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2014-09-02 08:31:49

DMC among few to receive $10 million award from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to test new primary care model in Detroit DETROIT, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has been selected to receive an award of $9,966,608 as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Health Care Innovation Awards program. The Principal Investigator and DMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Suzanne White is one of only 39 recipients of about...

2014-09-02 08:31:31

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy announced today that it is applying for Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140829/141641 The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through...

2014-08-31 23:04:19

Olympic-sized, heated pool on Long Island Sound soothes mind and spirit of Hospice families, staff and local residents. BRANFORD, CT (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Spanning four decades as the country’s first hospice, The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is also the nation’s first palliative teaching hospital with an Olympic-sized, heated outdoor pool available to soothe mind and spirit of hospice family members, staff and local residents at it spectacular setting by Long Island Sound. Manager of...

2014-08-29 23:10:20

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey offers Hospice volunteer training in Morristown. Morristown, N.J. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) Hospice volunteers play an important role delivering comfort and companionship to terminally-ill patients and their families. As the number of those aging at home continues to grow and their needs expand, the VNA offers this free training program to encourage volunteer participation. The next...

2014-08-29 23:05:04

Rees will continue to move forward with operational and business growth initiatives, including the recently introduced centralized call center for all statewide home health and hospice referrals. COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Senior Independence has promoted Mica Rees to vice president of operations & business development. Rees has been with Senior Independence since March 2013 as the vice president of business development. A wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian...

2014-08-29 12:24:55

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that Larry Merlo, the company's president and chief executive officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the Morgan Stanley 2014 Global Healthcare Conference on September 9, 2014. He is scheduled to present at approximately 8:35 a.m. (EDT). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090226/NE75914LOGO An audio webcast of the presentation will be broadcast simultaneously...

2014-08-28 23:16:07

VNA of Somerset Hills Nurse Honored by Leading Home Care and Hospice Association Basking Ridge, NJ (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Gail Bechtold, RN, of Basking Ridge, NJ, has been selected as the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year from New Jersey. The annual Nurse of the Year Recognition Program, presented by National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA), spotlights the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses. Honorees...

2014-08-28 23:08:26

Clarity PSO remains a top Patient Safety Organization offering valuable and industry-leading patient safety expertise and services. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Clarity PSO, an operating division of Clarity Group, Inc., has been re-certified as a federal Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for another three-year period under the authority of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Clarity PSO will continue to provide valuable and industry-leading patient safety...

2014-08-28 23:05:23

Edina location at Yorkdale Shoppes mall to open later this year Eagan, Minn. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) is making shopping for health insurance even more personalized by opening the state’s first retail store operated by a Minnesota-based health insurer. The company has signed a multi-year lease to operate a 3,500 square-foot space in the Yorkdale Shoppes mall on York Ave. in Edina, Minn. The store will be the first-of-its-kind in...

2014-08-28 16:28:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross has long supported programs that increase access to health care and health coverage for our community. This tradition of service continues through our work with the Children's Health Insurance Program and most recently with our involvement in Governor Corbett's proposed Healthy Pennsylvania plan to cover many uninsured individuals. We were proud to be a selected plan by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to potentially...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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