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2014-06-10 08:30:38

Northwest Nursing Center Shows Census Growth, Improved Patient Mix, Demonstrating Initial Success of AdCare's Strategic Plan to Improve Facility-Level Operations ATLANTA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK), (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) a leading long-term care provider, today reported that as part of the Company's strategic plan to improve facility level operations, the Northwest Nursing Center facility in Oklahoma City has achieved significant...

2014-05-30 23:03:09

Med-Certification.com breaks down data that highlights how much is spent on medical care in the United States. Layton, Utah (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Med-Certification, a provider of online medical career training and certification, recently broke down health care figures in the United States based on recent years data. The percentage of money spent on health care against what Americans spend for everything else (gross national product) is 17.2%, for an incredible total of $2.8 trillion. Of...

2014-05-29 16:26:53

Move cements firm's position as one of Washington's premier players in health care law and policy WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A top-tier team of health care policy attorneys and advisors is joining Akin Gump, complementing the firm's market-leading health care regulatory group and adding significant depth to one of the country's preeminent public law and policy practices. The addition will make the health law and policy practice one of the very largest in the...

2014-05-28 12:31:56

Nearly 100,000 new members will gain access to highly coordinated, cost-effective, quality care ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) received its final regulatory approval to acquire Lovelace Health Plan commercial members and the Medicare Advantage contract. The transaction is expected to be complete on June 1, 2014. This acquisition does not include Lovelace's hospitals, providers, pharmacies or clinics. The Department...

2014-05-22 08:28:23

HALIFAX, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is holding a national conference on health care to respond to the unprecedented challenges facing the public system and to health care workers' rights. Local union leaders and members in the health care sector will gather in Halifax from May 23 to 25 at the Delta Halifax to hear from leading experts in health care and to discuss the future of Canada's publicly funded system. Prominent medical professionals and leaders from across the country...

2014-05-21 00:20:49

Nearly 9 in 10 ER Docs Report Psych Patients Being Held in Their ERs WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to take effect. In an online poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), 86 percent expect emergency visits to increase over the next three years. More than...

2014-05-15 12:33:37

Congressman Latham sends 'Dear Colleague' letter to Congress highlighting value of home health and negative impacts of Medicare cuts on seniors' access to care WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today commended Congressman Tom Latham (IA-3) for raising awareness about the...

2014-05-14 08:30:54

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR; "Semler"), an emerging medical risk-assessment company whose mission is to develop, manufacture and market patented products that identify the risk profile of medical patients to allow healthcare providers to capture full reimbursement potential for their services, today announced the appointment of Wayne T. Pan, M.D., Ph.D., to the company's board of directors. Dr. Pan will also serve as a member of...

2014-05-07 12:29:59

Sequester cut to cancer drugs exacerbating America's cancer care crisis, limiting patient access to community-based care and driving up Medicare costs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians and cancer care professionals from across the country are asking lawmakers in Congress this week to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from applying the sequester cut to Medicare payments for cancer care drugs as part of a "Virtual Hill Day" supported...

2014-05-05 12:28:18

MPRO and Governor Snyder to honor recipients May 9 FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MPRO and the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder are proud to present 188 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and community coalitions with the 2014 Governor's Award of Excellence. The prestigious award recognizes participants for their dedication to improve health care quality and patient safety in Michigan. To be eligible for the award, participating...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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