Friday, March 23, 2018


State Highlights: Shortage Of Psychiatrists Persists While Need Rises In Illinois; Tribe In Wyoming Plans Switching To Self-Insure Program

Media retailers report on information from Ohio, Wyoming, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Kansas, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.


Chicago Tribune:
More People Are Seeking Out Mental Health Care, But Psychiatrists Are In Short Supply: ‘It’s Getting Worse’


Psychiatry’s rising reputation as a profession selection comes because the nation grapples with a cussed scarcity of psychiatrists that some worry will proceed to deepen. The scarcity is most acute in rural areas and poor city neighborhoods that always aren’t the primary selection for in-demand docs with plentiful choices, however can also be being felt throughout massive cities as the necessity for psychological well being professionals outpaces provide. (Elejalde-Ruiz, three/22)


Miami Herald:
State: Deadly Nursing Home Made It Hotter During Irma


The Rehabilitation Middle at Hollywood Hills often required one hundred twenty five tons of cooling capability to maintain its residents protected. However the 9 functioning moveable “chillers” directors put in might muster solely about 15 tons, not almost sufficient. …The testimony, launched late Thursday, got here throughout ongoing litigation between the state well being care company and the nursing residence over the lack of its license to function. (Nehamas, Chang, Blaskey and Marbin Miller, three/22)


Modern Healthcare:
Ascension Amid Major Restructuring, Hinting At Smaller Hospital Footprint


Ascension is restructuring because it pursues new strategic path, hinting at transitioning from a hospital-oriented system to at least one that is targeted on outpatient care and telemedicine, the most important Catholic well being system advised its one hundred sixty five,000 staff early Friday morning by way of a video that includes Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni that Trendy Healthcare has solely obtained. Earlier this month, the Ascension board of administrators unanimously endorsed its new “superior strategic course,” Tersigni informed his staff, because it faces dwindling reimbursement from authorities and business payers, regulatory complexity, skyrocketing pharmaceutical prices, a shift from inpatient to outpatient care and charge-for-service to quantity-based mostly care, and growing competitors. (Kacik, three/22)


Nashville Tennessean:
Nashville General Hospital Seeks $46.6 Million; Briley Offers Qualified Support


Nashville Common Hospital officers on Thursday requested $forty six.6 million to function the town’s security internet hospital subsequent yr, a request new Mayor David Briley met with measured help. “Our metropolis has a really lengthy dedication to offering a security internet for well being care locally,” Briley stated throughout a finances listening to. “That won’t change this yr.” However Briley burdened he’ll convey a excessive degree of scrutiny to the town’s funding of its public hospital. (Wadhwani, three/22)


The Star Tribune:
FDA Issues Class I Recall For Minnesota-Made Brain Probe


Federal regulators are urging neuro­surgeons to train excessive warning when utilizing a Minnesota-made mind probe to kill most cancers cells, following reported issues that included a affected person dying probably linked to the gadget. The Meals and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a Class I recall alert on about 50 NeuroBlate methods for MRI-guided mind surgical procedure made by Plymouth-based mostly Monteris Medical. (Carlson, three/22)


Tampa Bay Times:
No Trauma Center For Northside


Florida legislators have put an finish to an extended squabble over trauma facilities in Pinellas County, squashing a request by hospital operator HCA to open a middle at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg. A invoice handed by the Legislature overhauls laws overseeing the state’s trauma system by setting new requirements for what could be designated as a trauma middle whereas grandfathering in some which were topic to lawsuits. (Griffin, three/23)


Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Florida Health System Furthers Affiliation With Cleveland Clinic


Martin Well being System, in Florida, stated Thursday it’s exploring turning into a full member of the Cleveland Clinic. The Clinic in January established a cardiovascular affiliation with Martin Well being, its first cardiovascular affiliation in Florida. At the moment, the 2 organizations stated they have been contemplating “different alternatives to work collectively extra intently,” outdoors of the cardiac affiliation. (Christ, three/22)


The Washington Post:
Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary Has Banned At Least 5 Patients, Some For Online Complaints


A medical marijuana dispensary in western Maryland has banned at the very least 4 clients as a result of they posted complaints on-line about pricing or different points, sparking concern from advocates and probably violating state guidelines for the rising business. Pleasure A. Strand, the chief director of the Maryland Medical Hashish Fee, stated registered dispensaries have the appropriate to say no marijuana to sufferers or caregivers if they seem like underneath the affect of medicine or alcohol. (Chappell, three/22)


Kaiser Health News:
For One Father And Son In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria’s Cloud Has Not Lifted


To succeed in the Martinez house in Puerto Rico’s central mountains, social employee Eileen Calderon steers round piles of dust, treacherous potholes and energy firm vans that block the street. Lastly, she pulls as much as a sagging, cement residence, its roof executed in by Hurricane Maria. Laundry hangs beneath a tarp, and a cat is tied to a leash outdoors the door. Calderon, who is predicated in San Juan, and works for VarMed, an organization that handles complicated medical instances in Puerto Rico, has introduced two colleagues — a nurse, Anamelia Velazquez, and a main care doctor, Dr. Carla Rossotti — to examine in on Osvaldo Martinez and his son, Osvaldo Daniel Martinez. (Varney, three/23)

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