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2009-08-14 14:05:28

An initiative is underway to improve emergency medical care for Illinois' youngest patients. Loyola University Health System (LUHS), in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health and other area hospitals, has established a process to support facilities in managing critically ill and injured children across Illinois. This process is outlined in the latest issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine."Pediatric emergency patients have unique needs, and many emergency departments...

2009-06-12 10:30:00

- Foundation partners with Akron Children's Hospital, Summit County Educational Service Center to provide full-range of services to families with children who have autism - Center to be built in Copley Township FAIRLAWN, Ohio, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Autism Family Foundation of Northeast Ohio today announced the creation of the Robert J. Keegan Family Center for Autism. The center, which will be located on Cleveland-Massillon Road in Copley Township, will offer a full-range of services...

2009-06-04 21:23:41

More than 17 million U.S. children live more than one hour away from trauma care, researchers calculated. Some states -- Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming -- offer almost no access to a verified pediatric trauma center in less than an hour. However, virtually all children living in other areas -- such as the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island -- are within 60 minutes of specialized trauma care. This study shows...

2009-06-04 09:34:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Children's Hospital Association (OCHA) and its six member hospitals - Akron Children's Hospital; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Dayton Children's Medical Center; Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus; Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland; and Toledo Children's Hospital - today released new results of a first-of-its-kind collaboration to improve quality in children's hospitals. OCHA and its six member hospitals...

2009-06-02 14:27:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 17 million U.S. children live more than an hour away by ground or air transportation from a life-saving pediatric trauma center, according to a new study by researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. The creation of a national inventory of pediatric trauma centers may help to identify the locations of gaps and greatly improve access to care for U.S. children, the authors said. The...

2009-03-17 04:51:00

AKRON, Ohio, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Help is now just a phone call away for parents, pediatricians, home care and hospice nurses and other medical professionals caring for any child in Ohio with a life-threatening, chronic, rare or complex illness. The Comfort Line is a medical advice and referral service provided by Akron Children's Hospital with the assistance of the Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End of Life Network (OPPEN). Toll-free phone calls are accepted Monday through Friday...

2009-02-23 14:10:00

The Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Recognized for Educating Patients About Cancer-Related Infertility PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the first pediatric hospital to be designated a Fertile Hope Center of Excellence. The Cancer Center at Children's Hospital leads the nation in fertility preservation for pediatric patients diagnosed with cancer. The first of its kind in the nation, the Cancer Survivorship...

2008-12-29 10:32:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is named the nation's best pediatric hospital by Parents magazine. "Children's Hospital employees work tirelessly everyday to ensure every family has the ideal patient experience and we are truly grateful to our dedicated and talented staff," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "We recognize our responsibility to provide...

2008-12-18 12:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.(R) (HMS) announced today that it was selected by The HSC Pediatric Center (HSC) to supply a full system of integrated clinical and financial software. The new HMS digital hospital system will include advanced clinical solutions for the 130-bed children's rehabilitation hospital in Washington, DC, and will get them closer to an electronic health record (EHR) for their patients. "HMS will provide an...

2008-10-20 09:00:41

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc., (NYSE: PDX) has completed the acquisition of Akron Neonatology, Inc., a physician group practice that provides approximately 25,000 annual patient days of care at hospital-based neonatal intensive care units (NICU) located throughout the Akron, Ohio, metropolitan area. Akron Neonatology consists of eight physicians who staff three NICUs, including Akron Children's Hospital, a Level III NICU that serves as the neonatal referral center for hospitals...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.