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2011-03-22 13:57:00

Another first for DMC Cardiovascular Institute DETROIT, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is the first healthcare provider in Michigan to offer a new breakthrough technology designed to correct atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) in patients who struggle with this potentially life-threatening heart disorder. The new FDA-approved, state-of-the-art technology - known formally as the "Arctic...

2011-03-10 14:46:00

DETROIT, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a dialysis patient undergoing treatment three times a week for Alport's Syndrome at the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, 16 year old Sterling Heights resident Samydra Wilson never imagined his artwork would be on display on Capitol Hill alongside winners of a national contest. Wilson's self photograph was up against 240 photos from 56 hospitals across the nation in the 2011 Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit, sponsored by the...

2011-03-03 07:50:00

Hospital unveils template for the future of bedside patient care. Event showcases innovative patient unit with the region's most advanced "Smart Room" technology. DETROIT, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its tradition as a leader in advanced technology for patient care, DMC Harper University and Hutzel Women's Hospitals will host a free public open house to unveil the latest innovation in bedside care, featuring Cerner Smart Room(TM) technology. What is a "Smart...

2011-03-01 14:10:00

Two patients who had severe aortic stenosis are "recovering well" - only days after the minimally invasive procedure DETROIT, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has completed the first two transcatheter aortic valve implants (TAVI) ever achieved in Michigan. The procedures are a part of CVI's participation in the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial. This multi-state trial will evaluate a new,...

2011-02-22 13:31:04

High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care to trauma patients, according to a study published in the Annals of Surgery. The study found high-quality hospitals have death rates that are 34 percent lower, while spending nearly 22 percent less on trauma patient care than average-quality hospitals, suggesting high quality can coexist with lower cost. The reason is not clear, though. The research comes at a time when the affordability of health care in the United States is a major concern....

2011-02-09 13:26:00

DETROIT, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year at the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, nearly 500 children were treated and admitted for burn injuries. As a result of the spectrum of quality care provided to burn patients from the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process and having met rigorous standards for specific criteria set by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the Committee on Trauma of the American Colleges of Surgeons (ACS), the DMC Children's...

2011-01-20 11:58:00

DETROIT, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomfield resident Joseph Walsh has been named CEO of the 20-person DMC Legacy Board, Chairman Keith E. Crain announced today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110120/DE33450 ) As a result of the sale of the non-profit Detroit Medical Center to the for-profit Vanguard Health Systems, the DMC Legacy Board was created to oversee Vanguard's contractual commitments and develop an asset transfer agreement to help fund two charitable...

2011-01-04 14:58:00

DETROIT, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) officials today made good on their promise to get right to work on hospital construction projects, announcing contracts totaling over $60 million just four days after DMC's landmark partnership with Vanguard Health Systems was sealed. "What better way to start the new year than by moving forward with eight DMC construction projects?" said Michael Duggan, DMC president and CEO. "We promised our patients, our...

2010-12-30 09:37:00

Vanguard to Expand and Upgrade the DMC Facilities after Closing DETROIT, and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vanguard Health Systems, Inc.(Vanguard) and the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) are signing final documents today and expect to complete the sale of the DMC to Vanguard Friday December 31, 2010, effective January 1, 2011. The announcement is the culmination of a process that began with the previous announcement of a letter of intent in March of this year....

2010-11-18 14:09:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for more than 150 U.S. hospitals, announced today that twelve of its Web healthcare clients were awarded honors in the Strategic Communications eHealthcare Leadership Awards competition. The awards were presented at the 14th Annual Internet Healthcare Conference, held November 15-17, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nev. "Receiving this award is a major endorsement of...