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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...

2010-11-05 00:00:38

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel session entitled "Meaningful Use in Action: Leveraging meaningful use to improve outcomes and patient care" at the Institute's annual Winter Health IT Summit taking place January 19-20, 2011 in Phoenix. New York, NY (Vocus) November 4, 2010 The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel session entitled "Meaningful Use in Action: Leveraging...

2010-11-01 18:11:00

Joint venture shows commitment to the City of Detroit and to each other DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal, state, and regional legislators and community leaders today join Vanguard Health System's Vice Chairman Keith Pitts, DMC President and CEO Mike Duggan, and Children's Hospital of Michigan President Herman Gray, MD at a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center on the campus of the DMC (3950 Beaubien). The new five...

2010-10-26 16:15:00

DETROIT, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DMC Board voted this afternoon to extend their definitive purchase agreement with Vanguard Health Systems through the end of the year, allowing more time to complete governmental approvals. Vanguard's purchase of - and $850 million capital investment in - the Detroit Medical Center is the single largest private investment in Detroit's history. Also this afternoon, DMC and Vanguard agreed in principle formally to amend the definitive...

2010-10-05 10:00:00

TROY, Mich., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for more than 150 U.S. hospitals, announced today that the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) (www.dmc.org) has selected the company's document imaging solution, iDoc(TM), for the eight-facility integrated delivery system's patient financial services operation. "As the largest healthcare provider in southeast Michigan, DMC's Patient Financial Services has been handling nearly...

2010-10-01 10:10:00

DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital has selected Dallas-based Loopback Communications' technology-leading Readmission Reduction(TM) solution to support its efforts to reduce readmissions of discharged patients. "DMC Sinai-Grace is committed to continuous quality improvement and patient outcomes," says Katie Flannigan M. S. PA-C, an administrative director for the hospital and special assistant to the president. "We were one of the first hospitals to participate in the...

2010-09-20 12:49:00

DETROIT, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC), announced today that it was named to this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The hospital system was recognized for its implementation of an electronic surgical scheduling tool that interfaces with its inventory and accounting systems resulting in cost savings, improved workflow and patient safety. "The DMC is a strong proponent of using technology to...

2010-08-30 09:20:00

DETROIT, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) achieved significant improvements in patient safety and quality of care, while also saving more than $5 million in costs last year, thanks to efficiencies created by its system-wide Electronic Medical Record (EMR). This system manages nearly all of the DMC's patient health information via new computer-based technology. For the eight hospitals in the DMC system, it was the second year in a row in which...

2010-08-09 11:00:00

DETROIT, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center are requiring employees who work in patient care areas, including high-risk areas, to receive an annual flu vaccination or wear a surgical mask while working in close proximity to patients. The requirement, which takes effect with flu vaccinations this fall, represents a significant change in vaccination compliance at the three health care institutions as a patient...


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