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2011-03-14 19:06:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan are a reminder of the crucial role hospitals have in helping communities recover after a disaster. Experts say California faces a similar earthquake threat. The newest, most earthquake-safe hospital in Northern California will open in Burlingame on May 15. Reporters are invited to tour the new Mills-Peninsula Medical Center tomorrow (March 15, 2011) and see first-hand the intricate seismic...

2011-03-02 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California and five major healthcare providers today announced two new accountable care initiatives designed to provide integrated, cost-efficient health care to 26,000 employees, dependents, and retirees who are HMO members of the San Francisco Health Service System (HSS). Blue Shield is partnering with Brown & Toland Physicians Group and California Pacific Medical Center (a Sutter Health affiliate) for the...

2011-02-09 14:57:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health ranks #24 on the "Top 50 Employers" list by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine. The magazine's Annual Reader Survey determined the rankings. It asked readers to identify the top companies across the nation for which they would most prefer to work or viewed as having a positive working environment for people with disabilities. In 2008, Sutter Health adopted comprehensive plans for improved access under the Americans with...

2011-01-12 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cheryl Phillips, M.D., will join the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) - soon to become LeadingAge - as its new senior vice president for advocacy, AAHSA President & CEO Larry Minnix announced today. In her new role, she will oversee the organization's public policy development, government relations and advocacy efforts to benefit AAHSA/LeadingAge's not-for-profit members and the people they serve....

2011-01-03 13:10:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Sutter Health introduces a free app for patients to access their personal medical records on-the-go - becoming the first health system in California to offer "MyChart for the iPhone." The MyChart app, powered by Epic, provides a Sutter Health network patient instant access to his or her electronic health record directly from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. At their fingertips, patients can now access much of the same convenient and...

2010-12-14 12:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- So you woke up and look like Rudolph. Need help kicking a cold and ditching the red nose? It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year -- so why are you feeling blue? Every day in December, medical experts within the Sutter Health network are offering tips to answer those questions and more on Facebook and Twitter. Whether at home or on the road, Sutter's "31 Days of Healthy Holidays" offer quick and easy solutions for common...

2010-11-11 13:56:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health's Board of Directors approved an investment of up to $240 million to the Sutter Health Retirement Plan this year. This investment reflects the board's ongoing commitment to keeping the pension plan fully-funded for more than 40,000 active and retired employees. Monthly installments of $60 million took effect beginning mid-September, with contributions extending through the remainder of 2010. "Employees are our most essential...

2010-11-09 12:19:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of Sutter Health's longstanding dedication to serving community needs, the not-for-profit network today announced a quarter-million-dollar donation going to local food banks. This donation will help feed the hungry throughout Northern California this holiday season. "With more families facing tough economic times, Northern California food banks continue to face challenges in meeting the increased needs," said Pat Fry, president...

2010-10-31 00:13:17

DPR Construction, one of the nation's top commercial builders in the healthcare industry, officially broke ground this week on the new Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Patient Care Pavilion for Sutter Health in Oakland, Calif. The 230,000-square-foot Patient Care Pavilion will house 238 medical/surgical and acute rehabilitation beds and is being built on a 1.5-acre site in the middle of an urban hospital campus. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 DPR Construction (http://www.dpr.com)],...

2010-10-27 14:00:00

AUBURN, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital announced that it has "flipped the switch" to solar today, becoming the first acute-care facility in the state of California to have a large portion of its energy demands met by two solar array systems hosted by the hospital. Comprised of nearly 3,000 solar panels and a combined capacity of 700 kilowatts (kW), the two systems are expected to generate more than 1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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