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2013-05-23 08:28:41

Fewer Pressure Ulcers and Better Use of Nursing Time Also Cited SKILLMAN, N.J., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study of the costs of managing fecal incontinence in intensive care units (ICUs) at two Canadian hospitals has found a 35 to 42 percent decrease in daily material costs with the Flexi-Seal(®) Fecal Management System (FMS) compared to the traditional use of bed pads, briefs and linens. The study also showed potential additional health and economic benefits from...

2013-05-21 23:03:53

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, announced today the results of a research study finding that hospitals using SkillSurvey´s Pre-Hire 360® reference assessment solution in their recruitment process have higher HCAHPS scores than other hospitals. Wayne, PA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, announced today the results of a research study...

2013-05-17 23:14:47

On anniversary of devastating tornado in Joplin a patient's family advocates why medical records matter. Joplin, Mo. (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Diane Humphrey remembers the frustration two years ago as she sat with her stricken husband in the cardiac care center of the old St. John´s Regional Medical Center. His room was close to the floor´s station, where she heard nurses struggling to learn newfangled electronic records software installed by Mercy just weeks earlier. “I´d...

2013-05-17 08:22:52

South Miami Hospital Shows Greatest Improvement In Nationwide Hospital Review SOUTH MIAMI, Fla., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Larkin Community Hospital (LCH), one of Florida's twelve statutory teaching hospitals and the largest osteopathic teaching hospital in the nation, was named one of the safest hospitals for patients by The Leapfrog Group. The South Miami healthcare provider achieved an A in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which is the gold standard for comparing the performance...

2013-05-15 08:27:00

Daylight IQ(TM) to Enhance the Reduction of Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Health Services, Inc. (Peregrine), is a well-respected Midwest long-term care organization, that is deploying Daylight IQ(TM), the COMS Interactive (Clinical Outcomes Management System or COMS) product suite, as a key component of its disease management program. Peregrine will be implementing Daylight IQ(TM), a Software as a Service (SaaS) product, at...

2013-05-14 12:31:08

Nurses Union's Political Attacks on Hospitals Undermine Access to Quality Health Care SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: Governor Jerry Brown will be issuing his May Revision to the state budget today, making this a day to focus on important and substantive fiscal and policy issues. Instead, the California Nurses Association is focused on two flawed...

2013-05-14 12:30:17

Growing number of hospitals enable patients to wait at home for improved bottom line, patient satisfaction returns NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For most patients, a trip to the emergency room can mean canceling an entire day's schedule and enduring long, burdensome wait times in the hospital waiting room. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130514/CL13017) But when Kayla Joyce Gilliam of Mauldin, S.C. went to the emergency room earlier this year, she...

2013-05-13 23:28:54

Author and sister looks at the rise and fall of hospitals founded in Allegheny County, Pa. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Georgine Scarpino, sister and author, became inspired after Mercy Hospital, the last faith-based hospital in Allegheny County, Pa. was sold. Mercy Hospital was the first hospital founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the world and the first permanent hospital founded in Pittsburgh in 1847. Wanting to give tribute to the original 13 faith-based hospitals founded in the...

2013-05-10 00:20:40

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MemorialCare Health System hospitals, including Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills and San Clemente, were honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score(SM) by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and large purchasers of health benefits. All MemorialCare hospitals upheld the excellent rankings they received...

2013-05-08 08:30:51

GLENDALE, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("ApolloMed") (OTCQB: AMEH), an integrated physician-driven healthcare delivery company that puts 'Patients First,' today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ApolloMed Hospitalists, signed a service agreement with Pacifica Hospital of the Valley to provide comprehensive multi-specialty hospitalist services to the hospital. Under the terms of the agreement, ApolloMed will provide 24/7 hospitalist,...