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Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- California domestic violence prevention advocates will learn how to use the latest technology to help keep abuse survivors safe, thanks to a new program created by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) and Verizon. ...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 registered nurses from across California will rally in San Francisco Wednesday to protest gaps by California hospitals in safety preparation for the H1N1 pandemic, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Commit...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

Healthy African American Families, Familia Unida and For Grace to Call for Official Look Into Insurance Company Practices that Deny California Communities Access to Pain Medications LOS ANGELES, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California patient advocacy organizations He...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced that the 2009 US AGAINST ATHERO tour is in the San Francisco Bay Area from August 1-9 for the National Senior Games, the largest multisport event in the world for people over 50 years of age, to h...

Raytheon to Provide California First Responders and Healthcare Personnel Electronic Patient Tracking System

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 31, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN ) will provide an electronic patient tracking system to a public health-led team of first responders and hospital personnel in Long Beach, Calif., that will improve the availability of patient information. ...

Humanitas Designated as Approved Provider by California Board of Registered Nursing for Continuing Education Course Credit and Units

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Humanitas, Inc., a woman-owned small business, announced that it met the stringent criteria to be designated as an Approved Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Humanitas offers a variety of educati...

Southern California Surgical Center (heart411.com) Specializes in Mitral Valve Replacement

LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Cardiothoracic Surgery Center specializes in cardiothoracic surgery including mitral valve replacement. Fatigue shortness of breath and coughing might not seem like serious symptoms. In fact, most people brush off these se...

Wanted: Orange County, California Licensed Pharmacy Technicians

Despite Rising Unemployment, the Healthcare Industry Continues to Show Strength in California COSTA MESA, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- While U.S. unemployment rose to 9.5% in June, Adecco USA continues to see job opportunities for qualified professionals in the Orange Cou...

CAeHC Demonstrates NHIN-enabled Gateways Among Five California Health Information Exchanges

California eHealth Collaborative (CAeHC), announced a successful demonstration of five community-based health information exchange (HIE) projects in California using Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN)-enabled gateways to securely exchange clinical health information to improve patient c...

Blue Shield of California Expands CalPERS NetValue Service Area

- Lower Rate Plan Now Available in Imperial, San Francisco , San Mateo and San Luis Obispo Counties - SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California announced today that it will expand the California Public Em...

Good News for Seniors: California Lowest in Overall Medicare Cost Increases, Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

While Medicare spending varies widely across the U.S. because of how physicians spend in different areas of the country, California has experienced one of the lowest overall Medicare cost increases over the past 15 years, says MedicareSupplementPlans.com . Los Angeles,...

A New Government-Run Plan Would Impose Significant Financial Losses on California Hospitals

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many California hospitals would face substantial net losses if there were a large scale shift of individuals with private coverage to a government-run plan that reimburses providers at Medicare rates or Medicare rates plus 10 per...

Federal Appeals Court Protects California Home Care Pay

SEIU deals Governor's wage cuts for home care workers one more legal blow OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California home care recipients, care providers and their union, SEIU, are hailing another legal victory in their campaign to prevent the Schwarzenegger Adm...

Providence Service Corporation Does Not Expect California Budget Issues to Materially Impact Its Business in the State

TUCSON, Ariz., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today commented on recent budget discussions in California as part of the state's attempt to close its large budget deficit. "As we have stated previously, given that our programs in Califor...

Fate Therapeutics Granted Exclusive License By The Regents of the University of California to Stem Cell Modulators for Osteo-Regeneration

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has acquired exclusive intellectual property rights covering small molecule compositions and methods for inducing bone formation from The Regents of the University of California . These proprietary osteo...

Specialized California Medical Center (Heart411.com) Offers Top-Notch Cardiothoracic Surgery

LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery gives patients a new lease on life with cutting edge heart operations. For patients facing cardiac issues, nothing is more frightening than the prospect of undergoing surgery. Due to the delicate nature of ...

Blue Shield of California Makes Understanding Health Care Issues Easier for Consumers

-Health Plan Earns 22 Communication Awards in 6 Months- SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reflecting its ongoing effort to help consumers understand their health care options, Blue Shield of California has been awarded 22 communications honors in the last six months. The n...

In Response to SEIU Lawsuit... Judge Orders State to Halt Wage Cut For California Home Care Workers

OAKLAND, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction Thursday afternoon ordering the state of California to halt a proposed $2 cut in wages for the state's 400,000 home care workers. The injunction has the effect of stopping pay cuts in all Califor...

First Lady Michelle Obama and California First Lady Maria Shriver Kick Off 2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service with Playground Service Project

Shriver to Present First Annual Governor & First Lady's Medals for Service, Join CaliforniaVolunteers to Build First Fully Intergenerational Playground in the Country, and Participate in Conference's Opening General Session SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- California First Lady Mari...

New Online Home Health Service Launched in California to Expand Direct Patient Care Time While Lowering Costs

Today, HealthCare California announces that it is the first home health agency in California to implement an online service that answers the call from national leaders to utilize technology to improve health care. This home health software service equips all HealthCare California nursing and adm...

Protest: AHF to Renew Call for California 'Condoms in Porn' Law at Larry Flynt's Hustler/Hollywood Store

Monday, June 15th 9:00pm LOS ANGELES, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the Los Angeles Times reported that as many as 16 actors and actresses in the adult entertainment industry recently tested positive for HIV, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host a press conference, protest...

Patrick Johnston Named President and CEO of the California Association of Health Plans

20-Year Veteran of State Legislature Brings Wealth of Experience and Reputation for Collaboration SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) today announced that former legislator Patrick Johnston has been selected to serve as the organization...

Anthem Blue Cross in California Provides More Members With Access to Comprehensive Transparency Tool

Care Comparison Tool Gives Anthem Members Complete Picture of Costs Associated with Medical Procedures WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross announced today that its industry-leading transparency initiative will be available to members in the following counties in...

MHPA, Leading Association Representing Medicaid Health Plans, Issues Statement on Proposed California SCHIP Elimination

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) Executive Director Thomas L. Johnson issued the following statement regarding the proposed elimination of California's State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), called "Healthy Families": "The ...

Blue Shield of California Wins Hailey Trial

Judge Issues Directed Verdict that Rescission was Proper SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Blue Shield of California General Counsel Seth Jacobs: Today's verdict is a complete vindication for Blue Shield of California. It means we acted pro...

TDIC and TDIC Insurance Solutions Select Former California Department of Insurance Deputy as CEO

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) and TDIC Insurance Solutions have announced the hire of Jim Richardson as their new president and CEO. Richardson begins his new position on May 28, 2009, bringing a unique blend of more than 20 years of management, a...

Abel Law Offices Introduces Free Web Resource for California Employers Navigating Workplace Laws

Los Angeles-based law firm, founded by veteran attorney Bruce Abel, launches blog to help employers avoid litigation and ensure compliance with state legislation. Los Angeles (Lexis Nexis) May 23, 2009 -- In an effort to help California employers comply with the myriad ...

Hard Times for Nursing Hires Doesn't Signal End to Shortage According to California Institute for Nursing & Health Care

Economic Times Bring Experienced Nurses Back To Job Market BERKELEY, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In spite of fewer openings for new nurses at hospitals -- a result of the economic recession -- there is still a nursing shortage, according to Deloras Jones, RN, MS, executive director of the ...

While Most Blue Cross and Blue Shield-Branded MCOs are Losing Members, Blue Shield of California Bucks the Trend

HealthLeaders-InterStudy's Managed Market Surveyor-Rx Evaluates How Medical and Pharmacy Lives are Covered at National, State and MSA Levels NASHVILLE, Tenn. , May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that although...

Statement by Blue Shield of California CEO Bruce Bodaken Regarding White House Health Reform Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's announcement takes shared responsibility to a whole new level. Six major organizations are committing to share responsibility for saving $2 trillion in healthcare costs over the next decade. If they succeed, affordable coverage for all is ...

Anthem Blue Cross Associates Volunteer to Help California Organizations During Second Annual Community Service Day

Nearly 1,000 associates, their families and friends participate in 2009 event WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,000 Anthem Blue Cross associates and their friends and families joined forces to participate in the parent company's national Community Service Day. These ...

Lesson From the States: Lack of Cost Controls Derailed California Health Reform, Led to Budget Overruns and Unaffordable Policies in Massachusetts

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform failed in California last year, and Massachusetts faces budget overruns and out-of-pocket cost increases for patients under its health care law, because cost control was not part of state reform proposals, said Consumer Watchdog to...

Donate Life California to Hold Press Conference Commemorating Donation Heroes Tuesday, April 28, 10:00 a.m., State Capitol

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Sacramento - On Tuesday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m., Donate Life Ambassadors made up of transplant recipients, living organ donors, and family members of organ and tissue donors will join Sacrament...

Donate Life California to Hold Press Conference on Organ Donation Education, April 28, 1:30 p.m., on State Capitol West Steps

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Sacramento - On Tuesday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m., Donate Life California will hold a press conference to announce Padilla's legislation Senate Bill 552 requiring 9th or 10th grade health classes to in...

HBO, Warner Bros. Employee Initiatives and the Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter Present a Free, Public, Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'Caregivers'

Panel Discussion To Follow With Subjects Featured In Film And Local Alzheimer's Caregivers SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The community is invited to attend a FREE advance screening and panel discussion of HBO Documentary Films' THE ALZHEIMER'S ...

HookUp: Sexual Health Info Text Messaging Service for California Youth Launches

ISIS, Inc. and the California Family Health Council have released a statewide text messaging program for youth. Oakland, California (PRWEB) April 26, 2009 -- ISIS, Inc., has partnered with the California Family Health Council (CFHC), and the California Department of Pub...

Roche Announces New Co-Pay Program in California That Makes it Easier for Patients With Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips

eVoucherRx lowers patients' financial responsibility for their diabetes therapy, positively influencing compliance and persistency; electronic coupon program works in real time at point of dispensing ACCU-CHEK(R) test strips. INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today the la...

Sally L. Glaser, Ph.D., Named CEO of the Northern California Cancer Center

Specialist in Hodgkin lymphoma to lead cancer prevention efforts at one of the nation's largest prevention-focused cancer research centers FREMONT, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sally L. Glaser, Ph.D., a 19-year veteran at the Northern California Cancer Center (NC...

Barry Arbuckle, MemorialCare Medical Center CEO and California Hospital Association Past Chair, Speaks Out on Impact of 3-Year, $32 Million Public-Private Partnership

Governor Schwarzenegger's Allied Health Initiative to Train Thousands of Needed Health Professionals Will Help Stem Critical Shortages, Ensure Continuation of Medical Services FOUNTAIN VALLEY and LONG BEACH, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With serious staff shortages plaguing the...

Blue Shield of California CEO to Speak at World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As all eyes turn to the health reform debate in Washington, Bruce Bodaken - the chairman and CEO of Blue Shield of California - will urge that "everything be on the table" at the 6th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. Mr. Boda...
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