Hospitals & Healthcare News

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West Valley Medical Center to expand surgery center

Friday, March 13, 2015

West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for an expansion and renovation of its surgery center The 625 million project will add 2700 square feet to the surgery center and renovate the current space which is nearly 11000 square feet said West Valley spok..

North Cypress Medical Center doctor performs one of first robotic whipple surgeries in Houston area

Friday, March 13, 2015

North Cypress Medical Center is on the cutting edge of surgical services as one of the first hospitals in the greater Houston area along with staff surgeon Dr S Manny Ayyar to perform the Fully Robotic Whipple Surgical Procedure or a Pancreaticoduodenectomy The Whipple procedure is the most common ..

St Jude Medical to Resume Portico Heart Valve Implants

Friday, March 13, 2015

CE Mark has been reinstated to St Jude Medical39s TAVR device which means the company can resume selling its implants in Europe soon St Jude Medical39s CE Mark for its Portico heart valve has been reinstated a spokesman for the Minnesota company confirmed Thursday Back in September out of caution ..

Carolinas HealthCare offsets projected shortfall, netting $450M with rise in patient base and demand for services

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Carolinas HealthCare System39s initial financial projections of a shortfall in fiscal 2014 went unfounded as the Charlotte healthcare system netted 4503 million across its footprint That39s a 18 percent decline from its 5484 million total in 2013 driven by continued external pressures such as decli..

Cancer hospital company abandons bid to expand in Georgia

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A cancer hospital company dropped a longshot bid Tuesday to win permission from lawmakers to expand its patient base in the state Illinoisbased Cancer Treatment Centers of America suggested in a statement that it might try again in the next legislative session The company had sought to persuade law..

Medical device ID efforts hit by bureaucratic delays in US

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Defibrillators artificial hips and other implants would be tracked under the government system but behindthescenes conflict delays initiative The ideal way to protect the public from hazardous medical devices the Food and Drug Administration says is a brandspecific identification number on devices ..

Russian medical device nomenclature system complicates companies' regsitration

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A new medical device nomenclature system launched and enforced by Russian regulators is causing challenges for registrants due to incomplete and missing codes as well as more stringent requirements for grouping products together in the same registration Roszdravnadzors Nomenclature Classification o..

Flinders University researchers' prototype medical device to enable bone graft delivery in spinal fusion as surgical instrument

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Flinders University researchers are developing a surgical instrument that will enable bone graft delivery during minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures The concept will receive 30000 in RD assistance from the SA Governments Manufacturing Works Medical Technologies Program MTP which is delivere..

Wipro and TPG invest $300 million into Manipal Education and Medical Group

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji39s family office and US private equity giant TPG Capital have invested a total of 300 million about Rs 1860 crore in Manipal Education and Medical Group that is pre paring to expand core businesses PremjiInvest which has a corpus of 1 billion invested 125 million about Rs..

Apple ResearchKit set to revolutionise health innovation turning iPhones into medical diagnostic devices

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Apple Incs new ResearchKit software platform turns the iPhone into a diagnostic tool drawing medical data from millions of potential customers creating a boon for researchers and a headache for privacy advocates With iPhone users permission Apple will be able to take data gleaned from its Health ap..

Span Diagnostics transfers its business undertaking to Arkray Healthcare

Monday, March 09, 2015

Span Diagnostics has transferred its business undertaking to Arkray Healthcare with effect from March 05 2015 The company had earlier on January 24 2014 entered into Business Purchase Agreement BPA with Arkray Healthcare for transfer of its Invitro Diagnostics business to Arkra Healthcare Further S..

Apollo Hospitals enters Tier II towns launching 200-bedded Specialty Hospital in Nellore, South India

Monday, March 09, 2015

Apollo Hospitals has entered the Tier II town of Andhra with the launch of a 200bedded Apollo Specialty Hospital ASH in Nellore Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the facility equipped with virtual ICU and Telemedicine Technology It is expected to function as a onestop solution for adva..

Bracco Imaging launches the EmpowerCTA®+ The Next Generation of Contrast Enhanced Delivery Systems in CT Imaging

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Bracco Imaging through its business unit Bracco Injeneering SA announced today the availability of its EmpowerCTA an advanced engineering contrast injection system that puts the radiologic technologist in control in the computed tomography suite The EmpowerCTA has initially been launched in the Uni..

Medical device manufacturers lobby to repeal ACA tax in US

Saturday, March 07, 2015

While most healthcare stakeholders have slowed their spending on Washington lobbying one sector has cranked up the pressurethe medicaldevice industry Device manufacturers and their trade group fervently seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act39s medicaldevice tax spent nearly 33 million last year..

Bayer HealthCare contributes $1 Million to Support Cancer Care Technology Platform

Friday, March 06, 2015

Bayer HealthCare announced today that it has contributed one million dollars to the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO to support CancerLinQ a cutting edge health information technology platform designed to unlock vast quantities of information about the expe..

New Siemens healthcare unit to start in May

Friday, March 06, 2015

German industrial group Siemens will house its German healthcare operations in a standalone unit in the form of a GmbH legal entity on May 1 two sources with knowledge of the matter said Siemens wants to give the investmenthungry unit independence within the group creating standalone companies in m..

Mayo Clinic and Gentag, Inc. announce Agreement to develop Wireless Sensors for Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Mayo Clinic and Gentag Inc have reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes We are hoping that this technology will be gamechanger These patch biosensors may help us reduce global obesity and diabetes says James Levine MD PhD a M..

Major Dutch Hospital enhances Radiology Services with It Solution from Sectra

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Dutch hospital Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam the Netherlands has selected Sectra STOSECTB as its IT and medical technology partner The order comprises Sectras solution for handling and archiving radiology images PACS With this investment the hospital will benefit from transparent and s..

Privia Medical Group and MedChi announce Strategic Alignment

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Privia Medical Group announced today a strategic alignment with MedChi the Maryland State Medical Society to promote and protect the private practice of medicine and arm physicians with educational resources and tools to generate additional practice revenue Privia Medical Group is one of the fastes..

Samaritan Regional Health System to merge with Cleveland University Hospitals

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Samaritan Regional Health System may integrate into the much larger Clevelandbased University Hospital system by fall The health care organizations announced they are working on a letter of intent After MedCentral Health System39s decision last year to affiliate with OhioHealth system in Columbus ..

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