The shooting Monday at Chicago's Mercy Hospital and Medical Center again highlighted healthcare settings' vulnerability to violent acts. A growing number of providers are taking steps to make their facilities more secure from such events.
Since early Monday, all hospitals and healthcare facilities in Austin, Texas, have had to boil water for drinking and food preparation due to floodwaters overwhelming the city's water treatment facilities.
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.
The largest hospitals in Panama City, Fla., are shutting down and evacuating patients due to heavy damage from Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael is hitting Florida health systems at a time of year when lots of patients tend to schedule elective procedures, but Leerink Partners doesn't predict investor-owned hospital chains will feel much pain.
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.
North Carolina hospitals hunkered down and waited for emergency patients to arrive after Hurricane Florence pummeled the coast near Wrightsville Beach on Friday morning.
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.
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.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists published new guidelines that outline a detailed action plan for providers preparing for drug shortages.
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.
Over the course of four days, more than 300 hundred nurses swooped into Houston to provide much-needed relief to storm-weary nurses.