Healthcare Roundup—NYC Health + Hospitals is treating migrant children in its ERs, CEO says

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NYC Health + Hospitals CEO Mitchell Katz said the system has already seen signs of trauma in migrant children separated from their parents who were treated in the system's ERs. (Pixabay)

NYC Health + Hospitals is treating migrant children in its ERs 

NYC Health + Hospitals CEO Mitchell Katz, M.D., said Thursday that at least 12 migrant children who have been separated from their parents and placed in temporary foster care were treated in its emergency departments, and the system's doctors say they're doing what they can to ease the transition for these patients. 

Most of the children were treated for medical reasons, though one did show signs of depression and suicidal ideation, said Daran Kaufman, M.D., director of pediatric emergency services at North Central Bronx Hospital. 

Katz said in a letter to staff that physicians at NYC Health + Hospitals facilities have already begun to see the signs of trauma in patients separated from their parents. 

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"We know the health risks associated with tearing apart children from their families is very real, including an increased risk of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and attention-deficit disorder," Katz wrote. "And the demand on health professionals in NYC and across our country will undoubtedly continue to grow." 

Legislators and health professionals have raised similar concerns about the Trump administration's policy that separated children from their parents at the border. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would keep families in detention together following days of public backlash. (Time

Cleveland Clinic's brand is big in the United Arab Emirates 

Cleveland Clinic has operated a hospital in Abu Dhabi for three years, and the health system's brand recognition in the United Arab Emirates has now eclipsed recognition in its home state of Ohio, CEO Tom Mihaljevic said. 

Mihaljevic previously served as CEO of the Abu Dhabi hospital before taking over the entire health system after Toby Cosgrove stepped down. He said Cleveland Clinic is planning to use the lessons learned in Abu Dhabi when it opens a new facility in London in 2021. 

"What we have learned is that we can replicate the excellence and the care model that we have here in Cleveland, Ohio, 7,000 miles from home," Mihaljevic said. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer

St. Jude, local hospitals dream destinations for Generation Z workers 

The National Society of High School Scholars surveyed 16,000 high school and college-age members of Generation Z—defined as people born between 1997 and today by the Pew Reseach Center—and found that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was the top employer of choice. 

St. Jude ranked No. 2 last year, losing to Google, which landed at No. 2 on this version of the survey. Hospitals in the local area where the surveyed participants live ranked No. 3 for two years running. 

Other healthcare organizations that made the survey include Health Care Service Corp. at No. 10, Mayo Clinic at No. 13 and Kaiser Permanente at No. 36. (Report PDF

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