Inside Moore Hospital, Nurses Pulled Together to Save Lives
May 24, 2013 - All the drills and disaster preparation paid off at Moore Medical Center this week, when it sustained a direct hit by a high-intensity tornado, with winds exceeding 200 miles per hour, and all of the patients and staff survived without injuries.
Dealing with Destruction: Hospitals Respond to Oklahoma’s Tornadoes
May 21, 2013 - On a typical day, Moore Medical Center provides medical, surgical and emergency services to the community of Moore, Okla., a suburb about 10 miles outside of Oklahoma City. The 45-bed hospital is a campus of Norman Regional Health System and has more than 100 physicians on staff.
Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Growing Choice Among U.S. Women
May 21, 2013 - As soon as Angelina Jolie’s op-ed piece, describing her decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy, ran in the New York Times, the phones started ringing at the Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, and likely at other breast cancer centers across the country.
Honoring EMS Responders during National EMS Week
May 21, 2013 - This week, our nation honors emergency medical service (EMS) professionals for their dedication to public service. As the HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response, I know how important their role is in disasters. As a primary care physician, I know how important their work is every day. People rely on EMS in disasters and other public health emergencies, as well as for personal emergency care.
Suffering from Compassion Fatigue, Burnout or Both? What a Nurse Can Do
May 16, 2013 - When it comes to feeling worn down in your job, it is important to distinguish between nurse burnout and compassion fatigue because they have different sources and different solutions, explained Dana Nelson-Peterson, DNP, MN, RN, administrative director for ambulatory nursing services at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.
Senate Confirms Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator
May 16, 2013 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on May 15 that the United States Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse and health system leader, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).