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Wounded Veteran Delivers University of St. Augustine Keynote

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- Retired Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy, a wounded Army serviceman, delivered the keynote address at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 2015 Alumni Event July 18. Murphy is author of Blasted by Adversity: The Making of a Wounded Warrior, a memoir that includes his two tours in Iraq. Shortly before completing his second tour, in 2005, Murphy was wounded by an IED, which resulted in the loss of his right leg above the knee, and severed his left leg. Since then, he has ...

Posted on: July 28, 2015
NASS Contributes to 'Surgeon Scorecard'

BURR RIDGE, IL --The North American Spine Society (NASS) announced July 14 that it collaborated with ProPublica on its newly released "Surgeon Scorecard" database that offers complication rates for more than 17,000 surgeons throughout the United States. NASS leadership worked with ProPublica reporters to identify appropriate elective spine procedures, define "complications," and offer ongoing risk-adjustment guidance and research for the "Surgeon Scorecard" project. "When ProPublica approached NASS for ...

Posted on: July 27, 2015
Clinicient Names CFO and VP of Marketing

PORTLAND, OR -- Clinicient Inc., a provider of outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, announced July 21 the appointment of Steven Sipowicz as chief financial officer and Jim Neumann as vice president of marketing. Sipowicz has more than 25 years of experience managing the financial operations of both public and private high-technology companies. Neumann has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial marketing expertise, along with a track record for delivering marketing results based on revenue, lead ...

Posted on: July 26, 2015
Craig Hospital Ranks Among Top 10 Rehab Hospitals

ENGLEWOOD, CO -- Craig Hospital announced July 21 that it has been ranked a top ten rehabilitation hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for the 26th consecutive year. Craig has ranked in the top ten every year since the rankings began in 1990. A survey of rehabilitation physicians from across the country results in the annual rankings, in which Craig was chosen No. 7 in the U.S. for rehabilitation. "We're proud to be recognized by physicians as one of the best rehabilitation ...

Posted on: July 25, 2015
Single-Surgeon Study Reveals Benefits of Hip Arthroscopy

ORLANDO -- Benjamin Domb, MD, founder of the American Hip Institute®, released study results of a series of patients undergoing hip arthroscopy at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, held July 10-12 in Orlando, FL. The study of 1,155 performed arthroscopies took place from February 2008 to June 2012, and included a two-year minimum follow-up. Data was collected on patients undergoing primary or revision hip arthroscopy. Results demonstrate statistically ...

Posted on: July 24, 2015
MedRisk Names ISAB Panel Member

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- MedRisk announced July 23 that Matthew Walsworth, MD, PT, has joined its International Scientific Advisory Board. ISAB is an elite panel of specialists in physical medicine, diagnostic imaging, and electrodiagnostics who oversee all clinical aspects of MedRisk's programs, including its proprietary evidence-based guideline development and maintenance. "Dr. Walsworth is the first ISAB member to have such deep expertise in both physical therapy and diagnostic services," said ISAB Chair ...

Posted on: July 23, 2015
CHOP Opens Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

PHILADELPHIA -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will open the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Monday, July 27. Located on Civic Center Boulevard, across from the main hospital, the Buerger Center is a major part of the newly named Raymond G. Perelman Campus. "Many families, doctors and nurses participated in the planning of this building, and the generosity of thousands of donors, most notably the transformational $50 million gift from the Buerger family, has made this center ...

Posted on: July 22, 2015
Confluent Health Names CFO

LOUSVILLE, KY -- Confluent Health announced July 16 the appointment of Steven A. Van Camp as chief financial officer. Van Camp will manage all financial aspects of Confluent Health and its companies, including accounting, financing, payer contracting, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. Van Camp received his bachelor of science from Manchester College and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He has nearly 20 years of healthcare experience, most recently serving as CFO of ...

Posted on: July 20, 2015
California Hospital Sues HHS for Delayed Payments

POMONA, CA -- Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare announced July 7 that it filed suit on May 27, 2015 to require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to resolve Medicare appeals within 90 days of submission, as required by federal law. The suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, requests the court to order HHS to address Casa Colina's pending appeals, which have been delayed for as long as two years. "The lengthy delay in ...

Posted on: July 19, 2015
Barefoot Running May Contribute to Problematic Patterns

LAS VEGAS -- A study presented March 24 at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that a significant number of experienced runners age 30 and older (40 percent of men and 20 percent of women) maintained a heel-first running pattern -- which naturally occurs when wearing a shoe with an elevated heel -- when running without shoes. Maintaining a heel-toe pattern while running barefoot or in a minimalist shoe may lead to more frequent injuries. "Previous studies ...

Posted on: July 18, 2015
AgeSong Partners With Sutter Care at Home

SAN FRANCISCO -- AgeSong, a San Francisco Bay-Area eldercare provider, announced July 8 a partnership with Sutter Care at Home. This partnership will allow AgeSong communities to provide additional personalized care options to the elders residing in their communities. "As the demand for AgeSong's quality eldercare rapidly increases, it's our number one priority to ensure we are meeting the mental and emotional as well as diverse health care needs of our individual residents," said Betty Dominici, ...

Posted on: July 17, 2015
ADU Launches Program in Conductive Education

ORLANDO, FL -- Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) announced July 16 a new bachelor of science program in conductive education (CE) as well as a certificate program in CE for students currently holding their bachelor's. Courses are planned to start during the fall 2015 trimester. The bachelor of science in conductive education (BSCE) is a four-year program specifically designed for students to gain the skills needed to become a conductor immediately following graduation. Students ...

Posted on: July 16, 2015
In-person and Telerehab Comparable Post-TKR

ROSEMONT, IL -- Patients who received rehabilitation instructions via video teleconference (telerehabilitation) following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery had comparable outcomes to patients who received in-person physical therapy, according to a study appearing in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS). "This study is the first to provide strong evidence for use of telerehabilitation as an alternative to conventional face-to-face care following total knee replacement ...

Posted on: July 15, 2015
Biodex Introduces VibroTactile System

SHIRLEY, NY -- Biodex Medical Systems Inc. announced July 14 the addition of the VibroTactile System to their balance line of physical medicine devices. Audio and visual biofeedback are inherent to the Biodex Balance System™ SD and portable BioSway.™ The VibroTactile System is offered as an option for these balance devices. Once incorporated into the Balance System SD or portable BioSway, the VibroTactile System provides a third sense to postural sway biofeedback. Using wireless technology, ...

Posted on: July 14, 2015
Athletic Advantage Joins Pivot Physical Therapy

CARY, NC -- Pivot Physical Therapy, a provider of physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and sports medicine services, announced July 7 the addition of Athletic Advantage. The acquisition marks 16 Pivot Physical Therapy locations in North Carolina, and close to 90 clinics throughout the East Coast. "Athletic Advantage shares our passion for providing world-class physical therapy in the communities we serve," said Brad Hancock, Pivot Physical Therapy's southeast regional president. "Our expansion in the ...

Posted on: July 13, 2015
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