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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...

2013-04-15 23:01:01

New super strong windows withstand impact of 2x4s hurled by EF5 winds. Joplin, MO (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Like a chain and its weakest link, the strength of a hospital´s outer shell depends on its most fragile pieces — the windows. That´s a crucial lesson from the May 2011 tornado that ravaged the old St. John´s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. And it´s knowledge Mercy is using to better protect its new Joplin hospital and facilities across four states in tornado...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'