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2014-08-21 12:30:06

She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients...

2014-08-18 12:27:52

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM Missionary David Writebol made the following statement today upon completion of his 21-day medical monitoring period Sunday, Aug. 17, and reunion later that day with wife, Nancy, who is being treated for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136916 "It has been three weeks since Nancy and I learned of her infection with the Ebola virus. In the ensuing days,...

2014-08-05 16:28:32

Family Expresses Gratitude and Relief for Her Safe Return to the U.S. ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SIM missionary and Ebola patient Nancy Writebol arrived at Emory University Hospital from Liberia for treatment. SIM (www.simusa.org) held a press conference upon her arrival to update media on her condition. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133795 According to Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA, Writebol is settling in at the medical facility. Her...

2014-07-02 12:28:23

ATLANTA, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extended period of intense planning and preparation, a partnership between Emory Healthcare and Select Medical, one of the nation's largest providers specializing in outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care, is official. Effective July 1, 2014, the joint venture will provide teams of post-acute care specialists committed to helping each patient recover in exactly the right setting, while also offering...

2014-05-20 23:15:46

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) accredits academic medical center renowned as the birthplace of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) is proud to announce that Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA, are the latest facilities recognized with provisional accreditation by ACE. Both academic hospitals successfully completed the ACE...

2014-04-17 23:13:10

CPMC liver, kidney transplant programs earn recognition from transplant registry Sutter Health affiliate transplant team’s risk-adjusted survival rate is nation’s best. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Sutter Health affiliate California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) has been identified as the nation’s only hospital with both kidney and liver transplant programs that have higher-than-expected one- and three-year adult patient survivals that are statistically better-than-expected....

2013-07-17 23:23:52

The Medical Center of Central Georgia Ranked Nationally in Cardiology, Performs Highly in 10 National Categories, Second Best Hospital in Georgia Washington (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 U.S. News & World Report has released its Best Hospitals rankings for 2013-2014. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. For the second consecutive year, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has...

2013-03-11 15:06:02

Transfusion of donated blood more than three weeks old results in impaired blood vessel function, a new study of hospital patients shows. Blood banks now consider six weeks to be the maximum permitted storage time of blood for use in transfusion, but recent studies have suggested transfusing blood stored for more than a few weeks has adverse effects in patients undergoing cardiac surgery or critical care. The new finding suggests a mechanism explaining why older blood might be...

2012-08-29 06:55:25

Findings published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lead researchers to devise a patient safety plan to decrease complications for the benefit of patients and hospitals Postoperative complications are the most significant independent risk factor leading to 30-day hospital readmissions among general surgery patients, according to a new exploratory study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. "Hospital readmissions are the...


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