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In this undated photo provided by the Summit County Sheriff Department shows John Wise. Wise, 66, is suspected of the mercy killing of his wife, who was shot at her bedside in the ICU unit of Akron General Medical Center Saturday. John Wise watched a tear roll down his wife’s face as he stood alongside her bed in the intensive care unit. She’d been unable to speak after suffering a stroke and seemed to be blinking to acknowledge him, Wise confided to a friend who had driven him to the hospital.


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A Medicare payment policy designed to push hospitals to cut their infection rates has had no effect in reducing two types of preventable infections among patients in intensive care units, researchers say in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Power went out at a major New York hospital Monday night, just at the height of superstorm Sandy’s worst winds and flooding, forcing staff to evacuate at least 215 patients, including many who were critically ill.Power went out at a major New York hospital Monday night, just at the height of superstorm Sandy’s worst winds and flooding, forcing staff to evacuate at least 215 patients, including many who were critically ill.


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Despite official assurances, the generators at some NY hospitals did not work as expected during Superstorm Sandy. NYU Langone Medical Center had to evacuate 215 patients when its power went out and both of its backup systems didn't work. But it wasn't the first. Despite official assurances, the generators at some NY hospitals did not work as expected during Superstorm Sandy. NYU Langone Medical Center had to evacuate 215 patients when its power went out and both of its backup systems didn’t work. But it wasn’t the first.


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An African-American nurse is suing a Michigan hospital after she says staff there agreed to a swastika-tattooed father’s request that no black nurses care for his new baby. Tonya Battle, 49, sued the board of hospital managers of Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich.

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DANBURY, Connecticut (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

A $ 50 million fundraising campaign for Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital was publically launched yesterday at a high-energy, multimedia event at the Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, Connecticut. John M. Murphy, MD, President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network, announced that to date $ 30 million has been raised in support of Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospitals.

Several major gifts have already given the campaign momentum. The new Emergency Department at Danbury Hospital will be named The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Department of Emergency Medicine, while the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital will be named The Arnhold Department of Emergency Medicine. The Spratt Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was named in recognition of a gift from Harold A. Spratt and his family.

The campaign, called Imagine Build Transform, will enhance the ability of the Networks hospitals to provide world-class, state-of-the-art, patient-centered care to the people of Western Connecticut and nearby New York. On the research front, the campaign aims to foster groundbreaking discoveries that will yield improved diagnoses and targeted therapies for patients.

According to Murphy, We are undertaking this campaign to ensure that Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital continue to provide access to high-quality, compassionate care that saves and improves lives. Our entire healthcare network is being transformed into a national model, one that shows how to deliver highly effective, efficient and personalized medicine. We are also demonstrating how pioneering research can be translated into care that addresses the needs of local communities.

Gifts to the campaign will support major new construction, new medical technology and other improvements for inpatients and outpatients, as well as groundbreaking research. More specifically:

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Ethan Remmel was only 41 when he died on June 13, 2011, barely a year after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer that quickly spread to his bone.
The Bellingham, Wash.Ethan Remmel was only 41 when he died on June 13, 2011, barely a year after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer that quickly spread to his bone. The Bellingham, Wash.


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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) – Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes was taken to the hospital on Tuesday for a medical condition that rendered him unable to attend a court hearing set for two days later, his lawyers told an emergency hearing on Wednesday.

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) – Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes was taken to the hospital on Tuesday for a medical condition that rendered him unable to attend a court hearing set for two days later, his lawyers told an emergency hearing on Wednesday.

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There may be several non-medical factors outside of hospitals’ control that are linked to how heart and pneumonia patients fare once they’re discharged, according to a fresh look at past research.

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