A California appeals court on Friday ruled that the state's controversial physician-assisted death law should be reinstated, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Florida, and New York.
Sushrut Jangi, a gastroenterology fellow and instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in a Boston Globe opinion piece explains why providers should "treat families as key partners in medical care."
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb topped the list, followed by Marc Harrison, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare; David Feinberg, president and CEO of Geisinger Health; and leaders at numerous other hospitals and health systems.
Ohio may become the latest state to ban nurses from working overtime—emphasizing the importance of 'concrete steps that hospital leaders can take right now to reduce the most acute feelings of nurse fatigue and burnout,' writes Advisory Board's Marisa Deline.
"After reviewing two recent cases and taking steps to strengthen the heart transplant team, we are confident that the program is ready to move forward and serve the critically ill patients and their families who have placed their trust in us," Doug Lawson—CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives' Texas Division, which owns Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center—said.
New research shows that transplanting donated feces may offer a promising first-line treatment for Clostridium difficile infection—but the screening process to donate stool is intensive: At one stool bank, only 3% of would-be donors make the cut.
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