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2014-02-24 12:25:31

Variations as much as nine-fold in some cases, reinforces need for standardized practices to cut costs and improve quality, says new study ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births. The cost of care...

2014-02-24 08:29:23

PeriCALM's obstetric nursing content to be built into one Allscripts electronic health record solution to resolve interface issues CRANBURY, N.J., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the nation's leading healthcare systems, will implement PeriGen's PeriCALM(®) patented, FDA-cleared clinical decision support and fetal surveillance solution at two hospitals, UH MacDonald Women's Hospital in Cleveland and UH Geauga Medical Center in Geauga...

2014-02-21 23:25:51

FastCare Miami announces several new openings at their urgent care facility for qualified individuals. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Urgent care is not a run-of-the-mill hospital facility—it is a faster, lighter, and more affordable alternative that promises similar care but without the horrendous waiting times that can sometimes accompany hospitals. Urgent care centers are springing up all over North America, making treatment for non-life-threatening medical issues faster and...

2014-02-20 23:04:54

By launching a Virtual CD solution for sharing patient data with physicians and other area hospitals and clinics, Hood Memorial Hospital is setting an example for rural hospitals faced with Meaningful Use and compliance challenges. Instead of compatibility problems physicians and patients have faced when trying to access data or images on CD, users can access data with one simple, secure login from Offsite Image Management — and this increases hospital efficiency and patient...

2014-02-17 23:21:04

USDA awards Mercy $382,748 grant, benefitting school kids and communities in rural Midwest. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 For the third time, the USDA has awarded Mercy a $382,748 grant which will ultimately provide greater access to health care in some of Mercy’s most rural communities in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. “Almost half of the communities Mercy serves in our four-state geographic footprint are in some of the most remote rural areas,” said Dr. Tim Smith, vice...

2014-02-17 04:22:28

Urgent Care Expansion Continues for Residents of Kansas City Area KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareSpot and HCA Midwest Health System continue to broaden access to services with a sixth Kansas City area urgent care center opening February 17, 2014. Located at 13551 Madison Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, this center will be open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. The general public is invited to attend Grand Opening Celebrations on February 27 - 28 from 4pm to 7pm, or...

2014-02-11 16:25:36

Specially trained nurses and volunteers staff area for those 65 years and older; features include quieter rooms with natural lighting, televisions and non-slip floors CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a fall and subsequent trip to the emergency room, Gladys Nunley had her things packed, ready to be discharged from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She wasn't worried about the fall - the X-ray showed nothing was broken. However, the 90-year-old was concerned about...

2014-02-10 08:27:10

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influential nursing career and education web site TopRNtoBSN.com (www.toprntobsn.com) has published a list of the 30 Most Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the United States. The list names hospitals in the U.S. that have demonstrated a high valuation of their nursing staff, provide employees with a host of benefits, support teams and outstanding work environments, all designed to welcome fresh personnel and make them feel valued. The list can be...

2014-02-06 08:29:47

ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- From medical-legal services for veterans to HIV prevention to using art to help at-risk teens process their feelings, ten charitable programs were honored for their community impact and named Programs of Excellence through the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program presented by Jackson Healthcare. The awards were presented at a dinner in Atlanta to representatives from hospital community programs serving urban areas such as Miami,...

2014-02-03 23:21:31

Leading private hospitals in London take action against hospital-acquired infections; soon they will adopt application to reduce misuse of antibiotics Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 HCA International, the only private hospital company in the United Kingdom to specialize in complex and acute medical conditions, has adopted the ICNet NGTM software, upgrading from a previous generation of ICNet’s Clinical Care Suite. Separately, HCA has signed a letter of intent to move forward with...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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