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2014-03-25 08:27:30

PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In her new book, "Against All Odds: How To Move from Provider-Centered Care to Patient-Centered Care," DNP, RN and nurse educator Ruth Tarantine shares how her family learned to prevail against a broken and dangerous health care system, giving a detailed plan of action that provides power, knowledge and hope to caregivers, health care providers, patients and policy makers. As a professional with decades of experience, Tarantine expected to...

2014-03-24 23:22:42

16th Annual NPSF Congress Set for May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation has announced the program for the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, to be held May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL, with keynotes that touch upon topics in patient safety research, practice, and advocacy. The theme of this year’s meeting is 1FOCUS, emphasizing the singular goal of advancing patient safety. “Health care today is changing fast,...

2014-03-24 12:29:36

Hundreds Attend State House Hearing Today to Support Both Bills in the Gardner Auditorium at 11 a.m. BOSTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care advocates, citizen groups, nurses and academic researchers will testify today on two critically important issues affecting the health care of every resident in Massachusetts. The Committee on Health Care Financing will hold a hearing on two ballot initiatives that garnered over 200,000 signatures from Massachusetts voters...

2014-03-20 12:33:10

Urge Legislators to Pass "Patient Safety Act" and "Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act" BOSTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care advocates, citizen groups, and nurses will testify Monday on two critically important issues affecting the health care of every resident in Massachusetts, as the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing holds a hearing on two ballot initiatives that garnered more than 200,000 signatures from Massachusetts voters last fall....

2014-03-19 23:22:36

Institute urges inclusion of patients and families in clinical activities, health care design and delivery, and policy development. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute today releases a report that advocates for patients and families to be respected partners in health care—from the exam room to the policy arena. The report argues that health care leaders, clinicians, and policy makers must enable patient and family...

2014-03-19 16:23:31

- Nationally renowned, Seattle-based Oncologist and Hematologist tapped to head nation's leading patient advocacy organizations - HAMPTON, Va., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) named F. Marc Stewart, MD as Incoming President of the organizations' Board of Directors. As President, Stewart will help both PAF and NPAF build upon their exponential growth and progress in solving health care...

2014-03-05 23:23:58

Allsup highlights National Social Work Month during March, upcoming annual leadership conference set for Nov. 5-8. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Collaboration and leadership are critical roles for social workers who play instrumental roles in the increasingly complex realm of healthcare, according to the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). During National Social Work Month in March, Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance...

2014-03-04 23:31:31

Patients, Researchers, Industry and Leading Medical Experts Join Forces to Gain Patient Population Information San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 PatientCrossroads, Lipodystrophy United and international disease experts have launched the Lipodystrophy Connect (LD Connect) patient registry program to learn more about lipodystrophy by collecting information directly from patients. The data will be made broadly available to researchers to speed the search for treatments and to raise the...

2014-03-03 12:26:39

A new partnership allows additional support for pediatric cancer patients and their familiesto overcome healthcare challenges. HAMPTON, Va., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce the receipt of a contribution from the Promise Circle of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation that will have direct and immediate impact for our nation's youth dealing with cancer. As a measure of confidence in the high-quality individualized...

2014-02-27 23:23:55

Annual Event to Celebrate Healthcare Staff Impacting Patient Experience Every Day (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Recognizing and encouraging global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and caregivers, The Beryl Institute announces Patient Experience (PX) Week to be held annually starting in April 2014. Inspired by members of the Institute community, PX Week provides a focused time for organizations to celebrate accomplishments, reenergize efforts and honor...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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