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2014-07-15 12:29:29

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Health System's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-15 Honor Roll. UCLA was ranked No. 5 in the country and No. 1 in both California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The annual rankings, now in their 25th year, are the magazine's most exclusive rankings, recognizing hospitals that excel at treating patients who need an especially high level of...

2014-07-15 12:29:15

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 20(th) time since U.S. News and World Report started publishing a rigorous assessment of more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals, Long Beach Memorial has earned a place among "Best Hospitals." Long Beach Memorial is listed as one of the nation's best in the Diabetes and Endocrinology Category and "high performing" in 10 additional clinical categories. Fewer than 3%--just 144 of the nation's hospitals--performed well enough to...

2014-07-15 12:26:35

Long Beach Memorial, Saddleback Memorial and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Have Total of 20 National and High Performance Rankings ORANGE and LOS ANGELES Counties, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rigorous assessment of more than 5,000 hospitals in the U.S., MemorialCare Health System's Long Beach Memorial has earned a place among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals. It is listed as one of the nation's best in the Diabetes and Endocrinology...

2014-07-15 08:29:40

Ranked #7 in NJ for Outstanding Patient Care TEANECK, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Name Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. "We are honored by this recognition, which reflects our commitment to delivering high quality, compassionate care as efficiently as possible," says Michael Maron, President...

2014-07-15 08:27:45

Hospital once again sets record with 24 years in a row as No. 1 CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report -- the independent news organization that rates academic institutions, hospitals and other services vital to consumer health and well-being -- announced today that the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is once again the country's best hospital for physical medicine and rehabilitation. This is the 24(th) consecutive year RIC has earned this prestigious...

2014-07-15 08:27:32

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Alexian Brothers Medical Center (ABMC) in Elk Grove Village, Ill., among the top 10 Best Hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126833 "We are honored to have earned this recognition again from U.S. News & World Report," says Mark A. Frey,...

2014-07-15 08:26:24

OAKLAND, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is rated among the top 40 U.S. hospitals for cardiology and heart care, and 18 other Kaiser Permanente hospitals are rated "high performing" for other specialties, according to U.S. News & World Reports' 2014-15 Best Hospitals in America rankings, published today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The annual rankings, considered to provide an objective analysis of the...

2014-07-15 04:22:23

HOUSTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TIRR Memorial Hermann was again recognized as one of the nation's top rehabilitation hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. Coming in at number three, the 2014-15 rankings mark the 25th consecutive year that TIRR Memorial Hermann has stood among the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country. "It is an exciting day for TIRR Memorial Hermann to celebrate such a momentous milestone - 25 years of...

2014-07-15 04:21:19

Mayo Clinic Is No. 1 on the Honor Roll WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today released the 25th edition of the annual Best Hospitals rankings, freely available at usnews.com. Best Hospitals includes key information on nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. For the first time, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the No. 1 spot on the Honor Roll, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Memorial Sloan Kettering...

2014-07-15 00:20:42

Named to Prestigious Lists in all 12 Methodology-Ranked Specialties CLEVELAND, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation's top hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals rankings. UH Case Medical Center was ranked in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties for the third year in a row and in the Top 20 in four specialties - Cancer, Gastroenterology, Ear, Nose & Throat, and...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'