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2011-07-25 09:30:00

Births from Cesarean-sections in the United States are at an all-time high, with more than one in three births attributed to the surgical delivery method, an increase of 25 percent over the past seven years, according to various media reports. The study findings, conducted by HealthGrades, were based on data from 19 states and showed the C-sections rose up from 27 percent of all births in 2002 to 34 percent in 2009. "C-sections are rising, and there needs to be a little bit more scrutiny...

2011-06-09 10:00:00

HealthGrades study suggests 91 percent of patients would definitely recommend CTCA at Midwestern to friends and family CHICAGO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) announced today that it has received the 2011 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM) -- one of only two recipients in all of Chicagoland, one of 15 in Illinois, and one of 339 nationwide to receive...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

Quality Study Identifies Hospitals in Top 5% in Nation; Cities that Have Highest Concentration of Top Hospitals Nearly 94% of Consumers Say They Would Go Out of Their Way to Seek Care at a Highly-Rated Hospital Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Responding to consumers' concerns about the quality of hospital care in their communities, HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent health care ratings organization, today released the first-ever list of America's Top 50 Cities for...

2010-12-21 15:42:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, has announced that Ochsner Clinic Foundation -- both Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank Campus -- have been named recipients of the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award(TM) and HealthGrades Kidney Transplant Excellence Award(TM). Ochsner is also among the top 5% in the nation for Treatment of Stroke, Overall Pulmonary Services, and GI...

2010-11-17 15:10:04

210 hospitals evaluated on HealthGrades.com HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent ratings organization, today made available to organ transplant patients a list of those hospitals with the best track record for survival and chances of receiving a donor organ. HealthGrades annual evaluation of the nation's top-performing hospitals in organ transplantation includes clinical quality data, based on patient outcomes, for each of the 210 adult acute care hospitals that perform transplants....

2010-11-16 10:57:00

Valley Stream hospital also tops in Nassau County for overall orthopedics and joint replacement VALLEY STREAM, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Franklin Hospital is ranked the best on Long Island for joint replacement outcomes and also is tops in Nassau County for its overall success in orthopedics and joint replacement, according to the latest national study by HealthGrades. HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent ratings organization, which evaluated patient...

2010-11-10 14:21:00

BRYAN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, has just named St. Joseph Regional Health Center #1 in the state of Texas for overall orthopedic services, which includes joint replacement and spine surgery. SJRHC also ranks among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide in orthopedic services. The nation's nearly 5,000 hospitals were included in this annual study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates from...

2010-10-20 09:43:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings organization, has published a study that finds Edward Hospital is #1 in Illinois for Cardiology Services, which includes treatment of heart attack, treatment of heart failure and catheterization lab procedures like angioplasty and the insertion of stents. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101020/CG85469) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101020/CG85469)...

2010-08-19 09:05:00

New Nomenclature Better Reflects Evolution of Hospital as a Tertiary Medical Center BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boca Raton Community Hospital today announced that it will change its name to Boca Raton Regional Hospital effective August 20, 2010. According to officials, the move will allow the Hospital to succinctly convey its growing capabilities and footprint as an advanced, tertiary medical center. "Some forty-plus years ago, Boca Raton Community Hospital was...

2010-08-18 10:00:00

CTCA takes the patient experience to an even higher level with the launch of Patient Empowered Care(SM) ZION, Ill., Aug. 18, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) announced today that it has received the 2010/2011 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM) -- one of only 14 recipients in Illinois to receive the prestigious award, and one of only six to be ranked in the top five...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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