Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

Dec 22, 2014

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

by Kisaku Seno

Amid an acute labor shortage, well-trained nurses from several Asian countries are bringing favorable changes to hospitals here. “They gave us the power to tackle our sense of stagnation,” Sayaka Fujita, a 41-year-old nurse at Sodegaura Satsukidai Hospital in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, said of ...

Dec 3, 2014

U.S. officials designate 35 hospitals for Ebola care

Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the United States as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday. Most are clustered in metropolitan areas like New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Washington ...

Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola nightmare

Oct 14, 2014

Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola nightmare

Health workers reported for duty at Liberia’s hospitals on Monday, largely defying calls for a strike that could have further hampered the country’s ability to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Nurses and other health workers — though not doctors — had ...

Can all U.S. hospitals safely treat Ebola?

Oct 14, 2014

Can all U.S. hospitals safely treat Ebola?

by Marilynn Marchione

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus, as health officials insist is possible. Even in the United States, with the best ...