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2012-10-04 10:24:10

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the $397-million Nemours Children's Hospital opens on Oct. 22, it will be a hospital built by families, for families. To celebrate the upcoming opening, the hospital held its dedication ceremony earlier today with hundreds of children, parents, partners and advocates in attendance. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121004/FL87345 ) A key moment of the ceremony included a group of children running through a wall of 'silly string' as...

2012-10-04 06:26:15

HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to announce that Fitch Ratings, one of the world's leading global rating agencies, has reaffirmed its revenue bond rating as an "A-," with a "Stable" ranking in its Rating Outlook. "We are extremely proud to receive this positive rating from Fitch, one of the most well-respected ratings agencies," said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University...

2012-10-03 10:23:29

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today investigators at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City reported the first use of whole genome information for diagnosing critically ill infants. As reported in Science Translational Medicine, the team describes STAT-Seq®, a whole genome sequencing approach - from blood sample to returning results to a physician - in about 50 hours. Currently, testing even a single gene takes six weeks or more. Speed of diagnosis is...

2012-10-01 06:27:08

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned pediatric surgeon Dr. Jed Nuchtern has been appointed as chief of the division of pediatric surgery at Texas Children's Hospital. Nuchtern, whose appointment was effective Sept 18, will continue his roles as pediatric surgeon with Texas Children's Cancer Center and as professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. For more information about pediatric surgery visit texaschildrens.org An eminent leader in the field...

2012-09-29 02:20:12

Children's Omaha is the only Level IV NICU serving multi-state region OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New standards published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) establish Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., as the only Level IV Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit serving Nebraska, western Iowa and South Dakota. Level IV is the highest level of care as defined by the AAP. Children's meets a number of strict criteria including:...

2012-09-22 02:20:04

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On average six children are killed and nearly 800 are injured in traffic crashes each day. In fact, the number one killer of children in the U.S is motor vehicle crashes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/CL67889LOGO ) That's why AAA Michigan partnered with DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan and Kohl's Injury Prevention Program for a free child safety seat inspection event today (Sept. 22) at the AAA Michigan...

2012-09-20 23:00:12

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh has attained Magnet® recognition for the second time as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center´s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The designation signifies West Penn Hospital is among a select group of hospitals in the country recognized for nursing excellence. PIttsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 The Western Pennsylvania Hospital has attained Magnet® recognition for the second time as part of the American...

2012-09-20 10:21:16

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels(®), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, alongside Hyundai Motor America executives, congressional leaders and local children's hospitals, held a press conference today as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Its purpose was to celebrate the achievements of the Hope On Wheels third annual September Hyundai Hope Grant program - which supports medical research and programs that improve quality of life...

2012-09-14 10:23:45

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton is preparing for its 17(th) year as title sponsor for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, scheduled for this Saturday, September 15. Briggs & Stratton's employee team, Team Briggs, has a record number near 500 participants for the event. This year the Company's employee base has also raised nearly $7,000 for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the beneficiary of Saturday's event. Since 1978...

2012-09-14 02:20:24

Three local hospitals to receive $250,000 Hyundai Hope Grants to support pediatric cancer research WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, alongside Hyundai Motor America executives, congressional leaders and local children's hospitals, will hold a press conference on Thursday, September 20, 2012, as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The press conference will be held in the Rayburn House...