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2014-09-12 23:01:18

Leading health system unifies over 30 unique entities and service lines to help patients better navigate the path of care. Macon, Ga. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, Central Georgia Health System, which includes the second largest hospital in Georgia and more than 30 additional entities, is announcing a new brand identity that will unify each facility and service line within its existing system for the very first time. The new brand, Navicent Health, symbolizes this leading health...

2014-09-11 23:02:15

The Pet Calendar spotlights the Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind© program. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 They say having an animal as a companion adds years to one’s life. This is definitely the case for Ossabaw Island’s matriarch, Eleanor (Sandy) West and her dog, Toby, who are featured in Hospice Savannah’s 2015 Pet Calendar. From the point of view of Toby the Jack Russell, he shares how proud he is that his mom, West, is 102 years old. A Hospice Savannah nurse...

2014-09-11 12:27:40

SHERMAN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The shock of losing a loved one is indescribable, especially when the person suffering is a child. The manner in which children experience death and their subsequent grief can vary according to age, developmental stage and their relationship to the deceased. Unaddressed pain can be detrimental to a child, and they may require assistance in resolving unfamiliar feelings of grief, anger and sadness. Camp Dragonfly, located on Lake Texoma,...

2014-09-10 23:08:50

Hospices to receive Hospice Item Set benchmarked results ahead of CMS public reporting Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 CHOICE (Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness), a quality improvement benchmarking network, will soon have the largest patient-level, multi-hospice dataset to date. “We are really excited about expanding our network to all Suncoast Solutions clients because this will provide a deeper understanding of our industry and help so...

2014-09-10 23:02:19

Prestigious Life Care For Seniors, LLC attracted many new clients this August, even as it continued to exceed expectations for existing ones. The company helps ease the burden on seniors and their families by providing individualized care and attention to each and every client. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Prestigious Life Care for Seniors, LLC, a leading senior care consulting company specializing in senior living and elderly care, attracted more than 10 new clients this August while...

2014-09-10 12:28:43

Hundreds of hospital decision makers and medical suppliers meet to evaluate products that improve patient care, safety IRVING, Texas, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care services company, held its annual Innovative Technology Expo today in Irving, Texas. Medical suppliers, both large and small, are at the Expo to demonstrate the latest innovative health care products and meet with hospital clinicians and decision makers. This year, the Expo features 120 suppliers...

2014-09-09 23:12:43

Joan Rivers’ tragic death offers an opportunity to discover what is not being said about the real problems in our current healthcare system. Dr. Ira Williams, author and patient safety expert, provides what has always been missing in the delivery of health care. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 New York State Inquiry Into Joan Rivers’ Death (http://is.gd/VEAtMw) states “The State Health Department is investigating the circumstances that led to the comedian Joan Rivers’...

2014-09-09 23:12:39

Before going under the knife for a complicated surgery that requires months of recovery time, here is some advice on when to seek out a second opinion. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Dr. Sham Vengurlekar, a noted and world-renowned Scottsdale Pain Management Expert, sees a large volume of patients who come to him for a second opinion. Oftentimes, these patients have been told that they will require open back surgery, or other types of extremely invasive procedures in order...

2014-09-09 12:26:38

The doctor from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has a master's degree in patient safety HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority welcomes a new clinical director, Ellen S. Deutsch, MD, FAAP, FACS, to oversee the clinical aspects of patient safety programs and its academic journal, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory. The Authority's current clinical director, John R. Clarke, M.D., FACS, is retiring from the position...

2014-09-08 23:10:49

Award Sponsored by HEALTHCAREfirst Ozark, MO (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the leading provider of Home Health and Hospice technologies and services, today announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the fourth annual Compassionfirst Award. The Compassionfirst Award is presented to the Home Health or Hospice caregiver who goes above and beyond what is required and regularly shows genuine kindness, dedication and compassion when caring for others....


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'