Latest Temple University Health System Stories

2008-09-09 15:00:08

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Calvin B. Johnson, MD, MPH, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Temple University Health System (TUHS), effective October 15, 2008. Johnson has served as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since being appointed to that position in April 2003 by Governor Ed Rendell. As Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Johnson will be responsible for providing vision and leadership for the development and...

2008-07-25 09:01:17

By Stacey Burling, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 25--A group of Temple University doctors is notifying patients that it has reached an impasse in contract negotiations with Keystone Mercy Health Plan. The contract with Temple University Physicians expires Aug. 31. "Based on the expiration of these contracts, TUP can no longer provide primary care, specialty care or hospital outpatient testing at Temple University Health System facilities for patients covered by Keystone Mercy," the...

2008-06-24 02:30:28

PHILADELPHIA, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross and its affiliates (IBC) and Temple University Health System (TUHS) announced today that they have reached agreement on new multi-year contracts effective July 1, 2008 with an initial term through December 31, 2012. "We've had a positive, longstanding relationship with Temple University Health System and are pleased to have their continued participation in our provider network," said Joseph A. Frick, IBC's president and CEO....

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.