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2012-12-05 12:24:59

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recognized Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach with its Gold Medal of Honor as one of just 22 hospitals across the U.S. and the only one in a six-county area for excellence in organ donations. Miller Children's is one of just nine children's hospitals in the U.S. and the only one in California additionally honored with a Pediatric Distinction Award for its remarkable efforts in...

2012-05-03 10:26:04

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Health today announced the appointment of Marc B. Westle, D.O., FACP, to the position of Senior Vice President of Innovation. Westle is an expert on healthcare delivery strategies and will lead incremental and transformational changes that support the achievement of Mission's BIG(GER) Aim. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120503/CL00742 ) Westle will identify and explore new options to improve the delivery of healthcare...

2010-02-18 10:00:00

MIAMI, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SEIU Local 1991 (www.seiu1991.org), the union representing 5,000 nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals at Jackson Health System, today requested a state grand jury investigation into gross mismanagement that has caused the public hospital to teeter on financial ruin and that is putting patients at risk. "It's time we know the truth about what's going on with Jackson's finances," said Martha Baker, RN, president of SEIU Local 1991. "We owe it to the...

2010-02-17 15:00:00

MIAMI, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SEIU Local 1991, the union representing 5,000 nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals at Jackson Health System, will hold an emergency news conference Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, regarding the crisis at the public hospital. SEIU 1991 will make an announcement calling for a bold action to bring needed reforms and transparency to Jackson, which is teetering on financial disaster and is putting patients at risk because of gross mismanagement. WHAT:...

2008-06-17 12:00:56

PHNS today announced that the Public Health Trust, an agency and instrumentality of Miami-Dade County, Florida that operates Jackson Health System, including Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida (Jackson), has entered into an agreement for PHNS to provide receivables management services to Jackson's Patient Financial Services departments. PHNS was selected after an extensive Request for Proposals process by Jackson. PHNS will provide Jackson with experienced receivables management...

2008-01-29 09:00:58

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Board of Directors approved the membership request of Baylor Clinic and Hospital in Houston, Tex, increasing the size of UHC's membership to 100 full members. The UHC board approved Jackson Health System in Miami, Fla, and University of Louisville Health Care in Louisville, Ky, as the 98th and 99th members, respectively, during the same meeting. UHC, an alliance of 100 academic medical centers and 153 of their affiliated hospitals, offers its...

2007-11-08 12:00:50

ShiftWise, the nation's leading provider of healthcare supplemental staffing management services, today announced that Jackson Health System has selected ShiftWise Vendor Management Service (VMS) to manage both its clinical and non-clinical staffing agency programs at all Miami area locations. ShiftWise will manage all temporary labor regardless of labor type or location across the organization. By consolidating all staffing agency programs Jackson will be able to standardize...