July with a...

Texas Nurse Guilty of Killing 4 With Air Injections
Nurse Who Killed 4 Patients
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Nurse Who Killed 4 Patients Sentenced to Death

William George Davis injected Texas patients with air after heart surgeries

(Newser) - Update: A jury sentenced a former Texas nurse to death Wednesday for killing four patients by injecting air into their arteries after heart surgery at a Tyler hospital. The Smith County jury deliberated about two hours before condemning 37-year-old William George Davis to death, the AP reports. During the trial'...

Hospitals Discovers Baby Girls Were Switched in 2002

'It was a human error and we haven’t been able to find out who was to blame'

(Newser) - Health authorities in Spain are blaming human error for the switching of two baby girls in a maternity ward almost 20 years ago, after one of them discovered by chance through a DNA test as a teenager that she wasn’t the daughter of her presumed parents. "It was...

Superbug Fungus Spreading in 2 US Cities

CDC says drug-resistant 'Candida auris' is moving from person to person in Dallas and DC

(Newser) - US health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home, per the AP . The "superbug" outbreaks were reported in a Washington, DC, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the CDC reported. A handful of the patients had...

Cops: Gang Charged $21K for Bed in Hospital's COVID Unit

Administrators of public hospital in Peru among 9 'Black Angels' arrested

(Newser) - Authorities in Peru say they have busted a gang that charged the desperate relatives of COVID patients vast amounts of money for beds in the intensive care unit in a public hospital. Prosecutor Reynaldo Abia says nine people arrested Wednesday include administrators of Lima's Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen hospital, which...

Google, Hospital Chain Cut Data Deal on Patient Records

Goals include greater efficiency, help for clinicians

(Newser) - Google is moving deeper into the health care business. Under a multiyear deal with HCA Healthcare, a hospital chain, the companies' engineers will develop algorithms to help monitor patients, guide medical decisions, and increase efficiency. Google will store data generated by HCA's medical devices, as well as information from...

Oxygen Tank Blast, Fire Kill 82 in Hospital

Iraq says at least 200 people were rescued

(Newser) - An explosion and fire in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Baghdad killed 82 people and injured 110, the Iraqi government said. The unit treats severe cases of COVID-19, and at least 28 of the patients killed were on ventilators, CBS reports. At least 200 people were rescued...

Chicago Pulls Vaccine From Hospital After Rogue Events

Trump Tower workers were among those given unauthorized shots

(Newser) - Two Chicago hospital executives have been reprimanded over COVID-19 vaccine events that improperly gave shots to people far from the West Side facility, including one held for workers at Trump Tower. Loretto Hospital's Board of Directors released a statement Friday saying it had "taken appropriate actions of reprimand"...

Prince Philip Heads Home After 4-Week Hospital Stay

Queen's 99-year-old husband had a heart procedure and was treated for an infection

(Newser) - Prince Philip left a London hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection and undergoing a heart procedure, reports the AP . Philip, 99, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had been hospitalized since being admitted to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Feb. 16, where...

Nurses Saw Fire in Newborn Unit. For 10 Infants, It Was Too Late

Officials did manage to rescue 7 babies at hospital in Bhandara, India

(Newser) - A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India early Saturday, killing 10 infants, police and news reports said, per the AP . A preliminary investigation suggests the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit, a police rep says. The Press Trust of...

Critics: Hospital CEO's Response to Black Doctor's Death 'Ridiculous'

Dennis Murphy cites a 'complex picture' leading to death of Dr. Susan Moore, but others push back

(Newser) - The head of an Indiana hospital has addressed the allegations of Dr. Susan Moore, a Black medical doctor who died last month from coronavirus complications after accusing a doctor and other hospital staff of being biased in their treatment of her—but his comments have only fueled the controversy. In...

ICU Capacity in Southern California Has Hit 0%

Hospitals are now entering surge mode

(Newser) - In the most populous part of America's most populous state, the availability of intensive care unit beds now stands at 0%—and the situation is on course to get much worse. Hospitals in Southern California are now set to go into surge mode, which will up their capacity by...

SF Supervisors Want to Rename Zuckerberg Hospital

They accuse Facebook of 'endangering public health' with COVID misinformation

(Newser) - A $75 million donation to a hospital wasn't enough to earn Mark Zuckerberg a like from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The board voted 10-1 this week to condemn the naming of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after the Facebook founder, Business Insider reports. The hospital's full...

After COVID Vaccine's Arrival, Hospital's 'Rare Moment' of Joy

Staff at Boston Medical Center bust out the dance moves to Lizzo's 'Good as Hell'

(Newser) - Boston Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in Massachusetts to receive a shipment of the coronavirus vaccine Monday, and the 1,950 doses will start to be divvied out to front-line health care workers starting Wednesday, NBC Boston reports. After the delivery was made, however, something else happened:...

Tommy Lasorda Is in Intensive Care
Tommy Lasorda
Is in Intensive Care

Tommy Lasorda Is in Intensive Care

The former Los Angeles Dodgers manager is said to be resting comfortably

(Newser) - Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized in Southern California, the AP reports. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Sunday that their 93-year-old former manager was in intensive care and resting comfortably at a hospital in Orange County. Lasorda lives in Fullerton. He attended the team’s Game 6...

Chris Christie Gives the Latest on His Health

The former New Jersey governor is out of the hospital

(Newser) - Good news for Chris Christie: The hospital is behind him. The former New Jersey governor tweeted Saturday morning that he's no longer being treated for the coronavirus at Morristown Medical Center, CNN reports. "I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the...

NICU Staffers Stay Behind as Hurricane Laura Strikes

'I'm proud of them,' says doctor at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

(Newser) - Nineteen babies already have a story to tell—and people to thank. Several NICU staffers stayed behind at a Louisiana hospital this week as Hurricane Laura ripped into the state, CNN reports. Amid howling winds and leaky windows, Dr. Juan Bossano and a group of 14 nurses, 3 respiratory therapists,...

Children's Hospital Sorry for 'Harmful' Intersex Surgeries

It says cosmetic procedures should wait until a person is able to consent

(Newser) - A children's hospital in Chicago has apologized for its "harmful and wrong" approach to genital surgery on infants born "intersex," with genitals that don't correspond to the usual definitions of male or female. The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, which was responding...

Hospital Must Turn Away Sickest COVID Patients

'The situation is desperate' in Starr County, Texas

(Newser) - The lone hospital in one Texas county is so swamped with coronavirus patients that it will start sending home patients who are deemed to be the most likely to die, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . The idea is to focus resources on patients who can be saved at Starr County...

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