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In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, patients infected with the coronavirus take rest at a temporary hospital converted from Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

Feb. 18, 2020 5:58 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal with the thousands of sick people arriving daily, threatening to overwhelm the local health care system. That dedication...

Unable to find buyer, West Virginia hospital plans to close

Feb. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EST

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A northern West Virginia medical center is shutting down, the latest in a string of hospital closings in the state. In a letter Tuesday, Fairmont Regional Medical Center CEO Bob Adcock notified more than 600 employees that the 207-bed hospital will close, news outlets reported. "Our...

Legal deadline in Missouri abortion license case pushed back

Feb. 18, 2020 11:36 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A decision on whether Missouri's only abortion clinic can keep its license will be pushed back a little further. The Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission on Tuesday agreed to the state health department's request for an extension until March 16 to file written briefs. The...

Study examines impact of Rhode Island hospital closure

Feb. 18, 2020 11:27 AM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A new report on the closure of a Rhode Island hospital two years ago says nearby communities have been left with less access to emergency care and put pressure on other area hospital emergency rooms. The independent report on the January 2018 closure of Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket...

Bill would fund 2nd cardiac care lab at Hilo medical center

Feb. 18, 2020 9:10 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A bill in the Hawaii state Senate would appropriate $3.5 million for additional cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center, officials said. The bill would provide general revenue funds in the 2020-21 fiscal year for a second catheterization laboratory at the Big Island hospital, The Hawaii...

13 cruise passengers exposed to coronavirus flown to Omaha

Feb. 17, 2020 3:50 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said Monday they have received 13 people from a cruise ship in Japan who were part of a larger group of American citizens brought back to the U.S. Chris Kratochvil, an executive director of the Global Center for Health...

Alla Ilyina, who broke out of the hospital on Feb. 7 after learning that she would have to spend 14 days in isolation instead of the 24 hours doctors promised her, speaks to the Media in a courtroom in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. A woman who escaped from a hospital in St. Petersburg, where she was being kept in isolation for possible inflection by the new coronavirus, was ordered by court on Monday to return back to the quarantine for at least two days. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Quarantine ruling: Russia sends woman back after she escapes

Feb. 17, 2020 9:15 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from...

In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo, a fence surrounds the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney, Neb. Two state-run homes for Nebraska's high-risk juvenile offenders are facing new scrutiny after a string of high-profile escapes and violence. The incidents at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers in central Nebraska have escalated to the point that state officials are moving the most violent youths to separate facilities and lawmakers are proposing millions of dollars in facility upgrades to try to keep them and the adults who treat them safe. (Kayla Wolf/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Juvenile facilities in Nebraska rocked by violence, escapes

Feb. 16, 2020 11:05 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A sudden and puzzling increase in violence and escapes at Nebraska's two state-run homes for high-risk juvenile offenders has prompted officials to move some of the teenagers to other facilities and to consider spending millions of dollars on upgrades intended to enhance safety. The...

Improperly licensed doctor assisted in daughter's operation

Feb. 15, 2020 10:57 PM EST

YORK, Maine (AP) — A Maine hospital broke federal rules when it allowed two improperly licensed doctors to participate in surgeries last year, inspectors found. In one instance in August, a woman who was having a cesarean section birth requested that her father, a trained doctor, join her in the operating...

Hospital owner says he earned millions in federal money

Feb. 15, 2020 12:32 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The former administrator of a south Mississippi hospital is defending the $17.7 million that he and his wife were paid over a decade to run the facility. Ted and Julie Cain are defendants in a civil lawsuit claiming they defrauded Medicare of $13 million for their work at Stone...