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7/28/16 - Accomplished Plastic Surgeon, Christopher Joseph Morea, MD, will Debut Publication in The Leading Physicians of the World
Dr. Morea currently serves patients at his private practice, Morea Plastic Surgical Center of North Raleigh. Educated at Georgetown University, Dr. Morea completed an internship and residency at Morristown Medical Center followed by fellowships at Duke University Health System. In his free time, Dr. Morea is an active member of St. Luke Evangelist
7/28/16 - AGH gets low rating in annual CMS report [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
July 27 The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has given Allegheny General Hospital one star out of five in its annual comparison of the nation's hospitals, saying the North Side facility scored below the national average for safety of care, patient readmissions and patient experience. UPMC's 11 hospitals had scores ranging from two stars for
7/28/16 - American Sentinel University Named National Education Provider for Catholic Health Initiatives
The partnership provides all employees across the CHI system operating in 18 states and comprising 103 hospitals, four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals, as well as 30 critical-access facilities, with a discounted tuition rate for American Sentinel's online nursing and healthcare management degrees, as well as access to payments
7/28/16 - Bacteria risk halts medical tests
Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow, part of BMI Healthcare, postponed endoscopy procedures- which involve a video camera being inserted inside the body. A spokeswoman for Ross Hall Hospital said: "Patient safety is our absolute priority. BMI Healthcare said those affected would have their appointments rebooked.
7/28/16 - BRIEF: Nurses quitting at Missouri hospitals [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
July 27 Missouri hospitals are bedeviled by a record turnover in nurses, according to a new report by the Missouri Hospital Association. The typical cost to a hospital for replacing a nurse runs between $36,900 and $57,300, according to studies quoted by the association. "Missouri is facing a mental health workforce shortage made worse by maldis
7/28/16 - Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard Thursday, support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals [The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)]
July 28 Participating Dairy Queen locations will donate at least $1 from every Blizzard treat sold Thursday to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that supports improvements, services and patient programs at 170 children's hospitals across North America, including Children's Hospital Colorado. Last year's Miracle Treat Day at Rocky...
7/28/16 - ChenMed Adds Industry Veterans To Executive Team
"At-risk seniors and every Medicare Advantage health plan in America now have extra reasons to establish relationships with our rapidly growing medical practice," says Christopher Chen, MD, ChenMed Chief Executive Officer. The most recent executive team find is Jason Barker, MHA, CPA who just joined Chen Senior Medical Center as Market President.
7/28/16 - Crisis in Embu hospitals as doctors down tools [Nation (Kenya)]
Through their union, Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union the medics said Embu which has a population of over 600,000, had only 60 doctors, with about 10 of them in management positions, hampering service delivery. Addressing the press at Izaak Walton Inn on Wednesday, Dr Oluga said the county government has not employed new
7/28/16 - Crouse Hospital Sees 15% Reduction in Readmission Rates Among Patients Enrolled in Patient Portal Technologies' MedEx Program
Patient Portal Technologies announces today that the MedEx program has delivered proven results in reducing readmissions at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse N.Y, working in conjunction with Rite Aid pharmacy. Those that received delivery have found this to be an incredibly convenient and beneficial service, based on patient satisfaction surveys "stated.
7/28/16 - Crown Point hospital closes rehab unit [The Times, Munster, Ind.]
July 28 CROWN POINT Franciscan St. Anthony Health has closed its inpatient rehabilitation unit due to a lack of patient volume, according to hospital officials. The hospital shuttered the department July 5 after being unsuccessful in increasing the number of patients treated there, said Barbara Anderson, president and CEO of Franciscan St. Anth
7/28/16 - DHQ Hospital becomes corruption hub
The District Headquarters Hospital of Vehari has become the hub of corruption while the administration has failed to provide health facilities for the patients.The public demanded that the Punjab chief minister should take strict action against the corrupt and negligent people. The local people said that the Punjab government fixed outdoor checkup.
7/28/16 - Established Radiation Oncologist, Gregg Alan Dickerson, MD, FACR, FACRO, to Debut Publication in Latest Edition of The Leading Physicians of the World
Dr. Dickerson has been practicing for over thirty years and is currently serving patients as Chief of Radiosurgery and Medical Director at Anova Cancer Care in Lone Tree, Colorado. Furthermore, Dr. Dickerson holds hospital privileges at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Swedish Hospital and Medical Center, and Sky Ridge Medical Center.
7/28/16 - Excela Latrobe Hospital dedicates healing garden [Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.]
July 28 Outside Excela Latrobe Hospital, colorful flowers greet arriving patients, visitors and staff. Maryann Singley, hospital vice president of patient care services, said the outdoor area provides "another source of healing for our patients." Live trees, many of them memorial gifts from individuals including longtime volunteer Rose Flodin, fr
7/28/16 - Findings from Austin Hospital Provide New Insights into Pediatrics (Off-label and unlicenced medicine administration to paediatric emergency...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics& Government Week Investigators publish new report on Pediatrics. The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Austin Hospital, "aged 0-17 years, who were administered a medicine in the ED were included. Medicines were classified as on or off-label/unlicenced according to categori
7/28/16 - Forsyth, Wake Forest Baptist receive average quality rate from Medicare
The agency released Wednesday its ratings for 3,647 hospitals nationwide, rebuffing efforts by hospital advocacy groups and a majority of Congress to delay that step a second time. "We have been posting star ratings for different facilities for a decade and have found that publicly available data drives improvement, better reporting and more open
7/28/16 - Genelux Initiates Two Clinical Trials of GL-ONC1 in Ovarian Cancer and Solid Organ Cancers with Leading Oncology Institutions
Genelux Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of proprietary oncolytic vaccinia virus for immunotherapy of cancers, today announced that it has initiated two new Phase 1 b clinical trials of its lead oncolytic virotherapy GL-ONC1 with leading oncology institutions, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in.
7/28/16 - Health deptt approves appointment of 100 nurses for Insstitute of Neuro Sciences
Punjab Specialized Health Care and Medical Education department has given approval of 100 ad-hoc based posts of nurses for Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences, Lahore General Hospital. This was stated by Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Prof. Khalid Mahmood, here on Tuesday while talking to mediamen.
7/28/16 - Hospital cancels tests after bacteria detected
Ross Hall Hospital in- Glasgow, which is part of BMI Healthcare, postponed endoscopy procedures- which involve a video camera being inserted inside the body. A spokeswoman for Ross Hall Hospital said: "Patient safety is our absolute priority. BMI Healthcare said those affected would have appointments rebooked.
7/28/16 - Hospital workers hold 1-day strike for better pay, benefits
Chestnut Hill Hospital workers held a one-day strike on Saturday morning, July 23 in front of the hospital, 8835 Germantown Avenue. The workers, who represent nursing assistants, transporters, secretaries and emergency department technicians employed directly by the hospital have been negotiating a contract with the hospital for several months acco
Holy Name Medical Center is "committed to providing patients with quality, affordable health care in a transparent, cost-effective manner," said President Michael Maron. Nor do Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The best hospitals in New Jersey, according to the new rating system, are the eight four-star facilities, which include Holy N
7/28/16 - Installation work of fabricated roof begins at JPMC
The installation work of fabricated roof around boundary wall of Emergency Department, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center has begun under public-private partnership and will be completed within few weeks. In-charge, Emergency Department, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Dr Seemin Jamali, while talking to reporter said installation work of...
7/28/16 - Jackson Health proposes $2 billion budget, unveils building plans [The Miami Herald]
July 27 Expanding Miami-Dade's public healthcare network with new hospitals, neighborhood clinics and state-of-the-art software and electronic records will not be like building a baseball field in an Iowa cornfield or a theme park in a Florida swamp, Carlos Migoya, chief executive of Jackson Health System, told his board of trustees on Wednesday.
7/28/16 - Medical community supports session
Robert Bentley yesterday for announcing he will call a special session in which he plans to propose a lottery as a cure for Alabama's financial shortfalls. "Alabama's hospitals welcome the governor's announcement that he will be calling a special session to address the state's critical funding shortages," said Donald E. Williamson, MD, president o
7/28/16 - Medicare's hospital ratings pack surprises, controversy [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
July 28 Medicare on Wednesday handed out its first-ever set of overall ratings for hospital quality, bestowing a full five stars on only 3 percent of facilities nationwide while scoring many well-known institutions lower than the public might expect. For example, the vaunted Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., received five stars, but its equally pr
7/28/16 - Minister Pays Surprise Visit to Bara
Staff and patients at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital got a chance to interact with Public Service and Administration Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Wednesday when he paid an unannounced visit to the hospital. The hospital is located in Diepkloof, Soweto. "We have highlighted our challenges with the Minister and hope there will be a solution," said
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