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2014-02-26 12:26:17

DETROIT, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is now the exclusive surgical weight loss partner of Medical Weight Loss Clinic and the Medical Weight Loss Clinic (MWLC) is now the exclusive non-surgical partner of the DMC. With the new partnership, patients who enroll in a program at either MWLC or DMC will have access to a comprehensive weight loss program, with both non-surgical and surgical options to meet any weight loss goals. DMC surgeons...

2013-12-19 12:27:37

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group named Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center a Top Hospital following an annual survey. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Banner Del E. Webb has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. "This is a great honor that reflects the great work our staff, physicians and volunteers are doing every day to fulfill our mission of...

2013-12-03 00:21:29

Honored Hospitals Set Standard in Safety and Quality, Rural Hospitals Make Substantial Gains WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) announced its list of Top Hospitals at its Annual Meeting today, highlighting the diversity of hospitals represented nationwide. Widely cited as the nation's most competitive hospital quality award, the Top Hospitals designation recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical...

2013-12-03 00:21:11

Children's - St. Paul recognized for fifth year in a row by The Leapfrog Group for quality and efficiency SAINT PAUL, Minn., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Paul campus of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has once again been named to The Leapfrog Group's annual list of Top Children's Hospitals. Children's was one of only 13 pediatric hospitals in the country to be recognized by Leapfrog and the only pediatric hospital in Minnesota. This is the fifth year in a row that...

2013-09-24 20:22:14

Groups Say Decision May Lead to Higher Risk of Mortality for Medicare Bariatric Surgical Patients WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite strong opposition from leading surgical and medical groups, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has ruled it will no longer require Medicare patients to undergo bariatric surgical procedures at accredited facilities. CMS ruled today that eligible Medicare patients may have bariatric operations performed at any center...

2013-07-22 12:26:11

Study Comes as Medicare Considers Discontinuation of Bariatric Surgery Facility Certification GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study found non-accredited bariatric centers had an in-hospital mortality rate that was more than three times higher than accredited centers (0.22% vs. 0.06%, respectively) with similar volume. The study, in press for publication in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, provides new insights into the positive impact accreditation and...

2013-07-02 12:30:05

Pioneering approach to helping patients overcome morbid obesity - a major cause of diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure - earns key "symbol of quality" from hospital accrediting organization. DETROIT, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) bariatric medicine program at Harper University Hospital has received its fourth straight accreditation from The Joint Commission, the national certification body that evaluates the effectiveness of...

2013-04-19 08:25:13

Multidisciplinary approach to transplant therapy gives chronic kidney disease sufferers "a new chance at life" - while currently serving more African-American patients per capita than any other program in the United States. DETROIT, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Brantley says he will never forget the moment when he realized that he was going to need dialysis for life if he didn't get a kidney transplant. (Photo:...

2012-12-05 12:24:20

CLEVELAND, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is the only Northeast Ohio hospital selected as a Top Hospital out of nearly 1,200 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group's annual survey. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Its annual list of Top Hospitals was announced on Dec. 4 at the group's annual meeting in Baltimore. Last month, Leapfrog...

2012-12-04 08:29:08

Record number of hospitals make prestigious list, including a record number of 13 Top Rural Hospitals BALTIMORE, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group announced its annual list of Top Hospitals today at its Annual Meeting. The Top Hospital designation, which is the most competitive national hospital quality award in the country, recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures like...