U-M’s Mott Children’s Hospital creates buttons of friendly faces for teams treating children
Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital now wear buttons with their faces on them to improve patient experience while masks remain a critical safety measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Mott Children’s Hospital can now safely see what their care team looks like. “Being at the hospital can be a scary and nerve-racking experience for children,” Luanne Thomas Ewald, chief operating officer at Mott and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital said in a statement. “We recognize that COVID precautions may make it difficult for some patients to recognize the people who are taking care of them. “Current restrictions are critical to keeping our hospital community safe but also limit some human interactions that show you care.
Bolivia's political crisis threatens hospitals and patients
A nurse attends to a newborn baby in the intensive care unit of the Women's Hospital maternity ward in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Bolivia's political and social crisis is coinciding with the continued spread of the new coronavirus across one of Latin America's poorest countries. Bolivia's political crisis adds to the burden on its health care system, which was already grappling with the coronavirus as it continues to spread across one of Latin America's poorest countries. Now, after about 10 days of blockades, supplies are threatened in some hospitals that are also dealing with an escalating number of COVID-19 patients, according to officials. Hospitals filled up with patients, and funeral homes were besieged by grieving relatives looking to bury their dead.
Florida baby makes big entrance, sets hospital record at 14 pounds
Florida baby makes big entrance, sets hospital record at 14 pounds At over 14 pounds, Florida baby Avery Denton set a record, becoming the heaviest baby ever born at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital in Tampa. His size is the second surprise for Avery's mom, who didn't know she was pregnant until her third trimester. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com