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Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

An aggressive campaign to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics has helped cut the rate of infection with a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria at The Valley Hospital by nearly 40 percent. [More]
Governor Tom Wolf announces new initiative to improve care for seniors in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf announces new initiative to improve care for seniors in Pennsylvania

Today, Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a package of legislative and budgetary actions to provide choice and protections for seniors as they age. Governor Wolf, the Department of Human Services and the PA Department of Aging are committed to increasing opportunities for seniors to receive care in a home or community-based setting. [More]
Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step—offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings from surgical and geriatric medicine teams at the Ronald Reagan University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. [More]
BayCare HomeCare receives HomeCare Elite recognition

BayCare HomeCare receives HomeCare Elite recognition

BayCare HomeCare offices in Dunedin, Fruitland Park and Tampa have been named top home care agencies in the nation based on publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. [More]
Peanut-shaped exercise ball promotes positive labor outcomes, reduces duration of delivery process

Peanut-shaped exercise ball promotes positive labor outcomes, reduces duration of delivery process

According to a new study by nurse researchers at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Phoenix hospital part of Banner Health, a peanut-shaped exercise ball can be a highly effective tool to accelerate the labor process for women with an epidural. The research shows women utilizing the peanut ball were half as likely to undergo a cesarean surgery and delivered babies faster than those who did not use the ball. [More]
Family Dollar, Colgate-Palmolive partner to inspire African-American families during Black History Month

Family Dollar, Colgate-Palmolive partner to inspire African-American families during Black History Month

Colgate-Palmolive Company and Family Dollar have partnered to inspire African-American families during February's Black History Month to honor their past and treasure their future with a healthy smile. [More]
Three top-performing health systems honored with national awards for improving care, lowering cost

Three top-performing health systems honored with national awards for improving care, lowering cost

The Advisory Board Company's Consulting and Management division announced on Tuesday that it has recognized three top-performing health systems with national awards for innovative initiatives that improved care quality and patient experience while lowering cost. [More]
Omnicell's revenue increases 8.0% to $121.5 million in fourth quarter 2014

Omnicell's revenue increases 8.0% to $121.5 million in fourth quarter 2014

Omnicell, Inc., a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions to healthcare systems, today announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. [More]

Free dementia workshops to be held at Houston's Alzheimer's Association

Since December 2003, Marsene Boldt, RN, has been providing care services for Houston area residents with her At Your Side Home Care location at 16868 Royal Crest Dr. [More]
OSTAR introduces Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System in North America

OSTAR introduces Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System in North America

OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a Washington State Based TeleHealth Solutions company, announced the North American launch of yet another first in their Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System. [More]
Centura Health, DaVita HealthCare Partners jointly unveil FullWell

Centura Health, DaVita HealthCare Partners jointly unveil FullWell

Centura Health and DaVita HealthCare Partners today unveiled FullWell, the brand name of the two partners' recently announced joint venture, a company that aims to bring greater value to health care and lower costs for consumers in Colorado and Kansas. [More]
Cohera Medical, B. Braun sign sales and distribution agreement for TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive

Cohera Medical, B. Braun sign sales and distribution agreement for TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive

Cohera Medical, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive sales and marketing distribution agreement with B. Braun for its TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive in Germany, Spain and Portugal. [More]
EvergreenHealth recognized as Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence

EvergreenHealth recognized as Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence

EvergreenHealth has achieved its sixth designation as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, placing the health care organization among the top 5 percent of hospitals of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide and based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. [More]
Signostics gets FDA 510k clearance for handheld bladder scanner

Signostics gets FDA 510k clearance for handheld bladder scanner

Medical device company, Signostics, announced today it has clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to launch the SignosRT Bladder, the company’s new hand-held bladder scanner. [More]

CareSouth Health System to commence national rebranding of CareSouth agencies

CareSouth Health System, Inc., a national senior living services provider based in Augusta, Ga., announced today that it will begin a national rebranding of its CareSouth agencies across all CareSouth branded business lines including CareSouth Home Health, CareSouth Hospice, CareSouth Private Duty and CS Health & Wellness. [More]

New intervention study examines health outcomes among private-pay home care recipients

Researchers from Harvard Medical School's Department of Health Care Policy have launched a joint partnership with ClearCare, a company that provides a software platform for home care agencies, and Right at Home, senior home care franchise. [More]
Loyola to be included in "Guinness World Records" 2015 edition for neonatal care

Loyola to be included in "Guinness World Records" 2015 edition for neonatal care

Loyola University Medical Center will be included in the "Guinness World Records" 2015 edition for caring for the world's smallest baby. [More]

Camloc launches hydro-mechanical device for height adjustment on hospital beds, medical equipment

Hospital beds, home care beds, examination beds, patient lifting and handling systems – they all require height or backrest adjustment that is simple to function, is built to last and demands minimum effort from the operator. [More]
Inspira, RowanSOM partner to provide quality behavioral health care in South Jersey area

Inspira, RowanSOM partner to provide quality behavioral health care in South Jersey area

Inspira Health Network is pleased to announce a new partnership with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine for its behavioral health programs in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. [More]

Press Ganey announces launch of Child HCAHPS survey solution

Press Ganey today announced the launch of its Child Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Hospital Survey (Child HCAHPS) survey solution, complementing the company's Inpatient Pediatric solution and expanding its portfolio of industry-leading CAHPS solutions. [More]