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October 2014
Axxess Platinum Sponsor for National Association for Home Care & Hospice Gathering

Dallas-based Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software, announced it is a platinum sponsor of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 2014 Annual Meeting,  Conference & Expo to be held Oct.19-22 ...

Covidien Supports AAMI Foundation's National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety

Further demonstrating its longstanding commitment to patient safety, Covidien announced it will support a two-year campaign by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation's National Coalition for ...

Patient Experience Improvement Firm Press Ganey Names New CFO & Chief Accountant

Boston-based Press Ganey announced Matt Hallgren has been promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Kip Emenhiser has been promoted to the role of Chief Accounting Officer (CAO). In their new roles, Hallgren will oversee ...

September 2014
Kimberly-Clark Health Care Introduces AERO BLUE* Performance Surgical Gowns

Kimberly-Clark Health Care has announced the availability of the new AERO BLUE* Performance Surgical Gown. This soft, lightweight gown is four times more protective than other comparable surgical gowns while providing users with unsurpassed ...

Press Ganey Names James Merlino, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer of Strategic Consulting

Press Ganey Associates, Inc. announced that James Merlino, MD, will join Press Ganey as president and chief medical officer of the strategic consulting division. An accomplished surgeon and industry leader in improving the patient experience, Merlino ...

Medscape Teams With Duke University to Launch 'Business of Healthcare Academy'

Duke University and Medscape, the leading source of physician information, announced a newly formed partnership to launch Duke University's Business of Healthcare Academy.The Business of Healthcare Academy is designed to provide healthcare ...

August 2014
Avantas Named 'Standout Vendor' in 2014 KLAS Human Capital Management Report

Avantas, a leading provider of strategic labor management technology, services and strategies for the healthcare industry, today announced it was identified as a standout vendor in the KLAS report titled, Human Capital Management 2014: Just Efficient is ...

Avantas' Healthcare Enterprise Labor Management Solutions Save Penn State Hershey $800k

Avantas, an Omaha, Neb.-based provider of strategic labor management technology, services and strategies for the healthcare industry, announced that the Penn State Hershey Medical Group has saved more than $800,000 in one year since ...

Seventh Edition of 'Primary Care Medicine' Includes Focus on Obamacare

Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry and students of medicine, has introduced the seventh edition of "Primary Care Medicine:  Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult ...

Mediclinic International Selects Press Ganey as Global Patient Experience Partner

Mediclinic International, a private hospital group providing acute care and specialist-oriented multidisciplinary hospital services in South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), signed a multi-year agreement with Press ...

New Catheter Improves Outcomes for Abnormal Heart Beat

A new catheter being used by cardiologists at Baptist Heart Specialists in Jacksonville, Fla. is helping patients who have an abnormal heart rhythm.The THERMOCOOL® SmartTOUCH ™ Catheter is used for ablation procedures for patients such as ...

July 2014
NIH Programs to Focus on Emerging Areas of Medical Science

Scientific areas ripe for targeted investments in technology development and research to improve health are the focus of new programs of the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund. The programs include work to facilitate the study of how sugar ...

Vocera Unveils Alarm Management & Analytics Solutions to Reduce Alarm Fatigue

Vocera Communications, Inc. a provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, has unveiled Vocera Alarm Management and Vocera Alarm Analytics, two new intelligent solutions designed to increase ...

Welch Allyn Unveils Customizable Scoring App for Connex® Vital Signs Patient Monitor

Welch Allyn, a Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.-based medical diagnostic device company has brought to market a new scoring app for its Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (VSM).  The ability to score patient data on the Connex VSM multiparameter device ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Receives Two Premier Supplier Legacy Awards

Kimberly-Clark Health Care  announced it has received two Supplier Legacy Awards for operational excellence in both Nursing and Surgical Services from Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of ...

June 2014
Mount Sinai Health System Expands Press Ganey Partnership with Census-Based Surveying

The Mount Sinai Health System, an integrated health system comprising the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses, has expanded its partnership with Press Ganey to capture deeper patient data through census-based ...

Lourdes Specialty Hospital Bestowed 3M Skin Safety Award at WOCN Conference

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division and the WOCN Society announced that Lourdes Specialty Hospital in Burlington County, N.J. has received the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety.Lourdes Specialty Hospital is a 69-bed Long Term ...

RNspiration Marketing & Training Announces Specialized Services for Nurses Nationwide

RNspiration Marketing & Training, LLC, announced it has begun offering nurse-focused workshops and marketing communications/editorial services for the nursing profession.The workshops are available throughout the year, as well as on specific dates of ...

Kimberly-Clark Professional and Terracycle Recycle 90-Plus Tons of Garments and Gloves

Kimberly-Clark Professional, a provider of clean room and laboratory contamination control garments, has helped divert 137,000 pounds of disposable garments and 45,000 pounds of nitrile gloves from landfills, according to the company, through its ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Earns Practice Greenhealth Award

Kimberly-Clark Health Care  has been named a winner of the Practice Greenhealth 2014 Champion for Change Awards, recognizing the company as an exemplary member of the sustainability-minded healthcare supplier community. Kimberly-Clark Health ...

Press Ganey Acquires National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators

Press Ganey officials announced the company has acquired of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI®), the leading quality improvement and nurse engagement tool developed by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and ...

Norton Healthcare Hand Hygiene Pledge Video Wins APIC Film Festival

Norton Healthcare Hand Hygiene Pledge Video Wins APIC Film FestivalA video emphasizing the importance of proper hand hygiene is the winner of the fourth annual Film Festival at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care to Showcase Infection Prevention Solutions at APIC Conference

Kimberly-Clark Health Care will showcase the latest innovations in infection prevention solutions at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 41st annual conference June 7-9 in Anaheim, ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Recognized With Three National Novation Awards

Kimberly-Clark Health Care has received three national awards of excellence from Novation, a leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA, UHC, Children's Hospital ...

May 2014
NADONA/LTC to Certify Long-Term Care Content in Lippincott Advisor

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a collaboration with the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC) ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Crowns Inaugural Smart-Fold Wrap Race Champion at IAHCSMM

Kimberly-Clark Health Care recently crowned the champion of the inaugural Smart-Fold Wrap Races at the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) Annual Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio. ...

Elsevier Celebrates Nurses Week With Stories, Campaigns, Research & Thank-You Video

Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, in honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), organized several campaigns, opened access to top-cited nursing research and written about the status and future of ...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care Offers Patient Hand Hygiene Kits to Healthcare Facilities

Kimberly-Clark Health Care is now offering its Kleenex Clean Hands Care Patient Kit to hospitals and healthcare facility customers. The Kleenex Clean Hands Care Patient Kit was created for hospitals to provide to patients at the time of admission. ...

New Study Evaluates Waste Anesthetic Gases in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

A study published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (JOPAN) documents occupational exposure to waste anesthetic gases (WAG) in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) may be higher than standards recommend. The study evaluated and demonstrated that ...

April 2014
New Study Evaluates Waste Anesthetic Gases in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

A study published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (JOPAN) documents occupational exposure to waste anesthetic gases (WAG) in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) may be higher than standards recommend.The study evaluated and demonstrated that ...

Press Ganey Acquires Dynamic Clinical Systems

Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, today announced the acquisition of Dynamic Clinical Systems (DCS), a patient-reported outcomes services and solutions provider. The acquisition expands Press Ganey's Patient ...

 

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