NYU Langone Medical Center
From Manhattan to Queens, hospitals remained closed Wednesday night while smaller facilities are being forced to pick up the slack. A lack of space at the city’s medical facilities is leaving no room for error.
The physician offices, outpatient procedures and diagnostic testing sites will resume operation starting on Monday, according to a release sent out by the hospital. The main hospital and the emergency room, however, will remain closed due to superstorm Sandy.
EMTs from as far away as Florida and Texas are in New York helping out.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Health hope to spread the initiative to as many as 24 other hospitals.
Several New York City hospitals have landed on the 2011 watch list after reporting deadly patient-safety lapses including leaving sponges and surgical instruments inside patients, according to the Niagara Health Quality Coalition.
New technology is helping hospitals get information about their patients without a single piece of paper.
The sound of a baby crying is one every new mother knows, but Heidi Sanders’ daughter Abigail didn’t arrive like most babies.
A new study in the journal “Pediatrics” shows there is a possible treatment that could help. The small study found that infants who took a daily drop of a probiotic supplement cried one-third less than babies who didn’t.