January 30, 2018

Around the nation: 4 St. Louis trauma centers team up to prevent violence

Daily Briefing

    Four St. Louis trauma centers have teamed up to create the St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, a violence prevention program that aims to keep patients involved in violent incidents from returning to the hospital under the same circumstances, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kentucky, Missouri, and New York.

    • Kentucky: Pikeville Medical Center has named Donovan Blackburn CEO. Blackburn most recently served as assistant CEO of Pikeville, and he has previously worked as Pikeville's city manager (Vartorella, Becker's Hospital Review, 1/26).

    • Missouri: Four St. Louis trauma centers have teamed up to create the St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, a violence prevention program that aims to keep patients involved in violent incidents from returning to the hospital under the same circumstances. The program, which expands St. Louis Children's 2012 Victims of Violence program, will add social workers to Barnes-Jewish, SSM Health St. Louis University, and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's hospitals. The social workers will visit with injured patients in the hospital, and then continue to meet with them as frequently as once per week for up to a year post-discharge to help them set and meet education, professional, and relationship goals (AP/Sacramento Bee, 1/27).

    • New York: Catholic Health has submitted plans to the state Department of Health to begin a $3.2 million, eight-month renovation of Mercy Hospital's labor and delivery rooms. According to the plans, the health system intends to update the department's furnishings and paint, adding a fifth whirlpool tub for mothers in labor, and expand some of the birthing rooms and operating rooms (Drury, Buffalo Business First, 1/26).

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