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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women at the Irwin County Detention Center to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

Sep. 22, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Dr. Mahendra Amin faces allegations that he administered hysterectomies and other procedures that women held at...

2 Idaho hospitals say COVID-19 has them near 'code black'

Sep. 22, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The chief medical officers of two Idaho hospitals recently warned state public health officials that their facilities are close to being overwhelmed by patients infected with the coronavirus. Dr. Daniel Snell of the Portneuf Medical Center and Dr. Ken Newhouse of Bingham Memorial...

An ambulance drives past the University Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. German authorities say a hacker attack caused the partial failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment. (Roland Weihrauch/dpa via AP)

Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia

Sep. 22, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia, German media reported Tuesday. The attack caused the failure of IT systems at Duesseldorf's University Hospital two weeks...

German public-sector workers walk out to press pay demands

Sep. 22, 2020 3:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Public-service workers in Germany launched a campaign of short strikes on Tuesday to press their demand for a significant pay raise, with hospital and child care center employees and drainage workers among those set to walk off the job in parts of the country. The ver.di union's main demand...

Nurses say state staffing levels leave patients vulnerable

Sep. 21, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Some Denver nurses said the state’s minimum staffing levels have left them overworked and patients vulnerable to substandard care. A Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment review of staffing regulations coincided with concerns of nurses at hospitals owned by HealthOne LLC...

2nd Tucson hospital designated as top-tier trauma center

Sep. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Southern Arizona is getting a second top-tier trauma center to provide care for complex and critical life-threatening injuries. The Level One Trauma Center designation granted Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson by the Arizona Department of Health Service takes effect...

Spanish military tents are set out to be used by hospital patients during the coronavirus outbreak at the Gomez Ulla military hospital in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. A line of green tents have been installed at the gates of a Madrid military hospital four months after similar structures for triaging incoming patients and lighten up crammed emergency wards were taken down. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid

Sep. 18, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Many residents in Madrid will need a reason to leave their neighborhoods and will face limitations on group gatherings even stricter than the ones in place as authorities moved Friday to try to rein in Europe's fastest-spreading second coronavirus wave. The long-awaited restrictions affect...

In this May 7, 2020, photo, medical staff from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital put on protective equipment as they work at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site outside the hospital in Gallup, N.M. Of about 500 medical and support staff, at least 32 hospital workers have become infected, and doctors and nurses say that they all live with the fear of spreading the virus to their colleagues and relatives. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Ex-CEO pushes back on audit of hospital near Navajo Nation

Sep. 16, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian hospital in Gallup on Wednesday challenged the findings of a special audit of finances and contracts at the taxpayer-supported hospital in Gallup. David Conejo and attorney Luis Robles called the audit report “shoddy” and...

People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus walk in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The Spanish capital will introduce selective lockdowns in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading faster, regional health authorities announced on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Doctors in hard-hit Madrid: 'It's like March in slow motion'

Sep. 16, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — It feels like a flashback. Pneumonia, a common acute manifestation of the COVID-19 disease, is keeping Spanish intensive care wards busy again. And it's also leaving medical workers who are still recovering from the pandemic's peak with an anxious sense of déja vu. Foreseeable as it was,...

This May 8, 2020, photo shows Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital in Gallup, N.M. Of about 500 medical and support staff, at least 32 hospital workers have become infected, and doctors and nurses say that they all live with the fear of spreading the virus to their colleagues and relatives. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Audit probes New Mexico hospital that was overrun by virus

Sep. 15, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A special audit of management contracts is raising concerns about weak financial controls, executive compensation excesses and potential profiteering at a county-owned hospital on the edge of the Navajo Reservation that became overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state auditor's...