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2013-11-14 11:40:43

Call handling service did not reduce pressures during first year of operation, as intended The call handling service NHS 111 increased the use of ambulance and urgent and emergency care services during its first year of operation, shows a detailed evaluation, published in the online journal BMJ Open. This is despite the fact that NHS 111 was set up with the intention of relieving pressure on these services by ensuring that patients are directed to care that is appropriate for their...

2013-11-05 23:33:57

Okuyamba Fest celebrates international food, drink and art to raise awareness and funds for palliative care in Uganda. The event will be held November 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the new Center for Hospice Care Mishawaka Campus. Mishawaka, IN (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Pain knows no boundaries - and neither should caring. Okuyamba Fest was created to support the Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) in their efforts to make palliative care accessible to the more than 35 million...

2013-11-05 12:29:19

Nurses Decry Epidemic of Resignations, Layoffs Since For-Profit CHS Took Over YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The exodus of nurses through resignations and layoffs at Northside Medical Center could undermine the hospital's award-winning patient care. Under the management of the for-profit Community Health Systems Inc., nearly 60 nurses--including half of the nurses in surgical intensive care--have left the hospital, which has been recognized nationally for...

2013-11-04 12:28:19

Six care providers across the country are recognized for outstanding service LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cherokee Uniforms, a leading provider of healthcare apparel, announced today the winners of its 11(th) annual Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award. The award honors five nurses and a volunteer from across the country for their impact on the lives of others through extraordinary patient care, sacrifice and innovation while serving as an inspiration to others. "Cherokee is thrilled...

2013-10-30 23:04:18

Mediaplanet Publishing and Hospice Leaders come together to release "End of Life Care" special edition of USA TODAY. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 On the weekend of September 27th-29th MediaPlanet Publishing, along with leaders in the hospice and palliative care industry, partnered together to release, “End of Life Care: A Reader’s Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care” in USA TODAY. This fact-filled, resource-rich, inspirational section examined answers to the questions so...

2013-10-24 23:04:01

$10,000 Grand Prize Will Fund Project to Address Health Effects of Climate Change Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is announcing its first-ever Climate Change and Health Contest for Nurses. The contest, which offers a $10,000 grand prize, and an opportunity to present at the annual CleanMed conference, is intended to help encourage nurses to play an active role in mitigating the health threats of climate change through local and national projects....

2013-10-22 23:31:53

To streamline patient referrals to hospice care, northern Indiana’s non-profit, community based hospice provider, Center for Hospice Care, offers physicians a free, downloadable app for use on mobile devices. South Bend, IN (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 To streamline patient referrals to hospice car, northern Indiana’s non-profit, community based hospice provider, Center for Hospice Care, offers physicians a free, downloadable app for use on mobile devices. Rather than having to fax a...

2013-10-22 23:29:55

Paula Dnistran Varblow is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Paula Dnistran Varblow, RN, MN, CS is a Nurse Psychotherapist and Clinical Specialist. Ms. Varblow has attained the highest level of membership to the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) as a VIP Woman of the Year and has been recognized for outstanding leadership and commitment within her...

2013-10-22 23:27:18

Estela Ganibi Bugong is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Estela Ganibi Bugtong, R.N.,B.S.N.,M.Ed., is a retired nurse and executive director at 5 Linx, which specializes in global communications. She has attained the highest level of membership to the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) as a VIP Woman of the Year and has been recognized for outstanding...

2013-10-11 16:23:42

Funds will support vital programs for seriously ill adults and children SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego businessman and philanthropist, Conrad Prebys, shows his support of The Elizabeth Hospice with a gift of $250,000. The donation provides critical funding of vital programs and services for seriously ill adults and children. The not-for-profit organization is the region's oldest and largest hospice provider, caring for nearly 500 adults and children each day...