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2014-06-17 12:29:45

Long term acute care hospital will relocate in August RENO, Nev., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tahoe Pacific Hospitals has entered into a lease agreement with Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) and will relocate its Reno West facility to NNMC later this summer. The 21-bed long term acute care hospital, currently located on the campus of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, will move eight miles to NNMC's Sparks campus at 2375 E. Prater Way in August. Tahoe Pacific Hospitals...

2014-06-12 08:30:41

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HCR ManorCare announces the opening of Heartland of Dublin, its 46(th) post-acute health care center in the state of Ohio. The state-of-the-art 120-bed center is located in Dublin and will provide employment to more than 100 people when the facility reaches full capacity. Heartland of Dublin features 24-hour skilled nursing care and medically complex and intensive rehabilitation services for short-term patients transitioning from hospital...

2014-06-10 23:00:35

This mobile room disinfection unit reinforces the health care provider’s commitment to eliminating infections for patients and families visiting. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) selected the American Ultraviolet (AUV) Unit for mobile room disinfection, reinforcing the health care provider’s commitment to protecting patients from infection. The Automatically Reliably Targeting Zero (ARTZ) Mobile Room ultraviolet “C”...

2014-05-06 16:32:04

Company partners with hospitals, ACOs and SNFs to improve care coordination, reduce readmissions PLANO, Texas, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliant Post-Acute Care Solutions, a national leader in post-acute care networks, today announced the appointment of Robert W. Harrington, MD, SFHM, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Harrington will provide clinical leadership and oversight of the evidence-based clinical protocols central to Reliant's Post-Acute Care Network (PACN) model of care....

2014-04-28 16:28:58

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The EvergreenHealth Foundation raised $1.25 million at this year's annual gala to support patients served by EvergreenHealth's Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU). Now in its 13(th) year, the Evergreen Gala united more than 700 community decision-makers, leading physicians and local executives at King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, April 26. Gala proceeds will assist with the development of a specialized "home transition" apartment...

2014-04-23 12:30:22

MALVERN, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InteHealth, the leading patient engagement company, announced today the Company signed four new contracts in the first quarter of this year for their Patient Portal solution. The InteHealth Patient Portal recently achieved 2014 Edition Modular EHR Inpatient and Ambulatory ONC Health IT Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting healthcare providers with Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to...

2014-03-06 16:26:43

Tranquility, privacy, efficiency surround patient experience at Ocean Medical Center. BRICK, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ, has opened the new Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center, which introduces a patient experience unlike any other in the region. The ribbon cutting to mark completion of the stunning new emergency department was held on Tuesday, and officially began treating patients today....

2014-02-26 12:25:28

MONTCLAIR, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Dyk Health Care, Inc. (www.vandykhealthcare.com) is pleased to announce that Dr. Marc Morresi, Medical Director for Van Dyk Health Care's Montclair facility, has been elected to the Hackensack UMC Mountainside Board of Trustees. Dr. Morresi officially started his new appointment to the Board of Trustees on February 1, 2014. Along with other hospital senior leaders, doctors and community members, he will be involved in overseeing the...

2013-12-04 15:54:08

The acute care system, which includes urgent care and retail clinics, emergency departments, hospitals, and doctors' offices, reflects the best and worst in American medicine. While acting as a safety net for the under- and uninsured, the system is also fragmented, disconnected, and costly. In a study published today in the December issue of Health Affairs, Jesse Pines, M.D., director of the Office of Clinical Practice Innovation at the George Washington University (GW), and co-authors...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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