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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...

2013-06-10 20:21:37

Helping people move well and live well PORTLAND, Ore., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adventist Health's Aspire Orthopedic Institute has received The Joint Commission certification for treatment of Joint Replacement of hips and knees. The national designation confirms that patients treated with Adventist Medical Center's innovative care model have superior outcomes compared to those receiving hip or knee replacements at most other hospitals in Oregon. In achieving Joint...

2013-06-07 08:25:34

Awarded in Multiple Coronary Specialties and Receives Mission: Lifeline Recognition by American Heart Association ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Medical Center has been reaccredited by The Joint Commission for Cardiovascular Services and continues to be the only hospital in the state with accreditations in Advanced Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Bypass and Coronary Artery Disease. They have also received Mission: Lifeline Gold Level status recognition by the...

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...

2013-01-28 12:26:35

Adventist Medical Center is the only hospital in the Oregon using a robot to assist in performing hip surgeries. PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The hip is one of your body's largest weight-bearing joints and millions of Americans are suffering with hip pain. Adventist Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Oregon, providing people suffering from hip pain, an option of robotic assisted surgery. Thanks to the collaboration between orthopedic surgeons...

2013-01-07 12:28:29

First Hospital in the Northwest Providing Sophisticated Technology Enabling Enhanced Cancer Treatment Accuracy PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adventist Medical Center is taking cancer treatment to new levels with the only technology in the Northwest designed to provide complex radiation therapy delivered with extreme accuracy. The Agility technology system promises cancer patients a new level of precision and delivery speed in radiation therapy treatments. This...

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...