Category Archive: patient flow

10 top patient safety concerns for 2022

Staffing shortages are the top threat to patient safety in 2022, according an annual report on patient safety concerns from ECRI, an organization that conducts independent medical device evaluations, published March 14. 

9 hospitals ending services, closing departments

Several healthcare organizations have closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or address staffing shortages. 

Idaho removes crisis standards of care as staff, blood supplies stabilize

Idaho on Feb. 15 deactivated crisis standards of care for hospitals in the southern part of the state.

Oklahoma hospital puts ICU on lockdown after online attacks

Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City has increased security and locked down the intensive care unit in response to online threats against Mercy and its workers, the hospital confirmed to Becker’s.

Mercyhealth’s plan to end inpatient care faces opposition

In an unanimous decision, the Winnebago County Board passed a resolution Feb. 10 opposing Mercyhealth’s plan to end inpatient care at Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton in Rockford, Ill., the Rockford Register Star reported Feb. 11.

4 hospitals ending pediatric services

Four hospitals recently announced closures of pediatric services, with some citing low demand as the reason, Becker’s reported on since Jan. 19. 

This group makes up 48% of all COVID-19 hospitalizations right now, NYT data shows

Patients 70 years and older account for nearly half (48.6 percent) of all current U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to Feb. 13 data tracked by The New York Times. 

Ascension St. John to close pediatric units

Tulsa, Okla.-based Ascension St. John Medical Center plans to close its pediatric intensive care and general pediatric inpatient care units, a move families are speaking out against, 2 News Oklahoma reported Feb. 10.

Crozer Health to temporarily halt inpatient hospiceĀ 

Chester, Pa.-based Crozer Health is temporarily ending its inpatient hospice services at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, Pa., Daily Times reported Feb. 10. 

US COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below 100,000 — 3 states where they’re still rising

Daily U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped below 100,000 for the first time in more than a month, though three states are still seeing increasing virus admissions. 

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