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2014-09-15 12:27:54

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care services company, today recognized more than 200 health care providers across the country that have demonstrated excellence in lowering costs through the use of IMPACT Standardization Programs(TM). Winners included members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista Inc. who participated in all standardization categories or obtained significant value in rebates. Novation honored organizations...

2014-06-03 12:39:35

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Washington, D.C., and John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) in Hackensack, New Jersey, announce today the formation of the Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program. The Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program will accelerate discovery and implementation of a new immunotherapy approach, which combines the full potential of two potent strategies currently...

2014-05-07 23:04:52

Becker's Healthcare has published its 2014 list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare," a compilation of hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, vendors and other healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Becker's Healthcare has published its 2014 list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare," a compilation of hospitals,...

2014-04-28 12:30:31

Thirteen Hospitals Receive Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management from VHA Inc. IRVING, Texas, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national healthcare network, today announced the presentation of its 2014 Excellence Awards to 13 member hospitals for a variety of achievements related to improving supply chain performance over the course of 2013. The awards were presented on Sunday, April 27 during VHA's national Navigating to Excellence Forum, held in Las Vegas. "Supply costs...

2014-03-14 23:02:15

A new study released at a meeting of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) demonstrates that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units, like Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton Illinois, experience better long-term clinical outcomes than those treated in nursing homes. The study is the most comprehensive national analysis to date that examines the long-term outcomes of clinically similar patient populations treated in inpatient...

2014-03-10 08:30:20

NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Management Health Solutions (MHS) has partnered with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to utilize its OptIC(TM) Inventory Service. The implementation of the OptIC Inventory Service will enhance visibility and accountability in the hospital's supply chain. MHS' comprehensive technology and specialty services platform will help MedStar Georgetown realize significant, recurring, hard-dollar, P&L savings on their supply spend. With...

2014-03-06 12:28:11

PRINCETON, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey hospitals provided $2.58 billion in added benefits to their communities in 2012 above and beyond the healthcare services they provided to their patients, according to a new report from the New Jersey Hospital Association. The total includes the value of free and discounted care for the poor, uninsured and senior citizens; community health offerings like immunization clinics and other wellness programs; education for future...

2014-03-05 08:30:49

ZocDoc's Footprint Continues to Grow via Geographic Expansion And Deepening Relationships with Leading Hospitals and Health Systems NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZocDoc, a service that helps patients receive faster access to care and optimizes doctors' schedules, announced today plans to bring its online platform to every state in the contiguous U.S. by the end of 2014. Today, ZocDoc covers 40 percent of the U.S. population across 2,000 cities and towns, and more than five...

2014-01-28 12:29:14

New relationship further demonstrates KP's commitment to Virginia ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has entered into an agreement with Stafford Hospital to offer Kaiser members access to the award-winning hospital for healthcare services. Effective Feb. 2, 2014, the agreement provides numerous medical and obstetrical services to Kaiser Permanente members at the newest Mary Washington Healthcare hospital. "For more than 30...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'