Archive December 2013

This NHS team’s brilliant, says fall victim Olive, 87 [Evening Gazette (UK)]

Dec31

TO AN elderly person, a fall resulting in a hip fracture can be deadly. It immobilises the patient and can result in lethal complications such as pneumonia.Thankfully for 87-yearold Olive Lowes, she was treated at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton after her fall and quickly received an operation, getting back on her […]

Colorado Health Care Organization and One of Its Montana Hospitals to Pay $3.85 Million for Allegedly Providing Financial Benefits to Referring…

Dec31

Colorado Health Care Organization and One of Its Montana Hospitals to Pay $3.85 Million for Allegedly Providing Financial Benefits to Referring Physicians and Physician GroupsTuesday, December 31, 2013Colorado Health Care Organization and One of Its Montana Hospitals to Pay $3.85 Million for Allegedly Providing Financial Benefits to Referring Physicians and Physician GroupsSt. James Healthcare (St. […]

Doctors make patients swallow the bitter pill [DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)]

Dec31

"The year 2013 was a mixed bag of goodies and disappointments for both the patients and the common man. One thing that hit the patients the most was the strike by the resident doctors at regular intervals. The doctors kept calling-off work due to various reasons and left the patients in a lurch. From August […]

Meeting Notice of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee Posted in Federal Register

Dec31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Food and Drug Administration:Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee; Notice of MeetingA Notice by the Food and Drug Administration on 12/31/2013Publication Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2013Agencies:Department of Health and Human ServicesFood and Drug […]

State Should Work To Quickly Expand Medicaid [Daily Review, The (PA)]

Dec31

Perhaps Gov. Tom Corbett will get lucky. Maybe the bungled launch of the Healthcare.gov website will cause federal regulators to accept state alternatives to the Obamacare Medicaid plan for the sake of boosting enrollment, no matter how bad the state plan.But even if the feds approve the many waivers from federal requirements sought by the […]

Fairytale Christmas at Derriford Hospital [Herald, The (Plymouth, England)]

Dec31

EMERGENCY staff at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital delivered a fairytale Christmas for poorly patients. On Christmas Eve, the staff at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Emergency Department, Clinical Decision Unit and radiographers attached to the emergency department, delivered two performances of Fairytale of New York for patients. Dr Stevan Bruijns, Emergency Department Consultant, accompanied his singing colleagues […]

Easing a hospital stay ; First Person [Grimsby Telegraph (UK)]

Dec31

BEING admitted to hospital is a daunting experience for anyone, but even more so for people with learning disabilities. I was appointed as the first acute liaison learning disability nurse at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, in the summer.My main aim in this role is to promote awareness of learning disability issues within a […]

Prime Healthcare Services Completes Acquisition of Landmark Medical Center And the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island

Dec31

ONTARIO, Calif., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it has completed the Rhode Island acquisitions of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island. Through their subsidiaries, Prime Healthcare Services and the non-profit Prime Healthcare Foundation now have more than 30,000 employees and own and operate 25 hospitals. “Prime […]

Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mullanpur town in Punjab [TendersInfo (India)]

Dec31

Project End : 2017 Status : Active Phase : Execution Sector : Infrastructure Facility type : Hospital and Research Centre Value : Rs 450 crore ($ 72733500) scope : Construction of Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mullanpur town in Punjab. The project, estimated to cost Rs 450 crore, will be developed and […]

The acquisition papillotome provisioning, dilatation balloon basket and slept for wards of the hospital, the hospital requested for patients, as… [TendersInfo (India)]

Dec31

The acquisition papillotome provisioning, dilatation balloon basket and slept for wards of the hospital, the hospital requested for patients, as defined in the tenderContract awarded for The acquisition papillotome provisioning, dilatation balloon basket and slept for wards of the hospital, the hospital requested for patients, as defined in the tender Estimated net contract amount : […]