Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Radiation Oncology Center

March 19, 2021 0 Comments

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s new Radiation Oncology Center completes the first phase of the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute. In support of the Cancer Institute’s vision to provide a comprehensive care continuum, the new oncology center in Sarasota, Fla. offers patients access to premier radiation treatment, including external beam radiation services, in a comfortable, spa-like environment devoted solely to cancer care.

The 18,000-square-foot facility is equipped with two Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators that accurately pinpoint tumors, sparing healthy cells from unnecessary radiation. This cutting-edge technology ultimately facilitates faster treatments, shorter recovery periods, and improved outcomes. The center also includes a CT simulator for radiation therapy, six exam rooms, physician offices, and an integrative care suite.

Informed by critical feedback from hospital user groups and community members, the facility was planned to focus on the whole patient by integrating advanced technology with wellness elements such as a serenity garden and … Read the rest

PHOTO TOUR: Hartford HealthCare’s Health Center at Perkins Farm

March 17, 2021 0 Comments

Hartford HealthCare (Hartford, Conn.) wanted to build a new ambulatory care facility to support outpatient services for heart and vascular, neurosciences, and primary care, as well as offer full external imaging services.

The three-story, 45,000-square-foot project, Hartford HealthCare’s Health Center at Perkins Farm, was brought to life in January 2020 in the seaport town of Mystic, Conn.

Designed by Perkins&Will (New York), the center is adjacent to in I-95 interstate. The form features a curved volume with white, raked horizontal panels suggestive of a ship’s hull as a homage to the historic seaside village.

At the southwest corner, a stainless-steel mesh clad stair tower delivers an interpretation of a local lighthouse to create a distinctive and meaningful presence along the highway. Concealed lighting internal to the form creates a soft glow, serving as a visual beacon on the exterior.

Each floor is approximately 15,000 square feet with imaging, rehabilitation services, … Read the rest

How well do COVID vaccines protect after organ transplant?

March 16, 2021 0 Comments

Vaccines rev up the immune system to recognize the virus, something that's harder to do if someone's immune cells aren't in good working order.

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Cleveland Clinic project expected to create 1,000 R&D jobs, lands state tax credits

January 26, 2021 0 Comments

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 15-year job creation tax credit for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation — an unusual move because the board typically focuses on corporate expansions. The vote came as state officials were preparing to announce the creation of the Cleveland Innovation District, a partnership involving Cleveland’s three major hospital systems and two universities.

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Healthcare providers face high costs, demand for agency staff as COVID-19 rages

January 25, 2021 0 Comments

Healthcare providers still struggle to find travel nurses to handle the COVID-19 surge. And those workers come at a price, with the competition doubling or even tripling normal compensation.

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Biden's early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

January 24, 2021 0 Comments

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said President Donald Trump's handling of the virus caused so much damage to public perceptions of its severity that it's important for President Joe Biden to set a contrasting tone.

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It's a secret: California keeps key virus data from public

January 23, 2021 0 Comments

State health officials said they rely on a very complex set of measurements that would confuse and potentially mislead the public if they were made public.

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Cerner names Erceg as new CFO

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

Mark Erceg will join Cerner Corp. as the company's new chief financial officer Feb. 22. He's the third leadership appointment Cerner has announced since the start of 2021.

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Last-minute COVID costs cut into UnitedHealthcare's $396 million operating income

January 21, 2021 0 Comments

Going forward, UnitedHealthcare expects to add 1.5 million members in 2021, with enrollment in government plans continuing to drive growth.

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Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay $5.1M HIPAA penalty

January 20, 2021 0 Comments

The penalty resolves alleged HIPAA violations stemming from a data breach that took place from December 2013 to May 2015 and compromised data on 9.3 million people, according to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.

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