Latest Emergency care News

US Navy medics due at New Mexico hospital strained by COVID

Dec. 03, 2021 18:08 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A team of U.S. Navy health care providers is expected to arrive this weekend at San Juan Regional Medical Center, where an official said a continuing surge in COVID-19 patients has pushed the hospital to more than 200% of its critical care capacity. ...

Nevada jury says health insurer undercut ER reimbursements

Dec. 01, 2021 19:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Nevada has found one of the nation’s largest health insurers liable for underpaying millions of dollars to out-of-network emergency medical providers in what plaintiffs’ attorneys argued was a systematic bid to boost company profits. The...

Long Island ER to reopen after resolving staffing shortages

Nov. 25, 2021 17:02 PM EST

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island emergency room will reopen Friday after resolving staffing shortages related to the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers. Mount Sinai South Nassau closed the Long Beach Emergency Department this week amid a...

New Orleans EMS director quits amid staffing shortages

Nov. 21, 2021 11:49 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There's a vacancy in the top post of New Orleans Emergency Medical Services. The director, Dr. Emily Nichols, is resigning after more than three years in the job, a spokesperson for the agency said Friday. Nichols told her...

Man suffers apparent medical emergency, dies, while hunting

Nov. 21, 2021 10:20 AM EST

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A 79-year-old man has died while hunting in New Hampshire after apparently suffering some sort of medical emergency, authorities said. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Saturday from a resident concerned about a person in...

Report: Idaho's emergency medical services lack resources

Nov. 20, 2021 11:45 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Most of Idaho's emergency medical services rely entirely on volunteers and don't have enough resources to meet the needs of their communities, according to a new report from the state's Office of Performance Evaluations. Just 18% of EMS directors...

Maine's vaccine mandate won't include dental workers

Nov. 12, 2021 10:02 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care providers will not include dental workers or emergency medical service personnel. The state released the final version of the rules this week. Lots of EMS workers remain covered by another mandate...

Primary Children’s Hospital halts non-emergency procedures

Nov. 04, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Primary Children’s Hospital is putting non-emergency surgeries and medical procedures on hold, due in part to an influx of COVID-19 patients, administrators said Thursday. The Salt Lake City hospital is seeing an “unprecedented” volume of...

Charity promising $11M in grants to rural Nevada hospitals

Nov. 02, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A charity that funds programs to expand access to emergency medical care for people in remote areas announced Tuesday it will make grants to upgrade technology at several rural Nevada hospitals. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust ...

Supreme Court declines to block Maine vaccine mandate

Oct. 30, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from health care workers in Maine to block a vaccine mandate that went into effect Friday. Three conservative justices noted their dissents. The state is not offering a religious...