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Wisconsin Watch

Parker Schorr

30 October 2019

Hurley, Wisconsin, United States

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In order to keep already existing health care facilities open while also planning for the possibility of future expansions, a county in rural Iowa is looking for ways to attract new residents to the area. After consid...

Washington Post

Heather Kelly

Scott Wilson

Joy Lanzendorfer

28 October 2019

Santa Rosa, California, United States

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With wildfires becoming more and more common, Californians have become improved their evacuation procedures. Alerting residents earlier via cellphone and then ongoing door-to-door notices have made a difference, along...

The New York Times

Mark Walker

15 October 2019

Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

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Across the United States, health care is failing a number of Native Americans, so some tribes are taking matters into their own hands. The most successful example, which others are hoping to model, is that of the Alas...

IowaWatch

Chelsea Keenan

Sara Konrad Baranowski

Natalie Krebs

Mark Mahoney

Michaela Ramm

1 October 2019

Iowa Falls, Iowa, United States

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Rural hospitals throughout the midwest are struggling to stay open, but in Iowa, small successes have been found through partnerships and resourcefulness. From converting the OB-GYN department to an department that pr...

Wisconsin Watch

Parker Schorr

30 September 2019

Neillsville, Wisconsin, United States

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Rural hospitals often face a host of problems, especially when it comes to financial troubles; however, a small hospital in Wisconsin has been able to remain open by embracing a merger with a larger health care facili...

Iowa Falls Times Citizen

Sara Konrad Baranowski

30 September 2019

Iowa Falls, Iowa, United States

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Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls is one of the rare rural hospitals that has defied the odds and remained open, thanks in part to creative collaborations and the CEO's entrepreneurial attitude. From converting its...

N’West Iowa Review

Mark Mahoney

30 September 2019

Rock Rapids, Iowa, United States

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Despite rural hospitals often struggling to remain open due to lack of consistent demand which creates financial troubles, there are eight hospitals across four rural counties in Iowa that are proving this notion wron...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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23 July 2019

Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area, Niger, Nigeria

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In Niger State, not all health clinics are treated equally, but one in the Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) acts as a model for other healthcare providers to follow. From proactively educating patients ...

Design Week

Sarah Dawood

23 July 2019

London, England, United Kingdom

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Environments designed with soundscapes and visual art help to reduce anxiety and pain. In London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has noted a marked improvement in patient experience, including decreased pain and eve...

Texas Standard

Caroline Covington

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28 June 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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With hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to making over Texas’ hospital system, designers are looking beyond simply upgrading the physical infrastructure. Instead, they’re reimagining what the entire system coul...

The Guardian

Hannah Devlin

12 April 2019

Greater London, England

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When people don't show up for an appointment, it can cost hospitals a lot of money and also unnecessarily increase wait times for other patients. A hospital in London is trying to reduce both the cost and wait problem...

The New Yorker

Tom Vanderbilt

4 February 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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DIY solutions can overcome the scarcity of medical resources in developing countries and save lives. A simple solution such as replacing expensive uterine balloons with more readily accessible condoms has already help...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

3 December 2018

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Pikeville, Kentucky, like many towns in Eastern Kentucky, used to be entirely dependent on the coal industry. With the decline of coal, the town has shifted its focus to healthcare. City leaders are hoping investment ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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29 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a program based on a similar initiative in Cleveland is on its way to success. PAGE (Philadelphia Anchors for Growth & Equity) will direct spending from large institutions locally. Specifically, it wi...

DCist

Ariel Plotnick

15 November 2018

United States

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A sound artist in Washington DC is working to improve the hospital experience for patients by changing the soundscape. her company produces a device that lets patients use sensors to make their own soothing noises. Sh...

Radio Health Journal

Nancy Benson

21 October 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Radio

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Hospital gowns historically aren't designed for the patient, but rather for the conveniency of the medical staff; however, several hospitals throughout the United States have decided to change this after negative pati...

Washington Post

Vidhi Doshi

23 September 2018

New Delhi, India

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India launched a new nationwide healthcare program dubbed “Modicare.” The massive plan is supposed to provide healthcare to 500 million people. Most importantly, it will provide “poor families insurance of up to $6,95...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

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20 September 2018

Glen Cove, New York, United States

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A Long Island health care system has implemented projects that address the centrality of food to people’s health and how hospitals can provide healthy food both during and after admission. These include hiring chefs t...

Politico

Arthur Allen

12 September 2018

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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As new Medicare requirements and expenses change, new start-ups are stepping up to move the hospital industry to share data more easily and break down the silos that keep care from being efficient for both patient and...

NPR

Renee Montagne

29 July 2018

Pomona, California, United States

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A collaborative of California hospitals has developed standard procedures for situations that threaten a mother’s life during childbirth as well as a “toolkit” of everything staff need for a rapid response. As a resul...

Public Radio International

Jaime Kaiser

28 July 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Radio

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Boston Medical Center is growing food on the roof. Their rooftop garden produces fresh fruits and vegetables for the hospital. The cafeteria serves patients fresh, healthy meals and teaches employees how to manage far...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

25 July 2018

Virginia, United States

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After a brutal incident led to a violent attack and the death of his son, Senator Creigh Deeds was determined to reform the mental health system in Virginia. The Deeds commission passed a series of reforms, among them...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

29 May 2018

Eldoret, Kenya

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A new liquid biopsy is able to detect all types of cancer via a blood test. This new technology will allow physicians to diagnose cancer and monitor cancer treatments without invasive tissue biopsies.

Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

26 April 2018

Uganda

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An initiative that cultivated a sense of responsibility and accountability among health workers and support staff led to a variety of successful outcomes, including improved worker arrival times at health facilities, ...

BBC

Tom Colls

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20 March 2018

London, England

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The “pathways” model of care brings together a multi-discipline team to improve the care of homeless patients in-hospital by addressing immediate needs and ensuring that they are not discharged without a place to stay.

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