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Nurse Pham's dog tests negative for Ebola virus
By Harris Meyer | October 22, 2014
Dog lovers worldwide got good news Wednesday when Dallas nurse Nina Pham's King Charles spaniel was pronounced free of the Ebola virus that infected his owner, according to the Associated Press.
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Texas hospital executives convicted in Medicare fraud case
By Lisa Schencker | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal jury in Texas convicted the former head of Houston's Riverside General Hospital, along with several others Monday, of attempting to defraud Medicare of $158 million for mental health services that were medically unnecessary or never actually provided.
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Texas establishes Ebola treatment facility
By Adam Rubenfire | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Three major healthcare providers in North Texas will contribute to a designated facility for Ebola and infectious disease patients in the region, Gov. Rick Perry's office said Tuesday.
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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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Magazine
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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Podcast
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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Information
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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