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2011-07-09 00:00:29

Concord, California hospital seeing 97 percent uptime from its combined heat and power modules. Carson City, NV (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 It didn't take long for John Muir Medical Center to experience the exceptional efficiency of Elite Energy Systems' combined heat and power (CHP) solutions. A study conducted nine months after the hospital's CHP system went online shows the application to be operating at 97 percent uptime. Thanks to the dependability of this system, John Muir is able to...

2011-02-16 08:30:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AT&T* announced that John Muir Health and MuirLab have contracted with AT&T to deploy AT&T Healthcare Community Online, AT&T's flagship Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution. AT&T Healthcare Community Online will enable the Lab Information System of MuirLab and its client hospitals to easily exchange information and share applications in a highly secure manner to improve communications and information...

2009-09-09 10:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SCAN Health Plan announced today that it has received regulatory approval to expand its Medicare Advantage Plan into San Francisco, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties, effective January 1, 2010. This is the first entry into Northern California for the not-for-profit plan, which currently serves more than 110,000 Medicare members in California and Arizona. Unlike most Medicare Advantage plans, SCAN has no commercial members, which allows it...

2008-10-24 12:00:26

William "Rick" Cronk, former president of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream and his wife Janet, have pledged $1 million to the John Muir Health Foundation's Capital Campaign, according to Campaign officials. The Capital Campaign, entitled "Breaking New Ground Right Here," supports John Muir's state-of-the-art building expansion projects in Walnut Creek and Concord. In making their gift, the couple chose to recognize two John Muir Health physicians by naming two medical-surgical wings of the new...

2008-10-11 21:00:26

By Valley Times HEALTH SCENE Health Scene includes free and low-cost East Bay classes, screenings and events. Submit items by noon Tuesday for publication the following week. Include a daytime phone number readers may call. Address items to: Times Health Scene, P.O. Box 8099, Walnut Creek, CA 94596; fax to 925-943-8362; or e-mail kbennett@bayareanewsgroup.com. EDUCATION Depression and Bipolar Results Worth Striving For -- 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Author Tom Wootton discusses his own...

2008-09-24 21:00:29

By Dana Guzzetti Thomas Harlan, president and chief administrative officer of John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus, will give up his 80-hour work week for a little consulting, travel and his new winemaking endeavor, labeled August Truth. Orinda resident Harlan, 63, said, "We decided several months back that there are other priorities." He plans to begin retirement with his wife Ruth by visiting family in the eastern United States. "I'm not going to just go to the beach and lie in the...

2008-08-28 06:01:09

By Theresa Harrington Together, John Muir Medical Center's campus expansions in Walnut Creek and Concord comprise one of the largest construction projects under way in Contra Costa County. With holes dug and steel frames beginning to take shape, the John Muir Health Foundation has merged the capital campaigns for both projects, increasing its overall goal to $56 million by 2011 to help pay for $800 million in costs. So far, the foundation is slightly more than halfway toward meeting...

2006-11-11 09:00:00

By Sandy Kleffman, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Nov. 11--John Muir Medical Center has reached agreement with a labor union that went on strike at its Concord hospital twice this year. The settlement ends a bitter, yearlong dispute at the hospital, formerly known as Mt. Diablo Medical Center. Members of Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers-West overwhelmingly ratified the contract last week. "John Muir still has a long way to go to build the kind of...


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