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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...

2013-11-15 12:25:27

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synergy Home Care, a premier home health care provider that operates through 17 locations in Louisiana, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013, pending regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. Merging with the largest provider of post-acute care services in the country positions Synergy Home Care as part of a growing...

2013-11-12 08:34:54

Addresses Growing Challenge of HIPAA and MU2 Secure Data Delivery Compliance MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DataMotion (www.datamotion.com), innovators in cloud-based email encryption services, today announced a group purchasing agreement with GNYHA Services, an acute care group purchasing organization affiliated with Premier, Inc. that represents more than 300 acute care hospitals and over 1,500 healthcare-related facilities. The agreement offers GNYHA Services members...

2013-11-04 16:27:59

Leading Health System to Expand Philips' Coordinated Telehealth Programs ANDOVER, Mass. and ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercy, one of the earliest providers of telehealth for critical care in the U.S., and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that they will collaborate to expand Mercy's telehealth services to include medical and surgical hospital units. Telehealth enables clinicians to remotely monitor and manage patients in any location and is one of the fastest...

2013-09-30 23:27:18

Seven Member Hospital Campuses and a Single Medical School Serve as Basis for Integrated Health Care System New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Boards of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners (CHP) today announced completion of the transaction to establish a new, integrated health system called the Mount Sinai Health System. Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven member hospital campuses, the Health System will provide...

2013-09-03 12:27:12

CAMP HILL, Pa., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Post Acute Medical, LLC ("PAM") is pleased to announce the addition of three long term acute care hospitals ("LTACHs") to its hospital network. The transaction adds facilities in Corpus Christi, TX, Lafayette, LA and Tulsa, OK. Two additional Facilities in Victoria, TX and Milwaukee, WI will join the Post Acute Network before October 1, 2013. The five LTACHS are part of a previously announced transaction between Vibra Healthcare, LLC...

2013-08-28 08:27:00

Marc Morresi, MD to Provide Comprehensive Medical Oversight to Van Dyk Montclair Post-Acute Care Services; Susan Scozzafava to Work with Hospitals to Evaluate Patients for Admissions MONTCLAIR, N.J., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Dyk Health Care, Inc. announces the hire of Marc Morresi, MD as its new Medical Director. With a specialty in Internal Medicine, Dr. Morresi graduated from UMDNJ-NJ Medical School in 2009 and completed his residency at Hackensack University Medical...

2013-08-23 16:23:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Emergency departments provide excellent patient care, but having access to emergency care is no substitute for having comprehensive insurance coverage that provides access to primary care," said Dr. Andy Sama, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Dr. Sama took issue with a statement made earlier this week by former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint that uninsured patients will "get better health care just...