After Gerald Jost collapsed following his workout at the San Angelo CrossFit, Stacy Beaty, an orthopedic surgeon at Shannon Medical Center who happened to also be at the gym, ran to help him and saved his life, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maine, New Hampshire, and Texas.
Centene this week announced that it will buy WellCare Health Plans for $15.3 billion—a move that will increase Centene's Medicare Advantage business and further solidify the insurer as the biggest insurer of Medicaid managed care plans.
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine on Monday performed the first-ever kidney transplant from a living HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive patient, potentially opening the door to an expanded pool of organ donors.
After a patient with an injured wrist spent four hours waiting in Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's (ZSFGH) ED only to leave without treatment and try again three days later, the hospital revamped its protocols—and saw some big improvements.
When doctors came across a patient who barely feels any pain, they found a previously unknown mutation in her genes that suppresses the sensation—a discovery that could open up new possibilities for pain management, according to a report published Wednesday in the British Journal of Anesthesia.