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2011-03-31 00:00:27

Internationally respected Psychiatric Hospital, Sierra Tucson, gains recognition in the first-ever U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011 Sierra Tucson has been placed among the Best Regional Hospitals in Tucson, Arizona, in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Within the specialty of Psychiatry, Sierra Tucson received the number 1 ranking and is the only psychiatric hospital named...

2011-02-26 00:00:03

21-Year-Old Mom Returns Home to 9-Month-Old Son and Husband to Wait for Matching Donor Heart Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 On Jan. 20, Marcela Padilla, 21, became the first woman and the fifth person in the U.S. to leave the hospital using the Freedom® portable driver to power her SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The Tucson mom was discharged from University Medical Center (UMC) just in time to celebrate her 21st birthday at home with her husband and 9-month-old...

2011-02-03 00:00:40

Hammes Company has been selected as part of a team that will lead initial efforts to realize a long-term vision to develop a "Ëœworld class,' 140-acre biomedical campus. El Paso, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011 When local officials discuss plans to develop a "world class" biomedical campus, they envision a healthcare destination that will become their region's version of the famed Texas Medical Center in Houston "“ as well as a technology park that could someday rival...

2011-01-24 18:06:00

GASTONIA, N.C., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CaroMont Health is pleased to announce that Jerry Levine, MD will be joining the organization as Executive Vice President for Clinical Integration and Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Levine will lead the organization in all phases of clinical integration and collaborations with physicians to redesign the delivery of health care. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110124/CL35270 ) Levine, an accomplished physician and leader in...

2010-07-15 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group has released the 2010-11 Best Hospitals rankings, marking the 21st year of the influential annual analysis. The rankings, including an Honor Roll of 14 hospitals with high scores in six or more specialties, are posted online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be featured in the August print issue of U.S.News & World Report, which will go on sale July 27. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO )...

2010-05-26 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hackensack University Medical Center has deployed Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) NeoFax® Online to provide physicians, nurses, and pharmacy staff in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with electronic, evidence-based drug information. NeoFax Online delivers neonatal reference information, enables clinicians to check on potential drug interactions, delivers, and provides dosing calculations that account for infants' ever-changing...

2010-05-04 12:20:16

Rush Center for Urban Health Equity will focus on disparities in heart and lung disease Rush University Medical Center has been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Rush Center for Urban Health Equity. The aim of the Center is to find ways to promote changes to eliminate the disparities in heart and lung disease affecting inner city residents, in particular those who are low-income persons of color. "Health disparities have persisted or...

2010-03-31 12:14:00

Honored for quality, care, performance; only award winner in metro Phoenix area SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center is the only hospital in the Greater Phoenix area to earn the 2009 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks Award, which recognizes facilities that deliver high-quality, efficient care. The award compared nearly 3,000 hospitals against their national peers. The Top 100 winners were selected based on...

2010-03-30 08:00:00

ATLANTA and MANNHEIM, Germany, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A 63-year-old male with prostate cancer is the first patient in Europe to receive radiotherapy treatment planned with a new version of Monaco® software optimized for Elekta VMAT. Using the arc-based Elekta VMAT delivery method, Monaco planning dictates how the radiation dose should be applied -- its distribution and strength on the target. The result is a therapy that not only is very rapid with VMAT, but one that...

2009-09-28 15:21:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, led by Dr. John C. Sakles, recently performed the first telemedicine-assisted video laryngoscopic intubation using the GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope to assist Northern Cochise Community Hospital, a small, rural healthcare facility in Southern Arizona. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) An elderly...


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