Boston Medical Center

Anti-Obesity Medications Reduce Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery | HCPLive | 5/26/2020

… aimed to evaluate the impact of anti-obesity medications on weight regain 2 years after RYGB surgery. The team used electronic health record data of adult patients who underwent bariatric surgery, specifically RYGB, at Boston Medical Center between 2004-2015. Data were extracted and included age at the time of surgery, date of enrollment in the bariatric program, date of the surgery, weight, height, and body mass index (BMI). The investigators …

3D printers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic - The Verge | 5/25/2020

… and patients are protected. And as that dies down, we ship what remains to the next location,” says James Hudspeth, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University and a COVID response lead at Boston Medical Center . “The shield acts as a reminder you shouldn’t touch your eyes and shouldn’t touch your mouth.” That ideal world is far from reality. Face shields, which Hudspeth says are rarely used in standard …

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Former Boston Medical Center Nurse Dies From COVID-19 In Her Own Hospital | 5/23/2020

Filed Under: Boston Medical Center , Coronavirus , Paul Burton BOSTON (CBS) — In these sad and somber days of COVID-19, Clementina Chery knows what her mother would say. “She always focused on her faith and bright side of the dark,” Chery said. “What do other people need? Always calling people — what do you need and how can I be of service?” Zoila Weddborn’s entire life was one of service. The 79 …

Former Boston Medical Center Nurse Dies From COVID-19 In Her Own Hospital – CBS Boston | 5/23/2020

… calling people — what do you need and how can I be of service?” Zoila Weddborn’s entire life was one of service. The 79-year-old passed away from the coronavirus earlier this month at Boston Medical Center. It’s the same place her daughter said her mom spent much of her life as a dedicated nurse in the SICU before retiring in 2011. “This COVID-19 infringed on her freedom,” Chery …

Rob Gronkowski, Camille Kostek donate PPE to Mass. fire departments | 5/23/2020

… for the family and friends of the firefighters, as well as others in the community who the firefighters feel are in need of the supplies.In March, Gronkowski and Kostek donated 10,000 face masks to Boston Medical Center and another 10,000 to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Network in New Jersey, according to Sports Illustrated.”Gronk” retired in March 2019 fresh off his third Super Bowl title with the Patriots. The four-time …

The Coronavirus Crisis Hits Home for a Boston ER Doctor | U.S. News & World Report | 5/22/2020

This is the toughest juggling act of her life: on the pandemic front lines and on the home front. By Barbara Sadick , Contributor May 21, 2020 By Barbara Sadick , Contributor May 21, 2020, at 6:05 p.m. Dr. Vonzella Bryant, an emergency medicine physician at Boston Medical Center , wears multiple hats: COVID-19 fighter. Wife. Daughter. Mother. Courtesy of Dr. Vonzella Bryant The anxiety was palpable for Dr. Vonzella Bryant, 46 …

Anti-obesity medications mitigate weight regain in RYGB surgery patients | 5/22/2020

… as a rate is novel and adds to the understanding of this important clinical problem,” said Nawfal Istfan, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and attending physician at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Mass. Istfan is the corresponding author of the study. Weight regain after gastric bypass surgery is well recognized, normally occurring two years after the surgery and ultimately affecting 25 percent of …

Altman and Altman LLP donates 150 lunches to frontline workers at BMC | 5/22/2020

Cambridge-based law firm Altman and Altman LLP donated 150 lunches to the frontline workers and staff at Boston Medical Center May 20. The lunches, including roasted chicken with risotto, tagliatelle alla bolognese, and a garden-fresh vegetable medley, were catered by Tuscan Kitchen in the Seaport District. The firm’s principals, brothers Steven and David Altman, hand-delivered the meals to a group of nurses who were waiting curbside. “We’re …

The Pandemic Has Changed Addiction Treatment, Some Hope For Good | 5/21/2020

Twitter Boston Medical Center . (Gretchen Ertl /AP) When the coronavirus pandemic hit, 51-year-old Gigi Geary decided to move from Boston to stay with family in a remote area of New Hampshire. She’s particularly at risk because she’s undergoing cancer treatments, so she wanted to isolate herself as much as possible. Moving to New Hampshire also meant being far away from her addiction treatment providers at Boston Medical Center

Under Represented Minority Information | 5/21/2020

… Information The Office of Minority Physician Recruitment (OMPR) partners with training programs, clinical departments, and administrative offices to attract, recruit, and retain talented Under Represented Minorities (URM) within the residency and fellowship ranks for Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Currently, 18% of our incoming trainees have self –identified as URM. Total Incoming URM 2020 % of Incoming Res who are URM 2020 18% Below are some of …

AbbVie Announces 26 Nonprofits Selected for the COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund | PR Newswire | 5/21/2020

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced donations to 26 nonprofit organizations totaling $5 million to support immediate COVID-19 relief efforts. Through support from the newly created AbbVie COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund, these organizations will help front-line healthcare workers and vulnerable populations in hard-hit communities. Continue Reading AbbVie COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund Infographic “At AbbVie, we believe that we should …

‘I don’t know if we’re there yet’: Testing capacity remains concern as Mass. starts reopening | 5/21/2020

… testing and contact tracing, it’s going to be really hard to reopen the economy at the rate that so many of us want to.” Santiago, who also works as an emergency room doctor at Boston Medical Center , expressed concerns that Massachusetts — while seeing progress in the virus outbreak — isn’t seeing the kind of decrease in the percentage of tests coming back positive to reopen safely. “My concern is that we …

Quarantine Weight Gain Not A Joking Matter | WebMD | 5/21/2020

… on, we noticed that all of our patients who were immediately intubated at our institution and others had BMIs over 35,” says Caroline Apovian, MD, director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center . “And they were younger.” Preliminary research published in The Lancet has also found this connection. And while calling it the “Quarantine 15” may sound cute, this phenomenon bears little resemblance to the weight …

Rebel Nurses: Nicole Lincoln’s Mission as a Nursing Innovator - DailyNurse | 5/21/2020

… which she leaned until she graduated with her BSN. Nicole’s first nursing position was at a state hospital in 1995, during the height of the AIDS crisis. Three years later, she began work at Boston Medical Center in an intensive care unit, where she is still employed. In 2011 she felt a calling to further her education: “I wanted to be a part of innovating the evolution of the nursing …

Boston Celtics Honor Milton Father-Son As ‘Heroes Among Us’ | Milton, MA Patch | 5/20/2020

… Celtics are still honoring New England residents making a difference in the fight against the virus during their “Heroes Among Us” campaign. The Celtics this week honored Dr. Gregg Miller, a radiologist at the Boston Medical Center ‘s Radiology Department, and his son, Julian, for their commitment to volunteering to help the community during the pandemic. Dr. Miller is a radiologist who has worked long hours with daily medical services at …

Are you wearing your face mask correctly? | 5/20/2020

… the sides, and you don’t have a good feel, it’s not going to do its intended job of protecting you and others from respiratory droplets,” says Dr. Cassandra Pierre, an infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center . Masks are made to fit the average adult. For achieving the right fit, all sides of your mask should rest and be secured on your face, covering your nose and mouth completely. Make …

QUARANTINED WITH THE ENEMY: INCREASED CHALLENGES FOR VICTIMS, ADVOCATES | 5/20/2020

… children who now have to sit all day at home with this person. It can be hell, but it is also a situation that you can escape. Prior to the COVID-19 scourge, the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Domestic Violence Program received an average of two calls a day from women (more than 90%) or men (less than 10%) who were victims of domestic violence asking for help. Since the …

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Disparities: Strategies for Addressing Health Equity | 5/19/2020

… systemic disparities faced by these groups while providing access to critical healthcare services. Join us for an in-depth discussion with Thea James, M.D., Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center . We will discuss how COVID-19 has amplified existing health inequities and offer specific strategies for healthcare systems and leaders to address structural barriers to health equity during this pandemic and beyond. FACULTY …

September running of Boston Marathon may be in question | 5/19/2020

… don’t think we can afford a second closed down. I get. I learned that we are moving ah bit quickly on some domain. Dr. Catherine Gergen Barnett, the residency director in family medicine at Boston Medical Center , agrees. Were an epicenter where half spot. We are really trying to balance how we keep people face and also keep the economy alive, Dr. Gergen Barnett says Massachusetts is fighting a much …

CommonWealth Magazine | 5/19/2020

… is in this remarkable context that today, May 19, we observe World Family Doctor Day . Family doctors quickly mobilized to the frontlines across all facets of the health system to fight COVID-19. At Boston Medical Center , one of the hospitals hit hardest , family doctors were indispensable as they were re-deployed from outpatient care into the hospital wards, ultimately treating about one-third of the hospital’s patients. Dozens worked …

Demons, spaceships, Pink Floyd: Coronavirus survivor reveals vivid hallucinations and nightmares from ‘ICU delirium’ | Yahoo News | 5/19/2020

… One woman, while getting an MRI, became convinced the nurses were putting her into an oven; another hallucinated that he was attending his own funeral. Dr. Lakshmana Swamy, a physician in the ICU of Boston Medical Center , is one of many doctors who has seen delirium in COVID-19 patients firsthand. “It’s especially common for people who are on the ventilator and people who are in the ICU for a …

Intuitive Eating: Breaking the Diet Cycle for Good | 5/18/2020

… research? [1] Or that an estimated 45 million American adults are on a diet at any one time, spending some $33 billion a year between them on diet products? [2] And yet, as the Boston Medical Center succinctly points out, two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese [2] . Diets do not work. Whatever kind of diet it is, however established or quirky or out there, it won’t work. If …

Northwestern University study hypothesizes that coronavirus mortality could be directly tied to vitamin D. | 5/18/2020

A new study from Northwestern University and the Boston Medical Center hypothesizes that increased exposure to vitamin D could reduce coronavirus mortality rates. Based on a statistical analysis on clinics and hospitals across 10 different countries, including the United States, researchers noted that patients with higher exposure to vitamin D were more likely to beat the disease caused by the virus. “We saw a significant correlation with vitamin D deficiency …

Can coronavirus spread through building’s HVAC or plumbing? | 5/18/2020

… is mainly transmitted by the large respiratory droplets that infected people expel when sneezing or coughing, said Dr. Cassandra Pierre , assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and a physician at Boston Medical Center . Both the US Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization maintain that infections occur mainly through close-range personal contact, or by touching a contaminated surface, such as a doorknob or …

Businesses May Be Reopening, but That Doesn’t Mean People Are Ready to Go Back | 5/18/2020

… in Boston, I wondered: How are we all going to feel about being in spaces where we can’t manage all the variables? According to Dr. Michelle Durham, an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Boston Medical Center , it’s normal to experience a wide array of emotions after undergoing a traumatic experience like the COVID pandemic. “Even though the doors may open and people may feel like you can do many …

COVID-19

12 hospitals furloughing staff in response to COVID-19 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/2/2020

Many U.S. hospitals and health systems have suspended elective procedures to save capacity, supplies and staff to treat COVID-19 patients. As a result of suspending these nonemergent procedures, several systems have lost or expect … Most of the affected employees are in nonclinical roles. 2. Boston Medical Center is furloughing 700 staff members, or 10 percent of its workforce, due to financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Kate Walsh …

CDC

After recovering, COVID-19 patients struggle to know when to stop isolating - The Verge | 4/1/2020

… CDC) says that people can stop isolating if they’ve been fever-free for 72 hours, their other symptoms have improved, and it’s been at least seven days since they first felt sick. The limited information available about how patients recover seems to support those guidelines, says James Hudspeth, the COVID response inpatient floor lead at Boston Medical Center. But patients like Harmanci are still facing conflicting advice, in part because …

Telehealth

As coronavirus spreads, doctors in the ER warn ‘the worst of it has not hit us yet’ | STAT | 3/31/2020

… a state and as a hospital system, working to set up alternative triage mechanisms to help keep people home if they can stay home without ever having to come to the hospital. Like telehealth, like self-triage programs, things like that. “We are in the storm, but the worst of it has not hit us yet. And we absolutely see it coming.” Lakshman Swamy, intensive care doctor in Boston Swamy …

Population Health

Hospitals may be missing this social determinant of health, study suggests | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/25/2020

… programs for social determinants of health do not always detect patients who have trouble paying utility bills, according to a Boston Medical Center study published in The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. Most states have … ensure better health outcomes for all patients.” More articles on population health

Regenerative Medicine

Researchers develop new protocol to generate intestinal organoids in vitro | 1/10/2020

January 10, 2020 Researchers develop new protocol to generate intestinal organoids in vitro by Boston Medical Center Credit: Boston Medical Center Boston researchers have developed a new way to generate groups of intestinal cells that … colon cancer and Cystic Fibrosis. Researchers at the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) of Boston University and Boston Medical Center used donated human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), which are created by reprogramming adult cells …

Mental Health

Post-overdose programs in Worcester, Webster lead opioid addicts toward recovery - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA | 1/5/2020

… from 7% in 2015 to 44% in 2019, according to a study by Boston University’s School of Medicine and the Boston Medical Center. In Webster, during a roundtable discussion with Police Chief Michael D. Shaw … provided officers with three weeklong 40-hour training sessions in mental health and substance-use disorder. The Worcester police works in partnership with a nonprofit organization called the Program for Addiction Recovery, which since 2015 …

Patient Satisfaction

Why Health Equity Matters | 12/30/2019

patient satisfaction survey includes options for patients to identify their sexual orientation and gender identity Assured that our online career page includes the information that BHCHP employs people without regard to, among other things, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression Created a link via our electronic health record to easily refer patients to Boston Medical Center for gender transition services outside the scope of BHCHP, such as surgery and …

Ohio State University

64 hospitals that planned, opened or broke ground on ASCs in 2019 | Becker’s ASC Review | 12/17/2019

… is expected to cost $51.5 million. Vanderbilt is building a 37,500-square-foot pediatric clinic and ASC. Within 10 years, it wants to expand the building to 100,000 square feet. 14. Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is seeking approval to expand its ambulatory care network by building a large outpatient care center in Dublin, Ohio. 15. The University of Miami (Fla.) Health System is constructing an outpatient …

Medicare

Diabetes | 12/11/2019

… Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) provides basic information on good nutrition for preventing or dealing with diabetes (NIDDK, 2016). Medicare and some insurance plans cover medical nutrition therapy with a registered dietitian, who can … VIRTUAL REALITY FOR WOMEN Suzanne Mitchell, MD, MS, at the Boston Medical Center is overseeing a study called Women in Control: A Virtual World Study of Diabetes Self-Management . Face-to-face group medical visits …

Substance Abuse

COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE ANNOUNCES SUFFOLK COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL HEALING COMMUNITIES STUDY | 12/5/2019

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Grants totaling more than $350 million dollars to support the study have been awarded to Columbia University in New York City, the University of Kentucky, Boston Medical Center, Ohio State University and RTI International in North Carolina. The county was notified by Columbia’s Social Intervention Group in late October that it was chosen to take part in wave one of the study, which …

Pain Management

100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/4/2019

… 40,000 patient visits per year. For 2019-20, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 1 for pediatric orthopedic care. Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center’s department of orthopedic surgery is affiliated with Boston University … at The Orthopaedic Institute, which is known for excellence in pain management and rapid rehabilitation after joint replacement. The 218-bed hospital partners with Towson Orthopaedic Associates to deliver 1,600 joint replacements a year and …

Medical Research

100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/4/2019

… 40,000 patient visits per year. For 2019-20, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 1 for pediatric orthopedic care. Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center’s department of orthopedic surgery is affiliated with Boston University … a No. 1 ranking from The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement, University of Utah Hospital is home to the Center for Hip & Knee …

Community Health

Stricter alcohol policies related to lower risk of cancer | 12/4/2019

In a new study, researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University have uncovered a new association between more restrictive alcohol policies and lower rates of cancer mortality. Alcohol consumption has long been related to … School of Medicine are partners in the Boston HealthNet - 14 community health centers focused on providing exceptional health care to residents of Boston. For more information, please visit http://www …

NIH

100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/4/2019

… 40,000 patient visits per year. For 2019-20, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 1 for pediatric orthopedic care. Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center’s department of orthopedic surgery is affiliated with Boston University … receives $5.4 million in funding, with another $3.5 million pending. NIH recently provided a $1.8 million grant to the department to study mobile compression devices that would prevent deep vein thrombosis after knee replacement surgery …

Medicaid

Stricter alcohol policies related to lower risk of cancer | 12/4/2019

In a new study, researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University have uncovered a new association between more restrictive alcohol policies and lower rates of cancer mortality. Alcohol consumption has long been related to … Center Health Plan, Inc., now one of the top ranked Medicaid MCOs in the country, as a non-profit managed care organization. Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are partners in the …

National Institutes of Health

100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/4/2019

… other local teams. It supports joint replacement and preservation, spine and sports medicine as well as orthopedic concierge services. The National Institutes of Health has granted the orthopedic surgery departments research funding for its projects … Report ranked the hospital No. 1 for pediatric orthopedic care. Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center’s department of orthopedic surgery is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and works with the specialists to provide …

Patient Safety

100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/4/2019

… 40,000 patient visits per year. For 2019-20, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 1 for pediatric orthopedic care. Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center’s department of orthopedic surgery is affiliated with Boston University … per year. The hospital earned the Outstanding Patient Excellence Award, Patient Safety Excellence Award and Excellence Awards for total knee, hip and joint replacement from Healthgrades. Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Rush University Medical Center …

Diagnostic Tests

100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/4/2019

… 40,000 patient visits per year. For 2019-20, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 1 for pediatric orthopedic care. Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center’s department of orthopedic surgery is affiliated with Boston University … causes of chronic hand, shoulder and elbow pain using advanced diagnostic tests. Through the hospital’s Wake Forest Innovations division, orthopedic surgeons are pioneering new treatments with funding from the Department of Defense, the Orthopaedic Research …

Medicare Advantage

Alignment Healthcare Expands Its ACCESS On-Demand Concierge Program for Seniors With Uber Health Agreement | Malvern Daily Record | 12/3/2019

Alignment Healthcare, a mission-based Medicare Advantage insurance company founded in 2013, today announced an agreement with Uber Health, a HIPAA-secure solution that allows health care providers to arrange rides for those who need … solutions. Over 1,000 health care organizations like ALC Solutions, Cerner, Boston Medical Center, and MedStar trust Uber Health to provide reliable transportation to those they care for. For more, visit uberhealth.com . ABOUT ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE Alignment …

Mental Health Services

Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Population Health: The Balance Between Clinical Care and Public Health | Health Disparities | JAMA | JAMA Network | 12/2/2019

… and is recommended by the USPSTF, 8 the value of depression screening depends largely on the availability of high-quality mental health services. Even in the presence of such resources, many would argue that for … the source. Article Information Corresponding Author: Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH, Boston Medical Center, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118 ( ). Published Online: December 2, 2019. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.18055 Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr …

Food and Drug Administration

Medical IoT Devices Are Vulnerable to Attack: Are Yours Protected? | 11/26/2019

… save lives and money. But federal approval of these devices doesn’t necessarily mean they’re protected from harm. In October, the Food and Drug Administration released a statement warning patients and providers about some of the … or impact other assets that are performing very important functions.” Boston Medical Center is another organization that deployed multilayered endpoint management solutions to its security practice. By installing McAfee ’s Endpoint Security agent across client …

Medical Education

Words of appreciation: Thank-you notes from 15 health system CEOs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/21/2019

… possibilities for strategic partnership on the horizon, we envision an even greater ability to improve health and grow our research, medical education and clinical programs. It’s a great time to be at Wake Forest Baptist … day — I’m truly thankful. Kate Walsh President and CEO of Boston Medical Center Health System As families gather during the holiday season, it is very likely that the topic of health will be part of …

Behavioral Health

BU and BMC find pediatric behavioral health care integration shows promise | 11/20/2019

Integrating behavioral health services into pediatric primary care in three Boston-area community health centers increased primary care visits by children with mental health diagnoses without raising Medicaid costs. In mid-2016, the Dimock Center in Roxbury, Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, and the Lowell Community Health Center began working with Boston University (BU) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) to implement the Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health …

The Leapfrog Group

CommonWealth Magazine | 11/14/2019

Boston Medical Center fell in the most recent national safety rankings compiled by the hospital safety rating agency The Leapfrog Group. (Daily Free Press) TRANSPORTATION The Registry of Motor Vehicles now offers an option of non-binary gender classification. (WBUR) ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT The Conservation Law Foundation threatened to sue Wynn Resorts unless the shuttle buses to its Everett casino stop alleged excessive idling at various pick-up spots in Greater …

Addiction Treatment

Our View: Don’t penalize people who save lives | 11/13/2019

Boston Medical Center nurse after learning she had a prescription for naloxone. That the nurse was an addiction treatment specialist at the largest safety-net hospital in New England – making Narcan as vital a professional tool as a scalpel or stethoscope – mattered not a whit. The fact that Narcan was on the nurse’s personal med list was enough for Primera to decide the policy was too risky to write. The …

HealthDay

AHA News: Video Doctor Visits Gain Ground During Coronavirus Pandemic | U.S. News & World Report | 3/31/2020

More (HealthDay) TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – Dr. David Wheeler started seeing patients via telehealth in his Wyoming neurology practice 10 years ago as a way to provide routine visits to patients … the stress on health systems in hard-hit areas. At Boston Medical Center, the teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine – and the busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England – telemedicine was …

Many Car Crash Deaths Involve Alcohol Levels Below Legal Limit: Study | U.S. News & World Report | 3/16/2020

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) – About 15% of alcohol-related road deaths in the United States involve drivers with blood alcohol concentrations below the legal limit, a new … don’t matter,” said study lead investigator Dr. Timothy Naimi, of Boston Medical Center. His team published the findings March 15 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . There was another tragic finding: Crashes involving blood …

Cerner

Uber Health targets provider pain points with revamped platform | Healthcare Dive | 3/4/2020

… Boston Medical Center, Yale New Haven, MedStar Health and the Cleveland Clinic, and access to thousands of additional systems through an October integration with Cerner’s EHR. Many of these providers worked with Uber to formulate the functions aimed to be more consumer friendly. Recommended Reading …

Uber Health leader on why providers can say goodbye to swivel chairs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/20/2020

… test its healthcare services, which are now being adopted by more than 1,000 healthcare organizations, Uber Health teamed up with Boston Medical Center, which records more than 1.1 million patient visits a year. At the … need.” Through its other partnerships with MedStar, Cleveland Clinic and Cerner, Uber Health has also discovered the treasure trove of no-show appointments hospitals and health systems have on file. “What they have recognized is …

Lyft Health

Uber Health targets provider pain points with revamped platform | Healthcare Dive | 3/4/2020

… 3.6 million people miss appointments due to a lack of transportation annually, resulting in downstream costs of roughly $150 billion. Lyft and Uber are both aiming to lure providers seeking to reduce patient no-shows … in the healthcare industry, including providers like BayCare Health System, Boston Medical Center, Yale New Haven, MedStar Health and the Cleveland Clinic, and access to thousands of additional systems through an October integration with Cerner’s …

Retail makes its case, telehealth and voice tech dominate: 6 takeaways from HLTH19 | Healthcare Dive | 11/6/2019

… Boston Medical Center. “You need to develop a benefit that serves the needs of your distinct population,” Jami Snyder, director of Arizona’s Medicaid and CHIP programs, said. The state recently partnered with ride-hailing company and Uber rival Lyft to provide rides for eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. Kaiser Permanente rolled out a food insecurity initiative to connect eligible California residents with CalFresh, the state’s supplemental nutrition assistance or food stamp program …

Medtronic

ISCHEMIA: Invasive Strategy No Better Than Meds for CV Events | tctmd.com | 11/16/2019

… for that matter to patients who are not being maximized on guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT). Alice K. Jacobs , MD (Boston Medical Center, MA), picked up on this point as the formal discussant for the … are in-kind donations for participating sites from Abbott Vascular, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Volcano, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Omron Healthcare, and Amgen, as well as financial donations from Arbor Pharmaceuticals and …

5 recent GI-focused innovations | Becker’s ASC Review | 11/11/2019

Here are five gastroenterology-focused companies that either recently began developing or launched new products: Boston Medical Center is studying how Motus GI’s Pure-Vu System affects bowel preparation in a clinical setting. Pure-Vu is an alternate bowel-preparation system. Medtronic launched GI Genius, an endoscopy module that uses artificial intelligence to detect colorectal polyps. Fujifilm Medical Systems USA launched eight new endoscopic products at ACG 2019, held Oct …

Novartis

Ligelizumab Improves Chronic Urticaria Symptom Control Versus Omalizumab | MD Magazine | 10/8/2019

… a phase 2b trial comparing the monoclonal antibody to a competitor and placebo. The investigative IGHE-binding immunomodulator developed by Novartis was shown to benefit patient control of hives when compared to treatment with omalizumab … of the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Boston Medical Center, noted chronic spontaneous urticaria can harm patient sleep, drive skin irritation, and burden them with “unsightly wheals”—all without identifiable, predictable triggers …

Reuters Health News Summary | Yahoo News | 4/21/2019

… Dr. Francis Collins said at a news conference to unveil the plan. They will go to the University of Kentucky, Boston Medical Center, Columbia University and Ohio State University. China says African swine fever found … it was first detected in August 2018. Second death in Novartis gene therapy trials under investigation Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy …

HealthTrust

7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/16/2019

HealthTrust , a Nashville, Tenn.-based developer of total spend management solutions for healthcare providers, awarded Innovation Grants to Boston Medical Center and Centennnial, Colo.-based Centura Health . 4. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has entered into a collaboration with Imago Systems , a Lansdowne, Va.-based software company using artificial intelligence for the early detection of abnormalities in imaging data. 5. Mayo Clinic is currently preparing to send 100,000 blood samples …

Boston Medical Center, Centura Health receive $50K Innovation Grants | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/14/2019

HealthTrust, a Nashville, Tenn.-based developer of total spend management solutions for healthcare providers, awarded Innovation Grants to Boston Medical Center and Centennnial, Colo.-based Centura Health. Each grant is valued at $50,000 and designated for use in developing novel ways to improve care delivery, outcomes and operational efficiency that can then be scaled out for use by other members of HealthTrust’s network of providers. Centura Health will use the …

Navigant

Kathleen Walsh Joins Navigant’s Board of Directors | Business Wire | 10/24/2017

CHICAGO- Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Kathleen ‘Kate’ Walsh, president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. “We are pleased to welcome Kate to our board,” said Julie Howard, chairman and CEO of Navigant. “During Kate’s noteworthy career, she has been at the forefront of transformational change as a senior executive within some of the nation’s leading …

Kathleen Walsh Joins Navigant’s Board of Directors | CNBC | 10/24/2017

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Kathleen ‘Kate’ Walsh, president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. “We are pleased to welcome Kate to our board,” said Julie Howard, chairman and CEO of Navigant. “During Kate’s noteworthy career, she has been at the forefront of transformational change as a senior executive within some of the …

WebMD

6 in 10 doctors report abusive remarks from patients - The Boston Globe | 10/19/2017

Mike Reddy for STAT By Bob Tedeschi STAT October 19, 2017 This story was produced in collaboration with WebMD and Medscape. Most doctors have absorbed racist, sexist, and other bigoted verbal remarks from patients under … talks about this stuff.” Dr. Jessica Faiz, emergency medicine resident, Boston Medical Center: Faiz, 27, moved to Boston from the Bronx earlier this year to begin her residency. Patients’ sexist behavior has challenged her throughout …

A new trendy diet called Pioppi claims to have found the secret cure for obesity, cancer, and diabetes — but it’s not revolutionary | MSN | 10/12/2017

… British Nutrition Foundation found . The fasting can be an issue if you are doing so for long periods of time, WebMD reports , and it likely won’t help you with weight loss in the same way … Apovian , director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center and professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, told INSIDER. “A ll of the attributes of this diet come from …

Goldman Sachs

379 lgbtq friendly companies - Pastebin.com | 11/19/2019

… Haven Hotel Blume, Faulkner & Skeen, PLLC Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Boston Community Capital, Inc. Boston Consulting Group The Boston Foundation Boston Medical Center Corporation Boston Scientific Corporation Brady Mills LLC BrandQuery LLC Bristol-Myers Squibb … Associates Claims Services Go Factory, Inc. Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Google Inc. Goulston & Storrs, P.C. Great Officiants LLC The Greater Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Greater San Diego Business …

Inside an elite gathering in downtown Manhattan, investors discuss recession fears, yachts, and climate change — ‘whether you believe in it or not’ | Business Insider | 10/24/2019

… lyrics from Pink Floyd behind him. His strategy invests only in “historically underserved communities” through municipal securities, and Glass cited Boston Medical Center — which helps raise life expectancies in poor communities with preventative care — as … uncertainty is near its highest in at least two decades, Goldman Sachs strategists said in a report last week. But the afternoon’s agenda made it clear the advisers in the room are interested in more …

NCI

Stand Up To Cancer Launches Four Teams on “Cancer Interception” To Detect and Treat Cancer at Earliest Stages | PR Newswire | 10/26/2017

… Advisory Committee. “This could save many lives and avoid untold human suffering.” The announcement was made here at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics sponsored by the American Association … medicine, pathology and bioinformatics, and director of the Boston University -Boston Medical Center Cancer Center. Co-leader: Steven Dubinett , MD, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Los Angeles ( UCLA ) and director …

Stand Up To Cancer Launches Four Teams on ’Cancer Interception’ To Detect and Treat Cancer at | PR Newswire | 10/26/2017

… Advisory Committee. “This could save many lives and avoid untold human suffering.” The announcement was made here at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics sponsored by the American Association … medicine, pathology and bioinformatics, and director of the Boston University -Boston Medical Center Cancer Center. Co-leader: Steven Dubinett , MD, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Los Angeles ( UCLA ) and director …

Tufts Medical Center

Major Boston Hospitals Now Require Virus Testing For Pregnant Patients Arriving To Give Birth | 4/28/2020

… for testing some patients for coronavirus by appointment near one of the entrances outside the Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center at Boston Medical Center on March 16. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) Major hospitals across Greater Boston have … started universal testing on Monday for patients giving birth there. Tufts Medical Center began this past weekend. The Beth Israel Lahey Health network of hospitals is doing this when possible. And four Partners HealthCare hospitals …

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Four items on business for April 16, 2020 | 4/16/2020

… essential items, and also sold items below cost, to organizations including Rhode Island Hospital, Bradley Hospital, Rhode Island Free Clinic, Boston Medical Center, the state of Rhode Island and multiple fire and police departments. These … rotate, and currently include Massachusetts General Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, South End Community Health Center, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Boston Medical Center and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. There …

Tufts Medical Center, Boston MA

Coronavirus: Should you keep your windows shut this spring? | 4/16/2020

… Tufts Medical Center. “However, for most dwellings and workplaces, unless someone is right on the other side of that open window, fresh air is a good thing.” Dr. Cassandra M. Pierre , an infectious diseases physician and medical director of public health programs at Boston Medical Center, has twins in diapers and says she opens her windows as often as possible to keep the air circulating. “The primary way the virus …

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA

One Boston Day: Honor Boston Marathon victims with acts of kindness | 4/15/2020

… Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Carney Hospital.To show their gratitude, some of the survivors of the marathon bombing thanked health care workers who are on the frontline, fighting the coronavirus crisis.They shared a video showing appreciation for the heroes to honor One Boston Day. BOSTON — Wednesday was One Boston …

Massachusetts General Hospital

Where employees have tested positive for COVID-19: March 25-27 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/27/2020

Massachusetts General Hospital (41 employees) and Boston Medical Center (15 employees). Connecticut State Department of Mental health and Addiction Services officials confirmed that an employee at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown has tested positive for COVID-19, NBC Connecticut reported. Department officials said the person is recovering at home. Florida Six employees at Tampa General Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19, WFLA reported. A hospital spokesperson told the TV …

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Telehealth visits at Mass General, Boston Medical Center skyrocket | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/26/2020

… efforts to limit the spread of infection that can arise with in-person visits, Boston Herald reports. At Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, virtual visits have increased 10- to 20-fold in recent weeks, said … help us to deploy medical staff and lifesaving equipment wisely.” Boston Medical Center, which launched telehealth visits on March 16, has seen a rapid increase in usage. Within 48 hours of deploying the service, the …

Kaiser Permanente

10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/23/2020

Boston Medical Center seeks a pharmacy manager. Cottage Health (Santa Barbara, Calif.) seeks a pharmacy director. El Camino Health (Mountain View, Calif.) seeks a pharmacy director. Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.) seeks a pharmacy director. Mainehealth (Portland, Maine) seeks a pharmacy director. Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Newton, Mass.) seeks a pharmacy operations manager. Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.) seeks a chief pharmacy executive. Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.) seeks a chief pharmacy …

Mayo Clinic

Hospitals in San Francisco and other cities may ban pregnant people from having visitors during labor because of the coronavirus, including spouses and partners | Yahoo News | 3/16/2020

Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville and Tufts Medical Center in Boston. It’s unclear whether exceptions will be allowed. Across the country, other hospitals have also tightened up their policies on visitors, though fell short of banning them altogether. Pregnant stomach More BSIP/UIG/ Getty Penn Medicine is banning visitors except for some patients, including expectant mothers, and some Mayo Clinic locations will allow two visitors at most. Boston Medical Center

Cleveland Clinic

Uber Health targets provider pain points with revamped platform | Healthcare Dive | 3/4/2020

… Boston Medical Center, Yale New Haven, MedStar Health and the Cleveland Clinic, and access to thousands of additional systems through an October integration with Cerner’s EHR. Many of these providers worked with Uber to formulate the functions aimed to be more consumer friendly. Recommended Reading …

Geisinger

What 30 hospital CEOs told Becker’s in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/31/2019

… Editor’s note: Quotes are listed in alphabetical order by hospital or health system. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity. Boston Medical Center Health System President and CEO Kate Walsh “Since I began at Boston … a difference. We should be honored to have that opportunity.” Geisinger CEO Jaewon Ryu, MD “We are not going to innovate for innovation’s sake but innovate to solve problems facing our patients and members. The …

UMass Memorial Health Care

Mass General Uses Machine Learning in EHR to Detect Alzheimer’s | EHR Intelligence | 12/24/2019

… Boston Medical Center, Lahey Health, Southcoast Health System, and UMass Memorial Health Care. Tagged …

UPMC

Society of Vascular & Interventional Neurology (SVIN) Announces New Officers and Board Members | PR Newswire | 12/19/2019

UPMC Stroke Institute, Director of the Neuro-endovascular Fellowship and Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship. Thanh Nguyen , MD, FRCPc, FSVIN, FAHA of Boston Medical Center will serve as Secretary. Dr. Nguyen has clinical and research interests in acute stroke intervention, brain aneurysms, AVMs, AVFs, pulsatile tinnitus and traumatic vascular injuries with over 90 peer reviewed publications. She is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology at Boston University School of …

Harvard Medical School

Salarius Pharmaceuticals Hosting Key Opinion Leader Call on Epigenetics, The Regulatory System That Affects Gene Expression Nasdaq:SLRX | Globe Newswire | 12/17/2019

Harvard Medical School and Boston Medical Center-Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Reed has received numerous academic awards, including graduating valedictorian from Canfield High School and summa cum laude from the University of Dayton. He received the CWRU Medical Alumni Association Board of Trustees Award for Outstanding Service and Contributions to the School of …

Rush University Medical Center

Wellforce Names Accomplished Health Care Leader as New CEO | PR Newswire | 12/11/2019

… physician groups and the communities they serve. Dandorph was selected for this executive position after an extensive national search. Dandorph joins Wellforce after serving as president of Rush University System for Health and Rush University Medical Center, a leading health system in the metropolitan Chicago area that employs 15,000 people across several medical centers, more than 30 regional outpatient locations, and a fully integrated health science university. “Mike’s professional experience …

Mercy Health

Better neighborhoods boost children’s health, study finds | Modern Healthcare | 12/4/2019

Boston Medical Center and Bon Secours Mercy Health also invested in housing. Bon Secours Mercy Health offers job training, early childhood development, financial education, fresh produce as well as affordable homes, the majority of which are for seniors and those with disabilities. Meanwhile, the CMS is exploring ways to pay for housing, healthy food and other social services. Letter Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story …

Boston University School of Medicine

Study: Antiretroviral therapy given to pregnant mothers with HIV puts their exposed but uninfected babies at risk of adverse cardiac events | 12/2/2019

… Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine; Columbia-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University; and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago. The administrative coordinating center, previously at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is currently at the Jacobs School. The study’s statistical and data coordinating center was at CTASC-Clinical Trials Management System in Owings Mills, Maryland. New study will determine if …

Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Health Alliance director named EMS Physician of the Year | 11/29/2019

Joshua Mularella, director of emergency medical services and prehospital medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, was named the EMS Physician of the Year by the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council. Additionally, nurse manager Janine Hogan … has worked at CHA since 2013 after spending time at Boston Medical Center. The Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council coordinates the delivery of emergency medical services to more than two million residents living in …

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Nurse Scammed Out of $340K; License Sanctions? Turn to the IHS; Naltrexone Prisoner Experiment | 11/27/2019

Bon Secours Mercy Health in Richmond, Virginia. In 2018, the year it launched, the group said it helped 11 people purchase homes, and had 30 additional homes in development. Purchasing homes via that community land trust is limited, however, to folks making less than 80% of the area median income. Other organizations participating in the Healthcare Anchor Network include Trinity Health, Boston Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente. 2019-11-27T13:00:00-0500 …

Partners HealthCare

Bucking industry line, some hospital chiefs see benefits of Medicare for All - The Boston Globe | 11/26/2019

… playing field where we just compete for doing a good job effectively and efficiently.” Similarly, Kate Walsh, chief executive of Boston Medical Center, said the reimbursement rates in Warren’s proposal would be “wonderful” for her … all the options,” said Dr. Anne Klibanski, chief executive of Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts’ largest hospital network. Advertisement …

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

UMMC’S WOODWARD CHOSEN FOR PROMINENT ACADEMIC MEDICINE POST | 11/21/2019

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Boston Medical Center. The new chair of the AAMC board is Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner, dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and executive vice president and provost of the Medical College of Wisconsin …

MD Anderson Cancer Center

UMMC’S WOODWARD CHOSEN FOR PROMINENT ACADEMIC MEDICINE POST | 11/21/2019

MD Anderson Cancer Center and Boston Medical Center. The new chair of the AAMC board is Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner, dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and executive vice president and provost of the Medical College of Wisconsin …

NYU Langone Health

Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients | 11/19/2019

… or controlled or it was tolerated,” said Dr. Alice Jacobs, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology at Boston Medical Center. She wasn’t involved in the new research. Still, doctors are often uncomfortable … a cardiologist and senior associate dean of clinical sciences at NYU Langone Health, in New York City. However, invasive procedures did have a positive impact on one patient subgroup: People who regularly suffer the chest …

ProMedica

Hospital Systems Announce National Campaign to Address Economic Drivers of Health Disparities | 11/19/2019

… Boston Medical Center, CommonSpirit Health, Einstein Healthcare Network, Henry Ford Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, ProMedica, Rush University Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health, Trinity Health, and UMass Memorial Health Care. Comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked Name (required …

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA

2019 STAT Wunderkinds Announced | Business Wire | 11/13/2019

BOSTON- On Nov. 12 STAT officially unveiled the members of its 2019 Wunderkinds class, sponsored by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. STAT Wunderkinds is an annual award that honors the brightest young minds in life sciences for their work in academia, industry, and in the clinic. This year, STAT received over 240 applications, and the winners were selected by STAT’s editorial team. Wunderkinds are postdoctoral fellows, medical …

Brigham and Women's Hospital

2019 STAT Wunderkinds Announced | Business Wire | 11/13/2019

BOSTON- On Nov. 12 STAT officially unveiled the members of its 2019 Wunderkinds class, sponsored by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. STAT Wunderkinds is an annual award that honors the brightest young minds in life sciences for their work in academia, industry, and in the clinic. This year, STAT received over 240 applications, and the winners were selected by STAT’s editorial team. Wunderkinds are postdoctoral fellows, medical …

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Cape Health Program Receives $200,000 of $1.5 Million in Blue Cross Grants | 12/20/2019

… Human Services receives grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. Foundation… ARTICLE Health 22 BOSTON (Dec. 20, 2019) – The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants … disorder to gain access to treatment in a timely way. Boston Medical Center , the largest ESP in Massachusetts. BMC aims to improve the delivery of high-quality, culturally competent care through its Boston Emergency Services …

Bucking industry line, some hospital chiefs see benefits of Medicare for All - The Boston Globe | 11/26/2019

… playing field where we just compete for doing a good job effectively and efficiently.” Similarly, Kate Walsh, chief executive of Boston Medical Center, said the reimbursement rates in Warren’s proposal would be “wonderful” for her … opposition to these plans. But Andrew Dreyfus, chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, said: “It’s a grave mistake for the health care industry to criticize Medicare for All proposals. Instead, we should …

Neighborhood Health Plan

Partners HealthCare reverses financial loss - The Boston Globe | 12/8/2017

… the worst financial loss in its history to record a profit this year after a turnaround in its insurance business, Neighborhood Health Plan. In the 2016 fiscal year, Partners lost $108 million on operations , driven … revenue comes from its doctors and hospitals, particularly its large Boston medical centers. Advertisement Partners benefits from commercial insurance payments that are higher than the payments most of its competitors receive. But like all health …

Baker promises to protect insurers from subsidy cuts, but doesn’t say how | The Business Journals | 10/19/2017

… The cuts announced by Trump last week largely affects five Massachusetts insurers — BMC HealthNet Plan, Fallon HMO, Health New England , Neighborhood Health Plan , and Tufts Health Public Plan — that provide plans based on those subsidies … profit health system that supports a disproportionate share hospital like Boston Medical Center . It’s very significant.” Ranked by Mass. 2016 premium-dollar volume Rank …

Charlie Baker

US Rep. Pressley Exhibits Symptoms, Tested for COVID-19 | U.S. News & World Report | 3/26/2020

Massachusetts News Baker Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration; Help for Homeless Gov. Charlie Baker has submitted a request to the federal government for a major disaster declaration for Massachusetts. By Associated Press , Wire Service Content March … disease, will be operated by a consortium of providers including Boston Medical Center and the Pine Street Inn. More on the latest coronavirus-related updates in Massachusetts: ___ INMATE RELEASE HEARING Massachusetts’ highest court will hear …

Donald Trump

US Rep. Pressley Exhibits Symptoms, Tested for COVID-19 | U.S. News & World Report | 3/26/2020

… approved, the declaration would provide Massachusetts with additional assistance beyond what was included in an emergency declaration issued by President Donald Trump on March 13, the Republican governor said. The request would make financial assistance … disease, will be operated by a consortium of providers including Boston Medical Center and the Pine Street Inn. More on the latest coronavirus-related updates in Massachusetts: ___ INMATE RELEASE HEARING Massachusetts’ highest court will hear …

Ayanna Pressley

CommonWealth Magazine | 11/14/2019

Pressley goes ginormous on criminal justice reform By Nov 14, 2019 SHARE Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley released a plan to reform the criminal legal system that she’s calling “bold and progressive,” dubbing it the “People’s Justice … Medeiros. (Standard Times) HEALTH/HEALTH CARE The Boston University- affiliated Boston Medical Center fell in the most recent national safety rankings compiled by the hospital safety rating agency The Leapfrog Group. (Daily Free Press) TRANSPORTATION …

Tim Moran

Motus GI Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 11/14/2019

… the Pure-Vu® System, as well as expanding our U.S. sales team with additional seasoned medical device sales professionals,” commented Tim Moran, Chief Executive Officer of Motus GI. “The gastroenterologists and support staff from our … The EXPEDITE Study In November, the Company announced that the Boston Medical Center has initiated the EXPEDITE study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pure-Vu System on bowel preparation rates. This study will enroll …

Alex Azar

Cohen: TDS is real; just ask Melania | 11/13/2019

Boston Medical Center alongside Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to help babies exposed to drugs in the womb and combat substance abuse, two noble acts that better mankind. But instead of welcoming the first lady with open arms and thanking her for supporting mothers and infants affected by the stain of addiction, over 150 hospital workers protested her visit. They held signs that said, “Children in cages can’t …

Dayal McCluskey

Former Partners chief made $6.1 million in 2017 - The Boston Globe | 8/16/2019

Former Partners chief made $6.1 million in 2017 By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff , August 16, 2019, 12:30 p.m. View Comments Dr. David Torchiana. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/File 2015) The former chief executive of … Dr. Laurie Glimcher, got $1.6 million. Kate Walsh, who leads Boston Medical Center, received $1.9 million. At Wellforce, the parent organization of Tufts Medical Center, CEO Normand Deschene took home about $2.8 million, while Tufts’s …

Martin J. Walsh

Boston police arrest 16 around ‘Methadone Mile’ - The Boston Globe | 8/3/2019

… made Friday evening around the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street, a neighborhood that includes homeless shelters, recovery services, Boston Medical Center, and the Suffolk County House of Correction. All told, officers arrested 16 … Thursday netted 18 arrests, police said. A spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh declined to comment on the latest arrests, directing questions to Boston police. She issued a statement highlighting Walsh’s efforts to tackle the …

Michael O'Neil

Matthew Alford and Ginger Howell Take Championship Titles at 2019 Boston Triathlon | Business Wire | 7/29/2019

… than that, we are committed to being an event that makes a positive impact on the community. We look forward to many more years in the city.” Many athletes raced as part of Boston Medical Center’s Team BMC program, where local athletes compete in New England’s premier athletic events, including the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, Rodman Ride for Kids and others. To date, athletes and corporate partners have raised …

Ginger Howell

Matthew Alford and Ginger Howell Take Championship Titles at 2019 Boston Triathlon | Business Wire | 7/29/2019

… Boston, Mass., Matthew Alford of Coventry, R.I. captured the title of Top Male athlete with a time of 1:42:35 and Ginger Howell of Arlington, Mass. captured the title of Top Female athlete with a time … years in the city.” Many athletes raced as part of Boston Medical Center’s Team BMC program, where local athletes compete in New England’s premier athletic events, including the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, Rodman Ride …

David Ortiz

David Ortiz undergoes third surgery for complications from gunshot wound - The Boston Globe | 7/11/2019

David Ortiz underwent a third surgery this week at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he continues to recover more than a month after a shooting ambush in the Dominican Republic, the retired Red Sox slugger’s wife … A. Burke, chief of acute care and trauma surgery at Boston Medical Center. The length of Ortiz’s hospitalization “probably reflects just how badly injured he was in the beginning. It takes a long time for …

Jackie Drees

Boston Medical Center joins Avia’s Medicaid innovation project | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/7/2019

Boston Medical Center joins Avia’s Medicaid innovation project Jackie Drees - Print Email Boston Medical Center is now a member of Avia, a network of health systems focused on digital innovation and transformation. BMC will participate in Avia’s Medicaid Transformation Project, which aims to increase health systems’ digital innovation solutions to help improve issues such as behavioral health and substance use disorder among Medicaid patient populations. The Avia network currently includes …

Chris Christie

STATELINE-Family Welfare Caps Lose Favor in More States | Yahoo News | 5/3/2019

… repealed its cap last year as part of its budget — after two previous attempts were vetoed by former Republican Gov. Chris Christie. California repealed its maximum family grant rule in 2016. Six other states — Illinois … Children’s HealthWatch, a nonpartisan team of researchers and pediatricians at Boston Medical Center, families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers who were subject to Massachusetts’ family cap reported more household and child food insecurity and poorer …

Nora Volkow

Health, Science Take Center Stage at Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit | PRWeb | 4/25/2019

… in funding for the opioid crisis. Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) discussed how $850 million … Grants were awarded to The Ohio State University, Columbia University, Boston Medical Center and the University of Kentucky. The study will generate evidence about how tools for preventing and treating opioid addiction are most effective …

Francis S. Collins

Health, Science Take Center Stage at Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit | PRWeb | 4/25/2019

… update from their announcement at last year’s summit on $500 million per year in funding for the opioid crisis. Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Dr. Nora Volkow … Grants were awarded to The Ohio State University, Columbia University, Boston Medical Center and the University of Kentucky. The study will generate evidence about how tools for preventing and treating opioid addiction are most effective …

Francis Collins

Reuters Health News Summary | Yahoo News | 4/21/2019

Francis Collins said at a news conference to unveil the plan. They will go to the University of Kentucky, Boston Medical Center, Columbia University and Ohio State University. China says African swine fever found on Hainan island China said on Friday that it had confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever in two locations in Hainan province, an island off the country’s southern coast which it had hoped to keep free …

Matthew Lopresti

Dr. Matthew Lopresti Named Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates | PR Newswire | 1/23/2018

Dr. Matthew Lopresti Named Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates News provided by 12:47 ET Share this article NEWTON CENTRE, Mass. , Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Dr. Robert Leonard , Founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates … at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Pennsylvania , his residency at Boston Medical Center, and his fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lopresti is a noted expert in the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique, where hair …

Robert Leonard

Dr. Matthew Lopresti Named Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates | PR Newswire | 1/23/2018

… Leonard Hair Transplant Associates News provided by 12:47 ET Share this article NEWTON CENTRE, Mass. , Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Dr. Robert Leonard , Founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates (LHTA), announced today that Dr. Matthew Lopresti … at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Pennsylvania , his residency at Boston Medical Center, and his fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lopresti is a noted expert in the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique, where hair …

Julie Kanter

Sickle-cell disease gets rush of gene-based research - Chicago Tribune | 12/12/2017

… an approach that hasn’t been done in humans yet. “Sickle cell disease has been incredibly left behind in medicine,” said Julie Kanter, director of sickle cell research at the Medical University of South Carolina . “We … of the Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease at Boston Medical Center. As government financial incentives focused on rare diseases emerged in recent years, there has been unprecedented interest from drugmakers, she said. At …

Matt Day

NEQCA, BACO join Blue Cross alternative payment model for PPO members | PR Newswire | 11/1/2017

… the only program of its kind for PPO members in Massachusetts . Boston Accountable Care Organization (BACO), which includes providers at Boston Medical Center and select affiliated community health centers, and New England Quality Care Alliance … Blue Cross SVP of Network Payment Innovation and Contract Management Matt Day. The PPO model, which we began offering to all physicians and hospitals in our network in 2016, builds on our successful Alternative Quality …

Avrum Spira

LUNGevity Strengthens Investment in Early Detection and Interception of Lung Cancer Research - | PR Newswire | 10/26/2017

Avrum Spira , MD, professor of medicine, pathology and bioinformatics, and director of the Cancer Center at Boston University -Boston Medical Center. Co-leader: Steven Dubinett , MD, associate vice chancellor for research at UCLA and director of the lung cancer research program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team will develop diagnostic tools, such as nasal swabs, blood tests, and radiological imaging, to confirm whether lung …

Andrea Ferris

LUNGevity Strengthens Investment in Early Detection and Interception of Lung Cancer Research - Potential to Save Thousands of Lives | PR Newswire | 10/26/2017

… research. “Finding lung cancer early, when it is most treatable, is a critical step to saving thousands of lives,” said Andrea Ferris , President and CEO of LUNGevity, “especially since currently only 15% of patients are … bioinformatics, and director of the Cancer Center at Boston University -Boston Medical Center. Co-leader: Steven Dubinett , MD, associate vice chancellor for research at UCLA and director of the lung cancer research program at the …

Vijay Goel

4WEB Medical Demonstrates Increased Subsidence Resistance for Lateral Spine Truss System Compared to Annular Implants | PR Newswire | 10/26/2017

… annular interbody implant designs today at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society. The study was led by Vijay Goel , PhD at the University of Toledo , one of the country’s foremost orthopedic biomechanics … an osteogenic response. Tony Tannoury , MD, Director of Spine at Boston Medical Center, Boston University said, “Subsidence is a clinically documented occurrence in lateral fusion procedures with higher incidences being found among smaller footprint implants …

Julie Howard

Kathleen Walsh Joins Navigant’s Board of Directors | Business Wire | 10/24/2017

CHICAGO- Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Kathleen ‘Kate’ Walsh, president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. “We are pleased to welcome Kate to our board,” said Julie Howard, chairman and CEO of Navigant. “During Kate’s noteworthy career, she has been at the forefront of transformational change as a senior executive within some of the nation’s leading …