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2011-07-20 12:25:00

DALLAS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center's focus on safety and quality of care for its patients has earned its University Hospitals & Clinics a place on the annual "Most Wired" list by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. "This recognition from the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association is the latest acknowledgement of UT Southwestern's leadership in using information technology to provide better patient care," said Dr....

2011-05-23 10:47:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time of alarming tuition costs and economic uncertainties, an analysis of the preliminary data released earlier this month by the University of Texas System shows one of the state's flagship universities could make tuition vastly more affordable by moderately increasing faculty emphasis on teaching. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity conducted the study released today titled "Faculty Productivity and Costs at The...

2011-05-16 15:30:00

DALLAS, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plano-based Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) has extended its commitment to support Children's Medical Center through a four-year, $600,000 contribution. The donation, which will bring the company's cumulative donations to more than $1 million, will support the continued growth of the Children's at Legacy campus as hospital needs dictate, and through community events like the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade and the Red Balloon Run & Relay....

2011-04-12 15:09:10

Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, along with the other five medical schools in Texas, will host the Association of American Medical College's Regional Conference of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs from April 14-16 at Hotel ZaZa in Houston. The southern region consists of more than 40 medical schools, the largest number of medical schools in any region. With the theme of the...

2011-04-11 07:10:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomophase Corporation, a leading developer of minimally invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) tissue imaging devices, announced today that it has installed the first of its OCT Imaging Systems (OCTIS(TM)) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. This first system sale will be for research use in the laboratory of Dr. Massoud Motamedi, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering at UTMB. Dr. Motamedi will...

2011-03-29 07:39:00

DALLAS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked as the best hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth in the newly expanded U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals rankings for 52 metropolitan areas. In the 2010-11 U.S. News & World Report national report on health care providers, UT Southwestern was nationally ranked in six specialty-care areas: urology; diabetes/endocrinology; gynecology; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; and...

2011-03-24 02:00:00

DALLAS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) is now home to North Texas' largest outpatient cancer center. The new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas opens to the public Saturday, March 26. The 467,000 square-foot facility marks a new era in cancer care for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond by offering comprehensive services for cancer patients from initial diagnosis through post-recovery. Baylor Dallas, already...

2011-03-17 10:07:00

Earns Distinction from Other Area Programs PLANO, Texas, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. Baylor Plano is the only hospital in Collin County accredited by NAPBC; the accreditation includes Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. NAPBC is a...

2011-02-01 13:02:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For its efforts to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the ICU to zero, the Texas Hospital Association has honored The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with the inaugural Bill Aston Award for Quality. Established in 2010, the award recognizes a hospital's measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through the sustained implementation of a national and/or state evidence-based patient care...

2011-01-28 08:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced the appointment of Janiece M. Longoria to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Longoria will also stand for election to the Board for a three-year term at the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held in May. Ms. Longoria is a partner in the law firm of Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall LLP based in Houston, Texas. She is a member of the Board of Directors of...