Hospital


Nurses to Strike Tuesday Over Hospital Violence

Nurses are on strike beginning Tuesday, the committee representing workers announced on Sunday. Negotiations broke down Monday night, as nurses and health authorities could not come to an agreement on…

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Former President George H.W. Bush Leaving Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush is leaving a Maine hospital after being treated for low blood pressure and fatigue. A Bush spokesman tweeted Monday that Bush “is deeply appreciative both…

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Committee Makes Recommendations on Reducing Hospital Violence

A special committee headed by top medical officials has presented recommendations to Deputy Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman on preventing violence in hospitals. Among the recommendations: Increasing penalties and punishment…

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IV Bag Shortage Has Hospitals Scrambling to Treat Flu

An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season. Supplies from factories in storm-ravaged…

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Shortage of IV Bags Challenges Hospitals

It’s usually one of the first items you’ll see after you enter a hospital room: a small, clear plastic bag filled with a saline or sugar-water solution, hanging above a…

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Child Heart Patients Treated for Rare Surgical Infection

At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children’s Hospital New Orleans between late May and July have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment. The hospital’s chief medical…

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