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2009-06-10 14:34:00

Improved patient care and enhanced services delivered through local radiologists TOLEDO, Ohio, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging Advantage LLC (imaging-advantage.com), a nationally-recognized radiology management company, today announced the successful launch of radiology services at Mercy Health Partners (MHP)'s four Metro hospitals: St. Vincent Mercy, St. Anne Mercy, St. Charles Mercy and St. Vincent Mercy Children's Hospital. In addition to maintaining the quality services for which...

2009-03-17 07:00:00

St. Charles Mercy Hospital, St. Anne Mercy Hospital and St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center become first hospitals in the Toledo area to use a new, cutting edge diagnostic technology to fight serious infections and improve patient care and outcomes. WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that Mercy Integrated Labs in Toledo, Ohio has implemented AdvanDx's PNA FISH(R) tests to identify bloodstream pathogens 1 to 3 days earlier than conventional...

2009-03-05 07:30:00

Mobile assessment and deployment of wireless solution by InfoLogix ensures a hospital's communications system enables more efficient patient care HATBORO, Pa., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A hospital's worst nightmare is having its communications system go down. But thanks to the mobile assessment and guidance provided by InfoLogix, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLG), Sisters of Mercy Health System has rolled out one of America's largest and most reliable wireless IP-DECT communications systems. Using...

2009-01-22 11:19:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- McAuley Ministries, the new grant-making arm of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, has given out its first grant... and the recipient is the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. The $500,000 grant will help fund the construction of a green rooftop terrace for the new Thelma Lovette YMCA in the Hill District. "The new Thelma Lovette YMCA touches several of McAuley Ministries grant-making priorities," said Michele Rone Cooper, executive director of McAuley...

2009-01-01 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital announced today the recruitment of nationally recognized burn surgeons Larry M. Jones, MD, FACS, and Roger R. Barrette, MD, formerly of the UPMC-Mercy Trauma and Burn Center. Drs. Jones and Barrette will direct the West Penn Burn Center, one of the country's preeminent programs for the treatment of burn injuries. West Penn is the region's only burn center...

2008-12-04 12:15:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDmarketplace.com announced today that it has been awarded a purchasing agreement by ROi, the for-profit group contracting entity for the Sisters of Mercy Hospital System (Mercy), headquartered in St. Louis. MEDmarketplace.com provides a web-based marketplace for selling surplus medical equipment and supplies. Under the agreement, Mercy's 18 acute care hospitals, two heart hospitals and other health related service organizations will have the...

2008-10-06 00:00:36

The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing is hosting a series of Saturday open houses Oct. 25 and Nov. 22, and Feb. 28 and March 28, 2009. The open houses will be conducted from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sister Margaret Mary Laitta Auditorium, Fourth Floor, Building B (Ermire Building) at the Uptown campus of UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust St. Tours of the nursing school will be available. Prospective students and their parents will be able to get information about the application process, financial...

2008-09-29 14:41:14

OMAHA, Neb. and DENVER, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Catholic Health Initiatives announced today a $6 million gift to Mercy Housing for its affordable homes for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Catholic Health Initiatives, the second-largest Catholic health system in the country, is also one of the largest health care providers in Nebraska with four hospitals and other related facilities across the state. "Part of...

2008-09-27 00:00:36

By Jill King Greenwood The mother of a Brashear High School student assaulted two Pittsburgh Public Schools employees this morning after they took the 9th-grader home because they were concerned about the girl's health, school officials said. The unidentified student was exhibiting strange behavior -- pulling her hair and scratching her face -- and wouldn't tell a school nurse and intervention specialist what was wrong. The nurse, who suspected the student might have been suffering an...

2008-07-22 15:01:05

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Tom Rathbun of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, +1-717-787-1323 All 110 Inspected Pennsylvania Facilities Meet Federal Standards HARRISBURG, Pa.,July 22/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection released reports today showing that all of the 110 mammography facilities it inspected during the second quarter of this year are operating within the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....


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