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2008-10-01 12:00:31

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood stream infection rates are rapidly declining, life expectancy among cystic fibrosis patients has doubled, and care for children with asthma and inflammatory bowel disease is significantly improving. These are the results of four highly successful quality improvement (QI) initiatives chosen by the Alliance for Pediatric Quality (Alliance) and its task force of pediatric quality and safety experts from a pool of more than 50 programs. The goal...

2008-09-11 09:00:47

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Heal Ohio 2008: Showcasing Wound Care Competencies, is a one-day multidisciplinary conference hosted by Akron General Medical Center and sponsored by the Northeastern Ohio Consortium for Wound Healing Research and Education. The conference will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44223. The vision of this first-ever statewide event is to foster innovative...

2008-09-04 09:00:49

CINCINNATI, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Medical Center, a leading pediatric institution devoted to changing the outcome for children throughout the world, received The RACE for Results award, an annual, national performance improvement award, from Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), recognizing exceptional improvement efforts that advance patient care in children's hospitals across North America. Cincinnati Children's earned the 2008 distinction for its...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- GetWellNetwork, Inc., the innovator and leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, today announced that Miami Children's Hospital will be joining GetWellNetwork's growing pediatric hospital community. In October, the 289-bed hospital will launch the GetWellNetwork(R) PatientLife System(R) to help engage and educate pediatric patients and their families in their own healthcare process and improve the hospital experience. "Delivering...

2008-08-06 03:00:55

By Jewell Cardwell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 6--It's time for high school and college reunions. One of the bigger ones taking place this weekend is Akron's Buchtel High School class of '73, which boasts nearly 400 students. Remarkably, one of the major reasons those who graduated 35 years ago give for returning is Barbara Redd Lewis, their guidance counselor. "She is like a second mother to many of us," reminisces Phyllis Ford of Akron, who still calls Lewis on a regular...

2008-07-24 03:00:00

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 24--A new specialty hospital for critically ill patients is bringing life to the city of Akron's efforts to boost medical-related economic development. Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic joined leaders of a national specialty hospital chain and Akron General and Summa health systems on Wednesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the city's newest hospital: a 60-bed, jointly owned facility for patients who require hospital stays averaging 25...

2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 23--A new hospital in Akron for critically ill patients who require long stays could jump-start more cooperation between the city's rival health-care systems. In mid-August, national hospital chain Select Medical Corp. will open a long-term acute-care hospital on East Market Street in partnership with cross-town rivals Akron General Health System and Summa Health System. Select is overseeing the hospital's day-to-day operations and...

2008-07-01 03:00:38

By Carol Biliczky, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 1--Dr. Lois Margaret Nora announced Monday that she will step down as president and dean of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy when her contract expires Dec. 31, 2009. In written remarks, Nora, 53, said: "This is the best move at the best time." She said the "brutal fact" is that the responsibilities for her job have grown so much that NEOUCOM should have both a president and medical dean, but it...

2008-06-30 18:03:00

HCA Virginia and Children's National Medical Center of Washington, DC, today announced plans to collaborate on designing, equipping, and preparing Broadlands Regional Medical Center (BRMC) to provide high-quality services for pediatric patients. Under the terms of a letter of intent, Children's National physicians and administrators will take an active leadership role for BRMC's pediatric service line before and after the hospital opens. They will collaborate in designing BRMC's...

2008-06-16 15:00:48

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 16--A dedicated father-and-son duo are the backbone of orthopedics in Akron. If you're seeking care at a hospital in town for bone or joint problems, there's a two-in-three chance that Dr. Dennis Weiner or his son Scott is in charge of the program. Dr. Dennis Weiner, 69, became chair of orthopedics at Akron Children's Hospital 28 years ago. A couple decades later, Dr. Scott Weiner, 48, an orthopedic oncology specialist, took...


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