Press Releases

Hospital and physician groups file lawsuit over no surprises act final rules that jeopardize...

American Hospital Association & American Medical Association - Thursday, December 9, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA), representing hospitals, health systems, and physicians, sued the federal government today over the misguided implementation of the federal surprise billing law. The associations are joined in the suit by plaintiffs including Renown Health, UMass Memorial Health and two physicians based in North Carolina. The...

AMA Sets Priorities for Equitable Maternal Health Care

American Medical Association (AMA) - Friday, November 19, 2021
Acknowledging that structural racism and bias negatively impact maternal health care in the United States, physicians at the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted new policy to promote equity in maternal health care and expand access to insurance for groups experiencing disproportionate rates of maternal morbidity and mortality. Today’s vote...

Researchers caution against associating animal with human fasting blood glucose levels to predict...

National Institute on Aging - Friday, November 19, 2021
The scientific community has traditionally associated aspects of biomedical research findings in animal models, such as lab mice, with humans. But that is not the case with fasting blood glucose levels, a common metabolic test, according to new research led by NIA scientists. The results were published in Cell Metabolism. One obstacle in this translational puzzle is the lack of long-term...

AHA, AMA, ANA Applaud Decision to Allow Health Care Professionals Access to Pfizer Vaccine Booster

AHA, AMA and ANA - Wednesday, September 29, 2021
“We applaud the recent actions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing access to a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for nurses, physicians and others working in health care settings. We support every effort to protect the health and safety of those who are at higher risk for infection due to potential...

AMA Urges Governors to Adopt Emergency Response Protections for Physicians

Robert J. Mills - Monday, April 20, 2020
CHICAGO - In response to overwhelming circumstances, hazards and burdens that have placed the physician workforce under extreme pressure during COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) today urged the National Governors Association (NGA) to support removing obstacles to preserving and expanding the physician workforce during the current public health emergency. In a letter...

Ten Days Following Campaign Launch Over $550,000 Raised in Knapp Family COVID-19 Health Crisis...

Elizabeth Longo - Saturday, April 18, 2020
Patchogue, NY – April 18, 2020. Long Island Community Hospital has raised over $550,000 toward its $1,000,000 goal for the Knapp Family COVID-19 Health Crisis Challenge within ten days of announcing the campaign. The matching grant is made possible by the Knapp-Swezey Foundation, Island Outreach Foundation and Gardener Foundation to help raise vital funding for the community hospital in...

Peconic Bay Medical Center’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Peconic Bay Medical Center - Friday, April 17, 2020
Dear Friends, We hope this email find you doing well. Since you first heard from us on March 27th, we have discharged 152 COVID patients home and freed 9 from a ventilator. Since then we have received more than $250,000 for our COVID-19 Response fund thanks to our community of givers. As this unprecedented crisis evolves and we see new challenges, we are adapting every minute to...

Stony Brook, Dexcom Fight Blood Sugar Crises In Coronavirus Patients With New Monitoring System

Emily Cappiello - Friday, April 17, 2020
STONY BROOK, NY, APRIL 17, 2020— As Coronavirus symptoms impact everyone differently, it seems to have a significant impact on blood sugar, whether a patient is a known diabetic or not. To be able to give patients the best form of treatment, Stony Brook Medicine is working with Dexcom, a company that develops, manufactures, and distributes continuous glucose monitoring systems, to...

Northwell implements new on-site laboratory treatment technology for COVID-19 infected medical...

Terry Lynam - Thursday, April 16, 2020
LAKE SUCCESS, NY — To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Northwell Health has become the first US health system to implement a new technology that breaks down medical waste from laboratory testing in a safe, environmentally friendly way.   Developed by Irish-based Technopath Clinical Diagnostics, the Envetec 200 system simultaneously shreds and disinfects infectious waste...

Stony Brook Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Allows For Emergency Treatment Without Hospital Visit

Emily Cappiello - Thursday, April 16, 2020
Stony Brook, NY, April 16, 2020— While hospitals continue to fill up with patients requiring medical addition due to COVID-19, there are other medical emergencies, like strokes, that require urgent medical care. To help relieve the burden on hospitals while enabling patients to get the care they urgently need, Stony Brook University’s Mobile Stroke Unit is continuing to stay fully...