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Health Systems on the Move: Major Acquisitions Expand Reach and Improve Patient Care in 2024

In 2024, several large health systems have been actively acquiring hospitals to expand their reach and improve patient care. Adventist Health, based in Roseville, California, purchased two hospitals from Tenet…

Alarming West Nile Fever Outbreak in Israel: Five Residents Hospitalized due to the Virus, Says Doctor

Since 2001, dozens of cases of West Nile fever have been reported in Israel, mainly affecting individuals in their forties and older. Recently, five residents from the northern part of…

Doctor Arrested for Treating Injured Woman during Protest Urges Healthcare Community to Stand Up Against Violence

Prof. Hagai Zion, Chairman of the Medical Association, sent a letter to the Minister of Health threatening a doctors’ strike if action is not taken against the police officers who…

Doctor’s Strike: Medical Education and Patient Care at Risk in South Korea

The Korean Medical Association (KMA) and professors from 40 medical schools have announced plans to strike on June 18 and 20, respectively. The KMA is protesting the government’s decision to…

Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Services: Intermountain’s New $50 Million Center in Taylorville, Utah

A new facility in Taylorsville, Utah is set to open in late 2025 and will be used by Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital as a behavioral health center. The state-of-the-art facility…

Phishing attack on Los Angeles County Department of Public Health exposes personal information of over 200,000 individuals through unsuspecting employee

A phishing attack on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health occurred on February 19 and 20. During this attack, a threat actor gained access to the credentials of…

The Invasive Wandering Thread Jellyfish: Understanding the Threat and Treatment Protocols

Every summer, jellyfish migrate to the shores of Israel in large numbers. Recent reports suggest that a substantial number of jellyfish, primarily of the “wandering filament” type, will arrive near…

Unprecedented Mosquito-Transmitted Virus Outbreak Sparks Health Concerns in Israel

A recent outbreak of a mosquito-transmitted virus has sparked concern among medical professionals, with several patients experiencing severe symptoms and complications. The doctor emphasizes that these cases are part of…

Coos Bay Hospital Reduces Operating Losses, Seeks Strategic Partner in Financial Turnaround

Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore., has made significant strides in improving its financial situation and is now exploring potential partnerships or integration with a larger health system. The…

PAHO’s RBM Framework: Achievements, Challenges, and Strategic Recommendations for Future Success

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is a specialized public health agency of the Inter-American System that plays a vital role in fighting diseases, responding to emergencies, and strengthening local…