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Latest Abington Memorial Hospital Stories

2014-04-09 23:03:37

Richard S. Eisenstaedt, MD, FACP, chair, Department of Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital, was honored with the prestigious Laureate Award by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Laureate is the highest honor offered by the ACP and is presented to Fellows and Masters of the College who lead by example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, service to their community,...

2014-04-07 23:04:43

Although pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is considered by many to be an illness of the past, the CDC has established new guidelines advising expecting moms, family members, and caregivers to get vaccinated before baby arrives, even if they’ve had it before. Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 So why the change in the recommendation? “Several factors have contributed to the increase in the incidence of whooping cough in communities,” said Dr. Steven Shapiro, chair of...

2014-03-05 23:04:27

This innovative center emphasizes minimally invasive approaches to traditional surgery whenever possible for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal ailments and disorders. Abington, PA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The team of highly skilled surgeons treats a wide array of diseases including GI surgical oncology, colorectal surgery and esophageal surgery. The team includes Steven A. Fassler, MD; Robert K. Josloff, MD; Soo Y. Kim, MD; Kenric Murayama, MD; Michael L. Nussbaum, MD; Ho Pak,...

2014-01-07 23:02:25

Abingtonhealth.org incorporates content from four websites to better meet the needs of the community. Abington, PA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Abington Health is kicking off the new year with a new website. The new abingtonhealth.org now seamlessly incorporates content pertaining to Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital, Abington Health and Abington Health Physicians, all of which previously operated as four separate websites. “The new, state-of-the-art website was designed...

2013-12-12 23:02:44

Physicians use a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the bodies of patients with aortic valve stenosis. Abington, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Abington Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute is now offering an aortic valve replacement option for patients who are unable to undergo open heart surgery. This procedure uses a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the body. It doesn’t require open-chest surgery and is done...

2013-11-20 23:00:51

Abington Memorial Hospital will serve as a regional medical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine under a new agreement signed by both institutions. This designation expands on an already existing academic affiliation. Abington, PA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Abington Memorial Hospital will serve as a regional medical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine under a new agreement signed by both institutions. This designation expands on an already existing academic...

2013-11-12 23:20:15

Abington Memorial Hospital Physician Explains Importance behind New Bill Requiring Mammography Centers to Inform Women about Their Breast Density in Addition to Their Mammography Results Abington, PA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 A major step has been taken to advance women’s health awareness. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recently signed a bill requiring mammography centers to inform women about their breast density in addition to their mammography results. The objective of the law is...

2013-11-07 23:24:53

Abington Memorial Hospital has been recognized for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for heart failure patients through the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure quality improvement program. Abington, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Abington Memorial Hospital, a Gold level recipient, is among 299 hospitals receiving a Get With the Guidelines–Heart Failure award this year. More than 1,000 hospitals received awards for their...

2013-11-05 23:02:01

Abington Memorial Hospital among first to receive Blue Distinction Center+ SM new designation for delivering quality and cost-efficient cardiac procedures. Abington, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Independence Blue Cross has recognized Abington Memorial Hospital as one of the first hospitals in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+SM designation in the area of cardiac care, as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program. Blue Distinction Centers are...

2013-10-09 23:21:50

Abington Memorial Hospital has been recognized for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke quality improvement program. Abington, PA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Abington Memorial Hospital, a Gold Plus level recipient, is among 853 hospitals receiving a Get With the Guidelines–Stroke award this year. More than 1,000 hospitals received awards for their...