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2014-01-24 11:42:45

3-year evaluation identifies what's working and the challenges that remain for national effort Independent evaluators have found that measurable progress in reducing the rates of some targeted HAIs has been achieved under the umbrella of a national plan to prevent HAIs that was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The evaluation appears in a special February supplement to Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of...

2014-01-24 08:24:02

Newest InnovAge PACE Center will Help Denver Seniors With Critical Adult Day/Health Services DENVER, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) joined InnovAge today to celebrate the grand opening of the nonprofit's newest adult day/health center in Denver. The new center, called InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE - Denver, is a 36,000 square-foot facility located on two acres at 1265 South Broadway (formerly the location of Gump Glass). The new center replaced the...

2014-01-23 23:25:52

Authors Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel recently received a rave review from Foreword Reviews for their book on hospice care, Changing the Way We Die. (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 In Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement, award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel investigate what hospice means to today’s aging population and their families. It’s the first book to take a sweeping look at the hospice landscape, reporting the stories of...

2014-01-23 23:00:44

The paintings of watercolor artist Collett will hang in the hallways of Hospice House until the end of March. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Can't afford a winter cruise? By viewing the artwork by Victoria Collett in the Hospice Savannah Gallery, visitors can get into the spirit of being on a cruise without the cost. Watercolorist Collett has filled the art gallery’s hallways with tropical images which will hang through March 31, 2014. Join Collett at her wine and cheese...

2014-01-23 12:29:29

RARE campaign earns National Quality Forum, The Joint Commission Patient Safety and Quality Award ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota hospitals and their community partners have received national recognition for their work to reduce avoidable readmissions. The Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) Campaign, a broad-based coalition of hospitals and care providers working to improve discharge planning, medication management and primary care...

2014-01-23 08:31:44

Spring Conference Culminates First-Ever Research Collaboration on the Role of Spiritual Care within Patient-Centered Care NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growing recognition of the role of spiritual care in providing effective patient care will take a major step forward at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network's (HCCN) first annual conference, Caring for the Human Spirit: Driving the Research Agenda for Spiritual Care in HealthCare, March 31 through April 3, 2014, at The New York...

2014-01-22 16:26:39

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adverse events for patients being treated for heart attack and heart failure have declined, according to a new study published in the January 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the analysis funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that there has not been a significant decrease in adverse events for patients being treated for pneumonia and those who are recovering from surgery....

2014-01-22 08:29:53

Solution is Part of Newly Designed U.S. Product Line Built to Address Hospitals' Needs for Better Patient Supervision WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlySense, the market leader in proactive patient care solutions, today announced the introduction of a new product line that includes a Safety Solution with advanced capabilities designed to assist caregivers in preventing patient falls and pressure ulcers. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...

2014-01-22 08:29:50

Merger Combines Boyd & Nicholas Inc., A Leading Cost Report Team, with Simione's Full Complement of Healthy Business Solutions HAMDEN, Conn., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simione Healthcare Consultants, a leading national consulting firm in home health and hospice care, announces the acquisition of Boyd & Nicholas, Inc., a Sonoma County, California-based consulting firm co-founded by Thomas E. Boyd and Thomas Nicholas in 1993. (Logo:...

2014-01-22 08:29:43

Consumer Satisfaction Demonstrates PILLO1 Pillow is Naturally Relieving Pain and Improving Sleep LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At a time when 40-60 million Americans suffer with sleep problems and another 47 million are living with neck pain, the innovative PILLO1 pillow is improving sleep and breaking the cycle of chronic pain. A new survey indicates that 8 out of 10 people were 100% satisfied with PILLO1 for neck and back pain relief, and 8 out of 10 people were...