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2009-06-05 07:10:00

DALLAS, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is the first hospital in the country to collaborate with GE Healthcare and BrainLAB to open technically advanced neurosurgery operating room (OR) suites that will allow neurosurgeons to use real-time, intra-operative images of the brain during surgery. The $16.5 million operating suites will be the first to combine the BrainSUITE(R) iMRI and GE Healthcare MR Surgical Suite. The four operating room suites...

2009-05-15 15:26:00

DALLAS, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- C. Richard Boland, M.D., chief of gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, has been named vice president of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, a position that will evolve into the presidency in 2011. The oldest medical specialty society in the United States, the AGA is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology. AGA membership includes 16,500 physicians and scientists. Dr....

2009-04-21 17:30:00

Only two percent of hospitals nationwide receive Magnet re-designation. DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has announced that Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) has earned re-designation as a Magnet hospital, effective immediately. Fewer than six percent of hospitals nationwide have been designated at a Magnet hospital, and merely two percent of the nation's hospitals have received Magnet re-designation....

2009-04-21 10:26:00

Award Ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall Where the Nobel Prizes Are Presented STOCKHOLM, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students from St. Petersburg State University of IT, Mechanics and Optics are crowned the 2009 ACM (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Champions in the Stockholm Concert Hall where the Nobel Prizes are presented every year. Sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM), the competition took place today at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). (Logo:...

2009-04-06 14:19:00

DALLAS, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Mack, M.D., a surgeon on the medical staff of THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano (THHBP) and medical director of cardiovascular surgery for Baylor Health Care System, has been named president-elect of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In this role, Mack will provide leadership for the more than 5,600 surgeons, researchers and allied health professionals worldwide who are members of the Society. "Dr. Mack is an outstanding surgeon whose...

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2009-03-25 13:20:00

In the first national study of human drugs in fish tissue, new research finds that fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including drugs used to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol, allergies, depression and bipolar disorder. The study has prompted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to expand similar research to more than 150 locations. "The average person hopefully will see this type of a study and see...

2009-02-27 14:02:00

WACO, Texas, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth straight year, the Baylor University Athletic Department has received a generous financial contribution from the Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund. This year's gift of $130,000 was presented to the Athletic Department during a recent men's basketball home game. Over the last six years, the fund, which is one of the largest in the United States that is managed by students, has provided $1 million in support of...

2009-02-04 07:00:00

Lively Managed $350 Million Fundraising Campaign for Dallas Center for the Performing Arts DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Baylor Health Care System Foundation announced today the appointment of Bill Lively as Senior Strategic Development Consultant. In this role, Lively will offer counsel in the development and implementation of a strategic long-term philanthropic plan for Baylor. Initially, he will offer strategic advice on fundraising efforts for Baylor's$350 million Cancer...

2009-01-27 22:57:51

A.J. Abrams scored 19 points Tuesday, pacing the 12th-ranked Texas Longhorns to a 78-72 victory over the Baylor Bears. Damion James added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Longhorns (15-4, 4-1 Big 12), who haven't lost to Baylor since Feb. 21, 1998. Abrams tied the Big 12 record for three-pointers with three Tuesday that gave him 338 for his career. He tied Jeff Boschee, who played at Kansas from 1999-2002. Cutis Jerrells scored 14 points for Baylor (15-5, 3-3), which lost for just the second...

2009-01-22 17:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joel T. Allison, FACHE, president/CEO of Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Texas Hospital Association's Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration. Established in 1965, the Collier Award is the highest honor bestowed by THA. Allison received the award on Jan. 22 at THA's annual Leadership Conference in Austin. "Joel Allison exemplifies the leadership qualities that this award...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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