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2010-05-21 08:00:00

BEIJING, May 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX), a leading independent American provider of Western healthcare products and services in the People's Republic of China, today celebrated the building completion of the United Family New Hope Oncology Center at a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the facility in Beijing attended by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Chinese officials and global business leaders. Headed by Dr. Philip Brooks, a renowned...

2010-05-14 11:34:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc.'s Fort Worth, Texas distribution facility, US Oncology Specialty, LP, has once again successfully passed the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors(CM) (VAWD(CM)) program's comprehensive criteria review and on-site inspection. US Oncology Specialty, a specialty distribution center service of US Oncology, was originally accredited in...

2010-05-14 07:44:00

DALLAS, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, CURE magazine announced the winner of the 2010 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing during a special award ceremony at the Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) 35th Annual Congress. Nearly 200 cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and peers submitted essays to this year's contest nominating their oncology nurses who have demonstrated exceptional compassion, expertise and commitment in their patients' fight against...

2010-05-10 11:08:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, announced today that it has expanded its online resources to empower cancer patients and referring physicians in their fight against cancer. The redesigned www.usoncology.com supports the company's national brand campaign, UNITED, which launched last week to tell cancer patients and referring physicians about the advantages of receiving cancer care through a practice...

2010-05-07 09:41:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, today launched its new Payer Quality Services offering, available to physicians who have joined the United Network of US Oncology through its new Targeted Physician Services relationship. Payer Quality Services assists oncologists in effectively collaborating with payers through pay-for-performance initiatives that recognize and reward high-quality, evidence-based cancer care....

2010-05-04 09:14:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, announced today that F.A. "Fran" Dramis has joined the board of directors of US Oncology, Inc., and its parent company, US Oncology Holdings, Inc. "We have made the commitment that technology is integral to our future success of leveraging our clinical content, improving the patient experience and achieving productivity gains in the evolving healthcare system," says Bruce...

2010-04-29 07:00:00

ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients who have completed treatment would be better served if oncology treatment centers were equipped to offer them comprehensive, pro-active follow-up care, according to experts who presented at a survivorship forum, sponsored by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) here yesterday. "Earlier detection and better treatment methods mean that two of every three adult cancer survivors are living five years after treatment," said Steven...

2010-04-22 09:10:00

LORAIN, Ohio, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sneakers, sleeping bags and cancer education? It must be the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, an 18- to 24-hour event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and services. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/relay-for-life/43644/ Relay For Life will be held at Brookside's Sevits Stadium, 1824 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake, OH...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc. ("US Oncology" or "the Company"), reported revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2009 of 5.1 percent to $886.0 million from $842.7 million in the same period in 2008. Adjusted EBITDA increased by 10.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 to $61.1 million from $55.2 million in the same period in 2008 (see definition of Adjusted EBITDA in "Discussion of Non-GAAP Information" in this release). For the 2009 fiscal year, the...

2010-02-24 10:13:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the premier cancer care services organization supporting the nation's largest cancer treatment and research network dedicated to advancing the quality and cost-effectiveness of cancer care in America, announced today that it has acquired Dallas-based CURE Media Group and Seattle-based NexCura. These two companies serve as an important piece of the overall strategy for US Oncology to expand the availability of integrated and...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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