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2014-07-30 12:30:33

New organization refines, enhances and expands capabilities for serving seniors ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system, today announced the formation of Ascension Health Senior Care, uniting the majority of its senior-focused programs into one national organization. The senior services ministry will include independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, as well as PACE (Program of...

2014-07-29 23:06:41

The Affordable Care Act has created a dramatic threat to the reimbursement model of all hospitals. LifeWings discusses one simple, easy, low cost tool that great hospitals use to survive the threat that increases their organizational performance by 20 to 25%. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The Affordable Care Act has created a dramatic threat to the reimbursement model of all hospitals. Studies show that over 400 hospitals probably won’t survive this economic tsunami.[1] One...

2014-07-25 23:08:35

NaphCare, Inc., a leading provider of proactive correctional healthcare and innovative, corrections-based technology solutions, announced the appointment of Dr. Sylvie Stacy as its new Corporate Medical Director of Utilization Management. BIRMINGHAM, AL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As Corporate Medical Director of Utilization Management, Dr. Stacy will be responsible for leadership and oversight of clinical aspects of healthcare operations, utilization management, and improving processes and...

2014-07-24 23:13:39

Professional Healthcare at Home, an affiliate of Kindred at Home, is pleased to announce that Karen Schulkin, a nurse with the company’s Pleasant Hill, CA, home health care agency, has been named a Top 10 Finalist for the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year Award presented by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). Pleasant Hill, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Professional Healthcare at Home, an affiliate of Kindred at Home, is pleased to announce that Karen...

2014-07-23 23:32:06

CareTouch launches new outreach program and selects first beneficiary – The Butterfly Program of Porter Hospice. CareTouch is a Peak Sponsor for the 9th Annual Hike for Hospice and will conduct additional fundraising as part of their CareTouch in the Community program. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 CareTouch Communications, Inc. has formed a new employee-driven outreach program called CareTouch in the Community. CareTouch employees will select causes they are passionate about...

2014-07-23 23:20:59

Ascend’s new rebranding will better represent its services as well as maintain continuity of care. The Ascend family now includes Ascend Hospice, Ascend Home Health and Ascend Concierge Home Care. Cranford, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Care Alternatives, Total Care, BergenCare Home Health, BergenCare Personal Touch and Total Care of Massachusetts are pleased to announce the completion of a rebranding effort that will better communicate their services as well as maintain continuity in the...

2014-07-23 23:11:25

Library Journal recently gave Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement (Viva Editions), by Sheila Himmel and Fran Smith, a starred review. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Once viewed with suspicion as a New Age indulgence or fringe religious practice, hospice has become a $14 billion-a-year business and arguably the most successful segment of health care in America. In Changing the Way We Die, award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel investigate...

2014-07-22 12:29:52

ALBANY, New York, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Geriatric Care Services Market (Home Care, Adult Day Care, and Institutional Care) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global geriatric care services market was valued at USD 560.4 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 % from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 850.0...

2014-07-18 23:07:05

Saber Healthcare Opens Doors For Seniors Seeking Life Fulfilling Care Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 The professional staff at The Crossings at Steele Creek welcomed the first residents this week. The new, upscale community recently opened to serve an increasing demand for fresh, upscale assisted living in Charlotte, one of the fastest growing U.S. cities. Saber Healthcare Group, a leader in skilled nursing and assisted living care, opened the facility last week and will celebrate a...

2014-07-18 23:00:43

The 2014 Robbie Smith Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Hospice Savannah has helped many people care for their loved ones dealing with a life-limiting illness. Now, the family of a special patient is showing their gratitude for that care with an event that will benefit the not-for-profit organization. The 2014 Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie...


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