Hospitals and Nursing

Interim HealthCare CALIFORNIA Heads for the Hill

Author: Interim HealthCare
Dateline: Tue, 29 Sep 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Last week, local business owner Ms. Wendy Olayvar stood up for the over 2,000 patients in San Diego County who on a yearly basis, use Interim HealthCare's home health care services. Ms. Olayvar, President/CEO of Interim HealthCare of San Diego County, visited Capitol Hill to meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein to demonstrate how home health care helps patients - particularly seniors over the age of 65 - by ensuring they can stay in their homes and still receive highly skilled, professional health care.”



A R T I C L E:

Local business leader Interim HealthCare of San Diego County meets with legislators on Capitol Hill to demonstrate value of home health care.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Last week, local business owner Ms. Wendy Olayvar stood up for the over 2,000 patients in San Diego County who on a yearly basis, use Interim HealthCare's home health care services. Ms. Olayvar, President/CEO of Interim HealthCare of San Diego County, visited Capitol Hill to meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein to demonstrate how home health care helps patients - particularly seniors over the age of 65 - by ensuring they can stay in their homes and still receive highly skilled, professional health care.

With the national discussion on health care, Ms. Olayvar and Interim HealthCare want to ensure that those who want to receive health care in their own homes can continue to have access to it. Ms. Olayvar met with Kristin Wikelius, Legislative Assistant from Senator Dianne Feintein's office, explaining how Interim HealthCare of San Diego County patients have better results than the national average on hospital readmission.

Among the 23 Interim HealthCare locations in California, most have lower hospital readmission rates for their heart patients than the national average of 29 percent. Ms. Olayvar's 2 offices reflect 23 percent and 27 percent hospital readmission rate, showing a decrease compared to the national average. (Source: Medicare Home Health Compare Data, June 2009.)

In addition to discussing how local citizens benefit personally from Interim's home health care services, Ms. Olayvar also explained the financial benefits of home health care. From a nationwide perspective, home health care has the potential to dramatically cut America's health care costs by reducing the number of avoidable acute care hospitalizations among seniors. Interim HealthCare of San Diego County employs over 200 people, including registered nurses; physical, speech and occupational therapists; home health aides, and more.

"Patients and their families want to know what it will mean for them when national health care reform comes home," said Ms. Olayvar. "It was important to me to ensure that our patients' voices are heard as decisions are being made on Capitol Hill. Home care must be factored into national health care legislation, and patients and their caregivers need to understand what the end product is going to look like, and what happens when they need to use it."

Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare® is one of the nation's leading franchise organizations providing health care personnel at all skill levels in all settings. Through a network of more than 300 offices, independently owned franchisees provide diverse services including community based home health care, hospice and health care staffing. Under the HomeStyle® Services brand, Interim franchisees provide non-medical in-home senior services focused on the qualities of an enriched life.

Interim is unique in combining the commitment of local franchise ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards. Interim's independent franchise owners employ more than 75,000 health care workers who serve 50,000 people each day.

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M2SYS Donated Revolutionary Fingerprint System to Bwindi Community Hospital to Identify Patients

Author: M2SYS Technology
Dateline: Fri, 25 Sep 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, has finalized an agreement to provide Bwindi Community Hospital with their leading-edge fingerprint identification system as part of a donation effort to support global causes. Bwindi Community Hospital provides healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world, affected with devastating diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and diarrhea, which are considered the biggest killers in their region.”



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ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, has finalized an agreement to provide Bwindi Community Hospital with their leading-edge fingerprint identification system as part of a donation effort to support global causes. Bwindi Community Hospital provides healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world, affected with devastating diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and diarrhea, which are considered the biggest killers in their region. The hospital is located on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in south-west Uganda.

M2SYS enabled Bwindi Hospital to immediately integrate and implement a seamless biometrics system, including a high-performance fingerprint identification engine. Previously, Bwindi Community Hospital used manual procedures to identify patients, allowing for severe health hazard individuals to be misidentified and opened the facility up to fraudulent activities. Hospital goers will now be identified by scanning their fingerprint, after scanning their medical records and history will be automatically displayed.

"Bio-Plugin™ was rated high by customers who previously used the technology. When contacted, M2SYS generously decided to donate the product free-of-charge as this technology was too expensive for us to implement," commented Wence Benda, IT Technician of Bwindi Community Hospital. "This technology certainly saves us a lot of time and energy with patients, and ensures smooth operation in the facility."

"We are proud to help out Bwindi Hospital, as they deserved embracing this new technology into their hospital to strengthen their activities with patients and the facility itself," Michael Trader, President of M2SYS stated. "M2SYS believes that now Bwindi can utilize this technology and move further ahead towards helping people get the best medication, eliminating misidentifications," he commented.

About M2SYS Technology

M2SYS Technology (www.m2sys.com), is a recognized industry leader in fingerprint identity management technology, delivering a wide range of customized, fully functional, turn-key fingerprint software solutions for businesses and consumers. M2SYS Technology was awarded the prestigious Frost and Sullivan Biometric Technology Innovation of the Year award in 2007.

About Bwindi Community Hospital

Bwindi Community Hospital (www.bwindihospital.com) is a Church of Uganda Hospital located in the village of Buhoma close to the northern entrance of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of half of the world's Mountain Gorillas. It is run by a Management Committee of staff, and overseen by a Board of Governors.

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Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas Takes Home Three Awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care Convention

Author: Interim HealthCare Inc
Dateline: Tue, 14 Jul 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation's largest provider of home care and supplemental health care staffing services, is pleased to recognize Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas for their 25 years of service and their three local caregivers who received awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care convention in Durham, North Carolina: Clayton Rich of Garland; Jennifer Jones of Pink Hill, and Melissa Britt of Orrum.”



A R T I C L E:

Local Nurses from Pink Hill, Garland, and Orrum, North Carolina honored.

SUNRISE, Fla., July 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation's largest provider of home care and supplemental health care staffing services, is pleased to recognize Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas for their 25 years of service and their three local caregivers who received awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care convention in Durham, North Carolina: Clayton Rich of Garland; Jennifer Jones of Pink Hill, and Melissa Britt of Orrum.

Clayton Rich, Nursing Assistant (NA), received the 2009 In-Home Aide of the Year Award. Rich was honored for going the extra mile for each and every patient, finding positives in any situation, and taking on the most difficult cases without complaint. In his acceptance speech, Rich thanked his employers and colleagues for their many years of support and challenged everyone in attendance to keep making a difference in patients' lives. When not working, Rich can be found volunteering for those less fortunate. It is this "spirit of service to others" that makes him a role model for all and a beacon of compassion and caring.

Jennifer Jones, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), received the 2009 Paraprofessional of the Year Award for being the embodiment of perseverance and the power of home care. She began her medical career as a nurse aide and saw firsthand the positive impact of talented home care nurses. Jones attended nursing school during lunch hours, nights, and weekends to become an LPN, and then forged on in pursuit of her degree in registered nursing (RN), which she is scheduled to receive in spring 2010. Jones also serves her country as a Specialist in the United States Army Reserve, strengthening her civilian clinical skills with military medicine. Recently assigned to a patient who was deemed hopelessly unresponsive, Jones took on the challenge to rehabilitate her stating, "There is always hope, as long as there is always love." Jones assessed and closely monitored her patient's situation, recommending changes in medication and ventilator settings. Within weeks the patient became responsive and has now progressed to the point that she can speak, eat and walk. Jones' contributions are perhaps best summarized in the words of this patient, who said, "Jennifer is my everything...I wouldn't be here without her."

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily," said Melissa Britt, RN, and Branch Manager for the Interim Office in Lumberton, North Carolina, who received the 2009 Home Care Leadership Award. Never shrinking from the bright light of leadership, Britt was recognized for continually facing challenges with unwavering confidence and for seeking specialized training and new ways to meet the evolving needs of her clients and referral sources. Wound care credentialed, cardiac care trained and pediatric credentialed, Britt fills needs on all shifts whether day, night, weekend or holiday, often putting her patients' and teams' needs above her own. No stranger to awards, Britt's glowing reviews also earned her Interim HealthCare office the nationwide company's 2007 National Preeminent Award for Patient Satisfaction. When asked why she continually challenges herself as a supervisor to learn more and help more, Britt spoke of the ways in which helping and inspiring others has, in turn, helped her grow.

Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare is the nation's oldest proprietary national organization providing health care personnel at all skill levels in all settings. Through a comprehensive network of more than 300 offices, Interim HealthCare is the largest combined provider of community-based home care (skilled and non-medical) and health care staffing. Interim HealthCare is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service through more than 75,000 health care workers who serve 50,000 people each day.

For more information, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.

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Announcing Always Best Care Senior Services Expansion into the Littleton / Denver, Colorado Area

Author: Always Best Care Senior Services
Dateline: Wed, 31 Oct 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DENVER, Colo. - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Littleton/Denver, Colorado area. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in Littleton/Denver can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.”



A R T I C L E:

DENVER, Colo. - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Littleton/Denver, Colorado area. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in Littleton/Denver can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

For over a decade, a caring relationship has been the foundation of our work - a sincere concern for the betterment of life that goes beyond just doing what is required, but doing the most we can for the seniors entrusted to our care. This has been our core belief, and is at the heart of Always Best Care Senior Services. We have worked with thousands of case managers, social workers, discharge planners, doctors, and families to provide a better quality of life for our seniors.

At Always Best Care Senior Services we can create a tailored In-Home Care package, customized for the senior's needs. Care can be provided on an hourly or daily basis, with services available including; companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, laundry, recreational activities and more.

For seniors preferring to be in an assisted living environment, we will provide a no cost assessment performed by one care coordinators. Using Always Best Care Senior Services proprietary software we will search through the facilities in the desired area to find the best match for the seniors needs. Matches are based on the senior's level of care needed, financial resources and other preferences they may have. We drive the senior and/or their family to tour the facilities, meet with any attending medical staff and assist in gathering the necessary paperwork needed for the move into an assisted living facility. We only refer to facilities that are state licensed or that one of our team members have inspected and would recommend. Always Best Care Senior Services will be there at the senior's side throughout the transition process.

At Always Best Care Senior Services, we believe that no undertaking is more worthwhile than helping with you or your loved ones needs. Our team is unwavering in our commitment to excellence and looks forward to providing you with exceptional service.

Helping others making life rich - Always.

More information: www.abc-seniors.com/80127

ABC LITTLETON/DENVER COLORADO
Laura Hansen
lhansen @ abc-seniors.com
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DCH Auto Group Dedicates Hospital Childcare Center

Author: DCH Auto Group
Dateline: Mon, 15 Oct 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “FREEHOLD, N.J. - Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DCH Freehold Toyota and parent company, DCH Auto Group, dedicated the Childcare Center at CentraState's new Fitness and Wellness Center on Saturday. John T. Gribbin, President and CEO of CentraState Healthcare System, thanked DCH for its ongoing contribution, presenting a plaque in recognition of DCH's generosity.”



A R T I C L E:

FREEHOLD, N.J. - Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DCH Freehold Toyota and parent company, DCH Auto Group, dedicated the Childcare Center at CentraState's new Fitness and Wellness Center on Saturday. John T. Gribbin, President and CEO of CentraState Healthcare System, thanked DCH for its ongoing contribution, presenting a plaque in recognition of DCH's generosity.

Caption: DCH Freehold Toyota Childcare Center"We are here today to celebrate a unique event," announced William Liang, General Manager of DCH Freehold Toyota and Regional Vice President of DCH Auto Group. "Hospitals have always been known as a place where the sick come to heal. But CentraState has seen the future, represented in this wonderful new state-of-the-art Fitness and Wellness Center."

Liang continued, "DCH Auto Group, with local dealerships in the core of this community for more than 25 years, sees so many families in our showrooms. We know how busy people are. And raising young children is the hardest work of all. With DCH Freehold Toyota Childcare Center, hard-working parents will be able to avail themselves of all the Fitness and Wellness Center has to offer, knowing that their children are enjoying a break from the routine as much as they are."

Parents undergoing specialized treatments and rehabilitating from physical challenges will have one less worry, thanks to the services offered at the new Childcare Center which offers a variety of learning development activities and daily projects that give children a sense of accomplishment. In addition, members working out in the fitness area can use the new Childcare Center for up to two hours at a nominal fee while observing their children on closed circuit monitors at many of the work out stations.

Susan Scarola, President and CEO of DCH Auto Group commented on the company's relationship with the CentraState Healthcare Foundation, "We have forged a strong partnership over many years and pledge that we will continue to work together for our community for years to come."

With more than 30 dealerships in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Southern California, the DCH Auto Group features a full line of new and pre-owned vehicles from Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Jaguar, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln/Mercury, Nissan, Toyota, Saturn, Scion and Volvo. DCH will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary, emphasizing its mission "to be an innovative industry leader totally committed to customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, integrity and teamwork."

DCH and its dealerships can be visited online at www.dchauto.com.


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Baker County Medical Services Posts Its Charges on Their Website

Author: Baker County Medical Services
Dateline: Thu, 09 Aug 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MACCLENNY, Fla. - Aug. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Baker County Medical Services which operates Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny, Florida announced today that they have posted all of their hospital charges contained in their Charge Master on their website bcmedsvcs.com.”



A R T I C L E:

MACCLENNY, Fla. - Aug. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Baker County Medical Services which operates Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny, Florida announced today that they have posted all of their hospital charges contained in their Charge Master on their website www.bcmedsvcs.com.

The Charge Master is a comprehensive list of charges for every service, procedure, supply and pharmaceutical provided by EFMH. The public can view charges by hospital department to compare EFMH's charges to the charges of other hospital providers.

Baker County Medical Services has posted Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital's charges in response to the national initiative in health care to make consumers more knowledgeable regarding hospital charges.

Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital is a 501 (C)3 Charitable Hospital and is one of Florida's Statutory Rural Hospitals as well as being designated a Sole Community Provider for Macclenny and Baker County by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Interim HealthCare Inc. Names Senior Care Professional as 2007 HomeStyle Hero

Author: Interim HealthCare Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 30 May 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SUNRISE, Fla. - May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation's largest provider of home care and health care staffing, announced the winner of the national HomeStyle Hero Award for 2007. Leona Holley, Homemaker/ Companion, from Windsor, Connecticut was the recipient of the national award which recognizes senior care professionals who best represent the character traits that make up a hero such as honesty, experience, integrity and dependability.”



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SUNRISE, Fla. - May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation's largest provider of home care and health care staffing, announced the winner of the national HomeStyle Hero Award for 2007. Leona Holley, Homemaker/ Companion, from Windsor, Connecticut was the recipient of the national award which recognizes senior care professionals who best represent the character traits that make up a hero such as honesty, experience, integrity and dependability.

HomeStyle Services(R) by Interim HealthCare is the company's brand name for non-medical home care services. The HomeStyle Hero award is unique in that nominees are asked to obtain a client testimonial providing reasons why their caregivers should be recognized as a HomeStyle Hero. Fifty-seven senior care professionals throughout the country were nominated for the prestigious award by their clients and supervisors. Testimonials were received from trust advisors, spouses and adult children in addition to the individuals receiving assistance in their homes.

Commenting on the help provided to his mother, John Tyskewicz. of Windsor, Connecticut said, "It is rare today to find individuals who like the work in which they are engaged. It is rarer still to meet that person who not only loves their work, but elevates their profession to a new height far beyond the expected call of duty - one whose love, goodness and compassion to duty raise the bar far above the commonplace. Leona Holley epitomizes such an individual."

"Leone came to us about 5 years ago (though I must admit it seems like only yesterday) and when she first came through the doorway, her smile shone like a ray of sunshine. My mom, you see, was 83 years old, and not too easy to please. Her latter years were hard on her, with both cancer and emphysema taking their toll on her usually pleasant disposition. But Leona, being the consummate professional that she is, won her over quite easily. Soon, I noticed very positive changes in my mom's personality. She became more animated when Leona arrived, and even after she left, mom seemed a much happier person. It wasn't long before Leona became 'one of the family.' Mom would look forward to Leona's arrivals with eager anticipation. Soon, Mom and I nicknamed Leona the 'white tornado' as she went from one task to another in her speedy and efficient manner. No matter how quickly she worked, she always took the time to point out safety concerns which might be harmful to the elderly. She pointed out devices which would make life easier for Mom, such as an elevated toilet seat, safety grips in the shower, slide-in devices for the bathtub and many others."

Leona Holley has been with the Interim Connecticut office since 2001. "If there are angels on earth, Leona must be one of them," says Homemaker/ Companion Program Manger Terri Johnson. "She is one of the most caring, compassionate people I have ever worked with. We're thrilled she was chosen as the national HomeStyle Hero."

Russ Cooper, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc. states, "The HomeStyle Hero award was developed in 2002 initially as a way to recognize our valued employees who provide exceptional non-medical care and companionship in the home. Five years and over 250 client testimonials later, it has also become a way to hear what our clients and their families have to say about the daily care they receive. Some require personal care, transportation or medication reminders, others require friendly companionship. In any case, clients have expressed how their lives have been improved."

Interim HealthCare is the nation's oldest leading home care and medical staffing company. Founded in 1966, there are more than 300 locations nationwide with approximately 75,000 health care workers.

For more information, visit www.homestyleservices.com.



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The Not-A-Bottle(TM) Container System Can Help Hydrate the Sick and Elderly

Author: Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC
Dateline: Mon, 15 May 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ESTES PARK, CO - May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC today announced that its innovative Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system can greatly assist in providing sufficient hydration to the sick and elderly. Dehydration is a significant cause of hospitalization for over one million elderly annually.”



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ESTES PARK, CO - May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC (www.RockyBusiness.com) today announced that its innovative Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system can greatly assist in providing sufficient hydration to the sick and elderly. Dehydration is a significant cause of hospitalization for over one million elderly annually.

"It is often difficult for the sick or elderly to perform a simple task, such as pour a glass of water from a pitcher weighing several pounds. Even holding a glass can be difficult for the bedridden patient," says Charles Schroeder, Manager, Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC. "The revolutionary Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system allows simple no spill instant refill by simply replacing the beverage bag in either drinking container or drinking tube applications."

"After visiting relatives in hospitals and nursing homes, it became apparent that there are significant physical barriers to patients getting sufficient hydration. In addition, when there were water pitchers available, they were far from sanitary," said Schroeder.

That's why Schroeder invented the Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system. This environmentally superior system consists of lightweight bags, holders, and dispenser caps. The disposable bags have a lip (much like a baby bottle liner), and have a pull tab or "pierceable" top for opening. The cap captures the bag lip between it and the holder, and has a dispenser appropriate for the material being distributed. The replaceable bag system allows for a wide variety of prepackaged sports and flavored drinks, nutritionals, water, and juices.

In addition to making personal hydration easier and more sanitary, the Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system offers significant cost reduction possibilities for beverage manufacturers by replacing plastic bottles with much lighter weight bags. With other dispenser attachments, the system can also be applied to foods, dairy products, baby bottles, home and personal products, motor oil and lubricants, and pharmaceuticals.

www.RockyBusiness.com/DocumentDownloads.htm has instant downloads for:

    * "Not-A-Bottle(TM)" - Detailed presentation
    * "Introducing Not-A-Bottle(TM) Container System" Brochure
    * "Revolutionizing Personal Hydration" Brochure


Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC now owns and is licensing the Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system technology for use with all types of flowable materials. Exclusive licenses are currently available for specific application categories now through 2022.


About Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC

Inventor Charles Schroeder formed Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC in 2004. The company develops and markets innovative intellectual property for a changing world.

Website: www.RockyBusiness.com


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Hospitals and Nursing

Chicago-based Organization Announces Initiative to Help Ease Severe Nursing Shortage In Illinois

Author: The Provident Foundation
Dateline: Wed, 28 Sep 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, IL - September 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Citing warnings from a report released last week by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), which revealed that by the year 2020, Illinois would have a shortage of 21,000 registered nurses, the Chicago-based Provident Foundation has announced plans to step up its efforts to help reverse this dangerous trend.”



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CHICAGO, IL - September 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Citing warnings from a report released last week by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), which revealed that by the year 2020, Illinois would have a shortage of 21,000 registered nurses, the Chicago-based Provident Foundation has announced plans to step up its efforts to help reverse this dangerous trend.

The MCHC report noted that the current nursing shortage began in the late 1990 is, as more baby boomers required hospital care and nursing professionals began to reach retirement age. The problem, however, persists because fewer young people are entering this very demanding field. If not dealt with aggressively, experts agree that inadequate staffing of nurses in hospitals could result in substandard patient care and increased risk of medical errors.

"We are committed to being at the forefront of solving this very serious problem," said Jim Myles, Founder and President of the Provident Foundation. Acknowledging that the issue needs short and long-term solutions, Myles announced upcoming plans to hold quarterly conferences for aspiring nurses and other healthcare workers in an effort to connect them with valuable resources that can move them toward existing opportunities in nursing. The conferences will begin in early 2006.

Myles also reaffirmed the foundation's commitment to providing scholarships to nursing students throughout the city and state. For the past decade, the foundation has given more than $42,000 to students pursuing careers in healthcare. "For some students, one thousand dollars can mean the difference between getting a nursing degree or dropping out," Myles said. Individuals as well as local businesses provide the scholarships.

The foundation's long-term effort was launched last year when they formed the Future Doctors/Future Nurses Clubs. The program aims to expose students to a variety of health care professions. "If we are serious about preparing young people for the future, we have to connect them with professionals who can encourage them to know that they can be more than athletes and entertainers," said Myles.

Future Doctors Future Nurses Clubs have been established in four Chicago inner-city schools, including Carver Military Academy, Dunbar High School, Chicago Vocational High School and Hyde Park Career Academy with several other schools strongly considering adding the program to their list of extra curricular activities. "The students have been very enthusiastic about joining the clubs," said Margo Crawford, an education consultant. "Once they get key information regarding how one prepares to become a healthcare professional and are motivated to have confidence in their abilities, they can't help but get excited," she added. Crawford touted Hyde Park Career Academy's club membership of more than fifty students and CVS for its involvement in field trips.
"Our goal is to help nurture and identify the next Dr. Daniel Hale Williams because the health of our community depends on it," said Myles.

For more information, contact the Provident Foundation at 773-363-4272 or log on to www.providentfoundation.org.


The Provident Foundation was founded in 1994 to preserve the history of the original Provident Hospital and Training School and to perpetuate the legacy of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, an African American physician who became the first to perform a delicate heart surgery.



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Hospitals and Nursing

New FDA Approved Test Detects Thyroid Disease in Minutes

Author: ThyroTec, Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 28 Dec 2004

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HONEY BROOK, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Thanks to FDA approval of ThyroTest(tm), a new rapid hypothyroid diagnostic screening device from ThyroTec, Inc., detection of a common thyroid disease will now come sooner rather than later for millions of Americans. More Americans suffer from thyroid disease than diabetes and cancer combined.”



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HONEY BROOK, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Thanks to FDA approval of ThyroTest(tm), a new rapid hypothyroid diagnostic screening device from ThyroTec, Inc., detection of a common thyroid disease will now come sooner rather than later for millions of Americans. More Americans suffer from thyroid disease than diabetes and cancer combined.

Currently patients suffering from symptoms of hypothyroidism have to wait days to discover lab results. Because ThyroTest(tm) has also gained CLIA Waiver status; patients can now get test result for hypothyroidism in minutes, right in the doctor's office.

"We are excited about bringing ThyroTest to the marketplace," said Jim Small, president of ThyroTec, a New Jersey based medical products development company. "ThyroTest is the first, and only, product to receive FDA approval and CLIA waiver for identifying above normal levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in a rapid format. This simple rapid diagnostic screen test is a qualitative measurement that allows physicians to screen patients for hypothyroidism in ten minutes with a whole blood sample."

Hypothyroidism develops when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, which regulates body's metabolism. A lack of thyroid hormone affects many body systems.

The incidence of hypothyroidism tends to increase with age, with older people, especially women, at highest risk.

Common symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, weakness, dry and coarse skin and hair, hair loss, depression, decreased libido, trouble swallowing, increased cholesterol, heavy or irregular periods or trouble getting pregnant.

An estimated 13 million Americans live undiagnosed and needlessly suffer from hypothyroidism. It is also estimated that three to five percent of the U.S. population has some form of thyroid disease. Approximately one in every eight of American women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.

ThyroTec has chosen American Health Partners, of Oklahoma City, to develop the ThyroTest(tm) brand identity, final market preparation, selection of national sales partners, training and the management of distribution.

"American Health Partners recognizes the benefit of providing doctors a rapid screen for hypothyroidism. Millions of patients who needlessly suffer from the symptoms of hypothyroidism can be screened in one office visit and further steps for treatment can begin immediately," said Brian Banks, president of American Health Partners.

"American Health Partners brings medical innovations to life through a proprietary market readiness process and proven distribution management network. We look forward to partnering with ThyroTec on this outstanding medical innovation."


ThyroTec, Inc., 1801 Horseshoe Pike, Suite One, Honey Brook, PA 19344. (610) 942-8971. www.thyrotest.com


Contact:
Jim Small, President/CEO, ThyroTec, Inc.,
info@thyrotest.com, +1-610-942-8971

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