Latest Emergency care News

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...

WVa names new medical director for medical services office

Mar. 11, 2022 04:02 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Department of Health and Human Resources has named a new medical director for its Office of Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Jonathan G. Newman has served as the medical director of the Emergency Medical Services Program at Fairmont State...