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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 08:31:09

Leading Hospitalist Organization Expands Partnership with CHE Trinity Health TACOMA, Wash., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in the quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced today an agreement to employ and manage a team of hospitalist physicians at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, operating 200...

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...

2013-08-19 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...


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