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2009-05-11 10:00:00

Hospitals Bolster State's Ability to Provide Medical Care During Disasters OREFIELD, Pa., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Secretary Everette James today toured one of Pennsylvania's new portable hospitals and underscored the important role the systems will play in providing medical care to people who become ill or are injured during an emergency. "The current 2009 Novel Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak is a timely reminder of how important it is to be prepared for public health...

2009-05-06 10:54:00

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosite Incorporated has initiated a voluntary, nationwide recall of one lot of Triage(R) Cardiac Panel. The test is used by healthcare professionals as an aid in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack). The product has been recalled due to reports of low recovery of quality control samples containing Creatine Kinase MB (CK-MB), troponin I and myoglobin on the affected lot. Although there have been no reported issues of patient misdiagnosis...

2009-05-05 10:48:00

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxter Regional Medical Center has recently reached the top fifth percentile ranking for patient satisfaction, in the National Database after a 6-month long improvement project in the Emergency Department. They have also reached number one in Arkansas, number one in Region Seven, and number one in Missouri. Compirion Healthcare Solutions, a hospital process improvement firm from Elm Grove, Wisconsin helped them get there. Baxter Regional Medical...

2009-04-20 07:33:00

HOUSTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- "With Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike we saw a need to help patients, their physicians and healthcare providers navigate through chaos created by lack of access to medical records," states Al Davies, M.D., a seasoned critical care physician and CEO of PatientCentral Technologies. "We created unique solutions which enable communication between patients, their physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers and public health agencies. This unique...

2009-04-15 12:40:00

RICHMOND, Va., April, 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Henrico Doctors' Hospital is a full service acute care hospital located in Richmond, Virginia, close to its competitor, St. Mary's Hospital. Early in 2008, Henrico's administration noted a marked decrease in volume of patients hospital-wide. Meanwhile, St. Mary's volume was increasing. After investigation, the problem was found to be initiating in the Emergency Department and was compounding throughout the facility. Most notably, the issue began...

2009-03-25 10:16:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Medical Call Center (THMCC), a division of TeamHealth, announced unprecedented growth in 2008 with the addition of 23 new contracts across 11 states, representing a 16% growth in its client base over the previous year. New THMCC clients include physician groups, hospitals, health plans and other healthcare organizations, for which the company will provide medical call center services for their patients, members or employees. THMCC...

2009-01-22 10:05:00

A recent survey by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers of over 1,800 patients seen in the Froedtert Hospital Emergency Department revealed that Metro Milwaukee residents may not personally be as well prepared for disasters as the rest of the country. Survey results will be presented at the National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., January 22, 2009. The purpose of the survey was to assess personal preparedness for a disaster. The...

2009-01-12 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Triage Wireless, Inc. today announced that James Moon, a noted innovator in the development of patient monitoring systems, has been appointed chief technology officer. In this role, Moon will lead product development of the Company's first hospital-grade patient monitoring system. Moon's record of innovation spans 26 years. Most recently he was chief executive officer of LifeCom, Inc., where he played a key role in the development of artificial...

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2009-01-07 07:45:00

An alarming study finds some children never receive emergency care due to long lines that force parents and guardians to leave. The report found about 2 percent of U.S. children who visit an emergency department leave before they are seen. "Emergency department crowding has become a national crisis," Dr. Florence T. Bourgeois, of Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues point out in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. "One of the most significant consequences of emergency department...

2008-12-08 08:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CEP America, one of the nation's largest providers of emergency department (ED) management and staffing solutions, has signed an agreement with MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill., to run its ED starting Jan. 1, 2009. Founded in 1975 by ED physicians driven to improve the quality and speed of treatment in the critical care setting, CEP America focuses solely on developing ED solutions for hospitals around the country. Utilizing CEP America's...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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