Dr. Herbert Bock (George C. Scott), the chief of medicine in a New York City teaching hospital, is contemplating suicide. He’s impotent, his wife has left him, and his children aren’t speaking to him. His hospital is also suffering from a recent spate of inexplicable deaths. In the midst of these setbacks, Bock is romantically drawn to the much younger Barbara Drummond (Dame Diana Rigg), whose father is a patient. As Barbara restores Bock’s will to live, it turns out that the hospital deaths are murders. Written by
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I may be crazy, but I think I’ve operated on the wrong patient.
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Located in Greenville, the fast-growing cultural hub of eastern North Carolina, Vidant Medical Center is the heart of the Vidant Health system. We have 974 licensed beds and are proud to offer extensive inpatient and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people across 29 counties.
Vidant Medical Center serves as the flagship teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. We are a tertiary care referral center and in 2018, achieved Magnet® recognition for the second time, designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn more about our Magnet® recognition here.
We are proud of the dedicated nurses who care for eastern North Carolina and the patients and families we serve.
We’re equally proud of the thousands of dedicated health care professionals who are part of the Vidant team and include specialists from all over the country and around the world.
The nationally recognized, not-for-profit Hospital is home to four Centers
of Excellence: The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center,
Stead Heart and Vascular Center, Women’s & Children’s Center, and
Trauma Center, and offers a full-service Emergency Department, Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit and Perinatal Center. Specialized services include
sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment, robotic surgery, and the Family
Medicine Residency Program, in affiliation with the University of California,
The new Robert and Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion houses an outpatient
surgery center and rehabilitation services center. The outpatient surgery
center has five outpatient surgical suites with state-of-the-art technology.
The Charles M. Magistro Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center has
the latest evaluation and exercise equipment, including telemetry treadmills
and neurological suspension devices, as well as diagnostic programs and
integrated technologies and software systems.
PVHMC also provides a wide range of other outpatient services such as urgent
care, radiology, including
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an institution for the care and treatment of the acutely sick and injured.
day hospital a facility that offers professional health care, such as psychiatric care or rehabilitation services, to individuals who require services but are able to return to their homes overnight.
hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee a committee established in 1991 by the United States Government with members appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. It provides advice and guidance related to isolation practices and serves as an advisory committee to the centers for disease control and prevention for updating guidelines and policy statements related to control of nosocomial infection.
1. a mental hospital, or section of a hospital, without locked doors or other forms of physical restraint.
2. a hospital to which health care providers who are not staff members may send their own patients and supervise
The state-funded Los Angeles Surge Hospital, which has seen relatively few patients since it opened five weeks ago to treat an anticipated overflow of COVID-19 cases, will close by June 30, officials said Wednesday.
In addition, emergency medical facilities that had been set up throughout the state will begin reducing operations, according to the California Health andHuman Services Agency and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
The Los Angeles Surge Hospital, located on the grounds of the shuttered St. Vincent Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles, was set up to handle as many as 270 patients a day. But the hospital has never had more than 25 patients at a time, officials said.
When the coronavirus crisis began and officials feared hospitals would be overrun, the state signed a six-month, $16-million lease with Verity Health System, which owned St. Vincent and had declared bankruptcy.