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2014-01-07 12:28:38

Gannotta joins Northwestern Medicine® after seven years with Duke Raleigh Hospital CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) announced today that it has named Richard J. Gannotta, DHA, FACHE, President, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Senior Vice President, NMHC effective February 10. Gannotta currently is president of Duke Raleigh Hospital, one of three hospitals comprising the Duke University Health System. "Rick is an...

2009-06-03 10:00:00

MOBILE, Ala., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) announced their success in being selected as a primary vendor for Duke University Health System (DUHS) and its affiliated hospitals for a revenue cycle claims management solution. The contract names SSI as the primary supplier of claims management products, including but not limited to ClickON(R) LinX, an innovative product that features the functionality of posting back billing information to the host HIS system. The product...

2008-10-01 06:00:48

American Anesthesiology, Inc., a subsidiary of Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. (NYSE:PDX), has completed the acquisition of Critical Health Systems of North Carolina, P.C., a physician group practice based in Raleigh with more than 250 anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists. The transaction brings the number of anesthesia providers practicing at American Anesthesiology to more than 450. A total of 61 anesthesiologists and 191 certified registered nurse anesthetists...

2008-07-31 06:00:55

By Sabine Vollmer, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 31--Knock, knock. Who's there? It's Novant Health trying to get into the Triangle. That's no joke. The state's second-largest hospital chain is trying to shake up the competitive landscape in one of North Carolina's most attractive health-care markets. The Triangle's three established hospital systems -- UNC Health Care, Duke University Health System and WakeMed -- aren't laughing. Novant runs eight hospitals in the...

2008-07-06 18:00:33

By John Stevenson, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 6--DURHAM -- A high-profile spate of hydraulic-fluid litigation involving Duke University Health System has spun the heads even of savvy court observers, seeping in and out of local judicial machinery almost with the ease of its namesake liquid. The seemingly endless saga was extended with a new lawsuit just last week. Through it all, Duke has insisted that more was being made of the issue than is warranted. The legal ball...

2008-07-02 12:01:11

A lawsuit filed in North Carolina alleges Duke University Health System was negligent when it mistakenly cleaned surgical instruments with hydraulic fluid. The suit seeks unspecified damages for 18 patients who underwent surgery at two Duke hospitals in 2004. The suit filed this week in Durham County Superior Court comes on the heels of a settlement of claims filed by 60 patients who alleged they suffered a myriad of conditions as a result of their operations. The Raleigh (N.C.) News...

2008-07-01 06:00:48

By The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 1--Eighteen patients who had operations at Duke hospitals in 2004 sued Duke University Health System on Monday, charging that it committed fraud and negligence in connection with the patients' exposure to surgical instruments mistakenly washed in elevator hydraulic fluid. The suit, filed in Durham County Superior Court by Raleigh lawyer Henry Temple, asks that Duke and other defendants pay an undisclosed amount in compensatory and punitive...

2008-06-19 06:00:34

By Thomas Goldsmith, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 19--Duke University Health System has settled claims by patients who alleged they suffered health problems after being exposed to hydraulic fluid on surgical instruments at two Duke hospitals in 2004. The settlement, which remains confidential, resolved claims against Duke by an unknown number of clients represented by HensonFuerst, a law firm with offices in Raleigh and Rocky Mount. Both parties said in a statement that...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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