The boards at OSF HealthCare and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers have approved a merger of the two Illinois-based Catholic health systems. As reported in HealthLeaders, the two health systems will spend the next several months clearing regulatory and canonical hurdles before the merger is finalized.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System CIO Avery Cloud has seen the value technology brings to healthcare. Mr. Cloud recently shared his strategy with Beckers Hospital Review to build and encourage innovation among staff members.
New technology, SmartClip, works like a GPS system, helping surgeons get to cancer cells more easily, with more accuracy. Breast cancer therapies continue to evolve and use of the new device is “much more precise,” according to WKOW ABC 27.
The results of a national survey showcasing the healing benefits of pet companionship were published recently by Dignity Health. As reported in BusinessWire, “Pets are boosting our mood, improving our physical and mental health, and helping us better connect in our personal relationships.” The survey found that those who have a pet turn to their pet first for comfort after a difficult day, before significant others, friends or family members.