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2010-02-18 17:27:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 29, 2010, Sacred Heart Medical Center was cited and fined $8,000 for failing to adhere to state and national H1N1 influenza safety standards. The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) issued the citation and fine for violation of Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines on H1N1 and also for violation of the DOSH...

2010-02-02 08:30:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing more than 1,500 registered nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center, held an informational picket today to highlight issues critical to patient safety. Contract negotiations have stalled over several key issues including the ability to take uninterrupted rest breaks, inadequate nurse staffing levels, and changes to retirement benefits. To protect patient and nurse safety, the nurses are...

2009-11-19 09:34:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing more than 1,600 registered nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center, is holding a press conference today to highlight serious concerns about the safety of nurses and patients at Sacred Heart Medical Center during this H1N1 pandemic. In response to numerous reports from nurses about unsafe working conditions, WSNA is demanding that the hospital fully comply with CDC guidelines on H1N1...

2009-07-07 10:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-one regional hospitals that utilize health information technology solutions from Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) earned the distinction of being among the most technologically-advanced hospitals in the country, according to results of the 2009 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Hospitals and Health Networks surveyed more than 1,300 hospitals to name the "100 Most...

2009-01-28 08:15:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Versus Technology, Inc. today announces a successful implementation and expansion of Enterprise VISion(TM), a wireless real-time location system (RTLS), at the new Sacred Heart Anesthesia Clinic located in Springfield, Oregon. This infrared (IR) and radio-frequency identification (RFID) RTLS accurately tracks patients and equipment, documents patient visit milestones (including interactions with staff), and provides alerts to...

2008-10-30 09:00:40

SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRLS) launched the Company's anticipated genetic controls business with the introduction of two new products at the Association for Molecular Pathology 2008 Annual Meeting. Initial products launched include ACCURUN(R) 601 controls for diagnostic testing of warfarin sensitivity and ACCURUN(R) 610 controls for thrombophilia testing, which were developed internally by SeraCare. Additionally, the Company announced that it has entered into an exclusive...

2008-10-13 03:00:17

By Cole, David Depression is more common among women than men, and researchers - including here - are studying the differences between the sexes, such as hormonal fluctuations and biochemical factors, for possible answers to why that's the case. Janice M. Kusch, a Washington State University psychology professor and director of the school's psychology clinic in Pullman, says women in North America are two to three times more likely than men to experience depression during their lifetime....

2008-10-06 03:00:29

By Gustafson, Jeanne Sacred Heart Medical Center has performed its first kidney transplant accomplished in a domino-effect scenario that involves two live donors and two recipients, triggering use of a matching approach hospital officials believe will boost kidney transplants here by 25 percent. Separately, Sacred Heart says it plans to add pancreas transplants to its 27-year-old kidney transplant program. Last week the hospital completed what's called a domino-paired kidney transplant,...

2008-09-16 12:00:49

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Versus Technology, Inc. (Versus) (Pink Sheets: VSTI.PK), today announces a successful implementation of Enterprise VISion, a wireless, rules-based real-time locating system (RTLS), at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Oregon. This 1.2-million-square-foot state-of-the-art facility includes the infrastructure for patient and asset tracking as well as automated nurse registry and call cancellation to be used at both...


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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.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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