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Eight hospitals evacuate patients in wake of Hurricane Michael

Eight hospitals evacuate patients in wake of Hurricane Michael

By Tara Bannow  |  October 12, 2018

Eight hospitals have evacuated patients in the wake of Hurricane Michael, although five of those remain open for emergency patients. HCA Healthcare and Universal Health Services are among those transferring patients out of damaged facilities.

Recovering from Florence, hospitals get an outside assist

Recovering from Florence, hospitals get an outside assist

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 19, 2018

North Carolina hospitals affected by Hurricane Florence are working to get back to normal operations, thanks in part to collaboration with the state, supply chain partners and healthcare providers in less affected areas, like Atrium Health.

Hospitals face Hurricane Florence head on

Hospitals face Hurricane Florence head on

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 14, 2018

North Carolina hospitals hunkered down and waited for emergency patients to arrive after Hurricane Florence pummeled the coast near Wrightsville Beach on Friday morning.

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 11, 2018

Coastal hospitals that have long endured threats from hurricanes have launched into time-tested emergency preparations this week, while inland hospitals are gearing up to take in acute patients to be transferred from the coast.

Report: Hurricane Maria caused nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

Report: Hurricane Maria caused nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 28, 2018

An independent report estimates Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico through February 2018. It also called gaps found in the island's death surveillance capabilities a major contributor to the initial, grossly underestimated death toll.

Florida Gov. Scott signs bills mandating backup power at nursing homes

Florida Gov. Scott signs bills mandating backup power at nursing homes

By Associated Press  |  March 27, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Monday requiring backup power sources in Florida nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, months after the deaths of several residents from a sweltering nursing home that lost power in a hurricane.

Kentucky school shooting tests Vanderbilt trauma team

Kentucky school shooting tests Vanderbilt trauma team

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 24, 2018

Several victims of a high school shooting in Benton, Ky., were transported Tuesday to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Responding to a school shooting was a first for the medical center's trauma team, but they were ready.

2017 Healthcare Year in Review

2017 Healthcare Year in Review

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 16, 2017

For much of 2017, attention was on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. By the end of the year, though, industry trends pointed toward the market reshaping itself through mergers and new offerings.

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