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UVM Medical delays surgeries, trains backup nurses as strike looms

UVM Medical Center officials outlined their strike preparation plans July 11 in an emailed news release to Becker's Hospital Review. Approximately 1,800 nurses, who are represented by the Vermont Fede... read more

Navigating the Robot Economy

“There are limits in how far you can put the remote doctor because of time delays,” he says. But it wasn’t the end for robotic surgery. Over the years ... Funding for NOVA Next is provided by the Elea... read more

Government under pressure after NHS crippled in global cyber attack as weekend of chaos looms

Two general surgery ward nurse described the conditions today as "primitive". One said: "the usual notes that we do on the computer we had to do by hand. It's gone back to primitive times." The other ... read more

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UC hospitals cancel surgeries, divert patients amid strike

A strike by University of California patient care workers Tuesday caused the cancellation of hundreds of surgeries, the closure of laboratory ... but there were some minor delays around the hospital, ... read more

With an assembly line approach, an Indian hospital chain performs 250,000 eye surgeries a year

Every year, Aravind Eye Hospital performs around 250,000 cataract surgeries, most of them for free or what the hospital chain refers to as “zero price,” in an attempt to treat every patient as a custo... read more

P.E.I. patients returning home as nurses’ strike looms

CHARLOTTETOWN — Patients from P.E.I. who are receiving treatment in Halifax are being transferred back to the Island and elective surgeries are being cancelled as health officials prepare for a possib... read more

Strike threats loom over London Games

The decision coincided with a move by border officials to strike on July 26, the day before the start of the Games, potentially delaying thousands of visitors arriving for the showpiece event. "They a... read more

Most unionized UC hospital workers go to jobs despite strike

Hospital officials ... an irresponsible one." The strike by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which began at 4 a.m. Tuesday, led to delays and disruptions in care as ad... read more

Contingency plan in preparation for nurses’ strike

Helen says contingency planning for the proposed strike had been ongoing for the last three months. Those plans were now being implemented and some services, such as elective (planned) surgery ... del... read more

Minnesota nurses strike

Fourteen Twin Cities hospitals have reached an agreement with the nurse's union after months of negotiations and the threat of an indefinite strike. Minnesota Public Radio News continues to follow the ... read more

Water main break cuts off service to much of downtown Minneapolis

The main is one of several major pipes carrying water across downtown to distribute through the city and caused a major impact downtown, with reports of lower pressure extending beyond Abbott Northwes... read more

‘Looming catastrophe’: These 7 emergency surgeries account for 80 percent of deaths and costs

but that public health policy has been slow to address this issue partly because emergency general surgeries have been considered too difficult to characterize and measure. read more

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