Houston will be home to the nation’s largest psychiatric hospital in 2021

The UTHealth Behavioral Sciences Center will be making history in Houston.

The facility will be the first public mental health hospital constructed in more than three decades, and will be the largest of its kind in the United States.

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UTHealth enlisted the help of architecture firm Perkins and Will to design the mental health facility near the Texas Medical Center.

The future building will “consist of two buildings connected by a glazed bridge, surrounded by a tranquil green space,” as reported by Jillian Goltzman at Innovation Map.


The facility will be an educational hospital, where future physicians and specialists will be trained. Not only will the facility provide mental healthcare, but substance use intervention, treatment and medical care via integrated treatment programs, according to Innovation Map.

The infrastructure of the new building is being

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Catholic Health unveils plans for ‘state-of-the-art’ hospital in Lockport

Catholic Health will begin looking at several land options in Lockport and plans to begin construction in 2021 with an opening date in 2023.

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Catholic Health leaders have announced a “hospital of the future” coming to Lockport. 

Catholic Health President and CEO Mark A. Sullivan, announced Tuesday a management agreement between the health system and Eastern Niagara Hospital that will lead to the construction of a state-of-the-art hospital.

“We are ensuring sustainable, accessible, high quality healthcare in Eastern Niagara County, while building a hospital of the future that will serve area residents for years to come,” Sullivan said. “We are grateful for the support and coordination from the New York State Department of Health throughout this process.  This agreement is about neighbors taking care of neighbors, preserving healthcare jobs in the community, and supporting the dedicated staff who have provided high quality care under difficult circumstances. In

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Hospital networks restored after cyberattack

Valley Health System computer networks were restored Monday in the Las Vegas Valley, two weeks after after a cyberattack struck Universal Health Services medical facilities across the country.

“All six Valley Health System hospitals are online again, using the electronic medical records, lab and pharmacy applications,” said Valley Health System spokeswoman Gretchen Papez.

Universal Health Services, which operates Valley Heath System, said it shut down computer networks across the U.S. following a cyberattack on Sept. 27. UHS operates more than 400 hospitals and clinical care facilities across the U.S. and United Kingdom. Only U.S. facilities were affected, according to the company.

UHS said it resorted to using “established back-up processes including offline documentation methods.” One clinician in Washington, D.C., told The Associated Press that the loss of computer access meant that medical personnel could not easily see lab results, imaging scans, medication lists and other critical pieces of information that

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Nurses at Backus Hospital in Norwich plan to strike Tuesday in protest over contract talks

Nurses at Backus Hospital in Norwich are set to strike Tuesday and Wednesday to protest what they say is the company’s refusal to negotiate a contract.

The hospital and Backus Federation of Nurses, part of AFT Connecticut that represents more than 400 nurses have been in contract talks since June. The two sides differ on compensation, improved distribution of personal protective equipment and recruiting and keeping new nurses, according to the union.

A spokeswoman for parent company Hartford HealthCare did not immediately respond to questions about staffing at Backus Hospital during the walkout. Donna Handley, president of the hospital, said earlier this month Backus will remain open during a strike and will work to reach an agreement.

Union President Sherri Dayton said recent negotiations led to progress on improved protective gear policies, expanded access for breastfeeding by new mothers and accountability for safe patient limits.

But the company has not

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North Dakota’s New COVID-19 Cases Are Double the Number of Hospital Beds Available in State

North Dakota’s health system is not only facing a surge in coronavirus cases but also dwindling resources to care for those infected patients.

On Monday, North Dakota’s department of health reported 475 new COVID-19 cases—a figure double the number of non-ICU hospital beds available in the state.

The state agency confirmed to Newsweek that there are currently 240 non-ICU staffed inpatient beds available across the state’s 45 health facilities. As of Monday, October 12, there are 158 hospitalizations in North Dakota.

Only 20 ICU beds are available at this time and more than half of those beds are located in the city of Fargo, with six beds at Essentia Health, four at Sanford Health and one at VA Hospital. Fargo is part of Cass County, the county with the largest number of positive COVID-19 cases—902 active cases as of Monday.

Renae Moch, the director of Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health, told Newsweek

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Home and Away’s Justin to return to hospital for health update

From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK and Australian viewers.

Home and Away has confirmed that Justin Morgan will receive another important update about his health on Australian screens this week.

Justin (James Stewart) recently went in for surgery to remove a tumour from his spine, but has since noticed worrying signs that his troubles may not be over.

Monday’s episode in Australia (October 12) saw Justin confide in his partner Leah Patterson-Baker about how his symptoms are already returning.

Justin explained that he thought he was imagining his issues at first, but they seem to be rapidly growing more serious.

Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5
Photo credit: Endemol Shine – Channel 5

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After encouragement from Leah (Ada Nicodemou), a worried Justin agreed to head back to the hospital for an emergency appointment with Dr Christian Green.

Justin was

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Chris Christie Says He’s Been Released from the Hospital 1 Week After Being Admitted for COVID-19

Dennis Van Tine/Sipa USA/AP Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Chris Christie has been released from the hospital, one week after contracting the coronavirus.

“I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center,” the former New Jersey governor wrote on Twitter Saturday morning. “I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week. Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.”

Christie, 57, first said he tested positive last Saturday, one day after President Donald Trump announced that he and wife, First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the virus.

Shortly after announcing his diagnosis, Christie revealed that he was at higher risk for coronavirus complications due to underlying health issues, including asthma, and shared that he had checked himself into

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Chris Christie released from hospital after treatment for coronavirus

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fields questions at a wide-ranging news conference, March 3, 2016 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was released from Morristown Medical Center on Saturday after testing positive for the coronavirus one week ago.

“I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center. I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week,” Christie wrote in a tweet. “Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.”

Christie was hospitalized for a week battling the virus. When Christie first checked into the hospital, he said it was an important precautionary measure because of his history of asthma.

Doctors gave Christie the anti-viral drug remdesivir, according to CNN,

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$100M in gifts from community support Primary Children’s Hospital expertise, expansion

Intermountain Healthcare’s historic plan to build the nation’s model health system for children has received more than $100 million in gifts from community leaders so far, accelerating efforts to expand the clinical expertise of Primary Children’s Hospital.

Katy Welkie, RN, MBA, CEO of Primary Children’s Hospital and vice president of Intermountain Children’s Health, said in a prepared statement:

We are entering a new era in pediatric health that will shape the next century of care for children served by Intermountain and Primary Children’s Hospital. These generous gifts from the community are helping us embrace this challenge, forge ahead, and achieve our vision to build the nation’s model health system for children without delay.

In January, Intermountain Healthcare announced a $500 million promise — half of which would come from philanthropy — to create a national model for children’s health. 

This vision has inspired financial gifts including a $50 million gift

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Ex-NJ governor Chris Christie says he’s out of the hospital

Oct. 10, 2020Updated: Oct. 10, 2020 9:04 a.m.

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. Christie tweeted on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. Christie tweeted on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, that he has tested positive for COVID-19.Julio Cortez/AP

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday he has been discharged from a New Jersey hospital where he spent a week, following his announcement that he had contracted the coronavirus.

“I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center,” Christie said in a Saturday morning post on Twitter. “I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week. Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.”

Christie announced Oct. 3

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