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West Virginia bolstering emergency medical service workforce

Jun. 15, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is allocating $10 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to bolster the state's emergency medical services workforce, Gov. Jim Justice said. The Community and Technical College System, EMS community partners and state lawmakers reviewed...

French medics protest hospital crisis, deepened by COVID

Jun. 07, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Health workers protested Tuesday around France to demand more hiring and better salaries in public hospitals, after years of cost cuts that left medics submerged when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and are now forcing emergency rooms to cut services. Nine unions and...

Woman dies at Sacramento jail after medical emergency

May. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 64-year-old woman found dead in a cell at Sacramento County Main Jail had experienced an unspecified medical emergency, sheriff's officials said. Guards discovered the dead inmate during a cell check early Tuesday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s...

Experts sound alarm over planned closure of Atlanta area ER

Apr. 30, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — The closure of an emergency room, inpatient beds and operating room at a hospital south of Atlanta could cause critical delays in patient care and put stress on other hospitals in the area, medical experts tell the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Wellstar...

Plans to close ER south of Atlanta raising concerns

Apr. 10, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Wellstar Health System's announcement that it is turning the only emergency room in Fulton County south of Interstate 20 into an urgent care clinic is raising concerns among some officials in metro Atlanta. WellStar said Wednesday it will close the ER and...

David Letterman thanks hospital for the way it treated him

Apr. 08, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If David Letterman put together a Top Ten list of hospitals, Rhode Island Hospital would probably be No. 1. The longtime host of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” who stepped down in 2015, thanked the staff of the hospital's emergency department in a...

Sri Lanka medical group warns of catastrophic shortages

Apr. 07, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's national medical association warned Thursday that hospitals will be unable to provide even emergency services in coming weeks because of critical shortages of drugs and medical equipment caused by the country's economic crisis, leading to a catastrophic...

Lawmakers aim for more emergency rooms in rural Mississippi

Apr. 02, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill aimed at bolstering health care in rural Mississippi. The bill recently approved by both chambers of the state Legislature would permit the construction of “freestanding” emergency rooms in rural counties. The...