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2010-11-16 10:57:00

Valley Stream hospital also tops in Nassau County for overall orthopedics and joint replacement VALLEY STREAM, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Franklin Hospital is ranked the best on Long Island for joint replacement outcomes and also is tops in Nassau County for its overall success in orthopedics and joint replacement, according to the latest national study by HealthGrades. HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent ratings organization, which evaluated patient...

2010-11-10 14:21:00

BRYAN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, has just named St. Joseph Regional Health Center #1 in the state of Texas for overall orthopedic services, which includes joint replacement and spine surgery. SJRHC also ranks among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide in orthopedic services. The nation's nearly 5,000 hospitals were included in this annual study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates from...

2010-09-22 07:48:00

NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 350 hospitals in 35 states and the District of Columbia now rely on HIPAA-compliant, Web-based software from Curaspan Health Group to more efficiently move patients from acute to post-acute care. Curaspan is the industry leader in building secure electronic patient-transition networks for hospitals, post-acute providers and suppliers to optimize patient care. Year to date, Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio; Lucile Packard...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Thomas Hospital is celebrating the 25th anniversary of performing its first heart transplant. In 1985, Saint Thomas became the first in Tennessee, and the 26th hospital in the United States, to offer a heart transplant program. "Saint Thomas Hospital is a pioneer in heart transplantation," said E. Dale Batchelor, M.D., President and CEO, Saint Thomas Hospital. "Transplantation continues to be a 'last resort' for so many patients facing...

2010-05-28 14:43:00

Leading Urogynecologists and Urologists Share New Research and Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach with Patients, Caregivers and Medical Providers NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is hosting a forum and interactive webcast on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. The event, "Finding Better Relief: Working with an IC Healthcare Team", gives interstitial cystitis (IC) patients the opportunity to learn about...

2010-01-26 12:16:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Thomas Hospital announced today that a new study ranks its clinical quality among the top five percent in the nation for the second year in a row. Saint Thomas Hospital is one of only 269 hospitals that received this distinction from HealthGrades, and the only hospital in Nashville. The study by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, analyzed patient outcomes at each of the nation's 5,000 nonfederal hospitals...

2009-09-29 13:30:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In its continuous pursuit of quality cardiac care, Houston Northwest Medical Center was proudly recognized as the first accredited chest pain center in Houston and one of a handful in Texas to be named a Cycle III Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). Cycle III accreditation is the highest accreditation possible for treatment of chest pain -- by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) is...

2009-07-28 07:00:00

HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, finds that Houston Northwest Medical Center has received a Five-Star Rating and has been rated among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide for Bariatric Surgery in 2009/2010. HealthGrades today released The HealthGrades Fourth Annual Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals Study, which analyzes patient outcomes for the most common weight loss procedures including gastric...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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