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2014-05-15 16:29:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals are leading the movement to improve the quality of care delivered to U.S. patients, outpacing improvements in other settings, according to two national reports issued today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Three-quarters of hospital quality measures showed significant improvement, compared with 60 percent for home health and nursing home care, and about half for ambulatory settings. The U.S....

2014-05-15 16:28:16

Patients' and families' stories show hospice is about more than death - it's about life ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebrating the 40(th) anniversary of hospice care in the United States, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is excited to introduce a new national campaign, "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice," that will show all Americans that hospice focuses on living and enables special moments and memories at the end of life...

2014-05-14 23:15:56

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced the appointment of Veronica Walker-Douglas, LCSW as the head of their Social Services Division of hospice care. Ms. Walker-Douglas will provide their patients, families, and community with social service needs as well as bereavement support. Palatine, IL (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care extends lifetime comprehensive bereavement services to family members as well as community members dealing with loss. Hope Palliative...

2014-05-14 23:01:12

Midwest Care Alliance selects Deyta’s solutions for survey administration, advanced analytics, and business intelligence to address critical challenges faced by today’s hospice and home health leaders. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Deyta, LLC announced today a new partnership agreement with the Midwest Care Alliance (MCA), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the growth and development of home health, hospice and palliative care providers in the state of Ohio....

2014-05-14 23:01:09

The improved market reach and combined expertise and resources of the two health care companies will increase their abilities to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions. Wilsonville, OR (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care, a regional leader of home care and home health solutions for seniors throughout Oregon and Washington, announced it has acquired XL Hospice, a leading provider of hospice, primary care, and palliative care...

2014-05-14 08:32:12

Small Business Innovation Research award helps fund final phase of clinical research for medical device that uses electrical stimulation to relieve shoulder pain in stroke patients. CLEVELAND, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SPR Therapeutics, a medical device company, has received a $2.9 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health to support collection of the clinical data required to commercialize its SMARTPATCH® peripheral...

2014-05-13 23:13:45

The John E. Krueger Hospice Caring Award was initiated in 1994, for dedicated volunteer service. Pauline Pierson, the 2014 recipient, has volunteered at Center for Hospice Care for 29 years. South Bend, IN (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Center for Hospice Care (CHC) is proud to announce that Plymouth resident, Pauline Pierson received the 2014 John E. Krueger Hospice Caring Award at the annual Volunteer Recognition and Annual Report Luncheon held at the Century Center in South Bend. The John E....

2014-05-13 16:27:46

PRINCETON, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey hospitals participating in a nationwide quality and patient safety program have averted 9,206 adverse events for patients and more than $100 million in added healthcare costs in 2013, according to new data from the Partnership for Patients-New Jersey initiative. Those results are attributable to reduced rates in 13 so-called "hospital acquired conditions," or complications that can arise during a hospital stay - things such...

2014-05-13 08:31:30

NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Caring Home Health & Hospice ("Great Lakes Caring") announced today that Wellspring Capital Management LLC ("Wellspring") will be its new equity partner, replacing Pouschine Cook Capital Management, its partner since 2007. Great Lakes Caring is one of the largest and highest quality-rated independent for-profit providers of in-home post-acute services in the United States. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed....

2014-05-12 23:03:24

CarePoint Health announced today that its achievements in patient safety and care quality have resulted in a financial reward as part of the 2013 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s Hospital Recognition Program. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 CarePoint Health announced today that its achievements in patient safety and care quality have resulted in a financial reward as part of the 2013 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s Hospital Recognition Program....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.