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Ukraine's Biggest Children's Hospital Struck by Missile

Doctor at Kyiv facility estimates more than half of it is damaged

(Newser) - Russia unleashed a daytime barrage of missiles on five Ukrainian cities on Monday, but it was a strike in Kyiv that has generated the most attention. A missile struck Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital, the nation's largest pediatric medical facility, in the capital, reports the BBC . At least two people...

Charges Dropped Against Nurse Accused of Treating Newborn Roughly

Amanda Burke was accused of slamming baby face down into bassinet in ICU

(Newser) - Charges against a Long Island nurse accused of slamming a newborn baby boy face down in a bassinet in an intensive care unit were dropped on Monday, the day her trial was due to begin. Amanda Burke was fired hours after the incident last year, but state investigators said her...

Charles, Kate Get Sprung From Hospital

The London Clinic has a decided dearth of royals after Monday

(Newser) - King Charles III on Monday was discharged from a private London clinic after undergoing a "corrective procedure" for an enlarged prostate. The 75-year-old monarch was admitted to the London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales, his daughter-in-law, recently had abdominal surgery. Charles, who ascended the throne 16 months ago,...

Questions Arise Over 'Evolving Situation' With Defense Secretary

Lloyd Austin's hospitalization on Jan. 1 for complications following surgery was kept quiet

(Newser) - Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is already home after being hospitalized most of the week—except almost no one knew he'd been hospitalized in the first place. The Pentagon announced Friday that Austin, 70, checked into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on New Year's Day, after he suffered...

Jewish Doctor Fired for Anti-Hamas Posts Sues

Dr. Benjamin Neel accuses NYU Langone of wrongful termination, religious discrimination

(Newser) - Pilots , journalists , professors , and doctors have been fired or otherwise disciplined for comments supporting and condemning Israel's offensive in Gaza, and now, in what will add to a nationwide debate over what's considered protected speech amid the Israel-Hamas war, one doctor is suing in response. Dr. Benjamin...

IDF: Here's Proof of Hamas Tunnels Under Hospital

Israel says footage of shaft, tunnel is evidence of complex Hamas tunnel network under Gaza facility

(Newser) - The world wanted evidence, and Israel now says it has it. On Sunday, the IDF said in a statement that it had discovered a tunnel underneath Gaza's Shifa Hospital, proof that the militant group was using the hospital as a command center. The IDF had long insisted that was...

Gunman Opens Fire in Hospital Lobby, Killing Security Guard

State trooper then killed gunman at Concord's New Hampshire Hospital, a psychiatric facility

(Newser) - Two people are dead after a shooting at a New Hampshire psychiatric hospital, including the gunman, according to authorities. Per the Washington Post , the shooting took place around 3:30pm ET on Friday in the lobby of Concord's New Hampshire Hospital, with state police reporting that the gunman was...

Israel: Body of 2nd Hostage Found Near Gaza Hospital

Israeli authorities say body of 19-year-old Noa Marciano was discovered

(Newser) - Israel Defense Forces troops in Gaza say they've found the body of yet another hostage taken during the deadly Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, reports the BBC . The Daily Beast identifies this hostage as 19-year-old Noa Marciano, whose body "was found and extracted by IDF troops adjacent...

Only 14% of US ERs Are Prepared to Treat Kids
Most Hospital ERs Aren't
Prepared to Treat Kids

Most Hospital ERs Aren't Prepared to Treat Kids

A report by the Wall Street Journal found that the consequences have been deadly

(Newser) - If a trip to the ER with a child isn't scary enough, Wall Street Journal now reports that many hospitals are not equipped to treat them properly. In an exclusive investigation, the paper found that only 14% of hospital emergency departments are certified to treat kids or are actually...

Indiana AG Sues Hospital Over Ohio Girl Who Got Abortion

Todd Rokita says IU Health violated privacy laws when doctor spoke about case publicly

(Newser) - Indiana's attorney general has sued the state's largest hospital system, claiming it violated patient privacy laws when a doctor publicly shared the story of an Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Indianapolis federal court, marked Attorney General Todd Rokita's...

Ammon Bundy Owes Millions Over Hospital Harassment
Ammon Bundy
Arrested at Fundraiser

Ammon Bundy Arrested at Fundraiser

Anti-government activist has been embroiled in defamation case brought by Idaho hospital

(Newser) - Ammon Bundy has been arrested in Idaho. KTVB reports that the 47-year-old anti-government extremist was taken into custody Friday night while attending a high school football fundraiser in Emmett. The station has video of an annoyed-looking Bundy being handcuffed and led away by law enforcement. Bundy was arrested on a...

Patients Used Bedsheets as Ropes in Deadly Hospital Fire

At least 21 die in Beijing fire

(Newser) - A fire killed at least 21 people at a hospital in Beijing on Tuesday and forced dozens of people to evacuate, Chinese state media reported. As clouds of black smoke billowed into the sky, people trapped in the multistory building apparently tied bedsheets into makeshift ropes and escaped by climbing...

Hospital Sues Attorney General Over Demand for Trans Records

Kansas City Children's says it's not accused of doing anything wrong

(Newser) - A Kansas City hospital is suing Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey over what it calls his "burdensome" requests for records on gender-affirming care. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Jackson County, attorneys for Children's Mercy Hospital ask a judge to deny Bailey's 54 investigative demands for records...

Prosecutors: 7 Deputies Fatally Smothered Man in Hospital

Deputies in Henrico County, Virginia, are now facing murder charges in death of Irvo Otieno

(Newser) - Seven Virginia sheriff's deputies are now facing murder charges after authorities say they fatally smothered a physically restrained man in their custody during the intake process at a local hospital. NBC News reports that 28-year-old Irvo Otieno "died of asphyxia due to being smothered to death, thanks to...

They Came In With Paddles to Save Him. A Fireball Erupted

Family says dad died after fireball caused by defibrillator in Nashville hospital

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman says her husband died on Thanksgiving after catching fire in a Nashville hospital, and now his family is speaking out to prevent something like this from happening again. Kathy Stark tells WKRN that earlier this month she had her spouse of 35 years, Bobby Ray, brought to...

Suspect in Custody After 'Active Shooter Situation' at Hospital

At least one person was killed at Little Rock-area facility

(Newser) - Police in Arkansas say a suspect is in custody and at least one person is dead after reports of an "active shooter situation" at a Little Rock-area hospital. Authorities say officers secured the CHI St. Vincent North hospital in Sherwood after a lockdown Wednesday morning, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports....

Hundreds of Suits Blame Injuries on Impaired Surgeon

Patients say Florida hospital ignored their complaints

(Newser) - Lucinda Bonk went into surgery in September 2018 optimistic about receiving a new hip. But the procedure took longer than expected; Dr. Richard David Heekin had somehow severely fractured Bonk's thigh bone during the operation, a lawsuit says. He tried to repair it while in surgery, but the 70-year-old...

Mom of Hospital Escapee: 'Terrified for the Community'

Texas man found not guilty by reason of insanity of killing his dad escapes from North Texas hospital

(Newser) - A Texas man acquitted eight years ago of murdering his father by reason of insanity has fled the hospital where he was being held, and his mom says she's "terrified" for him, their family, and the community at large. "I never, ever imagined that he would ever...

A Boston Hospital Discarded Their Baby's Remains

Alana Ross and Daniel McCarthy are suing Brigham and Women’s Hospital

(Newser) - A couple on Thursday sued Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and as the New York Times reports, they aren't after a specific amount of money, but rather want to make sure no one else experiences what they have: their child's body being discarded. Everleigh Victoria McCarthy...

Hospital Shooter Was Strapped to a Gurney

She was rapidly disarmed by quick-thinking EMT

(Newser) - An active shooter strapped to a gurney in a Houston-area hospital could have killed people if she hadn't been disarmed by an EMT, police say. KHOU 11 reports that the woman, who had been taken to the HCA Conroe Hospital Emergency Room for a mental health evaluation, had her...

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