Healthcare Roundup—New York community health network rebrands; Melania Trump recovering from kidney surgery

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First Lady Melania Trump is recovering from kidney surgery, her office said Monday. (Getty/Manuel-F-O)

First Lady recovering from kidney surgery 

Melania Trump had kidney surgery on Monday at Walter Reed Medical Center, and is recovering, according to her office. The First Lady's kidney issues were benign, but required attention, her office said. 

There were no complications with the procedure. (CNN

NYC community health network launches rebrand 

The Manhattan-based William F. Ryan Community Health Network has rebranded as Ryan Health, it announced in a release emailed to FierceHealthcare. The rebranding effort is designed to more closely unite its six community health centers, and showcase it's patient-centered approach to care. 

“The new name and logo shows we are prepared for the next fifty years of delivering exceptional primary care, behavioral health, specialty care, prevention, and disease management that promote our patient’s complete health," CEO Brian McIndoe said. 

The network also relaunched its website and added new features, such as online appointment scheduling. (Announcement)


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CDC: 2017-2018 flu season led to 'record-breaking' flu hospitalization rates 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest flu report that more than 30,400 lab-confirmed flu hospitalizations were recorded between Oct. 1 and April 30, making for an overall hospitalization rate of 106.5 per 100,000 people. 

This rate outstrips the 2014-2015 flu season, which was also a high-severity flu season, CDC officials said.

The latest report also noted that two pediatric patients died from the flu over the past week, bringing the total pediatric deaths so far this flu season to 165. (Report

Former Yale New Haven Hospital staffer says she was fired for pumping breast milk 

A former Yale New Haven Hospital employee said she was fired from her job as a clinical bed manager because she pumped breast milk in her office. She has sued the hospital in state court for wrongful termination. 

Yale New Haven said Jill Grewcock was let go because she violated HIPAA rules. Grewcock previously sued the hospital for sex discrimination in federal court and lost. (New Haven Register

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