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2011-07-26 10:30:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest MedStar, the region's critical emergency care transport service, has expanded its Moses Lake day-base operations to a full-time helicopter base, providing additional coverage for critically-ill and injured patients in the north central Washington region. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/SF40825) "The North Central region has been a long-time, loyal supporter of Northwest MedStar," said Eveline Bisson, program...

2011-07-25 10:56:00

World Champion Snowboarder, Television Star, Opera Diva, Country Music Legend and Business Leader To Be Honored At National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) 25th Anniversary Gala, Thurs. Dec. 1, 2011 in D.C. WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) will honor five extraordinary individuals with Victory Awards® at its 25th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C....

2011-07-18 23:01:00

NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report has once again named Hospital for Special Surgery the top hospital in the country for orthopedics in its 2011 "America's Best Hospitals" issue. The hospital has also ranked as a leader in rheumatology at number two in the nation. In addition, neurology was ranked at No. 19. "We are deeply honored to be recognized nationally as the best in our specialized fields," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for...

2011-07-05 11:23:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During its meeting last week, held in Washington, D.C., the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, approved $8.1 million of funding for nine new projects between Israeli and American companies. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects to $24 million. The BIRD Foundation...

2011-07-01 08:00:00

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a government deadline for public reporting of patient satisfaction scores draws near, Disney Institute announced today the addition of a professional development program created specifically for hospitals/healthcare organizations: Building a Culture of Healthcare Excellence. The new program, which is available in a variety of formats, incorporates the five most powerful Disney philosophies - leadership excellence, people management,...

2011-06-21 00:00:29

St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) is the most recent major integrated health system to utilize the Explorys network. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Explorys, Inc. announced today that St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) is the most recent major integrated health system to utilize the Explorys network. Now spanning coast-to-coast in the U.S., Explorys collects, standardizes, and aggregates large-scale clinical data to enable healthcare leaders to identify and measure outcomes, correlations,...

2011-06-03 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Living with type I diabetes can be challenging for young children and teenagers who have to constantly monitor their blood glucose levels and take insulin several times a day. So spending time with other kids just like them is a fun opportunity and the purpose behind the Around the World Gala, on Saturday, June 4th at 5:30 p.m. at Georgetown University Conference Center. At the gala, children with diabetes will join Ken Beatrice, a...

2011-06-01 16:17:00

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good Samaritan Hospital received a $2.3 million grant from Attorney Henry Rossbacher to fund a Women's Health Initiative for research and treatment of heart disease and diabetes. The grant will address the increasing rate of heart disease and diabetes in the hospital's surrounding community. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/MM44951LOGO) Rossbacher's generous grant is made possible through claims against Solvay...

2011-05-20 09:02:00

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 commencement speaker for Georgetown University's School of Medicine will be alumnus, Barbara Alving, M.D., MACP, director of the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). John Prescott, M.D., Chief Academic Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges will receive the School of Medicine's Doctor of Humane Letter, Honoris Causa, at the 159th graduation exercises on Sunday, May 22,...

2011-04-27 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate like a royal! As Great Britain prepares to welcome a new member to its royal family, the Capital Breast Care Center's (CBCC) Young Professionals Advisory Council, will host "Prelude to a Royal Wedding" in celebration of the long-awaited union of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The CBCC is a community initiative of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Don your most chic dress (or suit) and your trendiest hat and...