What Factors Promote Recovery in Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder?

While many women with substance use disorders can achieve abstinence during pregnancy, the postpartum period is a time of increased vulnerability to relapse.  The first year postpartum is a particularly vulnerable time for women with opioid use disorder (OUD).  Relapse is common, and studies have noted increased rates of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses during… Read More »

CommonSpirit tinkers with SNF at home in Nebraska

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients battling other serious health issues were reluctant to be discharged to skilled nursing facilities in Omaha, spurring hospital leaders there to consider alternatives. Whether weak from cancer treatments or recovering from fractures, SNF-bound Medicare patients are usually well enough to leave the hospital but still require medical… Read More »