The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.
Pandemic Gets Tougher to Track as COVID Testing Plunges
Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. Via AP News
Hospitals Look to Raise Treatment Costs as Nurses’ Salaries Increase
Some hospitals grappling with rising nurse salaries are seeking to raise prices by up to 15%, touching off contract fights with health insurers and businesses and threatening higher premiums. Via Wall Street Journal
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing new guidance to clinicians on testing for adenovirus in children as the cause behind the recent cases of pediatric hepatitis around the world remains uncertain. Via The Hill
Rochester Hospitals Score Top Grades in Safety
The Leapfrog Group assigned ‘A’ safety ratings to both Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center. Only 33 percent of the 3,000 hospitals reviewed received the top rating. Via Post-Bulletin
Ovarian Cancer: What Can At-Risk Young Women Do?
It is the seventh most frequent cancer in women globally, but not having an examination that allows an early diagnosis, its mortality is high. "This makes us arrive quite late, which places this tumor among the deadliest," says Dr. Andrea Wahner Hendrickson, a professor of oncology at Mayo Clinic Rochester and a clinical researcher on ovarian cancer, whose World Day is commemorated every May 8. Via Cancer Latam
Mayo Clinic breaks ground on $155M Minnesota hospital expansion
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System broke ground May 5 on its $155 million hospital expansion project in Mankato, Minn., a spokesperson for the system confirmed to Becker's. The 121-bed expansion will add three floors above the emergency department, cancer center and specialty clinic foyer, the system said in a February news release. Via Becker's Hospital Review