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2014-07-15 04:21:19

Mayo Clinic Is No. 1 on the Honor Roll WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today released the 25th edition of the annual Best Hospitals rankings, freely available at usnews.com. Best Hospitals includes key information on nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. For the first time, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the No. 1 spot on the Honor Roll, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Memorial Sloan Kettering...

2014-07-02 23:01:18

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals and heart and vascular centers, was recently honored with two prestigious awards: the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation’s NDCR ACTION Registry®–Get With the Guidelines™ (GWTG) Platinum Performance Achievement Award and the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2014 Resuscitation Quality Achievement Award. St. Louis (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Barnes-Jewish Hospital, consistently ranked as...

2014-05-20 23:08:25

Barnes-Jewish Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the country to offer patients the opportunity to have brain surgery using technology that reduced the need for follow-up surgery. Now, its neurosurgery team has reached a milestone by performing more than 1,000 cases using its moveable intraoperative MRI system – more than any other center in the United States. St. Louis (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Barnes-Jewish Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the country to offer patients the...

2014-02-05 20:26:50

ViewRay System Expands Treatment Options for Cancer Patients CLEVELAND, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ViewRay(TM) system, the world's first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy system, is being used to treat patients at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The ViewRay system provides a patented combination of simultaneous radiation therapy delivery and continuous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the...

2013-12-19 23:02:05

A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate radiation treatment from the world’s first proton system of its kind. The treatment was administered today at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. St. Louis (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate...

2013-12-02 23:00:23

Heart specialists at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center were the first in Missouri to implant a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) into a patient during a procedure that took place on Friday, Nov. 29. Unlike the traditional ICD used to help treat arrhythmias such as tachycardia, the S-ICD does not place wires inside the heart or blood vessels. St. Louis (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Heart specialists at the Washington University...

2013-11-13 23:25:12

Top Advancements in the Treatment of Structural Heart Disease is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 One of the most experienced teams of heart specialists in the country will hold a Continuing Medical Education (CME) titled Top Advances in the Treatment of Structural Heart Disease. The symposium, presented by Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center...

2013-10-31 23:24:38

Survey of Barnes-Jewish Hospital Employees Who Took Compassion Fatigue Course Found High Risk for Burnout was Cut in Half and High Risk for Secondary Trauma Dropped by a Third St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 An innovative program implemented three years ago at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is helping prevent bedside nurses from leaving direct patient care due to a condition known as “compassion fatigue.” Among the employees surveyed after attending a course designed at combating...

2013-09-30 23:04:37

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program continues to be a national leader in transplantation. St. Louis (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program has long been a national leader in transplantation. Now, one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant programs in the United States is celebrating a major milestone—50 years of changing lives. The program’s first successful kidney transplant...

2013-09-24 23:40:13

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the only hospital in the region implanting a new drug-eluting stent to treat symptomatic blockages of leg arteries caused by peripheral artery disease. St. Louis (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Although drug-coated stents have been commonly used in coronary procedures, the technology is new to the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Patrick Geraghty, MD, FACS, Washington University vascular surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, is the first in the regional area...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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