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2013-01-30 12:27:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A veterinary deworming agent, levamisole, found in both cocaine and heroin has caused infectious diseases and skin lesions requiring emergency care. A case series published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine calls levamisole-contaminated cocaine "an important emerging public health concern" in view of the nearly two million cocaine users in the United States ("Passive Multistate Surveillance for Neutropenia after Use of...

2013-01-29 23:03:14

First Choice Emergency Room Plans to Open New Facility in Colorado Springs Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced plans to open a new facility in Colorado Springs in February. This will be the company´s first facility outside of Texas. First Choice Emergency Room is a neighborhood alternative for emergency medical treatment, where patients are seen almost immediately by...

2013-01-24 08:31:02

NEW YORK and DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Edgemont Capital Partners, L.P., a boutique investment bank focused on the advisory needs of healthcare companies worldwide, today announced the sale of Practice Support Resources, LLC ("PSR"), to Intermedix Corporation. Edgemont Capital Partners, L.P. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to PSR. PSR is one of the largest Emergency Medicine Practice Management companies in the U.S., with a growing presence in other medical specialties...

2013-01-04 05:01:15

Physicians Employment welcomes software developer Bob Zarrabi to streamline search for users and improve overall site usability. Fairfield, IA (PRWEB) January 03, 2013 Physicians Employment, one of the largest online job boards for physicians, recently hired software developer Bob Zarrabi to streamline search for users and improve overall site usability. Bob's presence on the Phys Emp Team will help launch a special effort to help emergency physicians, psychiatrists, and ENTs...

2012-12-27 16:22:13

More Complex Care Provided in a Challenging Health Care Environment WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lack of stable medical homes and reduced inpatient capacity are key factors that could be responsible for a shift toward higher billing levels over the past decade in U.S. emergency departments, according to a new report from the New England Journal of Medicine (http://tinyurl.com/d2fnsyh). Changing standards of care and the implementation of electronic medical records...

2012-12-21 08:22:50

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts' 2009 ban on ambulance diversion not only did not increase emergency department length of stay or ambulance turnaround time but may actually have led to improvements in both areas, according to a study published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Effect of an Ambulance Diversion Ban on Emergency Department Length of Stay and Ambulance Turnaround Time"). http://tinyurl.com/bph7byr (Logo:...

2012-12-20 12:25:17

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-urgent emergency department patients who were escorted to and assigned a personal physician on the hospital premises increased their contact with primary care physicians over the space of a year but did not significantly decrease how often they visited the ER. Despite strict guidelines on which patients were classified as "non-urgent," 10 patients were ultimately admitted to the hospital, according to the results of a study published...

2012-12-19 12:24:51

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today expressed deepest sympathy to all those affected by the senseless tragedy in Connecticut and called on government at every level to increase investments in mental health resources and to ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "Emergency physicians see the tragic consequences of gun violence...

2012-12-18 16:24:42

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Health Holdings (NYSE: TMH) announced the continued growth in its Alabama operations through an acquisition of the practice of Mobile Emergency Group, PC (MEG), the physician group that currently provides services to the emergency departments of Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in Mobile, Ala., and North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette, Ala. Both hospitals are part of Mobile-based Infirmary Health System (IHS). On December 15, TeamHealth...

2012-12-18 05:01:15

Key Milestone for the Leading Freestanding Emergency Room System in the United States Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest and oldest freestanding emergency room system, today announced its 10th anniversary. First Choice Emergency Room has revolutionized the way people receive emergency treatment, serving as a neighborhood alternative should a medical emergency arise. “We are proud to be celebrating this key milestone as a pioneering...