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South Carolina hospital wing becomes new inmate hospital

Nov. 25, 2022 19:43 PM EST

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A wing of an abandoned rural hospital in South Carolina's Chester County has been transformed into a health facility for inmates that could start accepting patients before the end of the year. The $3.3 million project by the state's Department of Corrections...

Georgia hospital asks county to spend taxes on indigent care

Nov. 25, 2022 14:58 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Macon hospital authority wants its local government to start sharing local property tax collections to help pay for indigent care. The Macon-Bibb County Hospital Authority discussed its plans earlier this month, The Telegraph of Macon reports. The...

Pediatric respiratory cases, flu strain Pacific NW hospitals

Nov. 23, 2022 15:59 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Children's hospitals in the Pacific Northwest are struggling to maintain enough space for their young patients, and some report being over capacity amid increasing strain due to a surge in respiratory illness and hospitalizations. At the same time, the Seattle...

Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals risk closing

Nov. 22, 2022 17:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public health official. Dr. Daniel Edney, the state health officer, spoke to state senators at a hearing Monday about the...

Iowa jury gives $27 million verdict in misdiagnosed flu case

Nov. 22, 2022 12:04 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury has returned a $27 million verdict against a Des Moines medical clinic after a man with bacterial meningitis was misdiagnosed with the flu, suffered strokes and said he has been permanently injured. The Polk County jury returned the verdict...

Georgia abortion providers wary after court strikes down ban

Nov. 17, 2022 16:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Abortion providers in Georgia resumed performing the procedure beyond six weeks of pregnancy this week after a judge threw out the state's abortion ban. But some said they are moving cautiously amid an ongoing legal fight that could just as quickly restore the restrictions. ...

Chinese city plans 250,000 quarantine beds to fight virus

Nov. 17, 2022 08:35 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou announced plans Thursday to build quarantine facilities for nearly 250,000 people to fight surging coronavirus outbreaks even as the national government tries to reduce the impact of anti-disease controls that have confined millions of...

Sanford, Fairview talking about merging the health systems

Nov. 16, 2022 10:50 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two large health care systems in Minnesota and the Dakotas are negotiating a merger that its leaders say would improve patient care and help them deal with economic challenges. Combining Sanford, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Fairview, headquartered in...

Lawsuit: 2 Wyoming mental patients dead, procedures ignored

Nov. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming State Hospital patients died while staff at the mental health institution failed to follow procedures in a series of choking, neglect and medication error incidents over the past four months, a lawsuit alleges. Protection & Advocacy System Inc....

Thousands protest in support of public health care in Madrid

Nov. 13, 2022 09:26 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of Spanish public health workers and their supporters staged a demonstration Sunday to demand more primary health care staff and protest what they claim is the progressive dismantling of the public health system in favor of private providers by the conservative...