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2/23/17 - A continual quest to meet the SWFL market's demands
"Obviously the focus is to deliver quality care all the time, while delivering a positive patient experience and being financially prudent," said Mr. Lowe, who has led the organization since December 2014. The health-care system consists of two hospitals: Physicians Regional Pine Ridge and Physicians Regional Collier Boulevard, a multi-specialty ph
2/23/17 - Affordable Care Act has high cost for local hospital
RANGELY I Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 budget struggles have been nothing new for Rangely District Hospital. Dwindling Medicaid payments coupled with booming Medicaid participants exacerbated those financial challenges. In 2013 the total operating levy was $2.4 million.
2/23/17 - Ambulance on the run
January and the first half of February have been very busy for the Bent County Ambulance Service, averaging 2.5 calls a day. Like all pre-hospital emergency agencies in southeast Colorado, we saw a significant increase in the number of calls as compared to years past. Most of those averaged 21 miles to Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center.
2/23/17 - Amid flu worries, hospitals restricting younger visitors
With confirmed cases of the flu increasing in the region, Novant Health said Thursday it will restrict children ages 12 and under from visiting its hospitals. The restriction begins Friday and includes the company's Huntersville Medical Center, Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, and Rowan Medical Center among other facilities throughout Nort
2/23/17 - Arkansas hospital opens cardiology clinic, expands heart services [T-break Tech (Middle East)]
Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Arkansas, now offers cardiac diagnostic testing, treatment and management, as well as an around-the-clock emergency response team, according to a new report from The hospital opened a new cardiology clinic and is currently building an electrophysiology lab on its Benton campus.
2/23/17 - Arnot Health, Inc. Chooses Harris Healthcare Emergency Department Information System [Sport360]
In February, Harris Healthcare successfully implemented the initial Go Live phase with Arnot Health Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital ED. Harris Healthcare has a proven best in KLAS level EDIS and EHR integrated solution. Im pleased with the level of client support Harris Healthcare provided throughout the process.
2/23/17 - BRIEF: Chiefs of staff named at 2 local hospitals [Ventura County Star, Calif.]
Lamar Bushnell as chief of staff at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and Dr. Helen Petroff as chief of staff at Ojai Valley Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1987 and completed his general surgery residency from the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals in 199, and his cardi
2/23/17 - BRIEF: Elkhart General Hospital implements building-wide visitor limitations [The Elkhart Truth, Ind.]
Feb. 22 ELKHART Visitor restrictions went into effect at Elkhart General Hospital on Wednesday due to high levels of flu and respiratory illnesses around Elkhart County. Elkhart County currently is seeing high levels of RSV, which is a respiratory virus, and influenza, according to the Elkhart County Health Department. Memorial Hospital in Sout
2/23/17 - BRIEF: Spaulding receives $25k grant from Ronald McDonald House [Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.]
Feb. 23 Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod recently received a $25,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England to support hospital renovations that enhance services in Spaulding's Audiology Clinic, according to a statement from the hospital. The clinic is a Level 3 provider for the state's universal screening...
2/23/17 - BUSINESS
Antje Barreveld was appointed as the new medical director of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Pain Management Service at 159 Wells Ave., Newton. Paul Satwicz, who is relinquishing his leadership role after 24 years, said Dr. Jake Joffe, chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr.
2/23/17 - Consumers Can Now See Which U.S. Surgeons Rate Best and Worst for Patient Outcomes Based on Analysis of Millions of Cases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Nonprofit Consumers' Checkbook/ Center for the Study of Services is releasing the names of the surgeons who based on the organization's in-depth analyses have the nation's best and worst outcomes in major surgeries. These analyses look at how often surgeons' patients die in hospital or withi
2/23/17 - Doctors strike a rare opportunity to rebuild the ailing health sector [Business Daily (Kenya)]
Doctors from private and public hospitals protest in Kisumu last week. PHOTO| TONNY OMONDIThis could be perhaps the worst time to be a Kenyan doctor and columnist Mutuma Mathiu's piece in the Daily Nation last Friday offered just a glimpse sampling of the sentiments society has grown on this once noble profession. The gist of Mr Mathiu's views is r
2/23/17 - Fadale named 'rural hospital CEO to know'
Sean Fadale, president/ CEOof Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, was little surprised to find his name when skimming through Becker's Hospital Review's list of 60 rural hospital CEOs to know. It wasn't a complete shock since he'd made the list the year before, too, but he had no idea it would put him on it again. The facility is the only four
2/23/17 - Fenestrated Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (FEVAR) Demonstrates Excellent Outcomes: Midterm Data From Starnes Physician-Sponsored IDE
Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington and one of the world s foremost authorities on the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms announced midterm results from his physician-sponsored IDE study, administered in conjunction with Harborview Medical Center. In our study, we utilize a system which dram
2/23/17 - Findings from Department of Rehabilitation in the Area of Central Nervous System Reported (Early spermatogenesis changes in traumatic complete spinal...
Findings from Department of Rehabilitation in the Area of Central Nervous System Reported. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women's Health Weekly Investigators discuss new findings in Central Nervous System. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Rehabilitation, "National hospital for SCI patients.
2/23/17 - Flu prompts hospitals to restrict visitation
CHARLOTTE Effective at 7 a.m. on Friday, February 24, Carolinas HealthCare System is restricting hospital access for visitors 12 and under at all of its Charlotte region in-patient hospitals. Carolinas HealthCare is joining Novant Health, Cone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in implementing the restrictions at the same date and time t
2/23/17 - Free medical treatment services under sihat insaf card launched [Pakistan Observer]
Free medical treatment services under Social Health Protection Scheme of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has formally been launched in the autonomous Medical Teaching Hospital Institutions of the Province including Lady Reading Hospital, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex and Ayub Teaching Hospital. Within two initials days of the...
2/23/17 - Hiring gaps: BBH's new emergency ward lacks staff
Patients seeking treatment at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital' s new emergency department, inaugurated recently, may face some disappointment since the hospital's administration has yet to employ the required staff for it, The Express Tribune has learnt. Former PML-N MNA Hanif Abbasi, Rawalpindi Medical College board's chairman Dr Muhammad Aslam, and R
2/23/17 - Hong Kong medical care warms up to virtual reality [Syrian Arab News Agency]
This technology is gaining traction in medical care as universities and hospitals in Hong Kong increasingly adopt it for patients rehabilitation and medical professionals training. Global Industry Analysts projected that the global market for VR in healthcare will reach $3.8 billion by 2020. Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest growing marke
2/23/17 - Hospital to use foundation for fundraising [Victoria Advocate, Texas]
Feb. 23 Citizens Medical Center is reviving its fundraising arm. Chief Executive Officer Mike Olson said Citizens Medical Foundation has appointed new officers and recently had its first meeting. Victoria County commissioners agreed that residents incorrectly think the hospital is a tax-collecting entity.
2/23/17 - ICU Inaugurated At Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital In Quetta
An intensive care unit has been inaugurated at the Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital in Quetta. Balochistan Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch inaugurated the intensive care unit established with the cooperation of Pakistan Chest Association on Wednesday. Director General Health, Medical Superintendent of Fatima Jinnah Chest Hospital and other official
2/23/17 - IMH's quality rates high
For hospitals, the Medicare website provides Hospital Compare, which allows consumers to compare hospitals to local and national data. "When my dad had surgery, we chose his hospital based on looking at Hospital Compare," Rooney said. Hospital Compare uses quality indicators based on surveys taken after patients are discharged from a facility.
2/23/17 - Incentives for rural doctors [Pakistan Observer]
PUNJAB Government has announced a special pay package for emergency medical officers opting to serve in hospitals in far-off areas of the province. All district and tehsil headquarters hospitals will have emergency medical officers and depending on their distance from mainstream cities they would get a special allowance ranging from Rs 100,000 to..
2/23/17 - Left for dead: Patient dies at Services Hospital as strike continues
Overcome with grief and rage, relatives of a deceased patient laid out the body of their loved one and protested against the' brutality' of doctors at the Services Hospital. The man claimed when he reached the Services Hospital, doctors refused to raise a finger for the patient and his father died on a bed of the emergency ward.' This happened beca
2/23/17 - Legislator seeks to keep guns out of state psychiatric hospitals [Austin American-Statesman]
For decades, the Department of State Health Services had banned guns at the psychiatric hospitals. Even local law enforcement officers, who were permitted to bring their weapons into the facilities, regularly locked up their guns before entering Austin State Hospital out of an abundance of caution. That law forced the Department of State Health Ser
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