The health systems have signed a non-binding letter of intent to merge, with Ascension's AMITA Health to take over operations for Presence Health's medical centers, outpatient facilities, and other care sites, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Missouri.
Those who viewed Monday's solar eclipse were encouraged to wear proper eyewear, but for those who did not, experts say there are some symptoms to watch for—and hospital officials say they are still on alert in case more patients present with eye damage.
Hugh Sampson, director of the Icahn School of Medicine's Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, says the increase in food allergies could be tied to increases in cesarean sections, sterile environments, and antibiotic use—which he says all alter an individual's immune system.
As health care organizations increasingly seek to merge, CentraState Healthcare System in New Jersey is achieving scale and collaboration through other means, Philip Betbeze reports for HealthLeaders Media.
Industry stakeholders generally are praising the Trump administration's proposal to scale back some MACRA requirements, but some groups, such as the American Medical Association and the American College of Rheumatology, are raising concerns about how the proposed changes would affect payment calculations.
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among affluent nations, yet many nurses lack the education to inform new mothers about the symptoms of potentially life-threatening conditions, according to a new study in the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.