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Pennsylvania Commission for Women Rallies Against Senate Budget Proposal

Leaders Denounce Plan as Harmful to Women and Children HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today hosted a rally at the state Capitol to oppose devastating budget cuts proposed by the Senate that would endanger cri...

Dove and Early Canada Goose Seasons to Begin Sept. 1; Game Commission Posts Avian Influenza Information on Website

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunters will see similar dove and early Canada goose seasons and bag limits, both of which open Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania's 2009-10 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. ...

Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety

OAKLAND, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rebuke to the status quo in a deregulated trucking market, the Oakland Commission acknowledged a critical need for Congress to modernize transportation policy so the Port has the legal authority to set and enforce trucking industry standards ...

Federal Trade Commission Reports: Authorized Generics, During the 180-day Exclusivity Period, Benefit Consumers and the American Healthcare System

- Authorized Generics Benefit Consumers and Save the American Healthcare System Money CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco Laboratories , a Mason-based independent authorized generic company, applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for issuing their interim report on the short and ...

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M From Third Frontier Commission for the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Funding supports multiple commercial, emerging and pilot projects CLEVELAND, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM), comprised of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland Clinic (CC), University Hospitals (UH), and Athersys, ...

Joint Commission President Emeritus Joins Truman Medical Centers' Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- President Emeritus of The Joint Commission, Dennis O'Leary, M.D., will join the Truman Medical Centers (TMC) Board of Directors at the June 2009 meeting. Dr. O'Leary is a recipient of the Eisenberg Honorary Award for Individual Achievement for his ou...

U.S. Civil Rights Commission to Hold Public Briefing on Health Care Disparities Between Minorities and Non-Minorities, and Business Meeting

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following press release was issued today by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: DATE AND TIME: Friday, June 12, 2009; 9:30 a.m. EDT PLACE: 624 9th St., N.W. Room 540 Washington, DC 20425 BRIEFING AGENDA The U.S. Commiss...

NSD Bio Group, LLC Selected By U.S. - China Economic & Security Review Commission for Analysis of China's Pharma Supply Chain on U.S. Pharmaceuticals

PHILADELPHIA, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- NSD Bio Group, LLC - North American Advisory firm, has been tapped by the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission, to conduct special research and analyses on the increasing role of China's raw ingredients used in pharmaceutical products and dietary ...

Joint Commission Awards TeamHealth Teleradiology Second Consecutive Gold Seal of Approval(TM)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Teleradiology has earned its second consecutive Gold Seal of Approval(TM) from The Joint Commission, the company announced today. "Organizations awarded this Gold Seal of Approval(TM) undergo a credible, rigorous evaluation that ensures in...

Specialists On Call Renews Joint Commission Accreditation

Leading Private Telemedicine Company Maintains Quality During Rapid Growth WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialists On Call, Inc., (SOC) a leading private provider of specialty physician consultations via telemedical link, has completed its 2009 Joint Commission review a...

Hahnemann University Hospital Awarded Certification From the Joint Commission for Ventricular Assist Devices

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital's ventricular assist device program has earned the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for health care quality. Ventricular assist devices (VAD) are mechanical pumps that allow damaged hearts to continue functioning while patient...

Hahnemann University Hospital Receives Approval From The Commission on Cancer

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Center at Hahnemann University Hospital has been granted a Three-Year Approval with Commendation by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The Cancer Center at Hahnemann received the approval foll...

Trust for America's Health Supports Recommendations from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) in response to the release of the new report Beyond Health Care: Directions to a Healthier America by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commis...

DynaVox Awarded Accreditation by Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc.

DynaVox, the world's leading provider of communication and education solutions for individuals with significant speech, language and learning disabilities, earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC). With this accreditation, DynaVox has demonstrated compl...

PA Commission For Women Kiosk Helps Women Access Health Information

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help women to take control of their health by improving their access to important health information, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and First Lady Judge Marjorie O. Rendell today announced the placement of bilingual, touch-activated W...

European Commission and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Both Approve New Options for Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

Schering-Plough Receives EU and US Approvals for Intravenous Formulation of Temozolomide As Well As EU Approval for Oral Temozolomide Sachet Presentation KENILWORTH, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that the European Commission...

Pennsylvania Commission for Women Helps Lancaster Women Access Health Information

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors to the Lancaster County Assistance Office can learn how women can take control of their health using a bilingual, touch-activated Women's Wellness Guide kiosk that was unveiled today by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women in partnershi...

Abbott Receives European Commission Clearance on Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ) today announced that it has received merger control clearance from the European Commission for its acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) through a cash tender offer for the outstanding shares of common stock of AMO....

Northwest Kidney Centers Hospital Services Department Awarded Joint Commission Certification

SEATTLE, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The hospital services department at Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC) has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for health care staffing services from The Joint Commission. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and ...

Federal Trade Commission Files Complaint Against Par Pharmaceutical Over Court-Approved AndroGel(R) Litigation Settlement

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX ) today announced that it learned after the close of business on Friday, January 30, 2009 that the Federal Trade Commission and the California Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Par in the ...

Watson Acknowledges Federal Trade Commission Action Regarding AndroGel Patent Settlement

CORONA, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the State of California have filed a lawsuit in the...

Sierra Tucson Achieves Hospital Accreditation, Now Holds Dual Accreditation by the Joint Commission

Accreditation acknowledges Sierra Tucson's staff for their hard work and dedication to the highest quality of care Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) January 26, 2009 -- Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center dedicated to the prevention, education, and treatment of addictions and be...

Joint Commission Reports Positive Survey Results for CHA

Triennial Safety and Quality Review Examines All Aspects of Hospital Operations CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the recent triennial survey of Cambridge Health Alliance by The Joint Commission, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety and quality ...

Joint Commission Alert: Prevent Technology-Related Health Care Errors

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Technology is often touted as the "cure" for health care, but a new Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert issued today warns that implementation of technology and related devices is not a guarantee for success, and may actually jeopardiz...

In New Jersey, a Blue-Ribbon State Government Commission Tells Governor Corzine and the Legislature: It's Time to Enact Marriage Equality

To Read the Complete Report Online, visit http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/curc.html Making its final recommendation, the New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission says the civil union law 'invites and encourages' harm to same-sex couples and their children The commission cite...

Accreditation Commission for Health Care Accredits Aurora Pharmacy Sites, Retail Store

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Health Care Ventures has been granted three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc. for Aurora Pharmacy and a health-oriented retail store. The accreditation applies to Aurora's 130 retail pharmacies, Aurora's instit...

Joint Commission Report Shows Gains in Safety, Quality

Where a patient receives care makes a difference OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In some very critical areas, Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in America have steadily improved the quality of patient care over a six-year period, saving lives and improving t...

New Joint Commission Consulting Service by NurseTesting Grows Fast as Staffing Agencies Seek Joint Commission Certification

NurseTesting Consulting Service is quickly becoming the nation’s leader in Joint Commission Consulting. NurseTesting Consulting Service launched early in 2008 and has already achieved six Joint Commission certifications with sixteen more agency clients working toward certification. Nur...

Stuart Chesky, DO, JD, Ohio KePRO Medical Director, Appointed to Ohio Joint Legislative Study Commission on Most Favored Nation Clauses in Health Care Contracts

Dr. Chesky's medical and legal expertise will be critical when determining the impact of most favored nation clauses on health care costs and on the availability of, and accessibility to, quality health care HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Stuart Chesky, DO, JD, Medical Director...

The Latino Commission on AIDS Call on Presidential Candidates to Honor National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the last Presidential debate, the Latino Commission on AIDS issued a Call for Endorsement of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) to Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. "We need the commitment of the future President of the Un...

Maryland Stem Cell Commission Issues Requests for Applications

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Per the Maryland Stem Cell Commission (Commission) meeting on Sept. 10, 2008, the Commission has issued today three official Requests for Applications (RFAs) for funding through the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act...

PA Commission for Women Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Pink Fountain Tour

Fountains in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie to Go Pink in October HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three of Pennsylvania's most notable fountains will turn pink as the Pennsylvania Commission for Women kicks-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in honor of the women and fam...

Illinois Commerce Commission Delivers $207 Million Ameren Rate Hike

Consumers Voices Ignored as Gas and Electricity Rate Hike Adds to Financial Woes SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP, elected officials, consumer advocates and Ameren customers converged on the Illinois Commerce Commission building in Springfield today urging the Comm...

27 National Nursing Organizations Join Together to Commission a Study of the Impact of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses on Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Effectiveness

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tri-Council for Nursing is collaborating with a number of national nursing organizations to commission a study of the impact Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) have on healthcare quality and patient outcomes. The first comprehensive ...

Joint Commission Alert: Prevent Blood Thinner Deaths and Overdoses

Anticoagulant therapy linked to high rate of errors OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A number of recent high profile errors related to commonly used blood thinners highlight a safety issue that too frequently results in harm or even death to patients, according to ...

Pennsylvania Commission for Women Delivers First Women's Wellness Guide Kiosk to Allegheny County Jail

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help women to take control of their health and improve their access to important health information, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today placed the first bilingual, touch-activated Women's Wellness Guide kiosk in the waiting room ...

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission Issue Joint Statement on Certificate-of-Need Laws in Illinois

Agencies Say CON Laws Undercut Consumer Choice, Stifle Innovation and Weaken Markets' Ability to Contain Health Care Costs WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a joint statement to the Illinois Task Force on Health Planning Reform, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trad...

Maryland Health Care Commission Selects gloStream To Help Implement Statewide Electronic Health Record Initiatives

gloStream, an electronic medical record and practice management solutions provider has been selected by the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) to participate in the Maryland Electronic Health Record Adoption Acceleration Program. gloStream was selected by MHCC to collaborate on the EHR initia...

The Latino Commission on AIDS Releases Report on the State of HIV/AIDS in Latino/Hispanic Communities in the United States on the Eve of the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City

A National Delegation of the Commission will dialogue with leaders at the Conference to share and learn about successful strategies in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hispanics in the United States are the second most affected community, it is...

AMN Healthcare Announces Joint Commission Re-Certification

SAN DIEGO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare announced today that it has been re-certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and continues to earn the Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM). For the first time, AMN's certification now includes its allied...
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