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2014-07-23 12:31:01

Researchers found that a considerable proportion of infections were discovered outside the hospital setting PASADENA, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of hospitalized patients who tested positive for Clostridium difficile were tested outside the hospital or within the first 72 hours of hospitalization, suggesting that settings outside of the hospital may play key roles in the identification, onset and possible transmission of the disease, according to a new...

2014-07-17 12:30:03

Hospital in Oregon is latest in organization to be recognized for outstanding cardiac care OAKLAND, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you need heart surgery, there is no better place to receive excellent care than Kaiser Permanente's Sunnyside Medical Center near Portland, Ore. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO That is the finding from a national consumer magazine, which recently named Sunnyside Medical Center as one of just 15 hospitals in the nation...

2014-07-15 08:26:24

OAKLAND, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is rated among the top 40 U.S. hospitals for cardiology and heart care, and 18 other Kaiser Permanente hospitals are rated "high performing" for other specialties, according to U.S. News & World Reports' 2014-15 Best Hospitals in America rankings, published today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The annual rankings, considered to provide an objective analysis of the...

2014-07-14 16:24:21

Kaiser Permanente to conduct one of the largest and most comprehensive secure email studies to date OAKLAND, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Does being able to email your doctor mean less time in the doctor's office? Preliminary research is mixed, but in the latest issue of the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Kaiser Permanente calls for a new way to evaluate how and why patients and physicians use secure email. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "The quality...

2014-07-09 16:28:17

From human resources to health records, Kaiser Permanente uses technology to improve care and value for members OAKLAND, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's California hospitals were named on Hospitals & Health Networks magazine's Health Care's Most Wired 2014 Survey list today, recognizing the health care organization's use of IT to improve all aspects of its operations, ultimately improving care and value for members....

2014-07-07 08:27:59

OAKLAND, Calif., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Shannon, MD, executive vice president for Health Affairs for the University of Virginia, has joined the boards of directors of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "Dr. Richard Shannon is an accomplished cardiologist and health care executive with deep expertise in quality and safety improvement and academic medical center leadership," said...

2014-07-01 23:12:13

Voalte Founder and President Trey Lauderdale Named CEO SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Voalte, the leader in healthcare communication technology, today announced a new Board of Directors following the company’s major infusion of capital earlier this year. The company also announced the transition of current president Trey Lauderdale to CEO. “Our new board joins us with a level of expertise and support that is unmatched in the mobile healthcare industry,” said Trey Lauderdale,...

2014-07-01 12:28:52

New, 349-bed Oakland Medical Center is a technologically advanced embodiment of 21st-century care that contains a 'children's hospital within a general hospital' OAKLAND, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente today opened a sparkling new medical center in central Oakland, the headquarters city where the nation's largest non-profit, integrated health-care system was founded nearly 70 years ago. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The 12-story,...

2014-06-27 15:21:13

Kaiser Permanente Innovative approach targets issues such as conflicting medications or the need for follow-up tests and may be adapted by other organizations An innovative framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in health care in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions, according to a study published today in the journal eGEMs. The Kaiser Permanente Southern California...

2014-06-27 08:26:05

OAKLAND, Calif., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When friends asked Warren Keppler what he wanted out of fatherhood back in 2004, his answer came naturally: "I want to run with my girls." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO That time came on a bright and chilly Thanksgiving morning, when Warren and his 8-year-old daughter, Gabi, were nervously readying to run a race -- Gabi's first ever. As they waded through the crowd, Gabi, her hair tied back into a ponytail, took in...


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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