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2010-12-09 06:04:00

LONDON, December 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle, the employee-owned partnership of clinicians, has today secured GBP50m to fund its second new-build hospital - CircleReading. In a deal that signals a breakthrough in the UK development finance freeze, the site for the hospital has been purchased by the real estate investment arm for BP's pension fund, Ropemaker Properties, who will also provide financing for the construction. CircleReading marks another milestone in Circle's...

2009-10-15 17:30:00

LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Ethics Trust, a Division of the Council of Ethical Organizations, has awarded the NHS Human Services Compliance program an unconditional three-year certification effective October 5, 2009. This award was made after a three month intensive review of the NHS program which included a two team site visit. A three-member panel of highly respected compliance experts from around the country made the final recommendation and...

2009-06-23 08:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It took a 43-year career in medicine to get it, but David Lichtman, MD, chair of Orthopaedics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, finally received his bachelor's degree last month. Dr. Lichtman can now add "Bachelor of Science from Tufts" to his resume. He enrolled in a unique degree program at the university in 1959 - it allowed him to receive both his BS and MD after three years of undergraduate work and completion...

2009-04-13 12:47:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDmarketplace.com announced today that Mr. Alan Weinstein has become a member of its Board of Directors. MEDmarketplace.com, headquartered in Florida, provides a web-based marketplace for buying and selling surplus hospital equipment and medical equipment. Mr. Weinstein is the Founder and past President of one of the largest hospital alliances, Premier Health Alliance and Premier, Inc, that has a major focus on group purchasing, informatics,...

2009-03-02 14:04:00

Newly Updated Site Educates, Engages Patients on ER Crisis SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you or a loved one has ever experienced a medical emergency, you probably have been grateful for the care provided in your local community hospital's emergency room. But, California's overburdened and overcrowded hospital ERs are facing an emergency of their own, with more than 70 closing in the past decade. A newly updated website - www.SaveMyEmergencyRoom.com - now gives...

2009-01-22 15:33:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of healthcare facilities, has been selected to construct a $441 million replacement hospital for University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP) in Plainsboro Township, N.J. The scope of work includes construction of a 269-bed replacement hospital with 10 surgical suites, full-service diagnostics, cardiac labs, radiation oncology with linear accelerators and related ancillary and support space. In the...

2008-10-14 00:00:40

Two new hospital managers have been appointed to run county emergency and planned care services. Helen Sirs has taken up the post of general manager for emergency care and Lincoln, Louth and Grantham hospitals, while Hayley Jackson has been appointed as general manager for planned care at the same hospitals. Ms Sirs has held management jobs at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust for seven years while Ms Jackson joined Lincoln County Hospital as a physiotherapist in 1995. (c) 2008...

2008-09-14 00:00:26

Firemen pumped out almost a foot of water from the basement of a Plymouth hospital. A large treatment room at the Royal Eye Infirmary in Mutley was caught in flash floods caused by heavy rainfall at lunchtime yesterday. A fire crew spent an hour pumping out the water and helping clean up the 30 metre by 10 metre room from about 12.30pm. A spokesperson for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said that patient clinics were moved but not cancelled. He said: "The work...

2008-09-06 00:00:27

EXTERMINATORS have been called in to deal with hundreds of infestations of rats, mice, cockroaches and fleas at Scots hospitals. In one case, an operating theatre was infested with millipedes. At another hospital, insects were found in food stores. Figures shows that health boards in Grampian, Tayside and the Highlands are spending thousands on pest controllers every year. NHS Tayside have had 321 pest outbreaks this year - 174 were ants and 45 involved rodents. NHS Highland dealt...

2008-09-01 15:00:21

Palmerston North Hospital's emergency department has been stretched to capacity and the situation is not likely to ease in the coming days. Yesterday afternoon there were 20 people waiting in the emergency department, including seven waiting for beds. The hospital has used all available beds, with some treatment rooms and other areas also holding patients, MidCentral Health reported. No patients had been held in corridors. The hospital has been relatively full for most of the year,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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