New York News
4:52 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Community Hospitals Train Staff To Deal With Potential Ebola Cases

Credit wikipedia

Now that Ebola has been confirmed in Texas, community hospitals in upstate New York say they’re prepared for any potential cases of the disease.

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New York News
1:35 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County

Saratoga County, home to one of the fastest growing populations in New York, is also seeing an expansion of healthcare services.

According to the most recent U.S. Census, between the year 2000 and 2010, the Saratoga County population rose 9.5 percent, from 200,635 to 219,607, outpacing many of New York’s largest cities and population centers.

With that growth has also come an increased demand for healthcare services.

In late February, Saratoga Hospital cut the ribbon at its new Milton Health Center, located on Geyser Road in Ballston Spa.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 13, 2013

8/13/13 - Panel

  Today's panelsists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union

Topics include:
Bulger Verdict
Drug Sentences
Stop and Frisk
Bigger Hospitals and Bills
SUNY Grads
Lord & Taylor Returning to the Capital Region

New England News
7:00 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Layoffs Hit Western Massachusetts Hospital

A hospital in Western Massachusetts is making employee layoffs as other health care providers in the region are trying to find solutions to challenges in recruiting and retaining physicians.

The Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield this week informed the Massachusetts Nurses Association union that the hospital will cut up to 9 positions among its medical-surgical nursing staff. It will also redesign up to 4 other various positions to accommodate the changes in personnel.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Surgical Errors on Rise in Conn. Hospitals

Connecticut’s Public Health Department says reports of wrong-site surgeries in state hospitals increased by 62 percent last year, while the number of patient deaths or disabilities resulting from surgery or falls also rose.

The report that covers 2011 also says reports of patients suffering from serious pressure ulcers — or bed sores — declined 39 percent.

The Adverse Event Report says reports of patients who had surgery performed on the wrong body part increased from eight in 2010 to 13 last year.

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7:30 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Report Finds Visitor Policies at New York Hospitals Vary Widely

A new report assesses the visitation policies of acute care hospitals across New York.

The report: “Sick, Scared and Separated from Loved Ones” scored the flexibility and amount of visiting hours and the website information about visitation at the hospitals.  St Peter’s Hospital in Albany ranked highest overall. St Peter’s Health Partners Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Kathy Brodbeck.

The report found  that eleven hospital websites posted information on a patient’s right to choose their visitors.