How SSM Health is responding to Covid-19 by thinking globally and reopening locally

Laura Kaiser—President and CEO of SSM Health, a Catholic, nonprofit health care system that spans Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin—recently spoke with Advisory Board's Steven Berkow about SSM Health's agile approach to resuming scheduled procedures and Kaiser's vision for the future.

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The new coronavirus stopped this 12-year-old's heart—twice

When Juliet Daly, a 12-year-old girl living in Louisiana, fell ill, her mother suspected the flu or appendicitis—but at the hospital, Juliet deteriorated quickly, and then she tested positive for the new coronavirus, Ariana Eunjung Cha and Chelsea Janes report for the Washington Post.

America could have prevented 36,000 Covid-19 deaths by social distancing sooner, new projection shows

If the United States had implemented social distancing measures on March 8 instead of March 15, about 36,000 fewer Americans would have died from the new coronavirus, according to new estimates published Wednesday by Columbia University disease modelers.

Around the nation: Johnson & Johnson will halt US sales of talc-based powders

Johnson & Johnson's announcement comes as the company faces around 19,400 lawsuits alleging that its talcum-based powders caused users to develop lung, ovarian, and other cancers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Utah.

After New York's Covid-19 'surge,' what's next?

As the growth rate of new Covid-19 cases and patient deaths declines in New York, hospitals in the state are focusing on how they can simultaneously treat Covid-19 long term and open their facilities to other patients—and visitors.

Covid-19 roundup: CDC announces nationwide Covid-19 antibody study

FDA approves a second at-home testing kit, a cigarette company seeks approval for an experimental vaccine, and more.