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2014-05-02 23:00:56

Retailers embrace “May is for Miracles” as a Month of Giving to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Several major outlets will be raising funds this month through Miracle Balloon sales and other opportunities to provide hospitals with needed donations to supply pediatric patients with the best possible medical care. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Miracle Balloons and special offers have taken off at several major retailers this month, each with the opportunity to...

2014-04-28 16:30:26

Pediatric patients of all ages celebrate an important rite of passage that every teen should have, no matter how sick. TAMPA, Fla., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Joseph's Children's Hospital hosted prom night for pediatric patients who were unable to attend their own dance due to hospitalization or who, due to chronic or life-threatening conditions, may never get the opportunity. On Friday, April 25, 2014, more than 50 patients dressed up in fancy gowns and handsome...

2014-04-28 12:32:07

Minnesota Hospital Association's annual awards recognize patient safety, volunteerism, innovations in patient care, hospital excellence ST. PAUL, Minn., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 30(th) annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 25. Eighteen awards were given for extraordinary achievement in categories ranging from advocacy on behalf of hospitals and volunteerism to innovation...

2014-04-14 12:37:58

Russ Becker, Hayes Batson and Jonathan Wood named chair, vice chair and treasurer MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today announced it has named Martin Bassett, Paul Marvin, Bruce Shay and Thomas Tefft to its Corporate board of directors. In addition, Children's announced the appointment of Russ Becker as chair, Hayes Batson as vice chair, and Jonathan Wood as treasurer of its Corporate board of directors. As one of the...

2014-04-14 12:37:53

Foundation board celebrates $27.2 million raised during its first year and looks to build on that success in 2014 MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Gill, Irvin Kessler and Charles J. Maxwell, Jr. to Children's Foundation board. In addition, Children's announced that Patrick G. Ryan and David Miller have chosen to renew their positions on the Foundation board for a second...

2014-04-10 16:24:43

Hospital photographers place first and fourth in national competition HOUSTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to host the 2013-2014 Children's Hospital Association (CHA) Photo Exhibit, a biennial competition that celebrates its 20(th) anniversary this year. The national exhibit, which will be on display on the 4(th) floor of Texas Children's Pavilion for Women during the month of April, features photographs by Texas Children's Hospital...

2014-04-08 08:32:59

Children's signature event has raised more than $17 million since its inception in 1992 MINNEAPOLIS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,100 people filled The Historic Milwaukee Road Depot on Saturday, April 5 and raised more than $2 million for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's fetal care program. The Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration of Children's and Abbott Northwestern, is the only fetal care program of its kind in the Upper Midwest that treats...

2014-04-07 08:23:48

These forward-thinking hospitals are ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing their carbon footprints HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released article reveals many of the greatest achievements in environmentally friendly construction in the health industry. The article celebrates the 30 most environmentally friendly hospitals in the world. Each hospital was selected based on criteria including certifications from environmental bodies, recycling efforts, green...

2014-03-19 08:28:47

With Texas leading the nation in the number of snake bites,Texas Children's is now home to the only board-certified medical toxicologist in the city HOUSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is proud to announce the arrival of Dr. Spencer Greene, the only board-certified medical toxicologist in Houston. Greene recently joined the medical staff at Texas Children's as a consulting medical toxicologist and will continue his roles as director of medical...

2014-03-11 16:26:23

HOUSTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital, ranked 4(th) nationally among children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2013, is the latest hospital to install a ReadyCam© on-site studio, allowing doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers and patient families to appear live on broadcast news programs. Nationally recognized experts in children's and women's health will now be available 24/7 to report and comment on breaking health care news...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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