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8/19/14 - 'I'm so proud and grateful for such a fantastic hospital taking care of city' ; Gloucester MP RICHARD GRAHAM spent three days volunteering on the... [Gloucestershire Echo (England)]
'I'm so proud and grateful for such a fantastic hospital taking care of city'; Gloucester MP RICHARD GRAHAM spent three days volunteering on the wards at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, getting the view from inside the NHS. Here, he writes for the Citizen about what he found there. I finished three days volunteering at the Gloucestershire Royal Hos
8/19/14 - 'Some' Lutheran Health Network patients' info stolen in Community Health Systems hacking attack [The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) :: ]
Aug. 19 Letters are being sent to Lutheran Health Network patients whose personal information was included in data stolen during a cyber attack on the hospital group's parent company, Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tenn.. The attack affected data of "some" patients seen at Lutheran Health clinics and physician practices during the past fiv
8/19/14 - 500 patients relocated to new Vosloorus hospital [Star, The (South Africa)]
About 500 patients at the old Natalspruit Hospital in Katlehong were moved to the new 821- bed hospital in Vosloorus yesterday, in what Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu called a smooth process without any difficulties. The hospital will be opened officially on August 28 by Premier David Makhura and Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.
8/19/14 - Abu Faour reminds hospitals bound to receive patients [National News Agency (Lebanon)]
NNA- Minister of Public Health, Wael Abu Faour, on Tuesday held a meeting with the Syndicate of the Private Hospitals Owners, headed by Suleiman Haroun, with talks featuring high on the relation between the Ministry and hospitals. He mainly reminded that hospitals were bound to receive patients pursuant to the contracts inked between them and the M
8/19/14 - Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition Issues Report [Professional Services Close - Up]
"There is a malnutrition epidemic in our hospitals, and now is the time to address this widespread problem," said Kelly Tappenden, Alliance representative from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who also serves as a professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. "There is a g
8/19/14 - Ambulance provider to leave communities [The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Ind. :: ]
Aug. 19 ANDERSON Area hospitals say they are not sure what to make of Rural/Metro Corp.' s announcement to end ambulance services in some Indiana communities. St. Vincent Anderson Regional contracts with several providers including Rural Metro to provide emergency transportation, but officials do not know if the company is leaving the area.
8/19/14 - American Shared Hospital Services Gets Contract to Provide a Gamma Knife Perfexion System [Professional Services Close - Up]
American Shared Hospital Services reported that it has entered into a contract to supply a Gamma Knife Perfexion system to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Springfield, Oregon. "PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center will soon be the first hospital in the Willamette Valley to offer the Perfexion system for the treatment of br
8/19/14 - Anesthesia Professionals Not Sufficiently Aware of Risks of Postoperative Cognitive Side Effects
Survey of Swedish anesthesia personnel reveals need to improve knowledge, particularly in elderly and fragile patients, reports Annals of Medicine and Surgery. New York, NY, August 19, 2014/ 3 BL Media/ Postsurgical cognitive side effects can have major implications for the level of care, length of hospital stay, and the patient s perceived q
8/19/14 - Augusta hospitals monitor, prep for Ebola [The Augusta Chronicle, Ga. :: ]
A review by Emory University physicians is urging colleagues worldwide to keep abreast of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and keep up with what health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending for screening and potentially handling infectious patients. Part of the problem is the countries in question have the w
8/19/14 - Biloxi Regional clinics hit by Chinese hackers [The Sun Herald :: ]
Aug. 19 Community Health Systems, which operates 12 hospitals in Mississippi including Biloxi Regional, said Monday that data of about 4.5 million clients was stolen by Chinese hackers. The hospital patient information system at Biloxi Regional was not hacked, only the physician clinics operated by the hospital. "Limited personal identification
8/19/14 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's health care quality efforts with hospitals save $597 million statewide over five-year period
Over a five-year period, five programs sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to improve the quality of certain medical and surgical procedures performed in Michigan hospitals, have produced $597 million in health care cost savings, and have lowered complication and mortality rates for thousands of patients.
8/19/14 - Bomi Opens First Ebola Center
Dr. Logan also disclosed that the hospital which has been closed as a result of the huge number of Ebola cases was reopened Monday, August 18, 2014. Dr. Logan disclosed that 21 of the 41 Ebola suspects who were confirmed to have the killer virus have died. "It is just now that people are trying to believe the existence of the virus," Dr. Logan sai
8/19/14 - BRIEF: Overland Park Regional celebrates $110 million expansion [The Kansas City Star :: ]
Aug. 19 Overland Park Regional Medical Center will hold a grand opening ceremony Tuesday afternoon for its $110 million expansion, the largest construction project at the hospital since it opened in 1978.. The project includes a three-story patient tower, a new emergency department with an expanded trauma center, and a parking garage. Incorporate
8/19/14 - Cancer diagnosis in hours now [Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)]
Dubai: The American Hospital of Dubai has become the first private hospital in the UAE to make available to residents a sophisticated technology to make a definite diagnosis on some cancers within hours rather than days, saving precious time for patients. Previously, this diagnostic tool was available only at the Dubai Health Authority's Rashid Hos
8/19/14 - CareSource No. 2 health insurer in Ohio [Dayton Daily News, Ohio :: ]
Aug. 18 CareSource, a downtown Dayton- based Medicaid managed care provider, was the No. 2 health insurer in the state by premium revenue in 2013, according to a recent report from the Ohio Hospital Association. Total membership grew by 2 percent, but the numbers did not include new members gained through the expansion of Medicaid in Ohio and pla
8/19/14 - Carondelet pays $35M to settle false claim allegations [The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson :: ]
Aug. 19 The Carondelet Health Network, which has two Tucson hospitals, is paying $35 million to settle accusations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and other federal health programs. Carondelet issued a news release in response to the settlement that characterized the issue as a billing discrepancy a failure to meet "technical Medicar
8/19/14 - Cellgen Diagnostics Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign for DNA Medical Testing Device
Cellgen Diagnostics today launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $200,000 to fund a corporate lab for its genetic-based medical testing and diagnostic device. Twelve levels of perks are available to contributors to this crowdfunding campaign and range from $5 to $10,000. "Imagine, your loved one is admitted to the hospital with an illness and the
8/19/14 - Central Alabama VA vague about legionella testing [Montgomery Advertiser, Ala. :: ]
Aug. 19 The Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System said there isn't any evidence of legionella-related disease at the hospitals since the bacteria was found in the water a few weeks ago, but is declining to give any further information to the public. On Aug. 7, the Montgomery Advertiser asked for an update on the number of patients and staff
8/19/14 - CHS hacked; personal information on 4.5M patients compromised [Ocala Star-Banner, Fla. :: ]
Aug. 18 Community Health Systems, the national hospital company that operates Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala and the Shands hospitals in Starke, Live Oak and Lake City, announced Monday that in April and June computer hackers stole the personal information of 4.5 million patients from the past five years. That information includes patien
8/19/14 - Community Health Systems hacked; patient information stolen [The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. :: ]
Aug. 18 Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. Locally, Community Health Systems owns Commonwealth Health, a network of Northeastern Pennsylvania hospitals that includes Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Moses Taylor and Regional Hosp
8/19/14 - Complaints Over Poor Healthcare in Kwale
RESIDENTS of Kwale have expressed concern over the poor state of the Msambweni Referral Hospital. Hafsa Omar told the Star on Saturday, during a community cleaning exercise at the hospital, that services at the facility are wanting and many nurses are rude. Kassim Sopa, lost his relative on Friday after failing to get blood from the facility.
8/19/14 - CRMC's parent company victim of data breach; CEO says local patients likely safe [The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. :: ]
Aug. 19 It is unlikely that patients of Carlisle Regional Medical Center were affected by a recent data breach in its parent company's systems, the hospital's CEO told The Sentinel Monday. Rich Newell, chief executive officer of Carlisle Regional Medical Center, said it does not appear as though any patients from Carlisle or Lancaster were affect
8/19/14 - Cyber attack hits local hospital system [The Times, Munster, Ind. :: ]
Valparaiso area-based Porter Health Care System is owned by Community Health Systems, which announced Monday that cyber attackers took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network. Despite the similarity in their names, Community Healthcare System which includes Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in Eas
8/19/14 - Cyber attack targets Community Health Systems [The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. :: ]
Aug. 19 Hospital operator Community Health Systems, owner of a network of Northeastern Pennsylvania hospitals known as Commonwealth Health, said a cyber attack took personal information belonging to more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The attack by a foreign-based intruder netted "limited" personal identifica
8/19/14 - Data breach affects patients at SRMC [The Progress-Index, Petersburg, Va. :: ]
Aug. 19 PETERSBURG A total of 4.5 million patients had their personal information compromised in a data breach on Community Health Systems, the parent company of three Virginia hospitals, including Southside Regional Medical Center. The hackers were able to gain access to patient names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and social securi
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