Tag N.C

Robots on Call

Aug29

Should retail pharmacies use robots to fill prescriptions? Retailers have been grappling with that question for more than a decade, but recent developments in robotics technology as well as the movement toward central-fill facilities have spurred a new debate on the merits of automated prescription processing. Moreover, the aging population that is driving up the […]

Florida Hospital Saves $1.76 million in one year with Premier Healthcare Alliance Partnership

Aug10

Premier contracts, aggregation opportunities and spend management technology help Mount Sinai Medical Center reduce supply expense per adjusted admission by 7 percent CHARLOTTE, N.C.(BUSINESS WIRE) Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach, South Florida’s largest private independent not-for-profit teaching hospital, saved $1.76 million in 2010 through its partnership with the Premier healthcare alliance. The 966-bed […]

BCBS considers pharmacy plan change [The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.]

Aug4

Aug. 04Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest health insurer, is considering dumping the pharmacy services vendor that manages drug purchases for nearly half of its 3.7 million members.Blue Cross announced Wednesday that it’s in negotiations to end its contract with Medco Health Solutions, a New Jersey pharmacy benefits manager that […]

Social workers promote change, justice and strengthen communities [The Stanly News & Press, Albemarle, N.C.]

Mar30

March 30Social work as a profession began more than 100 years ago to address and mitigate a variety of social problems including poverty, prostitution, disease and discrimination.Today, professional social workers can be found in many settings as they promote social change, social justice and strengthen communities.They are in our schools, prisons, senior centers and even […]

N.C. patients of Levine sue Boston hospital [The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.]

Mar29

March 30CHAPEL HILL Eleven North Carolina men are suing Boston Children’s Hospital, claiming that the Massachusetts hospital had evidence that Mel Levine was sexually abusing patients but allowed his practice to continue anyway.Levine treated thousands of students with learning disabilities during a 40-year career in Boston and Chapel Hill. He moved to UNC-Chapel Hill in […]

Primary care practice opens [The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.]

Mar28

March 29There’s a new family doctor in town. And soon there will be another.Onslow Memorial Hospital’s new family practice, Onslow Primary Care, officially started booking patients on Monday. The new family practice will be staffed by two doctors, Dr. Shannon "Scott" Ellis and Dr. Scott Gogulski.Onslow Memorial Hospital leased 3280-C Henderson Drive to house the […]

Hospital sued over pediatrician [The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.]

Mar28

March 29CHAPEL HILL Eleven North Carolina men are suing Boston Children’s Hospital for allowing Mel Levine’s pediatric practice to continue even though hospital officials allegedly knew Levine was sexually abusing boy patients.Levine helped thousands of students with learning disabilities during a 40-year career in Boston and Chapel Hill. He moved to UNC in the 1980s […]

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from a New Premier Agreement for Carpet Flooring

Mar27

The Premier healthcare alliance announced that a new agreement for carpet flooring has been awarded to Pawling Corporation of Wassaic, N.Y., a small business enterprise (see also Premier).Effective March 1, 2011, the agreement is available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier. About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award […]

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Arthroscopy Fluid Waste Management

Mar27

The Premier healthcare alliance announced that new agreements for arthroscopy fluid waste management have been awarded to Aspen Surgical Products, Inc. of Caledonia, Mich.; ConMed Linvatec of Largo, Fla.; and LDI Corporation of Portsmouth, N.H (see also Premier).Effective March 1, 2011, the agreements are available to acute care and continuum of care members of Premier. […]

Premier Healthcare Alliance Experts to Discuss Health Reform, Accountable Care, Supply Chain Improvement

Mar27

In March, experts from the Premier healthcare alliance will speak around the country discussing health reform, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and supply chain improvement. Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO, will participate in an ACO panel in Washington, D.C., at the Health Industry Forum on March 30. The panel will discuss ACOs and shared savings […]