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2011-04-18 12:50:00

CHICAGO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Resurrection Health Care President and CEO Sandra Bruce has been named one of the nation's Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/DC84986) The recognition program honors those female healthcare executives who are making a positive difference in the industry. Modern Healthcare accepted nominees from all sectors of the industry, including hospitals, health systems,...

2011-03-07 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent gasoline and oil price spikes that threaten the nation's fragile economic recovery underline the urgent need to curb U.S. energy use and make a real commitment to energy efficiency as our "first fuel," the Alliance to Save Energy said today. "Uncertain supplies plus ever-increasing worldwide demand can equal unpredictable price spikes," said Alliance President Kateri Callahan, "but energy efficiency can help us change that...

2011-03-04 00:00:29

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, located in Wichita, Kan., has hired Linda Goodwin to fill the role of chief nursing officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with nearly 30 years of nursing leadership experience, Goodwin will assume her new duties at Via Christi on April 1, 2011. Lenexa, Kan. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare...

2011-02-22 05:00:00

LENEXA, Kan., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- B. E. Smith today announced that Barbara "Bobbi" Baguhn has joined the firm as vice president, case management. A seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in consulting and healthcare leadership, Baguhn will assume her duties at B. E. Smith immediately. In her new role, Baguhn will lead client initiatives to improve performance of integrated case management services. She has served in executive leadership and consulting roles in a...

2011-02-16 08:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("Apollo") (OTC Bulletin Board: AMEH), a leading provider of hospitalist services to the healthcare community, today announced that it has acquired Aligned Healthcare Group LLC ("Aligned"), a provider of 24-hour physician call centers and specialized care management services to health plans, hospitals and medical groups. In exchange for a 100% ownership interest in Aligned, Apollo will issue 1,000,000 common...

2011-01-28 09:15:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) announced that its 2011 "Woman of the Year" is Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, chief medical officer of Pfizer. In her distinguished 30-year career, Dr. Lewis-Hall has held leadership roles in direct patient care, academics, media, government, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110128/DC38263) "I am deeply honored to be named Woman of the Year by the...

2011-01-24 13:50:32

Former world leaders and other personalities including Virgin chief Richard Branson launched a global drive on Monday to help tackle drug abuse, amid signs that a crackdown on drug crime is failing. "There is a growing perception that the 'war on drugs' approach has failed," the Global Commission on Drug Policies said in a statement, as it began an inaugural two day meeting in Geneva. The commission is a private venture chaired by ex-Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso.  It...

2011-01-20 07:30:00

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HHA Services, a leading provider of healthcare food and facility management services, and recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare, is strengthening its position for future growth by promoting executive vice president Daniel W. Bowen, to company president. Bowen, 44, a 23-year veteran of HHA Services and son of the company's late founder, assumes full responsibility for the company's field...

2010-12-14 14:12:00

Barry Arbuckle Recognized for Exceptional Leadership FOUNTAIN VALLEY and LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smart Business Network and Chase Bank selected MemorialCare Health System President & CEO Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D. recipient of the Pacesetter Award for exceptional leadership. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/DC16596) "The Smart Leaders program honoring Dr. Arbuckle recognizes top business leaders in major metropolitan areas for...

2010-12-06 12:09:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- West Virginia will rely on the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) from PJM Environmental Information Services, Inc. (PJM EIS) to achieve the objectives of its new renewable portfolio standard. The West Virginia Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act requires that by 2025 at least 25 percent of the electricity supplied by in-state investor-owned electric utilities and retail suppliers serving more than 30,000...

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.'