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2014-02-18 20:22:19

Additional safety improvements will help patients who are affected ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the rates of serious surgical site infections (SSIs) following outpatient surgery are low, the number of patients who develop these serious infections is substantial and warrants continued quality improvement efforts because outpatient surgery is so common, according to a new study published in the February 19 issue of the Journal of the American...

2014-02-18 12:30:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Michael Wolf and Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone today visited Hope Within Ministries, one of 40 new recipients to receive a grant through the department's Community-Based Health Care Subsidy Program. The center will use its $190,096 grant to enhance its free primary care services to the underinsured and financially challenged in Dauphin and Lancaster counties. The department's Community-Based Health...

2014-02-17 23:21:04

USDA awards Mercy $382,748 grant, benefitting school kids and communities in rural Midwest. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 For the third time, the USDA has awarded Mercy a $382,748 grant which will ultimately provide greater access to health care in some of Mercy’s most rural communities in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. “Almost half of the communities Mercy serves in our four-state geographic footprint are in some of the most remote rural areas,” said Dr. Tim Smith, vice...

2014-02-10 23:04:15

The recent announcement by U.S. drugstore giant CVS that its locations will phase out sales of tobacco products is jarring but should not be surprising, according to healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information. Kalorama says much of the revenue lost will be replaced by new markets that may not have been sustainable if the firm didn’t make the move. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 The recent announcement by U.S. drugstore giant CVS that its locations will phase out sales...

2014-02-06 12:28:12

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WellStar Health System (WellStar) and Mayo Clinic today announced that the metro Atlanta-based health system is joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. WellStar is the largest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in the southeast and the only member in metro Atlanta. Using digital technology to promote physician collaboration and...

2014-02-05 23:27:09

FastCare announced today that several top doctors in the Miami area have signed on to their extended team of medical professionals, ensuring FastCare can refer patients as needed. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Urgent care, as opposed to traditional hospital care, has recently become a faster, more affordable, and more flexible alternative. Now, with urgent care centers appearing all over the United States, it is easier than ever before to get medical care for non-life-threatening...

2014-01-28 16:25:32

Local doctors and teams from EyeMed Vision Care, EYEXAM of California, LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Oakley and Sunglass Hut volunteer to help area students during OneSight Clinics in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix CINCINNATI, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Exam Week" takes on new meaning for more than 1,200 students who will receive free eye exams and new glasses during OneSight Vision Clinics this week in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The clinics are hosted by...

2014-01-28 12:28:55

Agreement complements new models of care EAGAN and ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state's leading nonprofit health plan, and Mayo Clinic Health System, a family of clinics, hospitals and health care facilities owned by Mayo Clinic, today announced a new, three-year agreement that is designed to promote quality care while lowering overall costs. The new agreement complements Mayo Clinic Health System's efforts...

2014-01-21 23:27:33

Nationwide outpatient rehabilitation organization looks to Plexis to provide ICD-10 compliant claims processing solution while expanding opportunity to further grow its cost containment business Ashland, Oregon (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Today Plexis Healthcare Systems announced that Physiotherapy Associates (Exton, PA) has begun implementation of its Plexis Claims Manager (PCM) software, which shall be used across the company to help facilitate greater automation and ensure ICD-10...

2014-01-21 23:03:37

FastCare announced today that sports injuries, as well as any non-life-threatening condition, can be treated quickly, professionally, and without an appointment at either of their new and improved locations in South Florida. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 From American football to Hockey and Rugby, and even “non-contact” sports like tennis, volleyball and soccer, the risk of injury is always present, and common, regardless of the activity. FastCare, a provider of urgent care in Miami, FL,...