April 27, 2018

Around the nation: Former President George H.W. Bush out of the ICU

Daily Briefing

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved from Houston Methodist Hospital's ICU to a "regular patient room," according to a statement from his office, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, New York, and Texas.

    • Minnesota: A Mayo Clinic fellow, with the help of a retired nurse and EMT, aboard a flight from London to Minneapolis aided a passenger who was feeling intense eye pain. According to Aditya Shah, a fellow in infectious diseases at Mayo, the man, Jim Rogers, appeared to have a tear in his right cornea that was causing his eye to bleed profusely. Shah, the nurse, and the EMT coordinated with on-ground medical support staff to provide emergency care until the plane made an emergency landing in Ireland, where Rogers was taken to a hospital for eye surgery (Knowles, Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control, 4/25).

    • New York: NewYork-Presbyterian has finished building its $1.1 billion ambulatory care facility in Manhattan. The David H. Koch Center includes 12 operating suites, 11 endoscopic procedure rooms, six radiology procedure rooms, and a breast surgery operating room (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/25).

    • Texas: Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved from Houston Methodist Hospital's ICU to a "regular patient room," according to a statement released by his office Wednesday. Bush had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday with a blood infection. Spokesperson Jim McGrath on Wednesday said Bush was "alert and talking with hospital staff, family, and friends" (Lima, Politico, 4/25; CBS News, 4/25).

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