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9/30/14 - Alameda Health System CEO Lassiter stepping down [Contra Costa Times]
Alameda Health System CEO Wright Lassiter III is leaving the East Bay to take a job as president of Detroit's Henry Ford Health System. He will stay on until December at the consortium that runs, among other facilities, Highland Hospital in Oakland, John George Psychiatric Hospital and Fairmont Hospital rehabilitation center, both in San Leandro, a
9/30/14 - Allied Anesthesia Announces Consolidation Agreement
Allied Anesthesia is pleased to announce an agreement on the consolidation of its medical practice with Fullerton Anesthesia Associates, A Medical Group, Inc. and Upland Anesthesia Medical Group. The integrated anesthesiology practice will include 100 physicians operating in three divisions: Orange, Fullerton and Upland. Joseph Hospital of Orange;.
9/30/14 - Amrita Hospital, Kochi flags off medical relief to flood-hit in Kashmir [Asian News International]
Kochi, Sept. 30: The Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is sending its disaster management and mobile tele-medicine unit to Kashmir to provide medical care to people affected by the recent floods. The mobile medical facility is equipped with Colour Echo Cardiography, Gastroscopy, Retinal Camera, Ultra Sonography, X-Ray Radiography, Ve
9/30/14 - Another 83 gastro cases reported
Another 83 cases of gastroenteritis, were reported from various public sector hospitals of the city on Monday. Twenty nine gastro cases were reported from Nishtar Medical Institute and 38 were reported from Children Complex. Nine patients were reported at Civil Hospital while seven landed at Fatima Jinnah Hospital for Women, said an official source
9/30/14 - Brainsway Deep TMS Brings Substantial Improvement to OCD Patients in Deep TMS Study
Brainsway Ltd. is pleased to report substantial improvement in OCD patients following Brainsway Deep TMS treatment in a clinical study held in Sheba Medical center, Tel Ha'Shomer, Israel. Joseph Zohar, who was the chairperson of the anxiety and OCD section of the World Psychiatric Association, included 41 OCD patients who did not respond adequate
9/30/14 - Bremerton Doctors Clinic moving to Silverdale [Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wash.]
Sept. 29 BREMERTON The Doctors Clinic is leaving East Bremerton, where the physicians group has practiced since 1959.. Most of the doctors practicing in East Bremerton will move to the group's Silverdale offices. The urgent care on Highway 303, across from Walmart, also will relocate to Silverdale.
9/30/14 - Cancer Treatment Centers of America Receives Angel Award for Outstanding Medical Service from Imerman Angels
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly Cancer Treatment Centers of America , the national network of five cancer treatment specialty hospitals headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, will receive The Angel Award for Outstanding Medical Service from Imerman Angels during its first annual Wings of Hope Gala on September 20th. "We are del
9/30/14 - Carillion aids Success for Seasonal Flu Campaign at South Tees Hospitals
Release date- 26092014- Leading integrated support service provider Carillion has been working in partnership with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support its seasonal flu campaign, resulting in a 10% increase in flu jabs for hospital staff. Leading integrated support service provider Carillion has been working in partnership with Sout
9/30/14 - Community Hospital joins MD Anderson network [The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Ind.]
MD Anderson was created in 1941 and is one of three comprehensive cancer centers originally designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971.. Since 1944, more than 940,000 patients have been treated by the MD Anderson for cancer. Community Hospital announced the partnership during a grand opening and celebration of a new Cancer Center, 1629 Medical A
9/30/14 - Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges ER Doctors or Nurse Managers to Call Them if They Have Proof of a Hospital Needlessly Admitting Medicare Patients Instead of Sending Them Home
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging ER doctors, or nurse managers to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have well documented proof of a hospital admitting Medicare patients, who should have been sent home, as an intentional way to overbill Medicare. The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging ER physicians, or hospital nurse managers to
9/30/14 - Dallas hospital monitoring patient for Ebola
DALLAS A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient's symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more
9/30/14 - Department of Aging announces plans to improve hospital-to-home transitions [The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.]
Sept. 30 CARLISLE Hospitals aim to send home healthy patients, but one in five patients across the nation are readmitted within 30 days and 76 percent of those readmissions are preventable, according to statistics provided by the Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services. Medicare is pressuring hospitals to reduce their readmis
9/30/14 - Doctor Sends Patients to the "Farmacy" at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
"Along with a recommendation for regular exercise, I write all of my patients a prescription for more fruits and vegetables," said Dr. Davis, who created special "Farmacy" prescription pads for this purpose. The idea to sell fresh fruits and vegetables in a hospital came to Dr. Davis as he was making his patient rounds. Dr. Davis reached out to Kri
9/30/14 - Dr. Brigitta Mueller Joins Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Faculty [Professional Services Close - Up]
Brigitta Mueller, M.D., chief patient safety officer and vice president of medical affairs at All Children's Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been selected to serve a three-year appointment as a core faculty member of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. "Serving as a faculty member of the Armstrong Institute is
9/30/14 - Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers
WASHINGTON From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. Industry spent nearly $3.5 billion on such payments in the five-month period from August thro
9/30/14 - EDITORIAL: Glimmer of hope for LI College Hospital [amNewYork, New York]
Sept. 29 Just when the Long Island College Hospital deal seemed to have flatlined, it's breathing again. And it's great news for SUNY, which has hemorrhaged money as much as $13 million a month since it took over the aging, failing hospital in 2011.. Quick background: NYU Langone Medical Center was to provide health care services on the Long
9/30/14 - Findings from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reveals New Findings on Colon Cancer (Biomarker-driven EGFR therapy improves outcomes in patients with...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly A new study on Oncology is now available. For more information on this research see: Biomarker-driven EGFR therapy improves outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 2014; 14: 1051-1061. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy can be contacted at:
9/30/14 - Fitch Affirms Winthrop-University Hospital, NY Revs at 'BBB+'; Outlook Revised to Negative [Professional Services Close - Up]
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the' BBB+' rating on the following bonds issued on behalf of Winthrop-University Hospital:. $130,180,000 Nassau County Local Economic Assistance and Financing Corp. revenue bonds, series 2012.. Since year-end 2012, when Winthrop University Hospital had a 1.2 percent operating margin and a 5.3 percent operating EBITDA ma
9/30/14 - Fitch Rates Tenet's Senior Unsecured Notes 'B-/RR5' & Affirms IDR at 'B'; Stable Outlook [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Fitch Ratings has assigned a' B-/RR5' rating to Tenet Healthcare Corp.' s $500 million senior unsecured notes due 2019.. The ratings apply to approximately $11.6 billion of debt as of June 30. The Q4'13 acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems left Tenet with one of the most highly leveraged balance sheets in the for-profit hospital industry.
9/30/14 - For many, doctor has been a lifesaver [The Virginian-Pilot]
Sept. 30 NORFOLK He's spent four decades tackling viruses and bacteria, from the pesky to the deadly, the rare to the ubiquitous:. Wednesday, the expert on all things contagious steps down from his 20- year post as chief of the infectious-disease division at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and as head of infection control at Sentara Norfolk Ge
9/30/14 - Freemasons give patient monitors to Effia-Nkwanta [Ghana News Agency]
Takoradi, Sept. 29, GNA The Freemasons of Ghana has donated three patient monitors valued at 18,000 to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region to help in the clinical care of critically ill patients. George Mills, Deputy District Grand Master of Ghana, English Constitution, said charity and humanitarian services formed part o
9/30/14 - Healthcare Insights, LLC and NOMISe Systems, Inc. Announce Merger Plans
Healthcare Insights, LLC, a financial management software firm serving the healthcare industry, and NOMISe Systems, Inc., a provider of hospital cost accounting and patient analytics solutions, today announced the merger of their business operations. "HCI has always differentiated its products and services from the rest of the marketplace throug
9/30/14 - Hospital Board to meet for first time since 2013 [The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas]
CROIX The Luis Hospital board is slated today to have its first public meeting since July 2013. The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of two new Luis Hospital board members, Kimberly Jones and Troy deChabert-Schuster. According to senators, Luis Hospital Interim Chief Executive Officer Dr.
9/30/14 - Hospital staff 'retrained' after Orkney patient dies of nosebleed [Scotsman, The (Scotland)]
A HOSPITAL has retrained staff after an investigation into the death of a patient who was admitted to casualty with a nosebleed.Orkney' s Balfour Hospital, in Kirkwall, ordered an investigation after classing the fatality as an "adverse event". It was one of 82 "adverse events"- meaning something that could have been avoided- in accident and emerge
9/30/14 - Hutcheson gets back to babies: Fort Oglethorpe hospital to relaunch labor, delivery service [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]
Sept. 30 Hutcheson Medical Center plans to get back into the business of birthing babies. The Fort Oglethorpe hospital announced Monday that it will reopen its labor and delivery service on Dec. 1 almost exactly one year after the hospital's board voted to shut down the Women's Center, which employed 37 people and takes up the fourth floor of o
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