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It's time to stand by Dallas hospital
October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Texas Health Resources CEO admits staff not fully trained before Ebola outbreak”: THR has taken enough lumps. It's time for the medical community to stand by this facility.
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43 declared safe from Ebola risk after active monitoring
By Adam Rubenfire | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Forty-three people in Texas who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient, are no longer at risk for developing the disease.
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Texas Health Resources CEO admits staff not fully trained before Ebola outbreak
By Adam Rubenfire | October 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan admitted Sunday that the system's Ebola training programs “had not been fully deployed before the virus struck.”
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CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness
By Beth Kutscher , Adam Rubenfire and Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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Information
Problems at Waco VA draw attention from Congress
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
A Texas congressman says Veteran Affairs mental health research will be reviewed after a newspaper found millions of squandered dollars at a Waco facility just as brain injuries were spiking among U.S. service members.
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Kindred COO Ben Breier on care-coordination, value-based payments
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014
This month, Kindred formalized a $720 million deal to acquire Gentiva Health Services, a home health and hospice provider. Kindred President and COO Ben Breier discusses his company's plans to build its care-coordination business, prepare for value-based payments and and evaluate other partnerships...
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Healthcare workers exposed to Ebola patients ordered to restrict movement
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
The top administrator in Dallas County, Texas, rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly asked for the hospital's watch list to find out who else might be at risk.
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Magazine
Ebola threat has clinics preparing for patients
By Adam Rubenfire | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An Ebola scare at an urgent-care clinic in Texas and another at a doctor's office near Boston have underscored the need for ambulatory care providers to prepare for patients who may present with Ebola-like symptoms, experts say.
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War of words with union compounds THR's woes
By Adam Rubenfire | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As concern about the adequacy of U.S. hospital training and protective measures to safely treat Ebola patients mounts, the Dallas hospital at the center of the storm and a national union that represents nurses engaged in an angry war of words late last week, a reflection of the fear that now grips...
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Dignity, Tenet, Ascension detail Arizona Carondelet deal
By Melanie Evans | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dignity Health would invest $30 million in cash and take a minority stake in a proposed Arizona joint venture with Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Ascension Health, according to a bond offering by Dignity.
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