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Here’s what you need to know about Virginia Hospital Center’s $250 million expansion

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Nearly a year after receiving approval from the Arlington County Board, the Virginia Hospital Center breaks ground on its three-year expansion project, following an official ceremony held on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The project centers around a brand new, seven-story outpatient pavilion, adding 101 beds to the existing 357-bed facility, ultimately enabling staff to better care for patients. Both the new medical building and a six-story parking garage will be located on a 5.5-acre site next to the hospital’s main campus on North George Mason Drive. 

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While currently in the demolition phase of the project, VHC plans to complete that process before month’s end, according to Adrian Stanton, vice president of business development and community relations for the hospital. The team has also started some of the initial grading of the site, as well as preparing for the underground work required for utilities. 

Reasons for the extension stem from a nationwide shift toward providing more outpatient care, as well as a need to increase inpatient capacity within the hospital. According to Stanton, bringing all of the campus outpatient services together in a single location will make it more convenient for patients and their families to access care.  

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The new outpatient pavilion will provide open space on the main campus for more inpatient beds for cancer, cardiac and stroke patients, the ability to increase behavioral health services and a strengthened emergency department, enabling staff to treat more patients and reduce wait times, according to Stanton. 

As for the design of the building, local residents can expect bright, open spaces that maximize natural light and enhance patient comfort, as well as 1.3 acres of open green space. 

The entire expansion is scheduled to take up to three years, with the garage on track to be complete by 2021 and the pavilion to follow. 

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Abortion Clinic Asks Ambulance to Drive With No Sirens to Not Draw Attention to Botched Abortion

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If an abortion goes wrong, patients must be taken to an actual clinic or hospital where the patient can then be worked on by actual medical staff. This usually means an ambulance ride, but for an abortion clinic in Austin, Texas, presenting the idea that abortions are the safest and healthiest thing any woman can do must be maintained.

According to LifeNews.com, records of a 9-1-1 call show that the Austin abortion clinic “Whole Woman’s Health” messed up an abortion procedure in August and requested an ambulance come and retrieve a patient. The clinic requested that the ambulance nix the sirens so as not to draw attention according to the call transcript:

WWH: “So, we’re transporting a patient.  She was having a surgical procedure here with us for termination services, and unfortunately she’s having some type of an infection that makes us unable to continue with the procedure, so the doctor wanted to transfer her to the hospital.”

911: “How old is the patient?”

WWH: “She is 31.”

. . .

WWH: “Yes, and if you could request that they come without the sirens?”

911: “Yeah, they do come with their sirens, but they usually shut them down when they get close.”

The abortion clinic was reportedly going through a multi-day procedure that involves opening the cervix over the course of one or two days then dismembering the baby within the womb. It’s unclear if the clinic was the cause of the infection, but the clinic had to halt the procedure and allow the hospital to finish it according to records.

“Calling for an ambulance to run with no sirens shows that Whole Woman’s Health is trying to hide their medical emergencies from the public,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman according to LifeNews.  “Women have the right to know what they face when they walk into an abortion facility, and that is one of the reasons we publish these incidents. The public needs to understand just how dangerous abortions really are.”

The current narrative from the pro-abortion advocates is that abortion is incredibly routine and safe, however, botched abortions happen more often than they’d like to tell you. According to Fox News, babies are actually born alive during botched abortions more often than the media is likely to discuss:

The most recent information comes from Minnesota, which reported in June that three infants were born alive in 2018 after induced termination of a pregnancy. That brings the state total to 11 since 2016. Arizona reported 10 in 2017 and Florida had 19 such instances since 2017. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 143 cases between 2003 and 2014 of infants born after attempted abortions, though those figures may be incomplete.

Over the past three years alone, 40 babies were born alive during failed abortions.

Abortion is not as routine and foolproof as abortionists like to portray.

 

The post Abortion Clinic Asks Ambulance to Drive With No Sirens to Not Draw Attention to Botched Abortion appeared first on RedState.

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Who’s going to take care of grandma? How about a robot?

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You know the drill by now. The robots are coming to steal our jobs! And in many cases, that’s true, particularly if you work in food service or assembly line manufacturing. But how about senior living care? Shouldn’t that be at least one line of work that’s pretty much robot-proof?

Not according to this lengthy piece from Time. They talk about a military retirement community in Washington, D.C. where there’s been a robot at work helping to support (and entertain) the residents for the better part of this year. Things got really interesting when they wanted the robot to co-host karaoke night.

Soriano wants to sing the crowd-pleasing hit “YMCA” while Stevie leads the crowd through the song’s signature dance moves. But Stevie is a robot, and this is harder than it sounds.

“We could try to make him dance,” says Niamh Donnelly, the robot’s lead AI engineer, though she sounds dubious. She enters commands on a laptop. In response, Stevie stretches its peg-like arms. A grin flashes on its LED-screen face. “It would be very helpful if he had elbows,” says Conor McGinn, an assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin and Stevie’s lead engineer. “It was just a thought,” Soriano says. “What matters is what Stevie’s comfortable with.”

Stevie’s hosting gig is part of a collaboration between the Robotics and Innovation Lab at Trinity College Dublin and Knollwood, a non-profit retirement home for military officers and their spouses.

What both Time and the robot AI team are dealing with is the current set of projections showing that there will be a huge shortfall in available caregivers for the elderly in the near future. So with that in mind, the AI team is trying to determine “what senior citizens would want from a robot.”

If you’re talking about entertaining the residents, I suppose there are possibilities. And as with any other operation, robots could no doubt take care of restocking supplies and perhaps even some slightly more complicated tasks like laundry. But caring for the elderly requires a lot more than that.

First of all, there are obvious concerns like keeping an eye out for potential or active medical problems and summoning help. Can a robot spot something like that on its own? I’m dubious, to say the least. Then there are hands-on patient care tasks that could be as intimate as changing clothing, adult diapers (in some cases) and bedsheets, working around the patients. I’m not seeing a path for a robot to do those things even if the residents were willing to try it. (Doubtful.)

Finally, working with the elderly, many of whom may be facing their own mortality somewhere down a not terribly long road, requires empathy and compassion. You almost have to be a therapist at times. Yes, the AI is getting smarter, but it’s not getting emotional. (Or dear God, at least I hope it’s not yet.) You can’t just program some sympathetic sounding phrases into the robot and expect it to provide comfort. People will see right through that.

And then there’s the question of what happens when the AI wakes up and decides all of these old geezers are a waste of resources. But we’ve covered that one here plenty of times already.

I’m not saying there can’t be any use for such technology in the caregiving sector, but in terms of the real work being done to make the residents comfortable, this sounds like a bad match.

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Epstein’s Death Was Announced On 4Chan 45 Minutes Before the Public Announcement

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Investigations are now underway as to who the anonymous message board site 4Chan knew of Epstein’s death 45 minutes before it was announced to the general public.

According to BuzzFeed, the New York Fire Department initially thought one of their own posted the information to the site but determined that it was not them at all:

After telling BuzzFeed News the post was “under review,” an FDNY spokesperson said authorities “determined this alleged information did not come from the Fire Department.”

“An investigation is a formal act which brings about a process which includes interviewing witnesses, serving notice, determining credibility of witness statements — and that was not warranted nor did it take place here. This determination was made after a review of the incident. We looked at the information provided by [a BuzzFeed News] reporter and we looked at our own records and there was no match,” said FDNY spokesperson Frank Dwyer, who added that the FDNY’s Office of Healthcare Compliance conducted the review. “It doesn’t match our medical records.”

The FDNY thought that perhaps it was a first responder based on the poster’s intimate knowledge of patterns and methods used to resuscitate Epstein.

“[D]ont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this,” said the anonymous poster in addition to a picture of a green frog wearing royal garb.

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The other users on 4Chan expressed doubt and urged the poster to provide more information, which he did according to BuzzFeed:

After publishing the post, other 4chan users egged on the author. When they expressed doubt, the original poster added more information to the discussion thread, including a detailed breakdown of the procedures allegedly used to resuscitate Epstein, which suggest the poster may have been a first responder, medical worker, or otherwise privy to details about efforts to resuscitate the disgraced financier.

One doctor spoken to by BuzzFeed noted that first responders could have been in contact with the hospital they were taking Epstein to as they were attempting to revive him:

Dr. Keith Wesley, an emergency medicine physician who has authored several EMS textbooks and articles, viewed the 4chan post at BuzzFeed News’ request and said it lays out standard procedures for paramedics.

“This sounds like standard American Heart Association guidelines, which most EMS agencies use,” Wesley said.

Part of the post refers to “telemetry advised bicarb.” According to Wesley, this could mean the first responders were also speaking with the hospital as they were trying to resuscitate their patient.

If the FDNY has ruled that it wasn’t one of theirs, then it’s possible it could have been someone within the hospital staff. Investigations are being conducted.

 

The post Epstein’s Death Was Announced On 4Chan 45 Minutes Before the Public Announcement appeared first on RedState.

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The epic Trump “visit to El Paso and Dayton” promo vid

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This is so weird that it simply has to be a Dan Scavino production.

No career GOP operative like Kellyanne Conway would pair music this bombastic with an occasion as solemn as the president visiting the victims of two mass shootings, knowing how discordant it is. It would take someone who came to the White House from outside politics, who’s more in tune with Trump’s own mindset of self-promotion at every waking moment.

It has the feel of an action-movie trailer, even though the movie in this case happens to be a somber drama about people recovering from a massacre.. “In a world where a game-show host is president…”

“‘Member the righty outrage when Obama posted photos of himself to commemorate historical events? I ‘member,” said Drew McCoy after watching that. Another reason to believe that Scavino is the culprit is that the clip is perfectly in sync with this tweet from yesterday afternoon:

“The President was treated like a Rock Star inside the hospital” should be engraved in marble inside the Trump Presidential Library.

In fairness, Trump posted two other videos yesterday of his visits to Dayton and El Paso with more mood-appropriate music — but, curiously, without any audio of him chatting with the people he met or addressing any crowds. Here’s a bit of audio that was captured by others. He was well received by staff, it seems, notwithstanding the moment when he couldn’t resist comparing his crowd size to Beto O’Rourke’s…

…but the reception among patients was chillier:

None of the eight victims of the El Paso mass shooting still being treated at University Medical Center agreed to meet with President Trump when he visited on Wednesday, the hospital’s spokesman said.

“This is a very sensitive time in their lives. Some of them said they didn’t want to meet with the president, some of them didn’t want any visitors,” UMC spokesman Ryan Mielke said…

Before Trump’s visit Wednesday, a number of city and county elected officials met with some of the hospitalized victims, as did Reps. Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.) and Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.)

Escobar has been visiting victims and their families at UMC each day since Sunday. She said she’s met with six patients and the families of three others who aren’t able to communicate because of medical treatment.

It may not have been a snub of Trump specifically, as they also refused to meet with Ted Cruz. Republican well-wishers aren’t welcome, it seems.

The weirdest thing about yesterday wasn’t anything that happened at the hospitals, where his visits went off uneventfully, but the fact that he somehow shoehorned in a full day of sh*tposting about his political enemies while flying around the country on a post-massacre goodwill tour. Watch John Berman rattle off the names of everyone he jabbed at on Twitter, from Joe Biden to the mayor of Dayton to Shepard Smith. It was reminiscent of his teleprompter remarks on Monday about the shootings and white nationalism: He did his duty, but you could tell his mind was elsewhere.

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WATCH: The Way Venezuela’s People are Being Transported to Hospitals Is Horrific

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If you want to see just how bright the future is under socialism, then Venezuela can show you first and foremost just what the future under the worst economic system has ever seen looks like for those who become sick or injured.

A video uploaded by Michael Lima Cuadra to YouTube shows an injured person being taken to a hospital to see “Dr. Jesús María Casal Ramos” in Acarigua, located in Venezuela.

People can be seen gathering around the rear of a garbage truck, which had reportedly brought the injured person to the hospital as apparently there are no ambulances in Venezuela.

Within the video, a man can be heard explaining that there are no ambulances in Venezuela.

“Check this out,” says the man recording. “A garbage truck transporting a wounded person. This only happens in Venezuela.”

“This is saddening,” he adds.

Socialism is experiencing something of a popularity boost among the younger crowds in the United States and is only being spurred by the rise of such politicians as Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

However, socialism has never succeeded anywhere it’s been tried, and without a serious reprogramming of the human mind, likely never will. However, it has many workers in its PR department, including many members of the media and many teachers and professors who manage to put a very flowery idea of it in the brains of many of the young.

In an effort to combat this, Republican lawmakers have formed the “Anti-socialism” caucus, which has greatly upset members of the left.

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Bon Secours gets green light for hospital in Virginia

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A health care system has won a battle over turf to expand hospital services in the northern reaches of a Virginia city.

News outlets report Bon Secours’ request to construct Harbour View Hospital was approved. Bon Secours and Sentara had filed letters seeking permission to add or move beds to their respective northern Suffolk campuses this summer.

State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver says the project would provide increased access to in-patient surgical services and charity care to indigent or under-served populations.

Bon Secours says it’s anticipating investing $77 million to develop the facility, which is being touted as an 18-bed, surgically-focused hospital with four operating rooms.

Bon Secours expects construction will take about 1.5 to 2 years to complete. Its next step is to seek local approvals.

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