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2011-05-09 18:26:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Like one of the 15 videos on Sutter Health's 2010 Online Annual Report? Through a new mobile-friendly format, which is automatically detected by your device, you can now instantly send it to your Twitter followers, post it on Facebook or share on other popular social sites. Sutter Health's mobile version of its online annual report is the latest way the not-for-profit network is providing instant access to information for patients and...

2011-05-02 13:15:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven hospitals affiliated with the Sutter Health network were recognized by the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task Force (CHART) with a January 2011 "Certificate of Excellence." A prestigious honor awarded bi-annually, only 36 hospitals across California received awards for key quality achievements in 50 categories. More than 240 hospitals across the state voluntarily submit data to CHART for review. Recognized Sutter...

2011-05-02 11:00:00

FOUNTAIN VALLEY and LONG BEACH, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual MemorialCare Physician Advocacy Days to educate state lawmakers on how their current and future decisions impact the health and wellness of California communities is set for May 3-4 in Sacramento. MemorialCare Health System--with hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties--is the only health system creating this unique partnership with community physicians. The goal is to advocate for health coverage for...

2011-04-07 11:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and Oak Brook, Ill., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), has entered into a clinical affiliation with Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners to enhance the high quality, affordable health care services provided to patients in communities throughout Chicagoland and central Illinois. It is the largest clinical collaboration between a regional health system and MinuteClinic based on number of...

2011-03-18 18:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health today announced a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that swept the region last week. "There's an overwhelming need for basic supplies in Japan, such as food, shelter and clean water," said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. "Supporting global relief efforts is a natural extension of our not-for-profit mission. The...

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...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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