Hospitals & Healthcare News

This section covers the managerial aspects in the Healthcare industry.

Fresenius Kabi sells German oncology compounding business

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fresenius Kabi FRESM3 has sold its German oncology business CFL GmbH to fellow compounding company NewCo Pharma GmbH for an undisclosed amount the company said on Monday Fresenius Kabi AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of German healthcare group Fresenius SE Co KGaA FREGDE Fresenius Kabi will remain..

Apollo joins hands with TCS for healthcare services

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tata Consultancy Services TCS and Apollo Hospitals will work together to make healthcare services affordable and accessible to all said N Chandrasekaran Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director TCS Launching Apollo Hospitals facility on Chennai39s IT corridor Old Mahabalipuram Road today he sa..

Apollo Hospitals signs deal with Ghana on health services

Monday, February 16, 2015

Apollo Hospitals Group has inked an MoU with the Ministry of Health Republic of Ghana for developing tertiary health care services in the African country the company said today The agreement was signed by Victor Asare Bampoe Deputy Health Minister Ghana and Hari Prasad CEO Central Region Apollo Hos..

Caribbean Medical University opens Campus in India

Monday, February 16, 2015

Caribbean Medical University39s program has been very wellreceived in North America and in the Caribbean An increasing number of students have been coming out to the regular information seminars and are applying with CMU to begin their journey of becoming a medical doctor This incredible response h..

Prime Healthcare completes acquisition of St. Joseph and St. Mary’s medical centers

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Prime Healthcare on Friday completed its acquisition of St Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City and St Marys Medical Center in Blue Springs The forprofit hospital chain based in California also acquired some other unspecified assets of Carondelet Health from Ascension Health the St Louisbased notfo..

Modular hospital in Moura, Queensland nears completion with modulars being transported to site

Friday, February 13, 2015

A new hospital in Moura in central Queensland will soon be one step closer to completion Fourteen modules making up the hospital being constructed at Yatala south of Brisbane will be transported to the site in the next couple of weeks The chairwoman of the Moura Hospital Consumer Advisory Group De..

Crozer-Keystone reaches a 3 year collective bargaining agreement with with 170 Taylor Hospital nurses

Friday, February 13, 2015

CrozerKeystone Health System reached a threeyear collective bargaining agreement with its 170 nurses at Taylor Hospital in Delaware County The nurses are represented by the United Nurses of Pennsylvania Specific terms of the new contract were not disclosed Both the hospital and UNOP worked hard o..

Parkland Foundation meets $150M public/private funding goal for Parkland Memorial Hospital

Friday, February 13, 2015

Parkland Foundation announced Thursday that it reached its 150 million publicprivate funding goal for Parkland Memorial Hospital The foundation is a fundraising initiative for Parkland Health Hospital System North Texas39 secondlargest hospital by number of beds In 2008 it kicked off its I Stand f..

Minnesota House committee approves bill providing tax credit to medical device companies

Friday, February 13, 2015

A bill providing a tax credit to medical device companies aimed at offsetting the federal medical device tax won approval Wednesday from a House panel The bill39s author Preston Republican Rep Greg Davids said the federal tax is tremendously unfair and his legislation seeks to provide the state39s ..

Prime Minister Tony Abbott opens first NSW cancer hospital

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Chris O39Brien Lifehouse in Sydney has been expanded to accommodate 125 overnight beds eight operating theatres and an intensive care unit that will be available to both public and private patients Speaking at the official opening of the expanded centre Mr Abbott said the facility showed the go..

Ageing China draws investors interest to healthcare sector

Friday, February 13, 2015

Investors are rushing into China39s booming healthcare business helping MA deal values surpass those of the hot Internet sector as the country prepares to cater to hundreds of millions of elderly patients Encouraged by a relaxation of foreign ownership rules last year and a rapidly aging population..

Gaumard announces Latest Installations of Victoria Birthing Simulator in U.S.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

GaumardR Scientific Company today provided an update on installations of the VictoriaTM birthing simulator at health care and educational facilities across the US The latest installation sites include Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Medford Ore University of North Dakota College of Nursi..

Novigenix acquires Blood-Based Molecular Diagnostics Test Colox

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Molecular diagnostics company Novigenix SA announced today it acquired Colox a new molecular blood test for the detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions adenomatous polyps Colox has been approved for sale in Europe and has been launched commercially in Switzerland Novigenix aims to in..

Sorin group announces enrollment of first patients in the vanguard clinical study

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sorin Group a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases announced today the first successful implants of the EquiliaTM system in the Vanguard Vagal Nerve Stimulation Safeguarding Heart Failure Patients clinical study The system is intended to treat heart ..

WellStar Health System and Emory University explore merger in Atlanta area

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WellStar Health System and Emory University are in discussions to create a combined organization that would bring nearly a dozen hospitals under a single umbrella The two parties are in a 45day publicdiscussion period and will then start putting together the details of the concept over the next 12 ..

Clinical Innovations launches traxi™ Panniculus Retractor Device

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Clinical Innovations a leading manufacturer of labor and delivery equipment today announced the launch of traxi Panniculus Retractor with Retentus Technology traxi lifts and retracts the dense layer of fatty tissue during abdominal procedures When used in cesarean sections it allows for a safer labo..

Roche acquires Signature Diagnostics to advance translational research for next generation sequencing (NGS) diagnostics

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Roche announced today the acquisition of Signature Diagnostics AG Signature a privately held company based in Potsdam Germany Signature is a translational oncology and genomics company that develops large blood plasma and tissue biobanks in multiple cancers including colorectal and lung which are co..

Kenya signs 38-billion shilling contract for the supply of medical equipment to public hospitals

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Kenyan government on Friday February 6th signed a 38billion shilling 416 million deal for the supply of medical equipment to public health institutions in all 47 counties The move will help to address the nationwide lack or shortage of critical hospital equipment Health Cabinet Secretary James ..

Advanced Prenatal Therapeutics receives Notice of Allowance for Preeclampsia Device

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Advanced Prenatal Therapeutics Inc a private medical device company developing novel therapies for preeclampsia is pleased to announce that its patent application for Treatment of Preeclampsia Using Targeted Apheresis has been allowed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO The patent..

Influence Health releases Enhanced Enterprise Content Management Solution for Hospitals

Friday, February 06, 2015

Influence Health the leading provider of digital consumer engagement and activation tools recently expanded capabilities for the CONVERT ON DEMAND formerly SiteMaker enterprise content management system CMS Influence Health has significantly invested in the CONVERT ON DEMAND solution to provide heal..