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Former HCA CEO, wife donate $10M to Belmont medical school

Oct. 21, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former HCA Healthcare CEO who is currently Belmont University’s board chairman and his wife have donated $10 million to the Nashville institution’s new medical school. The private university says Milton Johnson and his wife, Denice,...

A settlement in students' suit over med school vaccinations

Oct. 19, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit in which three medical students sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds. In the settlement, signed Tuesday by a federal...

Illinois shelter partners with health groups to build trust

Oct. 17, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Ahead of colder weather, when shelter becomes more of a necessity, Helping Hands of Springfield is partnering with healthcare organizations to build trust with local residents experiencing homelessness. The shelter, which has a capacity of 71...

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

Oct. 14, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among...

Nashville Nursing Schools Try To Fill Void Left By Pandemic

Oct. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tn. (AP) — Molly Ricks is taking notes while watching a virtual lecture on her computer. In the next room, her three elementary school-aged kids are entertaining themselves with a program, but they’re not really watching. One comes over to ask her to take...

University of Colorado faces COVID religious exemption suit

Sep. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A pediatrician and a medical student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are challenging denials of their requests for religious exemptions from the school's COVID vaccination mandate, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that administrators are judging the...

University of Alabama medical school gets record $95M gift

Sep. 29, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An eye surgeon is donating $95 million to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's medical school in what officials say is the single largest philanthropic pledge in the university's history. University trustees announced the gift from Dr....

San Diego synagogue shooter avoids death penalty with plea

Sep. 17, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 22-year-old former nursing student pleaded guilty to the murder of one person and the attempted murders of 53 others in connection with a 2019 deadly shooting at a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover, effectively ending the possibility of facing the...

UMass to rename nursing school after getting $21.5M gift

Sep. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $21.5 million gift from the foundation named for an alumna who was also the author of several influential nursing textbooks, school officials announced Thursday. In honor of the gift from the...

UND med school exec named Roosevelt library foundation COO

Sep. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school was named Tuesday as chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Laura Block, a native of Grand Forks, recently served...