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National Council on Disability to Call for Emergency Management Changes for People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) will release its latest report on effective emergency management for people with disabilities at 9:45 a.m. on August 12 at the International Association of Emergency Managers' 2009 National Conferenc...

State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival

New state reports also recognize performance of North Shore-LIJ surgeons Alan Hartman and Robert Palazzo, cardiologist Lawrence Ong NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIJ Medical Center ranks as the best hospital in New York for heart bypass surgery, ac...

Prepaid Emergency Travel Announces a Unique Service That Provides Peace of Mind During Family Emergencies

Independent Research Reveals Most Adults Would Experience Travel Expense Hardship During a Time of Family Crisis. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) -- Once upon a time Denise found herself in the midst of a crisis. Her brother had just called last minute from Alabama -- there had ...

More Than Half of Emergency Department Nurses Have Been Physically Assaulted at Work, New Study Finds

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's emergency departments are places to receive treatment for injuries, but for thousands of nurses, emergency departments are the sources of injury. A new study by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) finds that more than...

l.a. Hospitals Struggle for Emergency Room Care, Pay Physicians High Fees for On-Call Coverage

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that hospitals in the Los Angeles market are struggling to recruit physicians, particularly subspecialists, to be on-call to provide emergency care. Accordi...

New Data Say Uninsured Account for Nearly One-Fifth of Emergency Room Visits

Sebelius Releases New Nationwide Emergency Department Sample Data ROCKVILLE, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released new data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample -- the largest, all-paye...

Philips Expands Emergency Healthcare Offering With Acquisition of InnerCool Therapies, a Leader in Body Temperature Management

AMSTERDAM and SAN DIEGO, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Philips (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG ) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of InnerCool Therapies Inc., a pioneer in the field of therapeutic hypothermia, which involves the management of a pati...

FDA OKs Single-Dose Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

Drug will also be made available to 17-year-olds without prescription, company says MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A single-pill version of the Plan B emergency contraceptive has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug previously was available in a two-pil...

Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Improving Emergency Preparedness for the 54 Million Americans with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walmart Foundation has made a $500,000 grant to further the work of the National Organization on Disability's (N.O.D.) Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI). N.O.D. is nationally recognized amongst emergency managers and the disability...

Patients Spent an Average of Four Hours and Three Minutes in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2008, According to Latest Press Ganey Report

Authoritative Report on Emergency Department Experiences Released Today, Available at www.ImproveMyER.com South Bend, Ind. (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- Press Ganey Associates, Inc., the health care industry's leading provider of quality improvement solutions, today releas...

Patients Spent an Average of Four Hours and Three Minutes in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2008, According to Latest Press Ganey Report

Authoritative Report on Emergency Department Experiences Released Today, Available at www.ImproveMyER.com SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Press Ganey Associates, Inc., the health care industry's leading provider of quality improvement solutions, today released the 2009 Emergency ...

Red Cross, CDC Ready Country for Emergency Threats

People Encouraged to Take Basic Preparedness Steps for Hurricane and Flu Seasons WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year in the Americas, more people were affected by disaster than any year in the previous decade, according to the 2009 World Disasters Report . Over the next ...

Preparing the Americas: The Outlook for 2009's Emergency Threats

Panel to Discuss America's Preparedness Efforts for the Upcoming Hurricane and Flu Seasons WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the next six months, communities in the United States and the Caribbean may be hit by both hurricanes and a severe flu season simultaneously. National...

Tribe Makes Payment of $945,000 to Assist County With Emergency Services and Fire Protection

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Funds El Dorado County Emergency Medical Services and Fire Protection SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians made a payment of $472,500 to the El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority and $472,5...

Crowded emergency departments pose greater risks for patients with heart attacks

Philadelphia, Penn. - June 04, 2009 - Patients with heart attacks and other forms of chest pain are three to five times more likely to experience serious complications after hospital admission when they are treated in a crowded emergency department (ED), according to a new study published in the j...

NAM Launches Emergency Network System to Deliver Disaster Alerts and Health Warnings to Millions in Ethnic Communities

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR june 4, 2009 in atlanta Amazing System will Activate More than 6,000 Contacts at 3,000 Ethnic Media Outlets in US ATLANTA, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by New America Media: WHO: Sandy Close , executive ...

Compirion Healthcare Cuts Emergency Department Throughput by 50% at the Medical Center of Central Georgia

MACON, Ga., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Center of Central Georgia has cut its wait times in half after an improvement project along the entire Emergency Service Line, including related inpatient departments, that began in June 2008. Medical Center leadership initiated the project after...

Coalition Calls on Secretary of Health to Make Hospital Emergency Preparedness a Priority

Coalition proffers a 6 Point Action Plan on infectious waste control during a pandemic WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an op-ed in Monday's Washington Times (link below), Emergency Preparedness Coalition says that the H1N1 Swine flu and previous issues, such as SARS, have ...

The T SystemEV(R) Featured in Journal of Emergency Nursing Paper on Successful EDIS Implementation

Case Study in May 2009 Issue Examines Experiences of Denton Regional Medical Center DALLAS, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- T-System, Inc., the leading provider of clinical documentation and information solutions in emergency departments and urgent care centers, today announced that its...

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Testifies on Emergency Planning After Recent Flu Outbreak

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) today testified on Capitol Hill regarding concerns that arose after a recent public health emergency and the summer travel outlook for this year. The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Av...

Marina Medical Expands into Texas with Five Emergency Departments in San Antonio

Marina Medical announced today that it has partnered with Emergency Physicians Affiliates in San Antonio, TX ("EPA") to provide billing and practice management services to EPA's five emergency departments. Cerritos, CA and San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 14, 2009 ...

Enwisen™ Creates Emergency Notification Center for Customer Twentieth Century Fox – Response to Possibility of Swine Flu Epidemic

Enwisen™ Creates Emergency Notification Center for Customer Twentieth Century Fox – Response to Possibility of Swine Flu Epidemic. Keeping employees informed in a timely fashion in the event of a public health emergency is vital to HR. Enwisen, the leading vendor of solutions for HR ...

Swine Flu/H1N1 Contained With Emergency Restoration and MDF200

TROY, Mich., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swine Flu/H1N1 Virus can be contained and controlled by professionals with an amazing new EPA registered solution called MDF200 which has proven to be 100% effective against Type A and Type B flu viruses. MDF200 was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Mil...

CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation on what to do when a hurricane, tornado or other emergency strikes (Vocus) May 4, 2009 -- The number one reason people refuse to evacuate their homes during an emergency is because they do not want to leave their pets behind. A...

Bright Horizons Responds to National Health Emergency With Pandemic Alert Back-Up Child Care Solutions

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC , the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care and early education, back-up care, and work/life solutions, today announced a new emergency or "back-up" child care solution to help employers and working f...

BioTech Medical Well-Positioned to Immediately Respond to Swine Flu Emergency with SDC-Based SpectraSan 24 Disinfectant

SAN DIEGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PURE Bioscience (Nasdaq: PURE ), creators of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, announced today that its distributor, BioTech Medical, LLC, is well-positioned to immediately respond to the current swine flu emergency with its SDC-based...

U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Swine Flu

A precautionary measure, the move allows federal and state governments easier access to flu tests and medications SUNDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials declared a public health emergency Sunday in response to the swine flu outbreak, as the number of confirmed cases...

GlobalMedia Launches Telemedicine Product for Ambulatory and Emergency Care

TransportAV allows for remote physician participation in real time during transport SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale, Ariz.-based GlobalMedia, an innovator of video imaging and visual communications solutions used in the practice of telemedicine, announced today that...

Bayer CropScience Welcomes New Emergency Services Leader to the Institute Site

INSTITUTE, W.Va., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience is pleased to welcome Doug Jones to the Kanawha Valley as the Emergency Services Leader for the Institute site. In this role, Jones will lead the emergency response efforts at the Institute site and will be the primary liaison with neigh...

Orion Health Concerto Whiteboard Helps Emergency Rooms and Wards Track Patient Status

Hospitals are using Orion Health's Concerto Whiteboard to improve the level of patient care and streamline workflow for more efficient management in emergency room and wards. The company makes this announcement from the 2009 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, ...

Imagine No More Waits for Emergency Room Care ... InQuickER Chooses Trevelino/Keller Communications to Launch First Service of Its Kind

Atlanta-based company allows patients to hold their place in line at local emergency departments and urgent care centers ATLANTA, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- InQuickER, has selected Trevelino/Keller Communications Group, Inc., one of the Southeast's most reputable public relations firms, to laun...

Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center Selects Allscripts to Automate and Connect Its Physician Offices, Emergency Department and Home Care Providers

Illinois Health System Commits to Information Connectivity as the Basis for Better Healthcare CHICAGO and OTTAWA, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts announced today that Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center selected a comprehensive suite of Allscripts solutions...

Kenya Government Appoints Emergency Health Workers to Permanent Positions

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Government of Kenya has approved a complete absorption of more than 870 health workers contracted over the past three years through an Emergency Hiring Plan to address the country's severe shortage of health professionals. Desi...

State-of-the-Art Preparedness: L.A. Red Cross Opens Advanced Emergency Operations Center

LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event was announced today by the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles: What: The Greater Los Angeles Red Cross is hosting a lunch reception and grand opening of a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is...

Board of Certified Hazard Control Management (BCHCM) Announces the Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) Credential

HELENA, Ala., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BCHCM, a nonprofit organization founded in 1978, proudly announces the new Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) designation. BCHCM developed the CHEP credential to recognize the need for qualified disaster response and emergency management prof...

Mobile Emergency Group Implements DST Health Solutions' Revenue Cycle Management Outsourcing Services

Services Include Coding, Billing, Reimbursement and Disaster Recovery for Large Emergency Physician Staffing Practice in Mobile BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Health Solutions today announced that Mobile Emergency Group, P.C., has successfully implemented its revenue cycle...

Florida Emergency Room Costs Increased 25 Percent in the Last Year and May Lead to More Opportunity for Pharma Industry

ER Usage Trends and Growing Uninsured Population Raise Concerns for Area Providers and Insurers, According to New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that thr...

Education may improve hospital prescription rate of emergency contraception to teens

PHILADELPHIA, March 5, 2009 Many doctors don't offer emergency contraception pills to adolescents who may benefit from them during emergency department visits because of misinformation about how the medicine works, according to a study by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Improved phys...

Research Says Better Physician Education Would Improve Hospital Prescription of Emergency Birth Control to Teens

PHILADELPHIA, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many doctors don't offer emergency contraception pills to adolescents who may benefit from them during emergency department visits because of misinformation about how the medicine works, according to a study by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphi...

Racial disparities in emergency department length of stay point to added risks for minority patients

(PHILADELPHIA) Sick or injured African-American patients wait about an hour longer than patients of other races before being transferred to an inpatient hospital bed following emergency room visits, according to a new national study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine . The auth...
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