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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....

2008-07-11 15:00:46

By The Knoxville News Sentinel, Tenn. Jul. 10--Mercy Health Partners, parent company of the merged Baptist and St. Mary's health systems, received state approval Wednesday to discontinue inpatient services at Baptist. The approval, granted by the Tennessee Department of Health's Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation, is part of Mercy's plans to transfer inpatient care from Baptist to other Mercy hospitals while the hospital company builds a new health care facility on the...

2008-07-04 09:00:43

By Jazmine Ulloa, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 4--Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville is filled with history. Teresita Guevara began working there in 1955 as a laboratory clerk, where state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. would later have his bones "put back together like a puzzle" after a childhood accident and where doctors like Lorenzo Pelly have become heroes to families they have served for years. Under overcast skies Thursday, the medical center paid tribute to the experiences...

2008-07-02 15:00:51

By Andrew M. Seder, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 2--If you're going to be laid off from a hospital job, there are a lot worse places to have it happen than in Northeastern Pennsylvania. That's the message being offered by hospital officials throughout the region. It's directed at the approximately 400 employees of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre who were notified Thursday their positions were being eliminated this fall. But there are opportunities in the region. There...

2008-06-21 12:00:17

By Melissa Repko, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 21--Nurses at Mercy Hospital will see four percent raises for each of the next four years under the new four-year contract with the hospital. Two separate contracts, which cover about 650 nurses and 1,200 service, technical and clerical associates, respectively were ratified in a vote on Thursday night. Both groups at the hospital on Abbott Road in South Buffalo were represented by the Communication Workers of America Local 1133. Along...

2008-06-19 12:01:05

CIGNA HealthCare of Florida announced today that it has renewed its contract with Mercy Hospital for two years. The agreement, effective May 1, 2008, extends a long-standing relationship between CIGNA and the hospital. "We are committed to having an expansive provider network," said Susan Pinnas, president and general manager of CIGNA HealthCare of Florida. "Continuing our relationship with Mercy Hospital ensures that our customers and members have an array of options for their health care...

2008-01-22 15:00:42

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan announced it has expanded both its UPMC for Life Medicare HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) and its UPMC for Life Specialty Plan into Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, and McKean counties. The Health Plan also announced the expansion of its Medicare PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) into Clearfield and Greene counties. "Expanding our footprint in Western Pennsylvania helps us continue to meet the health needs of our aging...

2006-06-12 18:51:04

By Chriss Swaney PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Steelers fans were holding a vigil outside Mercy Hospital on Monday where Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent surgery for a broken jaw and other broken bones after a motorcycle crash in downtown Pittsburgh. Mercy Hospital spokesperson Shannon Radigan said Roethlisberger remained in serious but stable condition, but gave no other details. Roethlisberger was on his black 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa heading toward an...

2006-06-12 15:22:03

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Monday and was undergoing surgery, the National Football league team said. Mercy Hospital officials in Pittsburgh reported that Roethlisberger, 24, was in a serious but stable condition. They provided no further information. "On behalf of everyone within the Steelers organization, I want to express my concern for Ben Roethlisberger," Steelers...


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