Hospitals

ebola

Officials Designate 35 Hospitals For Ebola Care

Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. Two of those facilities are in Texas.

12/02/2014

Ebola-Virus

U.S. Hospitals Improvise Ebola Defenses, At A Cost

What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital? Over the past few months, U.S. medical centers have spent millions of dollars putting together a plan to treat patients with the scary, but extremely rare disease.

11/18/2014

Ebola-Virus

Task Force Shifts Ebola Patient’s Treatment Strategy

At the first hearing held by the Texas Task Force On Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, some of the most experienced infectious disease doctors in Texas discussed lessons learned from the three Ebola cases in Dallas.

10/23/2014

(credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Health Officials Urge Hospitals To ‘Think Ebola’

Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times.”

10/13/2014

VA medical center Dallas

Dallas VA Medical Center Wait Times Among Highest In The U.S.

How many times have you complained about having a hard time getting an appointment with your family doctor? But if you’re a veteran living in the Dallas area, you can expect a wait time that’s 12 times longer than private citizens.

In fact, according to a survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, an Irving-based healthcare search and consulting firm, people living in the metroplex will wait an average of five days for a doctor’s appointment.

CBS 11–06/09/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

(credit: Theo Heimann/Getty Images)

Fort Worth’s JPS Hospital Extends Hours

JPS hospital in Fort Worth is extending hours at a network of neighborhood clinics to help relieve the crush of flu patients.

01/18/2014

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Urgent Care Clinics Run Out Of Vaccines

More people are packing into urgent care clinics, seeking a vaccine, as hospitals overflow with flu-concerned patients.

01/12/2014

Storm Injuries 1

Another Ice Storm Byproduct: Storm Related Injuries

The ice may be melting, but not quick enough to keep hundreds of people from injuring themselves and heading to North Texas hospitals.

CBS 11–12/10/2013

more