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2014-07-18 16:23:20

DENVER, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care and health care services, today announced that HealthCare Partners (HCP) president and CEO Dr. Craig Samitt is stepping down from HCP effective August 1(st). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners, will take over the role of CEO of HCP, working in tandem with the Office of...

2014-07-15 08:29:16

Company aims to bring substantial supply chain cost savings to more U.S. health systems PITTSBURGH, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Healthcare Partners announced today it has invested in and taken majority ownership of Prodigo Solutions, Inc., an integrated supply chain solutions company that allows hospitals to gain control of supply chain spend through contract compliance and automation. The move is designed to bring Prodigo's potential for significant supply chain cost...

2014-07-08 08:32:17

DaVita ranked among the top 10 in the large company category SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care and health care services, today announced it has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group for the second year in a row. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO In its second year as a Top Workplace, DaVita ranked ninth in the "Large Company" category for...

2014-07-03 12:26:17

SPOKANE, Wash., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care have announced a new name and brand for their jointly-owned accountable care organization (ACO). Called CareUnity, the new name and brand identity expresses the vision of both organizations-- collaborating to deliver care that is in the best interest of the community. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140703/124373 Group Health and Providence formed an ACO in 2012, a group...

2014-07-01 16:29:53

Acquisition Preserves Critical Acute Care Hospital GARDEN CITY, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Garden City Hospital (GCH), located in Garden City, Michigan. Prime Healthcare plans to invest at least $35 million in infrastructure and capital improvements beyond routine replacements and additions into Garden City Hospital. It will also continue to provide charity care at the existing level or...

2014-06-30 08:29:18

Eight Medical Centers Across Texas Commit to Support Veterans THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Victory Healthcare continues its corporate-wide commitment to honor America's wounded warriors and the sacrifice they and their families made for our freedom by implementing employee philosophies and practices. The Veteran's policy is integrated across the company to support military service men and women wounded in the global war on terror since September 11, 2001. The...

2014-06-24 08:29:39

CMS data shows comprehensive, holistic care at DaVita improves patient outcomes DENVER, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced its 2014 end stage renal disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) results from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). DaVita outperformed other kidney care providers in every category, with 98.4...

2014-06-20 08:23:26

DALLAS, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Patient Health Care (Premier PHC) and Encompass Home Health & Hospice (Encompass) are pleased to announce a new partnership that actively manages the quality and cost of care for patients across multiple settings, in order to meet quality benchmarks and improve patient outcomes. Premier PHC is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) serving over 20,000 Medicare patients in north Texas and south Oklahoma. Encompass serves as a preferred...

2014-06-13 12:24:54

Boeing is first employer to sign with the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance SEATTLE, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health Services today announced the launch of the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance, one of the first accountable care organizations (ACO) in the country to work directly with employers on high quality, affordable health care benefits for employees. Boeing is the first employer to sign with the new ACO....

2014-06-11 08:28:21

Provider group calls for transparency; refutes claims of cost control BOSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers across Massachusetts including Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lahey Health Systems, Tufts Medical Center and other hospitals and physician groups have formed a coalition calling for a public process around the recently proposed settlement between Partners HealthCare and the Attorney General. "Although we...


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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