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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There is an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, officials confirmed.A spokesperson for the facility said 18 patients tested positive for the virus last week while there. In response, all staff are wearing N95 respirators at all times in high risk areas, and are required to wear goggles or a face mask when entering patients' rooms.The facility has also stopped all inpatient visitors except for end-of-life situations until further notice.Routine walkthroughs are being conducted to ensure proper mask wearing, the spokesperson said."We take this matter extremely seriously and our hope is that this will not occur again and that these measures will lead to the prevention of COVID-19 in the future for the health and safety of Veterans, their families, caregivers and our staff," they said in a statement.
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has been ordered to pay $4.5 million for violating the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the Justice Department (DOJ) said in a Tuesday release. The settlement is the result of a three-year investigation into the medical center after two nurses overdosed on fentanyl and died in 2016 and 2018. Both nurses were found dead in hospital bathrooms. These failures to properly handle controlled substances, including slacked recordkeeping and reporting obligations, allowed staff to use them for illicit personal use, the DOJ wrote. "For years prior to our investigation, U.T. Southwestern exhibited an almost shocking disregard for its obligations under the Controlled Substance Act, enabling some employees to steal and abuse prescription narcotics – including powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl," said U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham.  The settlement is the second-largest involving drug diversion in the nation and the largest in Texas. "We felt that the serial compliance failures we uncovered warranted a multi-million-dollar penalty and a stringent corrective action plan," Meacham added. The medical center must now take further steps to safeguard its controlled substances, including...
    TRU Community Care in Lafayette, Colorado, was the host to the unveiling of a brand new technology in the medical field — a humanoid robot that can perform basic medical tasks. BEOMNI, a remote-controlled humanoid robot, pushes a cart of medical supplies down the hall next to TRU Community Care Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Wensel during a demonstration at TRU PACE Center in Lafayette on Friday. (Matthew Jonas, Daily Camera)  Beyond Imagination, an AI company based out of Colorado Springs, visited the Lafayette hospice center to test out the robot, named BEOMNI. “We are excited that TRU sees the almost limitless potential of our humanoid robots in health care and has agreed to run this first pilot study with us. We look forward to partnering with them to bring a highly effective solution to market,” said inventor and CEO Dr. Harry Kloor. The robot is controlled remotely using VR technology, so that doctors and specialists can see patients who are miles away. However, the physical presence of a robotic aid such as BEOMNI can make up for gaps that...
    Two Dumont residents who were overcome by carbon monoxide gas were rescued by responders. Both were taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center after police, firefighters and EMS members responded to the Niagara Street home shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The male resident was revived by CPR and brought to the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, responders said. The female resident was transferred to the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, they said. Her condition couldn't be determined. Their dog survived, responders said. Police first responded to the 911 after a neighbor and friend found the unresponsive victims. CO levels registered at 700ppm -- so high that a detector in a responder's medical bag immediately sounded. Less than a half hour more of exposure would have most likely proven fatal, responders said. Acting Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce, who's also an EMT, was among the heroes who tended to the victims.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman was carjacked Thursday in the parking lot of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Bronzeville. At 4 p.m., the 40-year-old woman was in her car in the parking lot of the hospital, at 2525 S. Michigan Ave., when a man came up and opened her driver’s side door, police said. READ MORE: Chicago Reaches Goal Of 77% First-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage A Month EarlyThe suspect then implied he was armed with a weapon and demanded the victim’s vehicle, police said. READ MORE: Man Shot By Would-Be Carjacker While Trying To Drive Away In HermosaThe victim was not injured. MORE NEWS: Search On For 2 Subjects Wanted In Shooting That Killed Kevin Tinker Jr., 14, In RoselandArea Three detectives were investigating.
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A man with no memory and no ID is headed home after spending 88 days at UC Davis Medical Center. It’s believed the man, who the hospital said is named Francisco, was hit by a car in the Arden area back in August. READ MORE: 'What I Want Is A Refund': Elk Grove Seniors Out Nearly $35K For Cruise They Never TookThe man was riding his bike in August when he was hit by a car off Marconi Avenue. First responders found him and transported him to UC Davis Med Center, but he could not remember who he was. He couldn’t tell the nurses his name or where he was from. READ MORE: Cornhole Craze Brings Big Business To El Dorado CountyHe was identified a month later thanks to tips from the community. The hospital says Francisco is now recovered enough to go home. MORE NEWS: Manteca Police Adopt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Use-Of-Force TrainingHe will be reunited with his family in Mexico soon.
    Former President Barack Obama’s foundation announced Monday that it has received a $100 million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which it says is the largest individual contribution it has received to date. Separately on Monday, New York University’s medical center said it has received a $166 million gift from Bezos and his family. For its part, the Obama foundation said in a statement that the gift from Bezos is intended “to help expand the scope of programming that reaches emerging leaders” in the United States and around the world. The donation, it said, was also given in honor of John Lewis, the congressman and civil rights icon who died last year. As part of the gift, the foundation said Bezos has asked for the plaza at the Obama Presidential Center, under construction in Chicago’s South Side, to be named after Lewis. Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to Obama who serves as the foundation’s CEO, said in a statement that the foundation was “thrilled” by that idea. Construction on Obama’s legacy project is expected to cost...
    BUTNER, N.C. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A defense attorney says the former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic has been transferred to a medical facility in North Carolina for federal inmates after a cancer diagnosis. Defense lawyer John Phillips says Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was taken from a federal medical center in Fort Worth, Texas, to a federal medical center in Butner, North Carolina, last week. READ MORE: Airline Worker Fatally Shot At El Paso Airport Parking LotMaldonado-Passage is prominently featured in the Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” READ MORE: Dallas Detectives Investigating After Man Fatally Shot On Garrison StreetIn July, a federal appeals court ruled that Maldonado-Passage should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. MORE NEWS: Suspected Drunk Driver In Houston Had 4 Kids In Truck During Chase(© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    The pedestrian who died in a crash on Harrisburg Pike on Monday has been identified. Richard Bakaric, 63, of Harrisburg, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck in Lower Swatara Township, reports PennLive citing the Dauphin County spokesman Brett Hambright. Bakaric's death has been ruled accidental as a result of multiple traumatic injuries, the county spokesman told the outlet. He was hit by an eastbound passenger vehicle traveling along Route 230 West Harrisburg Pike at the intersection of Rosedale Avenue in Lower Swatara Township near a medical center and an airport around 5:20 p.m., as Daily Voice previously reported. Bakaric was a Harrisburg native who was retired, according to his social media. He is survived by his friends, according to social media. Funeral and memorial service details have not been released. This crash remains under investigation by the Lower Swatara police and the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office.
    A pedestrian was hit by a medical clinic and an airport on Monday evening, according to the police. The person was hit by an eastbound passenger vehicle traveling along Route 230 West Harrisburg Pike at the intersection of Rosedale Avenue in Lower Swatara Township, according to the release. "Efforts to revive the struck pedestrian were unsuccessful," police stated in the release. The Dauphin County Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene and West Harrisburg Pike was closed while the accident was reconstructed, according to police.  The investigation is ongoing.  The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
    Vermont ranks 40th among the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report , dropping from 20th place in the organization’s spring report. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization, releases hospital safety reports each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The fall report assigns letter grades to 2,901 hospitals and is the largest one yet, according to the organization. The criteria include infection rates, falls and injuries. The fall report is the first one to include sepsis infections, according to the organization. Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland received the only grade of A out of the six Vermont hospitals named in the report. The hospital also received an A grade in the spring report. No Vermont hospitals received an F grade, but two received a grade of D. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital received a D grade, a score the hospital also received in the spring report. Data was not available, or the hospitals did not respond to inquires about some measures. Brattleboro Memorial received below-average scores for safe...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The family of a 26-year-old man is searching frantically for him Monday after he was discharged from County-USC Medical Center, where he had been taken for a mental health evaluation. (credit: Theresa Bolden) READ MORE: 'Significant Improvement': Ports of LA, Long Beach Delay Fines After Seeing 26% Reduction In Cargo On DocksPatrick Bolden-Smith, who moved to Los Angeles from New Orleans to pursue a music career, has been missing since Sunday. His mother, Theresa Bolden, flew out this weekend to bring him home – but his mental health had deteriorated to a point that she was forced to call an ambulance for him. “He’s got to be terrified. I don’t know what else to do at this point,” she said. Bolden-Smith had moved to Southern California just before the pandemic struck. Like so many others, the pandemic cost him his job – and Bolden says her son had been struggling to cope. “He was not himself. As the couple of days progressed, he just got more and more confused,” she said. “He had a...
    Maria Guadalupe Reyes was worried about the urgent notice that had arrived, saying that her landlord was seeking to evict her from the house she rents. So she went straight to the usual place: the Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center. There, the 72-year-old handed the document over to paralegal Alejandra Patlán — a familiar face with pink hair and an unflappable manner — and waited outside the little room on the second floor for her turn with the attorney. The glassy center on 120th Street in Willowbrook, where patients typically stop in to see doctors and get hearing tests, vaccinations and other routine care, might seem like an odd place to seek legal advice. But the L.A. County Department of Health Services, which runs this and other medical centers across the county, has offered free help from attorneys as an unconventional way to meet the broader needs of its patients. It now has nine clinics with a lawyer embedded on-site through a program called the Medical Legal Community Partnership. Patients can also get legal help by...
    East Georgia Regional Medical Center (EGRMC) received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes East Georgia Regional Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. “This distinction reinforces our commitment to providing safe, quality, compassionate care,” said East Georgia Regional Medical Center CEO Stephen Pennington. “Our entire team consistently seeks ways to improve in service to our patients and the ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group comes from that focus.” The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A special delivery for some veterans in Chicago Thursday. Volunteers saying “Thank you” with flowers. An Evanston-based group called “Inspire Through Flowers” delivered dozens of patriotic bouquets to veterans and front-line healthcare workers at Rush University Medical Center. Volunteers with the group say their mission is to lift spirits and bring hope, and to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans. “Lots of surprise smiles and very often a few tears from people saying we’re so touched by this, you have no idea what it means to us that there are people out there, that don’t even know us, that want to say thank you,” said Christine Costello of Inspire Through Flowers.
    People visiting hospital for reasons that had nothing to do with the coronavirus often led to them contracting the disease - with more than 2,000 of them dying. Data released by Kaiser Health News, a non-profit organization, details how there were more than 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 that began in hospitals in 2020. The organization believes the true number of cases is in fact far higher.  Around 21 percent of the cases that started in hospitals between the months of April and September last year led to the deaths of more than 2,000 people.  During the first wave of the pandemic, patients who went into hospital to be treated for conditions unrelated to Covid were infected and died At hospitals with high rates of covid spread, staff members were often alarmed by the lack of safety practices Some say part of the blame lies with poor hospital infection control protocols and staff spreading the virus to one another, and then to patients.  Although staff were also separated depending on who they were treating and were instructed to social distance...
    A medical center on Long Island has begun offering the newly-authorized lower dose COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. Cohen Children’s Medical Center, located in New Hyde Park, began administering the vaccine, made by Pfizer, on Thursday, Nov. 4, according to an announcement from Northwell Health. “In New York, six in 10 kids who are 12-and-over are already vaccinated," said Dr. Charles Schleien, senior vice president and chair of pediatrics at Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s. "We need to get that number higher – and starting today, we need to chip away at vaccinating the newest group of eligible children. The vaccine is safe. It works – and it will be the way we successfully lower COVID stats across the region, nation and world.” Northwell Health also reported that it has established "vaccination pods" to administer vaccine's to the newly-eligible age group at the following locations and times: Nassau County: (1 Marcus Ave, New Hyde Park, NY) Nov. 7 & 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suffolk County: (5181 Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY) Nov. 6 & 13,...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The woman at the center of a controversial takedown in Fort Collins has died. The Fort Collins Police Services tells CBS4’s Dillon Thomas Cynthia Wales was hit by a car while walking through traffic and passed away at the hospital last weekend. (credit: Fort Collins Police) On Aug. 22, paramedics responded to a call for medical assistance at a Mennonite church. The woman involved reportedly became “disruptive” and a police officer was requested. The officer is seen on body camera and surveillance video approaching the woman as she raised her fist in a reportedly threatening way to the officer. Chief Jeff Swobdoa says what happened next was justified and necessary. “After a brief interaction, the officer used a trained takedown technique to safely take her into custody. Once in custody, she was transported by medical personnel to an area hospital for evaluation of the medical issue that prompted the initial call for service. No injuries were reported in connection with the arrest,” Swoboda released in a statement. (credit: Fort Collins Police) The pastor of the church,...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The woman at the center of a controversial takedown in Fort Collins has died. The Fort Collins Police Services tells CBS4’s Dillon Thomas Cynthia Wales was hit by a car while walking through traffic and passed away at the hospital last weekend. (credit: Fort Collins Police) READ MORE: Denver Film Festival Kicks Off Wednesday Night With 'Spencer'On Aug. 22, paramedics responded to a call for medical assistance at a Mennonite church. The woman involved reportedly became “disruptive” and a police officer was requested. The officer is seen on body camera and surveillance video approaching the woman as she raised her fist in a reportedly threatening way to the officer. Chief Jeff Swobdoa says what happened next was justified and necessary. “After a brief interaction, the officer used a trained takedown technique to safely take her into custody. Once in custody, she was transported by medical personnel to an area hospital for evaluation of the medical issue that prompted the initial call for service. No injuries were reported in connection with the arrest,” Swoboda released...
    An 18-year-old Mount Olive resident died nearly a week after a Route 46 crash that injured him and four others, according to Morris County officials and the victim's relatives. Dondrei Martin had been in the ICU at Morristown Medical Center, where he was flown following the Oct. 23 crash, according to a GoFundMe page launched by Kayla Greco. Greco updated the page on Oct. 31 saying Martin had died. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office announced one person involved in the incident had died but did not release their name. A Mount Olive High School senior, Martin turned 18 just one day before the crash. He celebrated with his mom, dad, 15-year-old brother and 12-year-old sister, according to the GoFundMe. A 2015 Hyundai Sonata driver lost control in the eastbound lanes and caused a head-on collision with a BMW traveling in the westbound lanes around 1:30 p.m. A Subaru that was traveling eastbound was also involved in the collision, authorities said. ALSO SEE: Mother And Daughter Hit By Speeding Driver In Head-On Mt. Olive Crash Were Unharmed: ‘Miracle’ The driver and...
    By Mary Chappell CHICAGO (CBS) – Two people were killed and four others injured in an Avalon Park crash late Saturday, police said. READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot In Ukrainian VillageA gray Dodge Charger was traveling northbound on the 8200 block of South Stony Island Avenue at about 11:38 p.m. when it struck the driver’s side of a brown Nissan SUV attempting to cross 82nd Street, authorities said. READ MORE: Police Increase Patrols In Hyde Park Ahead Of Time, Amid Concern Given History Of Violence And Mayhem In Past YearsTwo passengers in the Nissan, a 76-year-old man and an unidentified woman in her 30s, were both taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the Nissan, a 49-year-old woman, was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. Also in the Nissan, a 68-year-old woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with minor injuries in fair condition and a teenage boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, also with minor injuries in fair condition, authorities said. The driver of the Dodge...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Saturday stopped to take selfies with first responders and medical personnel who joined Group of 20 world leaders on stage following their traditional "family photo."This weekend's summit in Rome marks the first time the group has been able to meet in person since the start of Covid-19. Bringing the first responders and medical personnel on stage with the leaders was meant to honor their work and service throughout the pandemic.Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, center front, stands with the Italian medical team and world leaders as they gather for the official family photograph on day one of the G20 Summit at the convention center of La Nuvola, in Rome on Saturday, October 30, 2021.More than 4.9 million people across the globe have died from Covid-19, including more than 745,000 Americans. The Biden administration is pushing to get every American vaccinated. So far, just over 57% of the total US population is vaccinated. While in Rome, the leaders of the world's largest economies are expected to discuss the pandemic, global supply chain problems, a global minimum tax...
    Santa Clara County may establish a specialized clinic at Valley Medical Center that would help treat those with long term COVID-19 symptoms and is waiting on the recommendations of physicians at the hospital before it forges ahead. Long COVID, also known as long hauler syndrome, is a phenomenon where symptoms of the virus last more than a couple of months after initial infection and include fatigue, shortness of breath and memory problems. It’s estimated that around 15 to 25 million people in the United States may have long COVID, according to Brian Block, a UCSF doctor who joined supervisors for a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the issue. Since COVID patients are dealing with a multitude of health issues, they may require seeing more than one specialist. The idea of a clinic is to streamline a patient’s experience so they aren’t bouncing from one specialist to another, and to also create a central place where doctors are able to communicate better. For the clinic to get going, VMC still needs to identify the extent to which long COVID is...
    Morristown Medical Center was placed on lockdown as a precaution due to an off campus police incident, hospital officials said. Nearly two dozen police cars were called to Franklin Street in search of a 30-year-old gunman, Morristown.NJ on Instagram reports. Hospital spokesman Luke Margolis said that the steps that the hospital was taking were "precautionary only." An alert was sent to hospital employees in the healthcare system just after 10 p.m. This is a developing story. Check back for details.
    Morristown Medical Center was placed on lockdown as a precaution due to an off campus police incident, hospital officials said. Nearly two dozen police cars were called to Franklin Street in search of a 30-year-old gunman, Morristown.NJ on Instagram reports. Hospital spokesman Luke Margolis said that the steps that the hospital was taking were precautionary only. An alert was sent to hospital employees in the healthcare system just after 10 p.m. This is a developing story. Check back for details.
    Morristown Medical Center was placed on lockdown Monday night due to an alleged domestic violence incident, Morristown.NJ on Instagram reports. Nearly two dozen police cars and a SWAT team surrounded the hospital on Franklin Street apparently in search of a 30-year-old gunman, the account said. An alert was sent to employees in the healthcare system just after 10 p.m. This is a developing story. Check back for details.
    Morristown Medical Center was placed on lockdown Monday night due to an alleged domestic violence incident, Morristown, NJ on Instagram reports. Nearly two dozen police cars and a SWAT team surrounded the hospital on Franklin Street apparently in search of a 30-year-old gunman, the account said. An alert was sent to employees in the healthcare system just after 10 p.m. This is a developing story. Check back for details.
    Morristown Medical Center was placed on lockdown Monday night. An alert was sent to employees in the healthcare system just after 10 p.m. The cause was not immediately clear. This is a developing story. Check back for details.
    KERRVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities say 34-year-old Michael Gonzales of Fort Worth lost control during a Texas drag racing event in Kerrville and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring several other individuals. A six-year-old boy died at the scene, and an eight-year-old boy was transported to Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville where he was pronounced dead. READ MORE: Man Wanted For Allegedly Attacking CVS Employee At Dallas StoreThe crash occurred Saturday afternoon at an event called “Airport Race Wars 2” at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport. According to officials, Gonzales lost control of his 1990 Ford Mustang about half way down the 1/8 mile track. “The vehicle lost rear traction and began to slide to the left and the right on the track,” said Jonathan Lamb of the Kerrville Police Department. “The vehicle ultimately lost control, turning to the left and entering into a slide. The vehicle slid off of the runway being utilized as the raceway, and slid into the grassy area where spectators were observing the race. The vehicle struck multiple spectators before striking...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Dennis McDonough, the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be speaking at the Wilmington VA Medical Center on Monday. He plans to talk about the United States’ commitment to the mental health of veterans. Delaware’s two senators, Chris Coonsand Tom Carper, are also on hand. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 78-year-old woman who may need assistance. Katherine Griffin was last seen in the area of Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. Police did not indicate when she was last seen or what she was wearing. Griffin has short, white hair and blue eyes. If you have seen her, call 911. Please help us locate 78-year-old Ms. Katherine Griffin who is reported #missing and in need of assistance. Ms. Griffin has short white hair and blue eyes. She was last seen in the area of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Please call or Text 911 if located. pic.twitter.com/BZ6DLTLmSq — Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) October 22, 2021
    A Long Island teenager is facing multiple charges after a crash that killed a woman and seriously injured her 11-year-old daughter. It happened just after 3:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 in Wyandanch. Jennifer Figueroa, age 30, of Wyandanch, was driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, turning left onto Lincoln Avenue from Little East Neck Road, when the vehicle was struck by a northbound 2018 BMW, being driven by Franklyn Charles, age 18, of West Babylon, Suffolk County Police said. Figueroa was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was pronounced dead, police said.  Her daughter, Anahi Sanchez, a passenger in the Hyundai, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of serious injuries, according to police. Charles was transported to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore for evaluation and released.  A 14-year-old male passenger in the BMW was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for evaluation and released into custody of family members. Charles was charged with: Reckless endangerment, Endangering the welfare of a child.  He was held overnight...
    (CBS4) – HealthONE is hosting an event on Saturday to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70,630 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2019, with more than 70% attributed to opioids. Dr. Jaya Kumar, Chief Medical Officer at Swedish Medical Center, says the majority of people who get addicted to opioids get them from friends or family. “With the pandemic this has only intensified. We’re seeing an increase in the number of opioid users as well as overdoses across the nation. This is the reason we want to raise community awareness for the dangers of opioid abuse,” she told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia. Law enforcement officers from the various police departments will be collecting any unused medications including the following: tablets, capsules and patches of Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and Oxymorphone (Opana). Needles, syringes, lancets, inhalers or liquids will not be accepted. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at the event, including masking, social distancing and appropriate traffic patterns. Five...
    EGRMC EGRMC has a new surgeon, Tyler Cowart, M.D., as part of East Georgia Medical & Surgical Associates and Cedar Surgical Associates.  East Georgia Medical & Surgical Associates and Cedar Surgical Associates are pleased to welcome Tyler Cowart, M.D., general and colorectal surgeon. Dr. Cowart, board-certified surgeon by the American Board of Surgery, is a new member of the medical staff at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. He joined the medical group and hospital in late August. Dr. Cowart earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia. He completed a residency in general surgery at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, and went on to complete a Fellowship in colorectal surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. He is fellowship trained in the management of cancer of the colon, rectum, and anus. Dr. Cowart is also trained in the surgical management of diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, complex anorectal disease, endoscopic interventions, and pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Cowart is a member of the...
    UPDATE: No serious injuries were following a crash involving a school bus carrying children with special needs on Route 4. Six children, the driver and an aide from the Windsor Academy in Ridgewood were aboard the bus when it was involved in a crash with a private vehicle on the eastbound highway in Teaneck around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Bergen County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Keisha J. McLean said Thursday afternoon. One youngster was taken to Holy Name Medical Center by the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps with a minor injury, McLean said. The lone occupant of the Mazda was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center by the Paramus Volunteer Ambulance Corps after complaining of neck and chest pain, she said. Eastbound Route 4 near Hackensack Avenue was temporarily shut down while the occupants were tended to and the vehicles eventually removed. The Windsor Bergen Academy serves pre-K-through-8th-grade students who "exhibit learning, behavioral and attention disorders," according to to its website. "In addition, many of [its] students are diagnosed with anxiety, depression and autism spectrum disorder."
    Former President Bill Clinton is back resting in his Northern Westchester home following a health scare that left him hospitalized in California. While working on business for the Clinton Foundation, the former president was hospitalized at the UCI Medical Center in California when he began to feel fatigued, according to reports. While he was being treated, Clinton was diagnosed with a urological infection that led to a more broad infection that needed to be treated. According to Clinton’s doctors, he was “administered IV antibiotics and fluids” as part of his treatment, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack announced in a statement. “He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring. After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well," the doctors said. "The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President's New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope to have him go home soon.” Clinton was discharged from UCI Medical Center on Sunday, Oct. 17, and he released a video on social media...
    Former President Bill Clinton shared a video update from his Chappaqua, New York, home on Wednesday to reassure the world he’s “doing great” after a urological infection forced him into hospital for five days of treatment. The 75-year-old delivered his health update in a clip posted to his Twitter account and set out his hope for a speedy recovery and plans for the future. “I’m really glad to be back home. I’m doing great — enjoying this beautiful fall weather,” Clinton says in the online piece while claiming he’s “on the road to recovery” following the stay at UC Irvine Medical Center, as Breitbart News reported. Former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thank the medical staff as he is released from the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Clinton also offered medical advice of his own and promised to “be around” to keep doing more of what he does best. “I want to remind everyone out there — take the time to listen to your bodies...
    ORANGE (CBSLA) – Former President Bill Clinton issued a message of gratitude Wednesday for the care he received while hospitalized at University of Irvine Medical Center in Orange last week. Former President Bill Clinton exits the hospital with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after being discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., on Oct. 17, 2021. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) The 75-year-old Clinton spent five nights hospitalized in the intensive care unit at UC Irvine Medical Center with a urinary tract infection. He was discharged on Sunday, with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, by his side. “I was so touched by the outpouring of support I received during my stay in the hospital,” Clinton said in a video posted to social media from his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. “Thanks so much. I’d also like to thank the doctors and nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center for the absolutely wonderful care they gave me over the last seven days.” Clinton also singled out Dr. Alpesh Amin, the executive director of the UCI School...
    Former President Bill Clinton shared a video update on his condition on Wednesday after he was released this week from a Southern California hospital where he successfully battled an infection. "I'm really glad to be back home," said 75-year-old Clinton in a video shared to Twitter.  He offered appreciation for the doctors and nurses at the University of California Irvine Medical Center for the "absolutely wonderful care" they provided to him during his stay. BILL CLINTON RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (Getty Images) "I'm doing great, enjoying this beautiful fall weather," Clinton added, noting that he is "on the road to recovery" after spending six days in the hospital. "I want to remind everyone out there: Take the time to listen to your bodies and care for yourselves," he said. "We all have work to do, and each of us has an important role to play in life and the immediate future." ORANGE CA OCTOBER 17, 2021 - Former President Bill Clinton, standing with his wife, Hillary, was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center Sunday morning. (Allen...
    Police in Florida have called the medical examiner's office to a nature reserve after finding what they say are items belonging to Brian Laundrie. The Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office has been called to the North Port reserve where authorities have been searching for 23-year-old Laundrie, the family attorney Steven Bertolino told CNN. The items were found after Laundrie’s parents went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, to search for their son on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and to meet with North Port Police and the FBI. Bertolino said the items were found after a "brief search" off a trail Laundrie was known to frequent.  He would not give any further information on what or how many items were found. CNN is also reporting that additional police, along with cadaver dogs, have arrived at the site to help with a search. Laundrie is a person of interest in the death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito who was found dead last month in the mountains of Wyoming. The two had been on a trip together as she filmed segments for a YouTube...
    A Wednesday morning bomb threat led to the lockdown of the naval base housing Walter Reed Medical Center. CNBC reports that the threat called in about 8:45 a.m., and “staff and visitors at the base in Bethesda, Maryland, were ordered to shelter in place, and the facility’s gates were closed to non-emergency traffic.” ???? 0925, 20OCT21: NSA Bethesda Shelter In Place – This is an emergency announcement affecting Naval Support Activity Bethesda. A hazard exists at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. All personnel and beneficiaries are directed to stay clear of Walter Reed Bethesda. — Walter Reed Bethesda (@WRBethesda) October 20, 2021 WTOP notes that the earliest reports of the threat included claims of a possible active shooter. However, at 10 a.m., authorities tweeted, “At this time, there is no indication of an active shooter on the installation. A bomb threat is still under investigation. A lockdown remains in place.” All scheduled patient appointments have been canceled at this time. UPDATE: At 10:49 a.m. the Naval Support Activity Bethesda tweeted that “K-9 teams are in the process of clearing buildings at Walter...
    The military based in Maryland that houses Walter Reed Medical Center went on lockdown Wednesday morning after receiving a bomb threat.  Naval Support Activity Bethesda officials tweeted that as of 10.49am, the lockdown remained in place as K-9 teams were in the process of clearing the buildings at the military hospital.   According to the naval installation, at around 8.45am, officials got a call from an 'anonymous source,' saying there is a bomb threat at or near Building 10. Naval Support Activity Bethesda in Maryland is on lockdown as officials investigate a bomb threat that was called in Wednesday morning  The military base is home to Walter Reed National Medical Center  The military base issued a 'shelter in place' order and sealed off all the gates to non-emergency traffic, citing the bomb threat and a possible active shooter threat. Five minutes later, officials stated that there is 'no indication of an active shooter on the installation,' but the bomb threat is still under investigation. All patients' appointments at the military hospital were cancelled, and people were being asked to stay away...
    The U.S. military installation housing the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland has been placed on lockdown Wednesday after it "received a phone call from an anonymous source stating there is a bomb at or near" one of its buildings, officials say.  Naval Support Activity Bethesda warned in a tweet that "all personnel should shelter in place" and the "public is asked to avoid the area." It added that the reported bomb threat was directed at Building 10 and all gates to the base are closed to non-emergency traffic.  A map showing the location of the bomb threat in the complex housing the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (Google Maps) Walter Reed Bethesda also tweeted that all patient appointments have been cancelled.  The bomb threat remains under investigation.  This is a developing story. Please check back for updates... 
    Walter Reed National Medical Center and several other buildings are currently on lockdown after receiving a bomb threat. The official Twitter account for Naval Support Activity Bethesda announced on Tuesday that “at approximately 8:45 a.m., the installation received a phone call from an anonymous source stating there is a bomb at or near Building 10.” Building 10 is the main lobby for the Walter Reed National Medical Center, and the hospital is advising people to shelter in place 2/2 – 0925, 20OCT21: The base is on lockdown. All personnel should shelter in place. All gates are closed to non-emergency traffic. The public is asked to avoid the area. — Naval Support Activity Bethesda (@nsabethesda) October 20, 2021 ???? 0925, 20OCT21: NSA Bethesda Shelter In Place – This is an emergency announcement affecting Naval Support Activity Bethesda. A hazard exists at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. All personnel and beneficiaries are directed to stay clear of Walter Reed Bethesda. — Walter Reed Bethesda (@WRBethesda) October 20, 2021 All patient appointments have been cancelled. More details to come....
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is seen shortly after the White House announced that President Donald Trump will be helicoptering to the hospital and "will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days" after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., October 2, 2020.Joshua Robert | Reuters The U.S. Navy base that includes the Walter Reed Medical Center was locked down Wednesday after an anonymous bomb threat was phoned into the facility, located just outside of Washington, D.C. Staff and visitors at the base in Bethesda, Maryland, were ordered to shelter in place, and the facility's gates were closed to non-emergency traffic, according to tweets posted by the base. Walter Reed is a sprawling military hospital that is used by presidents of the United States and other government officials for treatment. "A hazard exists at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. All personnel and beneficiaries are directed to stay clear of Walter Reed Bethesda," the hospital's Twitter account warned.CNBC PoliticsRead more of CNBC's politics coverage: Biden pushes progressive...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff NORTH FAYETTE (KDKA) – Today, a major announcement is expected from Allegheny Health Network. READ MORE: 'There's No Money To Fix It:' Roads And Bridges In Need Of Repair In Limbo As Leaders Negotiate Infrastructure Plan In CongressThey’re planning to unveil plans for a new, $70 million health and wellness pavilion in North Fayette. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Warmer Temperatures Expected Before Fall Conditions Return This WeekendThe state-of-the-art, 68,000 square foot facility will have a center for reproductive medicine, a full array of medical specialists, and advanced imaging. MORE NEWS: Heavy Police Presence Gathers On South Side, Officers Seen Collecting 2 GunsMake sure to tune into KDKA News at Noon for full coverage of this new facility.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Healthcare workers have been dealing with flu vaccine mandates for decades with few objections, but the COVID-19 vaccine was a tougher sell even among an industry about science"They are fearful of the unknown, I think," said Dr. Louis Hondros, a Rush University Medical Center emergency room physician. "The majority come around once they really read the science behind it."Just a few months ago, about 75-80 percent of Rush University Medical Center employees were vaccinated. It was about the same rate at the much smaller Saint Anthony Hospital. There was a real fear imposing mandates would drive employees away in an industry that was already facing big labor shortages."We had no idea what the mandate would do," said Dr. Eden Takhsh, Saint Anthony Hospital's vice president and chief quality officer. "We feel lucky that we landed on the right side of the mandate."As its October mandate deadline neared, vaccination rates went up significantly. Saint Anthony Hospital's staff is now over 98 percent vaccinated. Rush University Medical Center compliance rate even higher."We are so pleased this week we hit...
    Former secretary of state and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Colin Powell has died at age 84 of COVID-19 complications. Powell was fully vaccinated and being cared for at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Washington DC. He was secretary of state under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005 and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993. According to an announcement on his Facebook page, "General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He was fully vaccinated. "We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," the announcement added. This story is breaking and will be updated. News
    Originally Published: 17 OCT 21 11:04 ET Updated: 17 OCT 21 12:05 ET By CNN (CNN) — Former President Bill Clinton has been released from a California hospital after being treated for an infection that spread to his bloodstream. Clinton walked out arm-in-arm with his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before greeting hospital staff and giving a thumbs-up when asked how he was feeling. University of California Irvine Health Department of Medicine Executive Director Dr. Alpesh N. Amin, who had been overseeing Clinton’s medical team, released a statement following Clinton’s release. “President Clinton was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center today. His fever and white blood cell count are normalized, and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics,” Amin wrote. “On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical Center, we were honored to have treated him and will continue to monitor his progress.” Clinton had been admitted last week to the UC Irvine Medical Center’s intensive care unit for a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream. The former...