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2009-10-23 16:27:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heading to the hospital? These days, the newest member of your medical team just might be the building itself -- and it's likely to play a bigger role in your healing than you might think. New trends in hospital design are helping health-care systems to better choreograph care and provide a soothing yet energy-efficient environment. Consider the Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida, which opens Nov. 1. The new...

2009-09-03 15:54:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the unimaginable loss of their son Sebastian less than two years ago, Horst and Luisa Ferrero created the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation with a mission to improve child patient safety and develop a full-service children's hospital. Today the stars have aligned for the Foundation with two significant steps forward. The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, the University of Florida and Shands HealthCare have agreed to conduct an analysis of the...

2009-03-17 15:40:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Shands HealthCare has selected the Micromedex(R) CareNotes(R) System from Thomson Reuters as a key component of its ongoing effort to improve patient education. Shands HealthCare is a private, not-for-profit healthcare system affiliated with the University of Florida and its Health Science Center campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville. It includes eight Shands hospitals and two home health agencies. Shands will use CareNotes to provide patients...

2009-01-29 14:44:00

Complete physician preference card and perpetual inventory management system designed to meet unique supply management requirements of surgical services MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, and Shands HealthCare today announced the installation of Omnicell Specialty supply chain management systems (formerly known as OptiFlex SS) in surgical suites...

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2008-12-29 07:55:00

Gainesville, Florida's first community hospital has been struggling since it was acquired by the Shands Healthcare system in northern Florida twelve years ago. But now the plug is being pulled from the 80-year-old, money-losing Shands AGH because of the recession. Its eight-hospital not-for-profit parent company will close the 220-bed hospital next fall. Patients and staff will be moved to a nearby newer, larger teaching hospital as part of an effort to conserve $65 million over three years...

2008-11-07 09:00:24

U.S. hospitals are receiving a one-two financial punch with fewer paying patients and more uninsured patients cutting into their budgets, health officials say. As the economy spirals downward, fewer patients are choosing to undergo elective surgeries that are lucrative for hospitals and help subsidize the care uninsured patients receive in emergency rooms, The New York Times reported Friday. At the same time, with job losses escalating around the country, more and more uninsured patients...

2008-10-02 06:00:34

In a single gantry rotation Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Aquilion(R) ONE dynamic volume CT system may change the way hospitals and physicians treat and diagnose patients with cardiovascular and neurological disease. As a testament to the industry leading technology of dynamic volume CT, Shands at the University of Florida medical center, a Level 1 trauma center in Florida and one of the Southeast's premier health systems, has installed the Toshiba Aquilion ONE. "As the only...

2008-08-11 12:01:13

Mediware Information Systems (NASDAQ: MEDW), a provider of ClosedLoop(TM) clinical systems for blood and medication management, announced today that Shands at UF academic medical center, a designated Magnet facility in Gainesville, has licensed and will implement Mediware's new BloodSafe(TM) system. BloodSafe is one of the latest components in the Company's suite of patient safety enabling tools. Comprised of a combination of hardware and software, BloodSafe creates an intelligent, remote...

2008-07-11 15:00:46

By Harry Wessel, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 11--Florida Hospital Orlando is one of just nine hospitals in the state, and the only one from Central Florida, to make U.S. News & World Report's annual America's Best Hospitals list, which was released this morning. Florida Hospital's diabetes program was ranked 46th in the country, down slightly from its ranking last year of 39th but still good enough to make the top 50 list for endocrinology. That's one of 16 specialties ranked by...

2006-10-30 09:01:02

San Diego-based BidShift, the leading provider of web-based flexible workforce management technology for healthcare providers, has been selected by Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, to provide an automated approach for filling open shifts, empowering employees, and achieving effective staffing. They are the first in the state of Florida to utilize BidShift's technology and services to optimize the operational and financial management of their workforce and...


Word of the Day
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.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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