Three Heart Surgeons Discuss How to Beat Aortic Dissection’s Ticking Clock

Participating in this Q&A article are Bilal Shafi, MD, from Sutter Health in Santa Cruz, California; Wilson Szeto, MD, from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, Wheatley Surgical in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources Launch Data Transparency Initiative

The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) Inc. have announced a new data transparency initiative – Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare (DASH).

Aerobiotix Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Medical Ultraviolet Air Filtration System

Aerobiotix Inc., a manufacturer of air treatment devices for hospitals and health care, has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Aerocure-MD medical air purification system.

AAAHC Releases Updated Toolkit Outlining Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients

To help ASCs implement necessary precautions and prevent negative outcomes for obese patients, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has published a fully revised Ambulatory Procedure Considerations for Obese Patients Toolkit.

OR Today’s National Nurses Week Celebration!

We were so glad to be celebrate the awesome work done each and every day around the globe by nurses! The week-long celebration was May 6-12. You sent in your photos and details of how you or your team spent the week. You all sent in some great photos in the act of planning, decorating, or celebrating!

So the winner is … Donna Johnson from Piedmont Henry Hospital in Georgia! Great photos, Donna! So, how did they spend the week? “We have had an awesome time celebrating our nurses.  I’m attaching some red carpet pics, line dancing pics, breakfast bar, hummus bar and a pic of our nurses gift this year.  A big blue and white velour beach towel.  Just what I needed for the pool!!”

Our awesome runners up included:

Liza Donofrio from Henrico Doctors Hospital in Spotsylvania VA.


Donna Sessoms from Chatham Hospital in Siler City NC.



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