Latest patient Stories

2013-11-05 11:42:01

A new risk measure called a "home score" could save a patient with symptoms of strep throat a trip to the doctor, according to a new paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine, conducted by Andrew Fine, MD, MPH, and Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, of Boston Children's Hospital. The score combines patients' symptoms and demographic information with data on local strep throat activity to estimate their strep risk, empowering them to seek care appropriately. The home score represents the first health...

2013-11-01 23:22:29

Deyta recognizes home health agencies providing the best patient experience with HHCAHPS Honors™. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Deyta LLC, an industry leader in healthcare satisfaction, quality measurement and business intelligence, is excited to announce the recipients of the 2013 HHCAHPS Honors™. Established by Deyta, this prestigious annual honor recognizes the top 20 percent of agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as...

2013-10-28 23:01:26

Los Angeles hair restoration clinic Beverly Hills Hair Restoration conducted extensive research on patient satisfaction, and concluded that 98% were highly satisfied with services rendered. "We addressed over 560 patients who had hair restoration at Beverly Hills Hair Restoration within the last two years to come to this conclusion." Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Beverly Hills Hair Restoration has conducted an extensive survey of over 560 patients who had hair...

2013-10-24 23:33:45

People are needlessly dying in our hospitals in epidemic numbers while national leaders focus on how to save money through ObamaCare. Dr. Ira Williams, patient safety expert and author of the recent book Find The Black Box identifies what has always been missing in the efforts to make medical care safer. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Institute of Medicine To Err Is Human (http://is.gd/2MSBhR) raised national awareness of the tragic rate of needless hospital deaths annually in...

2013-10-24 23:31:00

Schuylkill Medical Associates is proud to welcome Dr. Aliya Ali to lead in the expansion of the Montgomery County division. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 As a leading geriatric house call practice in the Delaware Valley region, Dr. Christine Pluta and the Schuylkill Medical Associates team is proud to welcome new hire Dr. Aliya Ali. “Dr. Ali brings great experience to our team with her palliative care background,” says Dr. Christine Pluta, medical director of Schuylkill...

2013-10-18 12:11:52

Outpatient visits rose, ER visits remained same after CHIP insurance expansion -- while ER visits rose in a comparison group of young adults with less insurance coverage As the nation's health care system prepares for uninsured Americans to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a question hangs over crowded hospital emergency departments: Will the newly insured make fewer ER visits than they do today? According to the results of a new University of Michigan...

2013-10-15 23:23:00

Hospitals named as America’s Best are then invited to join an elite network of brands, across multiple industries, which carry the Women’s Choice Award, symbolizing their commitment to women. Wyoming, MI (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Metro Health Hospital has received the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women. This distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on...

2013-10-10 23:28:49

Twice as many patients are needlessly dying in our nation’s hospitals now than were estimated to be needlessly dying over twenty years ago. Dr. Ira Williams announces a series of presentations entitled “Find The Black Box – Establish Patient Care Accountability”. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 "There are 200,000 preventable deaths each year in the US healthcare system, like having 20 Boeing 747 airliners going down each week,"...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'