Ron Boucher, MD, chief of radiology at the VA Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and clinical professor of Oregon Health & Science University, spent nine months practicing radiology in a battlefield tent hospital only a mile from the front in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is urging immediate increased investment in nursing training to ensure a sufficient nursing workforce to meet anticipated future demand from an aging U.S. population and the newly insured under the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions.
One hospital’s program that puts peer counselors at the bedside of patients with addiction and substance abuse problems has earned it an invitation to the White House. Leaders from Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, were asked to present their early addiction intervention program, Project Engage, to officials from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare are now officially one organization — Beaumont Health. The new $3.8 billion not-for-profit health care organization is one of southeastern Michigan’s largest with eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 153 outpatient sites, 5,000 physicians and more than 33,000 employees.