Although trauma clinicians were ready for a stream of patients with head wounds and other tornado-related injuries in the wake of the EF-5 twister that destroyed much of Moore, Okla., they say the injury patterns were surprising.
The Wall Street Journal this week spotlighted health systems that track patients' cumulative medical radiation exposure from medical tests and procedures amid concerns about its harmful effects.
Hundreds of patients and area residents had only minutes to seek shelter inside Moore Medical Center before a massive, deadly tornado bore down on the two-story facility. Every one of them made it out of the destroyed building thanks to the quick work of hospital staff.
Each week, the Daily Briefing highlights executive transitions among the nation's hospitals and health systems.
In an interview with CQ HealthBeat last week, Marilyn Tavenner reflected on her confirmation as CMS's first permanent chief since 2006 and outlined her plans for the next four months.