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Florida governor declares Zika emergency

By Associated Press  |  February 03, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott declared a health emergency in four counties Wednesday after at least nine cases of the mosquito-borne Zika illness were detected in Florida.

House GOP fails anew to repeal ACA

By Associated Press  |  February 03, 2016

Republicans failed in their latest futile attempt Tuesday to kill President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a Groundhog Day vote by the House that was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.

Sanofi in search of Zika vaccine as first sexually transmitted case appears

By Associated Press  |  February 02, 2016

Health officials say a patient in Dallas County, Texas, has acquired the Zika virus through sex. Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur is researching and developing a vaccine after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive spread across the Americas.

Blog: Trump trumps GOP rivals on healthcare empathy as Iowans caucus

Blog: Trump trumps GOP rivals on healthcare empathy as Iowans caucus

By Harris Meyer  |  February 01, 2016

The word empathy doesn't usually come to mind when people think about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. But compared to his GOP rivals Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush, Trump came off looking like Mother Teresa over the weekend, just before Iowa voters participate in presidential selection...

Kudos to Dr. Hanna-Attisha for leading the way in Flint, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Regarding the article “Doctor researching Flint lead was approved for study in two days," kudos to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Hurley Medical Center for standing firm on this matter, to continue to ring the bell on the truth—for the good of the Flint, Mich., community, which deserved...

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital names Battey CEO

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital names Battey CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Dr. Patrick Battey has been named CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital after serving as co-CEO with Les Donahue the previous year. He is the first physician to serve as CEO since the hospital opened in 1905.

Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

By Associated Press  |  January 25, 2016

A grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics, provoking outrage among GOP leaders nationwide.

CDC widens Zika virus travel alert

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 22, 2016

Eight more destinations have been added to the list of areas that federal health officials are urging pregnant women to avoid over concerns about transmission of the Zika virus and the risk of birth defects associated with the disease.

Building teamwork through tough times

Building teamwork through tough times

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 16, 2016

David Marshall has been the chief nursing officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston since 2001. He didn't initially plan on a nursing career, but his skills in running UTMB's nursing programs over the past 15 years have earned him this year's Senior-Level Nursing Executive Award.

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