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2014-03-12 23:21:58

When a 7-year-old girl needed emergency specialized care after a sledding accident in February, Mercy crews answered the call. Springfield, MO (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 As the first flurries fall, kids start dreaming of snowball fights and speeding down hills on their sleds. Other than a few cold noses or frostnipped fingers, most don’t get hurt. But 7-year-old Kadynce Amaya took quite a spill on her sled back in February– and it took a couple of heroes from Mercy to get her the help she...

2014-02-27 23:37:39

Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience Sioux City, Iowa (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the U.S., with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15. Emergency departments continue to be an essential part of the...

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...

2013-10-10 16:26:53

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Life - the Medicare Advantage product line of UPMC Health Plan - is now available for the first time to residents of Lancaster County who are eligible for Medicare in 2014. "UPMC for Life is right for Lancaster because our network includes the best hospitals, our health plans are of the highest quality, our benefits provide more than Original Medicare alone, and we also offer access to our Health Care Concierge team," said Eugene...

2013-10-10 16:26:48

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Life - the Medicare Advantage product of UPMC Health Plan - is offering four unique HMO plans in 2014, each designed to meet the specific needs of Medicare-eligible consumers at precisely a time when many of those consumers are looking to improve their coverage. Each year during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, about one-third of Medicare members in western Pennsylvania - or more than 145,000 members - look at different plans to...

2013-08-19 23:24:19

Strategic Partnership is designed to drive revenue, improve efficiency and increase patient satisfaction. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago’s first teaching hospital, has selected American Health Connection as its medical call center partner. American Health Connection operates a 24/7 medical call center specializing in a wide range of services including patient scheduling, pre-registration, appointment reminders and discharge...

2013-06-25 23:21:41

When a Mercy employee undergoing chemo began to lose her hair, her colleagues shaved their heads in support. Rogers, Arkansas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 After beginning cancer treatment, Pamela Burton wasn’t surprised by the loss of her hair, but she was surprised by four of her co-workers at Mercy Clinic General Surgery. They welcomed her with open arms, warm smiles and newly shaved heads. “I was moved to tears and beyond words,” said 54-year-old Burton. Burton was being treated for...

2013-05-17 23:14:47

On anniversary of devastating tornado in Joplin a patient's family advocates why medical records matter. Joplin, Mo. (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Diane Humphrey remembers the frustration two years ago as she sat with her stricken husband in the cardiac care center of the old St. John´s Regional Medical Center. His room was close to the floor´s station, where she heard nurses struggling to learn newfangled electronic records software installed by Mercy just weeks earlier. “I´d...

2013-05-13 23:28:54

Author and sister looks at the rise and fall of hospitals founded in Allegheny County, Pa. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Georgine Scarpino, sister and author, became inspired after Mercy Hospital, the last faith-based hospital in Allegheny County, Pa. was sold. Mercy Hospital was the first hospital founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the world and the first permanent hospital founded in Pittsburgh in 1847. Wanting to give tribute to the original 13 faith-based hospitals founded in the...

2013-04-25 12:27:49

PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan will award a grant to Wesley Spectrum Services to expand We Can!( )Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition(® )health resources and programming for students attending Wesley Spectrum's Academy and Integrated Services schools, located in Upper St. Clair, Pa. Teachers at the Wesley Spectrum Services' Academy and Integrated Services schools will be trained on how to implement We Can! programming in a structured...