Archive November 2010

Judge cancels health care reform trial [Tyler Morning Telegraph, Texas]

Nov30

Dec. 01The news for the expansion plans of the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital may be uncertain after a U.S. District Judge in Tyler ordered the cancellation of a trial set for Dec.9, which would have challenged the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health care law.In a brief order issued on Nov. 24, U.S. Judge […]

New tower at Riley has a practical side [The Indianapolis Star]

Nov30

Dec. 01When staff members tour the new Simon Family Tower at Riley Hospital for Children, they often joke that the patients won’t want to go home now.The 10-story hospital addition features private rooms, each with a fridge, wireless access, a DVD player, a Wii and two TV sets one for the parents and one for […]

FMC annual restrictions in effect [The Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff]

Nov30

Dec. 01Annual visitation restrictions at Flagstaff Medical Center are now in effect.According to information from FMC, the restrictions are made to combat the flu and respiratory syncytial virus season. The restrictions apply to all patient-care areas of the hospital beginning today.Children under 12 will be restricted to the first floor and common areas of the […]

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from a New Premier Agreement for Web-Enabled Asset Liquidation

Nov30

CHARLOTTE, N.C.(BUSINESS WIRE) Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced a new agreement for Web-enabled asset liquidation has been awarded to MEDmarketplace.com of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Effective August 15, 2010, the agreement is available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance. About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality […]

CRMC to start construction in Sept. [Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne]

Nov30

Dec. 01CHEYENNE Construction of a multi-million dollar expansion at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is scheduled to start in September 2011.The project, estimated to cost $70 million to $75 million, will feature a new six-floor patient care tower. The tower will house a new emergency department that is nearly twice as big as the current one, […]

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for 2-Minute IV Injection of CUBICIN

Nov30

New Label Complies with the FDA’s Physician Labeling Rule LEXINGTON, Mass.(BUSINESS WIRE) Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) today announced that its currently-marketed antibiotic, CUBICIN (daptomycin for injection), has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for once-a-day dosing as a 2-minute intravenous (IV) injection. CUBICIN is the only approved 2-minute IV injection […]

VHA Inc. to Offer 3M Solutions for ICD-10 Transition Planning and Reducing Readmission Risk

Nov30

SALT LAKE CITY(BUSINESS WIRE) VHA Inc., the national healthcare network, will offer 3M ICD-10 transition services and advanced 3M performance management software to its 1,400 hospital members, helping them successfully plan for ICD-10 and prepare for new Medicare regulations that reduce reimbursement for certain hospital readmissions. The 3M solutions will be available through an expanded […]

Apple Valley Medical selects e-MDs’s EHR and PM system

Nov30

Dec 01, 2010 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) Apple Valley Medical Clinic has selected e-MDs, a provider of electronic health records, or EHRs, as the vendor of choice for the clinic’s EHR and practice management, or PM, system.Solution Series offered Apple Valley Medical Clinic a single database solution, the ability to handle multiple workflow scenarios. The clinic’s […]

Wellpartner Selected by Ozarks Medical Center as 340B Program Administrator

Nov30

PORTLAND, Ore.(BUSINESS WIRE) Wellpartner, a nationally recognized provider of pharmacy distribution services, today announced that Ozarks Medical Center has selected the company as its 340B program administrator. Ozarks Medical Center joins the growing list of hospitals and community health centers using Wellpartner’s 340B Access Solution? to improve prescription drug access for their patients. The Federal […]

Mednax buys pediatric group for undisclosed amount

Nov30

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. National physician group Mednax Inc. said Monday it is buying the pediatric critical care physician practice group Pediatric Critical Care Associates for an undisclosed amount.Pediatric Critical Care, with six physicians, provides a range of services to patients in the pediatric intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital in […]