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2013-08-26 23:03:32

The Life Support Technologies Group (LST) has installed two (2) additional hyperbaric chambers at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT, thereby increasing patient treatment capacity by 100%. Benefits of hyperbaric treatment include faster wound healing, increased tissue oxygenation, enhanced immune system function, bactericide, and faster capillary budding around and within injured tissue. Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 The Life Support Technologies Group (LST)...

2012-07-04 23:02:44

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center uses OnPage app to replace pager system with HIPAA-compliant emergency communication systems Waltham, MA (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 One of the most important pieces of medical technology in any hospital today isn´t the heart-lung machine, the respirator, or the X-ray machine. Believe it or not, it´s the pager, a technology that first caught on in the 1980s. Even in the 21st century, it´s still relied on by hospital staff to summon doctors in...

2010-10-04 15:50:00

"The Frantzides Technique" -- a New Treatment for Esophageal High-Grade Dysplasia and Barrett's Esophagus EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Constantine Frantzides M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., Director of the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, staff surgeon and Director of the Laparoscopic Fellowship Program at Saint Francis Hospital, has pioneered a new minimally-invasive surgical technique for the treatment of Barrett's esophagus and high-grade dysplasia. The...

2010-09-07 17:02:00

CINCINNATI, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM) a leading provider of document workflow solutions for hospitals, today announced that Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT has purchased a license to implement Streamline Health's accessANYware(TM) document workflow solutions integrated with GE Healthcare's Centricity® Enterprise, an enterprise electronic medical record (EMR) system. Through this integrated solution,...

2010-07-19 11:57:00

EVANSTON, Ill., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients requiring a CT scan at Saint Francis Hospital will now be exposed to up to 40 percent less radiation than traditional CT scans. The hospital has acquired state-of-the-art GE(TM) scanning equipment featuring Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASiR) that uses an advanced image reconstruction technique that makes it possible to dramatically reduce radiation dose without compromising image quality. "We have the utmost...

2010-02-15 08:15:00

Speakers, healthy cooking demonstration, free screenings, and more EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Francis Hospital's annual HeartFest on Feb. 18 will be bigger and better than ever - with free cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure screenings as well as a healthy cooking demonstration and lectures from physicians. The heart festival is free and open to the public. Keynote speaker Patrick Reynolds, an anti-smoking activist and grandson to cigarette company...

2010-02-03 15:48:00

Patrick Reynolds Clears the Air on Smoking EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Francis Hospital's keynote speaker at HeartFest 2010 will be Patrick Reynolds, grandson of cigarette company founder R.J. Reynolds and president of the Foundation for a Smokefree America. The keynote speech by Mr. Reynolds, a leading anti-smoking advocate, will be held Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Ill. Mr. Reynolds will...

2010-01-22 17:47:00

Saint Francis Hospital Surgeon and Author Honored for Worldwide Contribution to Medicine EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Francis Hospital is pleased to announce that world-renown laparoscopic surgeon Constantine Frantzides, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., and staff member at Saint Francis Hospital, has been selected as one of America's Top Doctors(®). He will be included in the ninth annual Castle Connolly acclaimed guide to the top medical specialists in the...

2009-05-28 15:39:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Heart Association, "silent" or "hidden" heart attacks affect more than three million patients, many of whom are left untreated. Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. has become the first and only hospital in Illinois to offer a new test for chest pain patients that will identify heart attacks that might otherwise go undiagnosed. The uniqueness of the new test lies in a disposable vest containing 80 electrocardiogram (ECG)...

2008-10-29 09:00:35

Ciena(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, New England's largest Catholic hospital, has deployed the CN 4200(R) FlexSelect(TM) Advanced Services Platform to optimize patient care through high-performance connectivity across its hospital and data center facilities in Connecticut. The CN 4200 platform is ensuring the rapid delivery of mission-critical LAN, voice and video traffic and real-time access to vital...


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