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2011-11-10 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Support Community in collaboration with Center for Breast Health at Washington Hospital Center is proud to host a workshop from the popular Frankly Speaking About Cancer national cancer education series. The workshop will address the topic of breast reconstruction options, featuring Washington Hospital Center plastic surgeon Susan E. Otero, MD, and a panel of breast cancer survivors. The event is free and open to breast cancer patients,...

2011-11-02 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolent Health today announces its launch to provide a fully integrated population and health plan management platform to leading health systems. Formed as an independent company, Evolent Health is backed by capital, asset and intellectual property contributions from Pittsburgh-based UPMC Health Plan, a subsidiary of UPMC, a global health enterprise and one of the nation's largest integrated delivery and financing systems, and The...

2011-10-19 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Facts: Washington Hospital Center conceptualized "CodeHeart," the highly secure mobile application solution developed and customized in collaboration with AT&T* that provides a real-time video and audio stream that can be used in critical care situations, such as ambulances in transit. For example, the solution can be used by hospital cardiologists to view, in real-time, a patient's condition while simultaneously speaking with the...

2011-10-13 13:24:00

Five Major Group Purchasing Organizations to Ask Vendors and Suppliers about Chemical Makeup, Sustainability of Products Sold to Health Care Sector HERNDON, Va., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is pleased to learn of the Standardized Environmental Questions for Medical Products, a collaborative of Practice Greenhealth and five major Group Purchases Organizations (GPO) representing over $135 billion in annual purchasing volume, which sets...

2011-09-28 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In opening remarks at the Partnership to Improve Patient Care's (PIPC) 2nd annual forum in Washington, D.C., Chairman Tony Coelho praised the steps made over the past year in achieving patient-centered comparative effectiveness research, and called for continued progress. Commenting on the creation and initial work of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) over the past year, Coelho said: "We appreciate the progress...

2011-09-01 10:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, El Camino Hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary and a half-century of groundbreaking medicine and clinical care to benefit the health and well-being of the people in its community. Growing from a four-story community hospital to a sophisticated, state-of-the-art, multi-service organization spanning two campuses, El Camino Hospital has evolved into a cutting-edge provider of health care services while retaining its intimate,...

2011-08-23 16:40:00

Bank of America Grant Helps Bring Much Needed Healthcare to Communities BALTIMORE, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A program designed by Harbor Hospital to improve the health and well-being of more than 1,400 students, their families and school staff, will celebrate its launch Thursday, Aug. 25, at Arundel Elementary/Middle School at 9am. The Cherry Hill Healthy Schools Healthy Families Program uniquely includes putting a hospital-employed registered nurse in four schools. "The...

2011-08-17 15:14:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of North Atlanta Surgical Associates (NASA) recently announced the opening of the first single-specialty general surgery center in Georgia at the Center Pointe Medical Office complex at 1100 Johnson Ferry Road adjacent to Northside and St. Joseph's hospitals. The new 7,764-square foot Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) includes two operating rooms, one minor procedure room, three pre-op bays, and six recovery bays. Prior to opening, the...

2011-08-12 09:35:00

CLEVELAND and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, OH, and Nashville-based Centerre Healthcare Corporation announced today a joint venture to construct a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Beachwood, OH. Scheduled for completion in October 2012, the state-of-the-art facility will provide physical, occupational and speech language therapy along with specialized rehabilitation nursing and a wide range of clinical services...

2011-08-09 00:00:27

Michael Dowling is being recognized for bringing innovation and accountability to healthcare and for creating a culture of mentorship at North Shore-LIJ Health System. He will be honored at NCHL's Invitational Symposium and Award Dinner on November 15, 2011. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), a leading authority on researching and implementing best practices to achieve leadership and organizational excellence in healthcare, has named...