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2011-06-28 06:30:00

NORFOLK, Va. and RALEIGH, N.C., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of healthcare-grade televisions and interactive patient education solutions, today announced a master agreement with Sentara Healthcare as part of the health system's strategy to advance the patient experience and quality of healthcare in its facilities. Striving to enhance its patient-centered model, the Virginia-based not-for-profit health system determined the need for...

2010-12-02 16:48:00

Utilizing Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room allows for state-of-the-art, collaborative approach to care. NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sentara Heart Hospital is breaking new ground in cardiac care and treatment. Surgeons and Cardiologists at Sentara Heart Hospital are first to begin enrolling and performing trial cases in the AtriCure DEEP AF feasibility trial. The first procedure in the country was performed in a new, state-of-the-art hybrid operating room at Sentara...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A three-year, incentive-based wellness program at Sentara Healthcare, implemented in partnership with Optima Health, a division of Sentara Healthcare, demonstrated a substantial improvement in employee health and a $3.4-million savings in healthcare costs. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/optimahealth/46413/ "For every dollar spent to incentivize employees to improve their...

2010-09-15 04:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that Sentara Healthcare has selected Omnicell OmniRx® automated medication dispensing systems and Omnicell's SecureVault(TM) to monitor and streamline medication management throughout its facilities. Sentara serves a patient population of more than two million, and chose to replace its current vendor with...

2010-05-13 14:41:00

NORFOLK, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center has posted another year with not a single case of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP). That makes six consecutive years without this hospital acquired infection that can lead to increased mortality and increased cost of care for some of the hospital's sickest patients. Three other Sentara hospitals have eliminated common hospital infections in their Intensive Care Units for one year or more and infection...

Word of the Day
  • 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.