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2014-06-11 16:26:28

PORTLAND, Ore., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joyce Newmyer has assumed her role as president of the Northwest Region of Adventist Health and CEO of Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore. In addition to her responsibilities in Portland, she will chair the governing boards of Walla Walla General Hospital, Walla Walla, Wash., and Tillamook Regional Medical Center, Tillamook, Ore. Newmyer will also oversee the operations of 43 medical clinics, two home care...

2013-10-05 23:01:11

Cardiac team and entire health system celebrate major milestone. McHenry, IL (PRWEB) October 05, 2013 Centegra Hospital-McHenry’s cardiac surgery team performed its 1,000th surgery Oct. 4. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Hinkamp, an independent board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon on the medical staff at Centegra. The patient was a 72-year-old man from McHenry. “I congratulate Centegra Health System on this major milestone for cardiac care in our community,” Hinkamp said....

2013-07-30 23:24:20

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief information officer search for Adventist HealthCare in Gaithersburg, Md. The top executive search firm in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to...

2013-04-09 12:42:49

Cancer survivors who had chest radiation are nearly twice as likely to die in the years after having major heart surgery as similar patients who didn't have radiation, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Chest radiation to kill or shrink breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma and other cancers increases survivors' risk for major heart disease years – even decades – after radiation therapy. "While radiation treatments done on children and...

2013-02-19 23:02:41

Jackson Madison County General Hospital offers complete care for heart patients from diagnosis to open heart surgery. Jackson, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center at Jackson Madison County General Hospital takes care of more heart attack patients than any other hospital in Tennessee. But if the name is not familiar to you, it´s because the name has just been changed to reflect achieving the highest level of accreditation, impressive quality...

2012-10-22 19:49:05

Acute cardiac care experts meeting at Acute Cardiac Care 2012 in Istanbul say that patients with severe chest pain should call the emergency number immediately as pre hospital care is essential to survival Experts in emergency cardiac care from around the world met in Istanbul to discuss ways to improve outcomes in patients with acute cardiac disease. This was the first annual meeting of the newly launched Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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