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2009-10-12 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NACHRI 2009 Annual Meeting (Booth #302) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., today introduced GetWell Town(TM), the industry's first and only Interactive Patient Care system designed specifically for pediatric patients. This new version of the GetWellNetwork system helps children's hospitals actively engage pediatric patients and their families in the care process while addressing the unique needs of children, parents and hospital staff at the bedside. The...

2009-09-30 15:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Sleep Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas recently received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The center at Baylor Dallas is one of only two dozen accredited centers in North Texas. "Accreditation provides formal recognition of our commitment to quality scientific research and care for patients suffering from sleep disorders," said David L. Luterman, M.D., sleep medicine physician and pulmonologist...

2009-09-24 11:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Baylor Health Care System Foundation announced gifts exceeding $20 million for what will be North Texas' largest outpatient cancer center and first dedicated hospital focusing on cancer patients. This donation is made possible through the generosity of the men and women of Sammons Enterprises, Inc. and the estate of founder Charles A. Sammons, who quietly provided significant philanthropic support to Baylor University Medical Center for more than...

2009-09-17 01:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Baylor Health Care System has been named among the 100 best places to work in healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. "I find our employees deeply engaged in their jobs, knowing they have the tools and training to provide safe, quality, compassionate care to everyone who comes to our facilities," says Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System. "I'm proud to say that I work for Baylor Health...

2009-07-16 18:13:00

DALLAS, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventeenth consecutive year, U.S. News has listed Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) in its America's Best Hospitals issue. Baylor Dallas is the only North Texas hospital to achieve this distinction. "National recognition just reaffirms my belief of Baylor's quality," said Joel Allison, president and chief executive officer, Baylor Health Care System. "I could not be more proud of the safe, quality, compassionate health...

2009-07-02 12:45:00

Middle school students who were part of a unique science learning program developed by The University of Texas School of Public Health showed significant increases in interest and achievement scores compared to other students, a recent study found.Results from the study are published in the June issue of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Academic Medicine.  The program, HEADS UP (Health Education and Discovering Science while Unlocking Potential), presents key science...

2009-06-18 11:54:00

DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Medical Center is one of only 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation named to the Honor Roll in this year's U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Children's Hospitals survey. Of the more than 215 hospitals that serve children, 56 were ranked, and only an elite 10 are ranked in all 10 specialties, placing them on the coveted Honor Roll. The specific service lines surveyed included cancer, diabetes and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders,...

2009-06-17 08:01:00

Quality Texas Foundation Names 2009 Recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine is the 2009 recipient for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE). The hospital received this honor from The Quality Texas Foundation, a non-profit Texas corporation that administers the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Patterned after the Malcolm...

2009-06-04 04:00:00

- Objectives Include Interoperability, Collaboration, Clinical Research Advancement - SAN FRANCISCO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation's leading centers for cancer care and research, has been instrumental in establishing a Velos Advisory Group for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Five other leading academic medical centers and research institutions have helped to form this group. These include Columbia University, Duke...

2009-05-08 13:17:00

HOUSTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I had cancer. I have cancer. I will always have cancer." So begins Professor James S. Olson's richly detailed chronicle of the birth and growth of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center to international eminence. Blending the roles of historian and narrator, Olson recounts an epic tale of vision, courage and frontier spirit that shaped the hospital, influenced the course of modern oncology and offered hope to those who too often had...