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5/29/16 - Does this ankle need an X-ray? There's an app for that
Developed by emergency department physicians at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Rules are evidence-based decision trees that help physicians determine whether a scan is needed for injured bones, cutting down on unnecessary radiation and wait times. Ian Stiell, an emergency physician and research chair at The Ottawa Hosp
5/29/16 - Modeling and simulation help optimize chemotherapy to combat brain tumor
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have used sophisticated pharmacologic modeling and simulation to translate preclinical findings into a successful phase I clinical trial of a chemotherapy agent for treatment of ependymoma. The research marked the first time the..
5/29/16 - Nursing needs bring first-ever job fair to VCMC [Ventura County Star, Calif.]
May 28 Pushed by staffing needs, Ventura County Medical Center officials are hosting their first-ever nursing job fair. "My area of focus would be in the emergency department and the ICU and the PICU," said hospital CEO Kim Milstien, referring to a pediatric intensive care unit that was temporarily closed because of staffing issues more than a y
5/29/16 - Public reporting measures fail to describe the true safety of hospitals
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health Common measures used by government agencies and public rankings to rate the safety of hospitals do not accurately capture the quality of care provided, new research from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality suggests. The measures evaluated in the study are
5/29/16 - The Lancet: Link between weekend hospital staffing and patient deaths represents 'major oversimplification', say two new studies
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science The' weekend effect'- that patients admitted to hospital over the weekend are at an increased risk of death- overshadows a much more complex pattern of weekly changes in quality of care, which are unlikely to be addressed by simply increasing the availability of hospital doctors
5/29/16 - This jab uses your own fat to ease arthritis pain [Asian News International]
Washington D.C, May 29: Injecting one's own fat into painful joints could be a radical new treatment for osteoarthritis, according to a new claim by surgeons. In the trial carried out at the King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Saudi Arabia, the jabs, which provide lubrication inside the joint to improve function and reduce the pain and stiffness,
5/29/16 - WHAT A STAR!: Ozzy drops in to city children's hospital to back its 'Star Appeal'
BIRMINGHAM rock wildman Ozzy Osbourne put his marriage woes to one side as he visited stricken patients at Birmingham Children's Hospital. "My son Louis was in Birmingham Children's Hospital for quite a while as a child," said the 67- year-old Astonborn singer. Louis was Ozzy's son by first wife Thelma Riley, who he met at Birmingham's Rum Runner
5/28/16 - 20,000 have private treatments for free
ThousaNds of patients across the Black Country and staffordshire are having private treatment paid for by the Nhs to take advantage of shorter waiting times or help hospitals meet their targets, new figures reveal. In Dudley, 8,841 patients attended a private healthcare service for NHS funded treatment in 2015/ 16 at a cost of 7,521,824..
5/28/16 - Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust awarded contract for Surgical Instruments [Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)]
Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a contract for Surgical Instruments at United Kingdom- Ashford. The contract was awarded to Phoenix Surgical Instruments Limited. Date of Publication of award 25th May 2016.
Nearly 500 nurses and other employees approved a three-year contract Friday with the management of Bergen Regional Medical Center that guarantees raises of more than 9 percent over three years and staff input on the hiring of a safety consultant that the hospital was ordered to retain last week. The 19- year-contract between the Bergen County Impro
5/28/16 - Bills from private and optional medical services. [TendersInfo (India)]
The Munich University Hospital intends to contract for a framework agreement part of the accounts of private and optional medical services at the hospital to be awarded to an external settlement company. Total quantity or scope: The current net liquidation sum of the various Divisions totaled EUR approximately 44 million per year, which refers to t
5/28/16 - EDITORIAL: Don't let worry about view delay hospital upgrade [The Honolulu Star-Advertiser]
May 28 Overcrowding at the Hawaii State Hospital in Kane-ohe has been a chronic problem, one that's escalated with real dangers regarding staff safety, patient care and public security. At long last, the state Department of Health recently received the go-ahead and substantial funds to start overhauling its outdated facilities so it would be un
5/28/16 - ER offers free valet parking
As part of the strategic plan for Parkland Health Center's ER construction project at its Farmington location, the hospital has implemented complementary round-the-clock valet parking for emergency patients. The entrance to the emergency department on Liberty Street and the valet parking station are clearly marked. The shuttle operates Monday throu
5/28/16 - Feds reach agreement on South Dakota IHS hospital funding
Indian Health Service and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have reached an agreement to maintain a federal funding source for a government hospital in South Dakota found to have serious deficiencies. An IHS spokeswoman tells the Argus Leader that the agency's plan of correction for Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City was approved by the Center
5/28/16 - Fund crunch hits ART centre at Kottayam medical college hospital [Arab News (Saudi Arabia)]
The Anti-Retroviral Treatment centre at the Kottayam medical college hospital for the treatment of AIDS patients has been hit by lack of funds. The centre under the Kerala Aids Control Society was established in 2004. The ART centre which is under the Department of Medicine of the MCH had taken up the issue with the Aids Control Society.
5/28/16 - Hospital records profit in April [The Daily Star-Journal, Warrensburg, Mo.]
May 28 WARRENSBURG Western Missouri Medical Center showed a profit of $47,596 in April, Chief Financial Officer Terri Bradley reported Friday. Bradley said patient revenue of $18 million exceeded budget by almost $145,000 for the month. Operating expenses totaled $6,446,477 or $6,000 under budget, resulting in total operating income of $129,600
5/28/16 - Iloilo hospitals in need of 593 medical staff [Daily Star, The (Lebanon)]
These are Aleosan District Hospital in Alimodian, Representative Pedro Trono Memorial District Hospital in Guimbal, Ramon Duremdes District Hospital in Dumangas, Sara District Hospital in Sara and Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital in Cabatuan. Memorial District Hospital in Calinog, Don Valerio Palmares Memorial District Hospital in Passi Cit
5/28/16 - Injured patients sue hospital after eye surgeries [China Daily: Hong Kong Edition]
The trial against Peking University Third Hospital began at the Haidian District People's Court in northwestern Beijing on Friday. Another 26 patients who underwent eye surgery in June at the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University in Nantong, Jiangsu province, where the same batch of gas was used, have also had adverse reactions. The China Food
5/28/16 - Justice Department Sues Prime Healthcare [Daily Tribune (Bahrain)]
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that it has filed a Medicare- fraud lawsuit against Prime Healthcare Services Inc. of Ontario, which owns two Valley hospitals Encino Hospital Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital. The Prime hospitals accused of engaging in this practice also allegedly submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare
5/28/16 - Kenny and Marina Dalglish unveil new breast cancer scanner at Aintree Hospital
Marina Dalglish's charity has donated a new breast cancer scanner to Aintree Hospital. Charity fundraiser Marina Dalglish, together with her husband, Liverpool FC legend Kenny, visited the hospital to unveil the state-of-the-art new machine. Mrs Dalglish set up the Marina Dalglish Appeal in 2005 after being treated for breast cancer at Aintree two
5/28/16 - Luis Hospital mammography program gets accreditation [The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas]
May 27 Luis Hospital's mammography program has received full accreditation from a national certifying organization. The hospital issued a press release Thursday saying the American College of Radiology, which had given Luis' program provisional endorsement to seek accreditation, certified the hospital's program for screening, diagnostic and...
5/28/16 - Man subdued after trying to pull out fake gun at Park City hospital, official says
PARK CITY- A man caused a brief scare Friday when he attempted to pull from his waistband what turned out to be a fake gun at Park City Medical Center, hospital officials said. The man, a patient at the hospital, "told one of our nurses he had a gun" before attempting to pull out the fake weapon, said Intermountain Healthcare spokeswoman Amy Robert
5/28/16 - Medical examinations management information system [TendersInfo (India)]
Tenders are invited for The Current Undergraduate Medical Curriculum At The School Of Medicine Has Created A Shift From Traditional Examination Methods To Patient-Based Examination With Simulated And Actual Patient Contact And Diagnosis Situations For Our Students. In Order To Equip Our Students With The Necessary Skills Required To Work On Hospita
5/28/16 - Netherlands : Third installation of Elektas high-field MR-guided linear accelerator underway at University Medical Center Utrecht [TendersInfo (India)]
Elekta and Royal Philips today announced the installation of a third high-field MR-guided linear accelerator system at University Medical Center, Utrecht. UMC Utrecht is the founding member of Elektas MR-linac consortium, established in 2012 by Elekta and technology partner Philips. We are extremely pleased with the rapid progress made to date in..
5/28/16 - Novant reports 22 percent jump in excess revenue for first quarter
The first-quarter report by Novant Health Inc. lists service data for each of its N.C. hospitals, which provides insight into the frequency of use for each facility. *Kernersville Medical Center, which opened in March 2011, had an average daily inpatient count of 25. Novant Health Inc. reported on Friday a solid financial start to fiscal 2016 with
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