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Latest Mercy Hospital Stories

2014-04-04 23:23:07

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has hired Nathan Van Genderen as chief financial officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 15 years of financial leadership experience, Van Genderen assumed his new duties at Mercy Medical Center on April 1. LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions...

2014-03-12 23:21:58

When a 7-year-old girl needed emergency specialized care after a sledding accident in February, Mercy crews answered the call. Springfield, MO (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 As the first flurries fall, kids start dreaming of snowball fights and speeding down hills on their sleds. Other than a few cold noses or frostnipped fingers, most don’t get hurt. But 7-year-old Kadynce Amaya took quite a spill on her sled back in February– and it took a couple of heroes from Mercy to get her the help she...

2014-02-27 23:37:39

Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience Sioux City, Iowa (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the U.S., with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15. Emergency departments continue to be an essential part of the...

2014-02-25 13:46:52

Policy statement suggests ways to improve drug safety and efficacy in children With less than half of medications including specific labeling for children, Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, recently led an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee in updating the policy with new recommendations guiding the off-label use of drugs in pediatric patients. The policy statement, "Off-Label Use of Drugs in Children," was published online today in the March...

2014-02-06 12:26:32

ROCHESTER, Mich., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Michigan headquartered advertising agency, DBA Worldwide, is now the agency of record for Mercy Medical Center Des Moines. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/DE60560LOGO ) Confirmation was provided to DBA on Monday, February 3, that DBA was the agency chosen to help create a reinvigorated branding campaign for Mercy Medical Center Des Moines in an effort to connect with their consumers and enable Mercy to...

2014-01-21 23:00:19

Interim measures triggered by rising flu rates go into effect on Jan. 22. San Diego (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 In an effort to protect patients and staff from the flu, Scripps Health is putting in place a number of interim visitor restrictions at its five hospital campuses in San Diego County. “With cases of H1N1 influenza rising quickly in the area, we are taking precautionary measures to limit the risk of infection in our hospitals,” said Scripps Chief Medical Officer James LaBelle,...

2013-12-09 14:01:57

Findings from nationwide study led by Children's Mercy researcher highlighted at American Society of Hematology Meeting The addition of a monoclonal antibody called gemtuzumab combined with standard chemotherapy has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of relapse and increase rates of disease-free survival in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Post-treatment relapse rates are a major indicator of potential for long-term survival in children with the disease....

2013-11-21 23:00:07

Mercy Medical Center, named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation by Thomson-Reuters, has officially launched its newly redesigned website, http://www.mdmercy.com. The site features a contemporary new look that provides a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and search functionality with a completely responsive design. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Following nearly two years of development and testing, Mercy Medical Center, named one of the top 100 hospitals in...

2013-10-08 08:29:45

Innovative program to provide quality care for hip and knee replacement surgeries at no cost to employees SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Focusing on improving the medical care their employees receive while reducing costs to employees, Walmart, Lowe's and other large employers joined the Pacific Business Group on Health Negotiating Alliance (PBGH-NA) to launch a national Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN) that will offer no-cost knee and hip-replacement...

2013-09-09 08:27:50

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, September 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics recently announced that Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids released to Health Robotics' User Group an ROI study revealing 63% annual savings [or $313,918] as a result of insourcing just 4 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for sterile compounding patient doses on the i.v.STATION Robot [at an insourced cost of $184,988), compared to Mercy Medical Center's prior equivalent annual expense with...