• Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app
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    Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with Vital to integrate an artificial intelligence-driven tool called ERAdvisor that can improve the patient-family experience with clarity and predictability. WHY IT MATTERS Closing the gap between clinical documentation and clarity with plain-language test results and predictable wait times may ease the strain on patients and their families at CHLA, according to an announcement from Vital on Monday. Upon ER registration, families receive a text message inviting them to log into a secure web-based interface and then receive real-time notifications and information on their child’s status, location within the department, lab and imaging status and changes in care.  Patient families access the free multilingual…

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  • How this physician leader helps bring hospital care to the home
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    How this physician leader helps bring hospital care to the home

    The Marshfield Clinic Health System is located in central Wisconsin and offers services to an area of about 45,000 square miles. In those rural parts of Wisconsin and northern Michigan, patients can be forced to spend hours in transport trying to reach the nearest hospital or clinic. Narayana Murali, MD, remembers joining Marshfield Clinic in 2006 and meeting a 67-year-old woman with diabetes who traveled 200 miles four times a year just to titrate her medications and optimize her heath. He figured there was a better alternative. The following year, Dr. Murali was given the opportunity to provide her with virtual care, do exams over video, review vital signs and…

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  • How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits
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    How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

    RICHMOND, Va. — In late July, Norman Otey was rushed by ambulance to Richmond Community Hospital. The 63-year-old was doubled over in pain and babbling incoherently. Blood tests suggested septic shock, a grave emergency that required the resources and expertise of an intensive care unit. But Richmond Community, a struggling hospital in a predominantly Black neighborhood, had closed its I.C.U. in 2017. It took several hours for Mr. Otey to be transported to another hospital, according to his sister, Linda Jones-Smith. He deteriorated on the way there, and later died of sepsis. Two people who cared for Mr. Otey said the delay had most likely contributed to his death. “He…

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  • Princeton Community Hospital to become full member of the West Virginia University Health System
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    Princeton Community Hospital to become full member of the West Virginia University Health System

    Posted on 7/28/2022 PRINCETON, W.Va. – The City of Princeton and the Board of Directors of the Princeton Community Hospital Association approved a definitive agreement with the WVU Health System, clearing the way for PCH to become fully integrated into the System.  (From left to right) James “Rusty” Sarver III, PCH Board president; Karen Bowling, PCH president and CEO; and  Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Health System pose for a photo at the July 27 Board meeting at the Karen Preservati Center in Princeton. PCH entered into a management agreement and clinical affiliation with WVU Hospitals in December 2020, and in October 2021, a letter…

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  • St. Vincent Healthcare announces plans to build ‘replacement’ hospital in Billings
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    St. Vincent Healthcare announces plans to build ‘replacement’ hospital in Billings

    BILLINGS – St. Vincent Healthcare announced Thursday plans to build a “replacement” hospital at its current Billings location. Here’s the full press release: Founded in 1898, St. Vincent Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Healthcare, has faithfully served the Billings community and its surrounding region for nearly 125 years. The hospital’s legacy has deep roots, from its humble beginning as Billings’ first hospital with a mission to care for the community and serve the poor to an innovative, nationally ranked hospital for safety and quality. And now, St. Vincent Hospital is entering its next chapter: building a replacement hospital to support a healthy community for decades to come. After a thorough…

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