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2014-08-13 23:10:27

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center East (UPMC East) Receives ACE Accreditation, Approved by the Exceptions Committee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The exceptions committee from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced its approval of the UPMC East application to perform elective PCI without onsite open heart surgery for their cardiac catheterization lab. The decision by the Commonwealth to provide the exception was based, in part, on...

2014-08-11 23:00:16

Lisa Welker is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 NAPW honors Lisa Welker as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Welker is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in project management. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National...

2014-07-09 23:14:12

UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. The newest UV robot, nicknamed “Violet,” was recently given to UPMC Passavant by the Passavant Hospital Foundation. Since...

2014-06-27 12:26:45

Terms in Consent Decree Will Put Patients First in Western PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that Highmark and UPMC have reached a comprehensive transition agreement that covers how and where patients can receive health care after the contract between the two organizations expires in 2015. "For some time, the people of western Pennsylvania have been concerned about where and how they will...

2014-06-27 12:26:43

New beginning in health care provides roadmap for assuring high-quality, affordable health care PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pennsylvania residents will have access to doctors and hospitals and new levels of protection against health care disruption under the terms of a new accord announced today by Gov. Tom Corbett in Harrisburg. Highmark Health fully supports the arrangement, formally two consent decrees, noting that it provides a "roadmap" for how Highmark...

2014-06-03 08:43:14

TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare just announced a strategic partnership with Real Time Medical, an award-winning developer of workflow management software solutions. The agreement will allow GE Healthcare to offer a streamlined workflow that seamlessly connects pathologists and other clinicians, facilitating collaboration to help enhance accuracy and speed of diagnosis. Empowering pathologists with information technology to remove manual processes and delays, GE...

2014-06-02 12:28:18

Team Will Facilitate Healthcare Discussions with UPMC, Highmark; Focus on Patients, Consumers HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing contractual dispute between UPMC and Highmark in western Pennsylvania: "I have created the 'Patients First' Leadership Team and have directed my Insurance Commissioner Mike Consedine and Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf to meet with Highmark and...

2014-05-29 12:29:24

PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Home Run for Health," a new, fun physical activity challenge for the workplace is now available for employers from UPMC WorkPartners. "Home Run for Health" encourages employees to get up and get moving on their way to becoming fitter and healthier. "Finding a fun way to get employees more active is something that is much needed," said David Weir, President of UPMC WorkPartners. "There's been a steady decrease in the number of jobs that...

2014-05-16 08:27:05

State involvement is needed to protect health care consumers and preserve patient choice for our region PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Health Care Choice, an alliance of community leaders, businesses and health organizations in Pennsylvania, thanked Senator Randy Vulakovich, Senator Jay Costa and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee for convening a public hearing in Pittsburgh on preserving patient choice and affordable access in the health care...

2014-04-08 12:31:17

"No meaningful progress" to maintain affordable access for Western Pennsylvania residents PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a status update concerning contract discussions with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield today said no meaningful progress is being made. Meanwhile, questions about the status of a Highmark and UPMC contract continue to be asked by area employers, health plan members, elected officials and the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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