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3/29/17 - 279,000 Iraqi people currently displaced by military operation in Mosul, UN says [Philippines News Agency]
Trauma care capacity for patients from western Mosul has been further strengthened with the establishment of two new field hospitals at Adhba and Hamam al Alil, south of Mosul, he said. "Five trauma stabilisation points and four field hospitals to the south and east of Mosul are now receiving patients from Mosul," he added. The Iraqi government fo
3/29/17 - A&E has busiest day of year
Hospital officials said Monday saw 383 people visiting Shropshire's two main A&E departments at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital Telford. In February 75.8 per cent of patients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford's Princess Royal Hospital were dealt within the time period, according to fig-ures due to be presented to th
3/29/17 - Aetna may split from Jersey City Medical Center
JERSEY CITY The contract between RWJBarnabas Health, which includes Jersey City Medical Center, and insurance carrier Aetna will expire April 22, according to the March 17 letter the company sent to its subscribers who had been treated at a Barnabas hospital in the past year. The disagreement is over reimbursement rates, Aetna spokesman Walter C
3/29/17 - Bayonne Medical Center cuts ribbon on 'Fast Track' ER
BAYONNE- Carepoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center cut the ribbon on its new Fast Track Emergency Room on Wednesday, March 22. You just don t get that from an urgent care center, said Carepoint CEO Jeff Mandler. This will help focus main ER resources on those who need it the most.. City officials came to the event in support of B
3/29/17 - Billing issues addressed at Hospital Board Meeting
At the March 15 regular Hospital Board Meeting, Battle Mountain General Hospital discussed a billing issue patients may or may not have dealt with- bad customer service. As part of the changes to the billing process with ARC, patients are now receiving their bills in a more timely manner, have a better understanding of their financial obligation to
3/29/17 - Carilion chief says uncertainty over health care bill keeps hospitals on alert
Not being able to forecast where you're going, what your revenue sources are, puts you in a state of uncertainty that is problematic, "said Carilion Clinic CEO Nancy Agee. As president-elect of the American Hospital Association, Agee was involved in lobbying Congress as Republicans attempted to tally enough votes to advance the American Health Care
3/29/17 - Ceremony marks end of Davie hospital Ceremony marks end of hospital in Mocksville
Before it celebrates the opening of its 50- bed hospital addition at its complex in Bermuda Run, officials with Wake Forest Baptist Health marked the end of the hospital in Mocksville, which has been serving patients since 1956. Chad Brown, the president of Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center, said the ceremony was to honor all the empl
3/29/17 - Ceremony marks end of Davie hospital
Before it celebrates the opening of its 50- bed hospital addition at its complex in Bermuda Run, officials with Wake Forest Baptist Health marked the end of the hospital in Mocksville, which has been serving patients since 1956. Chad Brown, the president of Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center, said the ceremony was to honor all the empl
3/29/17 - DCH receives prestigious ACHC accreditation
Decatur County Hospital recently received notification that its Sleep Lab has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. Due to new regulations for Medicare and Medicaid recipients, all facilities performing sleep studies must be accredited. Therefore, if you are a Medicare or Medicaid patient, your sleep study will only be co
3/29/17 - Florida House panel proposes $622M cut to hospitals
The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee released its $34 billion budget for the state's six health agencies that handle Medicaid, children and families, the disabled, local health departments and elder affairs. The state's health care budget proposals aren't affected by Congress' failure last week to pass a health care alternative to the.
3/29/17 - FOUNDATION FUNDS PURCHASE EQUIPMENT FOR FAIR VIEW
To improve the comfort and health of Fair View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center residents, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation purchased a new bladder scanner for the facility. Prior to the purchase, Fair View nursing staff had to borrow a bladder scanner from the Acute Care Department to assess residents. With a mission to provide patient-center
3/29/17 - HEALTHCARE Wayne Memorial launches Tele-Neonatology
HONESDALE When a high-risk infant is born at Wayne Memorial Hospital, staff will now have instant access to neonatal intensive care specialists at Lehigh Valley Hospital via advanced tele-medicine equipment, funded in part by a grant from the USDA Rural Utilities Services Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The audio-visual connection
3/29/17 - HONESDALE When a high-risk infant is born at Wayne Memorial Hospital
HONESDALE When a high-risk infant is born at Wayne Memorial Hospital, staff will now have instant access to neonatal intensive care specialists at Lehigh Valley Hospital via advanced tele-medicine equipment, funded in part by a grant from the USDA Rural Utilities Services Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The audio-visual connection
3/29/17 - Hospital staff ranks high in patient satisfaction
Staff members on Harris Regional Hospital's third floor have won the Blue Ribbon Award for receiving the highest scores on patient satisfaction surveys. The patient surveys are part of the national Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems measurement administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
3/29/17 - HOSPITALS MISS 18-WEEK TARGET
THOUSANDS of patients are having to wait more than 18 weeks for hospital treatment, new figures have revealed. The trust's own predictions show that by March 31 it will have a total waiting list of 20,574 patients. Health bosses have said Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, which manages both Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hosp
3/29/17 - Hospitals miss target set for waiting lists
Thousands of patients are having to wait more than 18 weeks for hospital treatment, new figures have revealed. It is estimated that by the end of the month the trust controlling Shropshire's two main hospitals will have 2,515 patients who have waited more than 18 weeks for treatment. Health bosses have said Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
3/29/17 - Hospitals relieved as bill nixed
But local property owners hoping for a more than 50 percent cut in county taxes were disappointed because an amendment to the proposed legislation would have required states to cover their entire share of Medicaid costs. David C. Acker, CEO of St. Lawrence Health Systems which operates Canton-Potsdam Hospital, said cuts to Medicare and Medicaid inc
3/29/17 - Lakeview hires 19 former Louisiana Heart Hospital doctors, nurse practitioners
Covington- based Lakeview Regional Medical Center has added 15 former Louisiana Heart Hospital physicians and four nurse practitioners to its Lakeview Regional Physician Group. The 134- bed hospital near Lacombe and its affiliated medical group filed for bankruptcy in late January. Most new members of the physician group will continue in the same f
3/29/17 - Mattice Harris, family doctor, honored as physician of the Year in Stanislaus County [The Modesto Bee]
Harris is a family practice physician at Orangeburg Medical Group. In a career spanning four decades, he has served as president of the Stanislaus Medical Society, the California Academy of Family Practice and the Memorial Hospital medical staff. After graduating from University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1975, Harris completed a residency
3/29/17 - Medicaid privatization discussed at coffee
State legislators Mark Costello and Cecil Dolecheck met with constituents Saturday morning in Shenandoah for the last legislative briefing of this session. The confusion over and irritation caused by the privatization of Medicaid was one of the more discussed topics. Shenandoah Medical Center CEO Karen Cole explained that patients are not getting t
3/29/17 - Morrow County Hospital Rehab Services opens doors after renovation efforts
Morrow County Hospital Rehab Services welcomed former patients and community residents to an open house last Thursday. Amy Hinkle was impressed with the new counter at entrance of the area and enjoyed visiting with therapists and office personnel. It s our goal to inform people of local Physical therapy facility and Rehab services, said Pa
3/29/17 - North West Health on working together to stop spread of tuberculosis [South African Official News]
MEC Masike: Let's work together to stop spread of TBThough tuberculosis is curable even if you are HIV positive, it remains one of the leading causes of death in South Africa This can be attributed to patients defaulting on treatment that leads to Multi Drug Resistant TB and Extreme Drug TB, which is difficult to treat.MDR TB patients at the Tshepo
3/29/17 - Oaklawn is recognized as one of the nation's top 100 hospitals
Michigan- based Truven Health Analytics, which is part of the IBM Watson Health business, has recognized Oaklawn on its most recent list of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals. "Truven provides an academically driven study that evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas," said Ginger Williams, Oaklawn's President and CEO. Of the 100 hos
3/29/17 - Over 64 percent of patients at OTS suffer from cervical vertebra problems
ALMOST 64.52 percent of patients at out-patient service at hospitals were found to have cervical vertebra problems. "Those with unhealthy habits like binge-gaming on smartphone and watching TV or reading in bed are more likely to suffer stiff neck and cervical vertebra diseases," said Dr Yang Tieyi, director of Gongli Hospital's orthopedics depart
3/29/17 - Petition set up for West [...]
Petition set up for West Park I think it is a crying shame West Park Hospital has been earmarked for closure. Royal Wolverhampton NHS has said that it may move services elsewhere, but I put it to them that they update the site and make it better. If they close West Park Hospital there is no guarantee where the services will go.
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