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2014-04-04 23:32:52

Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians announced today the formation of a joint venture to manage the emergency departments at eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania, including six of the Network's seven hospitals. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP) announced today the formation of a joint venture to manage the emergency departments at eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania. The joint venture,...

2014-03-19 23:26:37

Hepatitis B Foundation honors liver transplant pioneer with highest scientific honor. Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Hepatitis B Foundation (http://www.hepb.org) is pleased to announce that it has selected Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., to receive its 2014 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize, the highest scientific honor that it confers. The Pennsylvania-based foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B. The board of directors...

2014-02-25 12:28:21

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 299 of their affiliated hospital organizations, announces the appointment of 5 new members to its Governing Board. "We are pleased to welcome these distinguished new board members to an exceptional group of leaders on our Governing Board," said Irene M. Thompson, UHC's president and chief executive officer. "Through the continued strong leadership and support of UHC's member boards, UHC...

2014-02-18 23:22:41

Windows 8 tablet-based system makes it simple for physicians to access the applications and patient data they need, keeping them focused on care, not technology. Pittsburgh, PA and Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 UPMC and Caradigm are developing a mobile Windows 8.1 tablet-based platform that lets physicians, with the touch of a screen, instantly switch among different clinical applications while maintaining patient context. Being developed with support from Microsoft and Intel...

2014-02-06 16:27:45

Legislation will address the issues of provider consolidation and patient access PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Health Care Choice, an alliance of community leaders, businesses and health organizations in Pennsylvania, believes that proposed legislation recently announced by Senators Randy Vulakovich (R-40) and Jay Costa (D-43) is an important step to ensure continuity of health care for patients in Western Pennsylvania who are concerned about the dispute...

2014-01-14 12:27:47

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Health(SM) (Gateway) announced today that Patricia J. Darnley has been named President and CEO of Gateway. Darnley, who most recently served as Senior Vice President of Network Development and Operations at Centene Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri, has over 20 years of health plan and managed care experience, much of which focused on the uninsured and underinsured markets and Medicaid and Medicare plans; the same markets served by...

2014-01-07 08:32:08

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study by the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care to determine if a model of patient-centered mental health treatment is more effective than measurement-based treatment for people with serious mental illness has been approved for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The study - "Amplifying the Patient's Voice: Person-Centered Versus Measurement-Based Approaches in Mental Health" - is a project that will...

2014-01-06 16:27:30

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lehigh Valley Health Network is now a participating provider with UPMC Health Plan's top-rated Medical Assistance program and Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) program. Effective immediately, all UPMC for You (Medical Assistance) and UPMC for Kids (CHIP) members will have access to all Lehigh Valley Health Network facilities and physicians. Lehigh Valley Health Network is one of the nation's most respected health providers, offering...

2013-10-15 23:32:59

Visiopharm a leader in Quantitative Digital Pathology and Omnyx LLC, a joint venture between GE Healthcare and UPMC a leader in digital pathology, partner to advance cancer diagnostics with clinically validated image analysis algorithms for pathologists. Hoersholm, Denmark (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Visiopharm a leader in Quantitative Digital Pathology and Omnyx LLC, a joint venture between GE Healthcare and UPMC a leader in digital pathology, partner to advance cancer diagnostics with...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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