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2014-05-08 12:29:08

Dallas Hospital Receives Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award DALLAS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Institute for Surgery (TIS) has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award from TMF(®) Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals recognizes Texas hospitals that have...

2014-04-16 16:30:29

AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 16, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David's North Austin Medical Center will become the first facility in the world to bring the benefits of the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System to patients. Within the first week, physicians will perform several different cancer procedures across three different specialties. The three specialties are colorectal, gynecologic and urologic oncology. "The use of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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