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2014-01-08 23:02:20

All it takes is a short visit, a listening ear, brief phone call, a simple walk, or reading a book to leave a lasting impression and lift the spirits of hospice patients and their families. In particular, Pathways Hospice needs volunteers from the communities of Milpitas, Union City, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Redwood City, Hayward, San Leandro and San Bruno. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Pathways Hospice will provide training for those interested in volunteering on...

2014-01-08 08:27:21

Improving Patient Flow Critical to Meeting Increased Demand for Emergency Department Care Anticipated Under Affordable Care Act PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Commission will present a webinar Friday, January 10 at 11 a.m. (ET), on new hospital patient flow standards which require addressing emergency department throughput problems from an enterprise-wide perspective. Standard LD.04.03.11, "Patient Flow through the Emergency Department (ED)," directs hospital...

2014-01-07 23:20:20

Acquisition Adds Best-in-Class Hospice Training into Relias’ Industry Leading Senior Care Portfolio Cary, NC (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online learning content and learning management systems for the senior care industry, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Hospice Education Network (HEN) from the principals of Weatherbee Resources. The acquisition adds over 160 hospice and palliative care courses to Relias Learning’s offerings and...

2014-01-07 23:19:51

Weatherbee to Provide Education through Boot Camp, Consultations and in Collaboration with Relias Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Relias Learning recently acquired the Hospice Education Network (HEN), a leading provider of online education for hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. The combined offerings of Relias Learning including Silverchair Learning, Care2Learn and now HEN, solidify its position as the leader in online training for senior care, hospice and...

2014-01-06 16:27:32

Annual report shows pressure ulcer prevention, drastic reduction of early elective deliveries and reduced readmissions ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its annual patient safety report, Minnesota hospitals participating in the federal Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) recorded the prevention of more than 6,200 readmissions; 682 fewer patients developed a pressure ulcer; 512 fewer patients experienced a fall; and 300 early elective...

2013-12-30 23:23:52

Stranded in Sub-Saharan Africa, orphaned by an AIDS epidemic, thousands of children are left on their own, needing a shepherd to save them. The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) meets many child caregivers as they work to make palliative care accessible to those who are dying throughout the country; as US partners of PCAU’s work, Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation have a new initiative called The Road to Hope, which provides ongoing support for children who have lost...

2013-12-27 23:01:45

In a groundbreaking meeting, representatives from the China and United Methodist Homes of New Jersey signed a Memorandum of Understanding. In a mobilization toward meeting the challenges of an unprecedented aging population, Chinese organizations are consulting with UMHNJ. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 President and CEO Lawrence D. Carlson and other leadership of the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey (UMH) recently met with representatives from the China Aging Development...

2013-12-23 23:01:33

Susquehanna Health’s (SH) progress in 2013 reflects patterns of growth and success through advancing facilities, improving quality and safety, recruiting top care providers and enhancing technology. These developments are guided by the heath system’s True North statement: to provide the “best care for patients and their families, no matter what.” Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Susquehanna Health’s (SH) progress in 2013 reflects patterns of growth and success through...

2013-12-19 23:32:05

Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey is the first surgical center to receive world-class training from the nationally acclaimed Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins University. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 At Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey, patient safety is one of the top priorities of the medical staff. With safety as an ever-evolving goal, the staff regularly participates in training to ensure that the safety culture at Specialty...

2013-12-19 23:31:25

Home Care Pulse®, the leader in quality satisfaction management for the home care industry and publisher of the Annual Private Duty Benchmarking Study, is pleased to announce that The Senior’s Choice, a membership network of senior care providers, has received the 2013 Home Care Pulse and Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider Awards. Rexburg, ID (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Home Care Pulse®, the leader in quality satisfaction management for the home care industry and...