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2012-08-05 18:21:47

AUSTIN, Texas, and CARDIFF, Wales, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) announced today that Public Health Wales is using Luminex's CE marked xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP) for outbreak investigation activities during Olympic and Paralympic training and events taking place in Wales. Results of a substantial diagnostic validation of the GPP test conducted by The Public Health Wales Microbiology laboratory team at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff,...

2012-06-15 14:21:43

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA), with the dogged assistance of United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), is waging a new campaign to overturn California's historic law mandating minimum RN-to-patient ratios, a landmark state law that has been proven to save thousands of patient lives. UHW President Dave Regan, who recently signed a partnership deal with CHA, the lobbying arm of the state's wealthy hospital industry,...

2012-05-21 12:53:43

Helen E. Davies, M.D., of the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and colleagues compared the effectiveness of treatments to relieve breathing difficulties among patients with malignant pleural effusion (presence of fluid in the pleural cavity [space between the outside of the lungs and the inside wall of the chest cavity], as a complication of malignant disease). The treatments compared were chest tube drainage and talc slurry for pleurodesis (a procedure in which the pleural space is...

2010-10-12 15:19:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of exposes by the Los Angeles Times and California Watch website today revealing off-the-charts infection rates at Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in California, the state's largest healthcare workers' union, Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), is calling on state officials to stop issuing licenses to the hospital operator until state and federal investigations are complete. "It...

2009-07-08 16:48:11

British medical authorities have suspended a nurse who simultaneously worked full-time jobs at hospitals in London and Wales. The conduct and competence committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard Athene Baiete-Coker, 32, worked for nearly 12 months at two National Health Service hospitals, the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. The hospitals are about 150 miles apart. Baiete-Coker said...

2009-06-25 20:37:00

Healthcare Workers in Hollister Reject Raid Attempt and Stick with SEIU HOLLISTER, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SEIU UHW healthcare workers at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Calif., voted decisively to stay in SEIU UHW. The election was triggered by the losing party, NUHW, a rival organization led by former officers of SEIU UHW who were removed from office in January and who have attempted to pull members away from the union. The state Public Employee Relations...

2009-04-08 17:19:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Californiaissued a temporary restraining order ("TRO") against the former leaders of SEIU UHW and their new union, NUHW. The TRO orders the return of all information, files and other property belonging to SEIU UHW. Among its findings, the Court concluded that "materials were taken or hidden by individual defendants or by their confederates. For example, some grievance...

2009-03-03 15:49:00

Evidence reveals that Sal Rosselli and ousted officers of UHW engaged in pattern to weaken local union and sabotage bargaining while still serving as officers and employees, despite fiduciary duties OAKLAND, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trustees of SEIU United Healthcare West (UHW) today filed suit in US District Court in the Northern District of California against Sal Rosselli and other disgraced former officers of the local union for their attempts to sabotage UHW's...

2009-01-22 16:40:00

Report Confirms UHW Engagement in Financial Malpractice, Lays Out Recommendations to Protect Members and Offers Opportunity for UHW and SEIU to Work Together for Change   WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his Report and Recommendations issued last night to the International President on the trusteeship matter involving United Healthcare Workers - West ("UHW" or "UHW-W"), former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall, the outside hearing officer, found that "Leaders of the UHW...

2008-10-02 18:00:30

By Greg Tindle A&E doctors at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales are hitting targets to treat casualty patients within four hours for the first time. Checks carried out in September showed that the busiest emergency unit in Wales - with 120,000 patients a year - had finally hit the target of tackling the long waits being experienced by up to 1,000 patients every month. Plans to blitz these long A&E waiting times were recently unveiled by hospital managers following...