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2011-05-31 00:01:34

MSA Executive Search, an executive search firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare, has been retained to lead a national Sr. VP Human Resources/Chief Human Resource Officer search for The University of Maryland Medical Center, part of the University of Maryland Medical System. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 MSA Executive Search, the executive search practice of healthcare consulting firm, Integrated Healthcare Strategies (IHStrategies), has been retained to lead a national Sr. VP...

2010-11-03 00:42:33

Risk of dying is 24 percent greater if a patient first stops at a non-trauma center Severely injured patients should be transported directly from the scene of an accident to a trauma center, even if it means bypassing a closer hospital, according to new research that shows this results in a nearly 25 per cent lower death rate. However, even though 80 to 85 per cent of people in North America live within a one-hour drive or flight of a trauma center, 30 to 60 per cent of severely injured...

2010-08-18 02:56:32

Greatest effect seen in younger patients and those with severe injuries Trauma center care not only saves lives, it is a cost-effective way of treating major trauma, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. Although treatment at a trauma center is more expensive, the benefits of this approach in terms of lives saved and quality of life-years gained outweigh the costs. The study finds that the added cost of...

2010-08-03 06:00:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Level II Trauma Center Accreditation status has been granted to one additional hospital in Pennsylvania for the period from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011: Paoli Hospital, Paoli, PA This brings the total number of trauma centers in Pennsylvania to 33. This number includes 16 Level I trauma centers, 13 Level II trauma centers, and 4 Level III trauma centers. The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit...

2010-01-07 13:25:00

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- St. David's Round Rock Medical Center extended its services, beginning this week, to include trauma services with the capability to provide care for all levels of trauma patients, including the most severely injured and critical patients. During the past year, St. David's Round Rock Medical Center has recruited highly trained and experienced trauma staff, joining a medical team already providing complex medical services, in preparation of this...

2009-10-13 15:32:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 2009 Clinical Congress, October 11-15, 2009 -- Trauma care in the United States is so fragmented, overwhelmed and underfunded that the survival and recovery of those who suffer major trauma often depends on where they happen to be when they are injured. That was the conclusion voiced today during a signature speech at the 2009 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Chicago. High death rates in rural...

2009-09-25 09:36:00

WALDORF, Md., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Wells has issued the following statement in conjunction with the upcoming one year anniversary of the medevac tragedy in Maryland on September 27, 2008. "As the one year anniversary of the medevac tragedy approaches, I would like to ask everyone to remember those who lost their lives aboard Trooper 2 on September 27, 2008 - Maryland State Police Pilot Steve Bunker, Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Mickey Lippy, Maryland Emergency...

2009-09-25 06:00:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Level III Trauma Center Accreditation status has been granted to two additional hospitals in Pennsylvania for the period from November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2010: Schuylkill Medical Center - East Norwegian Street, Pottsville, PA UPMC Northwest, Seneca, PA The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45). The PTSF is the organization...

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