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FastCompany

Jessica Kantor

1 March 2021

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The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted much of the healthcare system, but the U.S.'s transplant system was largely able to rebound due to collaborative efforts and a pivot to telehealth for post-operative appointments. Addit...

The Current

Nicole Mistretta

4 February 2021

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Hospitals in Louisiana are using a monoclonal antibody infusion treatment to help the most at-risk patients recover from Covid-19. Although this treatment comes with limitations – including a 10-day window of when it...

South Dakota News Watch

Bart Pfankuch

28 January 2021

South Dakota, United States

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A new therapeutic treatment known as a monoclonal antibody infusion has been made available across the U.S. for Covid-19 patients who are most at-risk of being hospitalized for the virus. In South Dakota, one of the ...

TheCable

Kelechukwu Iruoma

8 January 2021

Cross River, Nigeria

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The Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) initiative in Cross River state is helping to address a gap in services that women had been facing during childbirth and reduce the state's and Nigeria's overall maternal mortali...

The Beacon Today

Amber Amortegui

23 December 2020

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

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In Florida, a hospital's respiratory department decreased readmission rates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by emphasizing patient education and encouraging cross-sector collaboration between departme...

The New Yorker

Nicola Twilley

14 December 2020

Carlsbad, California, United States

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A new sort of medical therapy, known as bacteriophage therapy, uses viruses that attack bacteria to treat and potentially cure drug-resistant infections. Although this type of treatment is "a long way from being a sta...

British Medical Journal

Priti Salian

23 November 2020

Berlin, Germany

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To better serve patients struggling with dementia, a hospital in Berlin established a department of geriatrics and began screening "patients for cognitive impairments upon admission, providing them with trained volunt...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

Adaobi Ezeokoli

2 September 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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When the reality of the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Nigeria, health officials at Lagos University Teaching Hospital prioritized preparatory training and created a COVID-19 volunteer team of responders. These effor...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

Adaobi Ezeokoli

26 August 2020

Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria

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A partnership between a Nigerian hospital and a cardiac interventionist group is helping to "bridge the gap in availability of quality cardiac and critical care services" for patients who are in need of care. Although...

Los Angeles Times

Thomas Curwen

7 July 2020

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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A formerly closed hospital reopened as a pop-up health care facility in Los Angeles County to help provide health services for a predominantly Latino community during the coronavirus pandemic. Although it was only ope...

The Local

Emma Löfgren

23 June 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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Hospitals in Sweden have one of the lowest counts of ICU beds throughout Europe, but when Covid-19 began to spread, the country doubled their number of intensive care beds in preparation. Although hospitals took their...

Nigeria Health Watch

Taiwo Adebulu

16 June 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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Public private partnerships are helping hospitals in Nigeria provide more efficient care, especially as it relates to maternal health. In Lagos State, the model – which partners a private healthcare management firm wi...

NPR

Ricci Shryock

17 May 2020

Dakar, Senegal

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Senegal's success thus far in keeping coronavirus cases at manageable levels is due largely in part to a prioritization of increasing the number of beds available for COVID-19 patients. After years of running epidemic...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Booker

10 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Adaptations made as Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City during the COVID-19 outbreak to keep health care workers and patients safe are now being used as a blueprint for how to prepare for future health care crises. ...

The Washington Post

Jada Yuan

2 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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When New York hospitals became overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the military deployed and staffed a Navy hospital ship and built a military field hospital in a nearby convention center to help with the caseload. Al...

Stateline

Christine Vestal

Michael Ollove

8 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Across the U.S. many state hospitals and forming partnerships with each other and hospitals in other states to better address the coronavirus pandemic. Washington's hospital system is emerging as a model for collectiv...

Financial Times

Hazel Sheffield

5 April 2020

United Kingdom

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Health technology start-ups across the UK are helping to digitally transform hospital care and the healthcare system as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Working with the National Health Service, start-ups are i...

Los Angeles Times

Janna Brancolini

5 April 2020

Bergamo, Italy

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Collective efforts between Italy's mountain infantry, the local community, and contractors, electricians, and other specialists helped the town of Bergamo convert part of a convention center into a field hospital for ...

KCRW

Jonathan Bastian

Chery Glaser

2 April 2020

Davis, California, United States

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California is working to increase the number of health care providers by implementing a new program that aims to recruit unemployed, under-employed, newly graduated, and retired medical workers to help provide relief ...

STAT

Casey Ross

Rebecca Robbins

Erin Brodwin

31 March 2020

United States

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A variety of AI tools are being used by the healthcare industry to try to identify cases of coronavirus. Although it's not yet clear which will be most successful in doing so, tools such as automated chatboxes, algori...

Al Jazeera

Dominic Kane

28 March 2020

Berlin, Germany

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Although Germany has a high amount of coronavirus cases, their death toll is less than comparable countries which can be attributed to widespread testing and a prepared health care system. The hospitals have been able...

KRIV-TV

Matthew Seedorff

23 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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In Houston, hospitals and doctor's offices are changing their protocols for admitting and seeing patients in order to decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19. Telehealth practices have increased from 2 percent t...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

22 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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In order to reduce the mortality rate from the coronavirus pandemic as much as possible, medical centers and the government in South Korea reserved beds only for the most ill, while others were quarantined in supervis...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

18 March 2020

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Drive-through coronavirus testing sites aren't just safer for all involved, they're also more efficient. Although the limited exposure to hospital personnel and other patients is critical for slowing the spread, drive...

The Washington Post

Simon Denyer

Shibani Mahtani

18 March 2020

South Korea

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As much of Europe and the United States are still in the early stages of trying to contain the coronavirus, countries in Asia offer several lessons in mitigation strategies. Rapid government intervention and regulatio...

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