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2012-08-03 23:01:24

Eleven new heart disease specialists have recently joined the Division of Cardiology and the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh, further expanding the scope and capabilities of western Pennsylvania´s most advanced center for specialized cardiovascular care. PIttsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 Eleven new physicians have recently joined the Division of Cardiology and the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH),...

2011-11-23 19:00:00

When it comes to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is one of the nationâs preeminent medical centers based on overall quality and patient outcomes, according to a new report by leading healthcare industry analyst Thomson Reuters. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 When it comes to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is one of the nationâs preeminent medical centers based on overall...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

For the second straight year, West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) has been named to an exclusive list of the country's top performing health care systems based on patient care quality and efficiency. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 For the second straight year, West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) has been named to an exclusive list of the country's top performing health care systems based on patient care quality and efficiency. The analysis, conducted by Thompson Reuters...

2010-06-03 10:30:00

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuo Technologies, developers of the market leading high-performance software for intelligent medical image management, data migration tools and services, today announced the contracting with Western Pennsylvania Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) of Pittsburgh, PA, for a new vendor neutral archiving solution which becomes the basis of the Hospital's medical image management platform. The archiving solution is based on the Acuo Technologies DICOM...

2009-09-29 12:32:00

CHICAGO and PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today a strategic agreement with West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) naming Allscripts as West Penn Allegheny's preferred provider of clinical IT solutions across its network of hospitals and owned physician practices. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081013/AQM041LOGO) As part of the agreement, WPAHS will expand its current deployment of the Allscripts Electronic...

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...

2008-10-28 12:00:39

West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) and RehabCare Group, Inc. (NYSE: RHB) today announced they have reached a comprehensive management and consulting agreement. Under the agreement, RehabCare will provide onsite management, marketing and patient care coordination for the multi-hospital system's post-acute services, including care management, inpatient rehabilitation, medical/surgical and outpatient therapy services. "After a great deal of analysis and reflection, we decided that a...

2008-06-14 03:00:37

By Allison M. Heinrichs, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 14--When Dr. Don L. Fisher graduated from medical school in 1943, the world was experiencing an explosion in medical advances brought by World War II. Blood transfusions were refined, penicillin was saving lives and the tetanus shot was going mainstream. On Friday, the cardiologist took one of medicine's latest inventions -- a surgical robot -- for a test drive. "I can think of so many uses for this," said Fisher, 89, after he...

2007-09-14 09:00:38

CHICAGO and PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts , the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) has selected Allscripts as its Electronic Health Record (EHR) provider for its primary care network. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061005/ALLSCRIPTSLOGO-b) Comprised of some of the oldest and best-known names in...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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