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Hollinger Group Closes Sale of 11 Senior Care Properties

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Hollinger Group, a private owner and operator of assisted living communities, independent living communities and transitional care facilities, announced March 31 the final closing on the sale of 11 senior care properties for $83.6 million. The buyer was a private real estate investment trust (REIT) that has plans to partner with two separate senior care providers that will manage the day-to-day operations of the 11 properties with a combined 717 beds and 583 units. The sales ...

Posted on: March 31, 2015
AAOS: Patients Can Drive Sooner After Hip Replacement

LAS VEGAS -- Thanks to improved surgical, pain management and rehabilitation procedures, patients who undergo a total hip replacement (THR) may be able to safely drive as early as two weeks following surgery, according to new research presented March 24 at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Previous studies, conducted more than a decade ago, recommended between six and eight weeks of recovery before driving; however, recent advances in surgical treatment and ...

Posted on: March 30, 2015
MedRisk Announces New Medical Advisor

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- MedRisk announced March 17 that David Deitz, MD, PhD, has joined the company as medical advisor and member of its International Scientific Advisory Board. "Having worked with MedRisk for many years, I know many senior staff and ISAB members personally and others by reputation and look forward to working with them to provide the best possible advice in the development and execution of medical management programs," said Deitz. Deitz has 25 years of experience in managed care, ...

Posted on: March 29, 2015
'Camp Living Wonders' Accepting 2015 Applications

ATLANTA -- Camp Living Wonders, an overnight camp experience for high-functioning Jewish children aged 7 to 25 with developmental disabilities, announced March 18 that it is accepting applications for its 2015 camping season. The camp accepts all Jewish children, regardless of affiliation or background, and has campers from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and Louisville, as well as from Lakewood, Crown Heights, and Monsey. "We are dedicated to providing children with special needs exciting and empowering new ...

Posted on: March 28, 2015
AAOS: Men Fare Better After Knee Replacement

LAS VEGAS -- While men and women have similar levels of improvement following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, men have higher levels of function before and after TKR, according to new research presented March 24 at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). While research has looked at the anatomic differences between the knees of men and women, the higher levels of arthritis in women versus men, and the utilization of TKR among men and women, there has been ...

Posted on: March 27, 2015
Zimmer Unveils Z23 Outpatient TKR Program

LAS VEGAS -- Zimmer Holdings Inc. announced March 25 the release of the Z23 Outpatient Knee Program, a customized, holistic outpatient approach to total knee replacement. The new Z23 Outpatient Knee Program uses a simplified surgical approach, a personalized care plan, and at-home recovery for select patients -- backed by an extensive training program -- to enable surgeons to provide total knee replacement using the Zimmer Persona® Knee System in an outpatient setting. "Data shows that one of the ...

Posted on: March 26, 2015
Results Physiotherapy Names President

NASHVILLE, TN -- Results Physiotherapy and its growth partner, Sterling Partners, announced March 24 the appointment of Tony Ueber as the company's new president and CEO, effective immediately. In his new position, Ueber will work with Results Physiotherapy's management team to lead the company into its next phase of growth, geographic expansion and organizational development. "Because of Tony's outstanding track record as a senior executive in organizations that are leaders in their field, I am ...

Posted on: March 24, 2015
OSU Surgeons Announce New Achilles Repair Technique

COLUMBUS, OH -- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced March 5 the development of a new surgical technique, published online by Techniques in Orthopaedics, to repair torn Achilles tendons."We're constantly looking for new and better ways to do surgery, make it safer, make it faster, make it more efficient, and minimize the risk of complications," said Timothy Miller, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. "Given how strong the repair is, and the minimal ...

Posted on: March 23, 2015
Signature Home Health Achieves ACHC Certification

MEDFORD, OR -- The Medford branch of Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care announced March 20 that it has earned full certification from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) to provide hospice services to Rogue Valley residents. "Signature's quality improvement, patient satisfaction and reputation have earned us continued growth," said Bob Thomas, president of Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care. "By achieving hospice accreditation in Medford, we can now offer those we serve a ...

Posted on: March 22, 2015
Snug Seat Announces FDA Release

MATTHEWS, NC -- Snug Seat Inc., a manufacturer of seating, standing, transportation and kitchen and bath products for children with special needs, announced March 18 that an 18-month product-specific hold on approximately 35% of its U.S. distributed products has been lifted. "Although the process and response has taken far more time to resolve than we had anticipated, it gives me great pleasure in sharing that we have received the written communication of our release from the FDA," said Scott Crosswhite, ...

Posted on: March 18, 2015
National Council on Disability Releases State Guidelines

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, in a cooperative agreement with the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), released "Home and Community-Based Services: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community" online Feb. 24. The new report offers recommendations for federal and state entities from a thorough review of the legal and regulatory home and community-based services framework ...

Posted on: March 17, 2015
Parkinson's Unity Walk Date Announced

KINGSTON, NJ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced March 2 that the 21st Parkinson's Unity Walk will take place Saturday, April 25, 2015, in a 1.4 mile walk around New York City's Central Park. The walk unites thousands of participants from across the country and supporters from around the world to raise awareness and funds to support research for better treatments of Parkinson's disease. "Since the first walk in 1994, the Unity Walk has gone from raising $16,000 in research funds, to over $1.6 million in ...

Posted on: March 16, 2015
University General Health System Announces Restructuring

HOUSTON -- University General Health System Inc. announced Feb. 27 that the company and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to facilitate an operational and financial restructuring. MidCap Financial Trust will provide debtor-in-possession financing to fund ongoing operations. UGHS expects to utilize the Chapter 11 process to reduce its debt and strengthen its balance sheet. The restructuring process will not impact the ...

Posted on: March 15, 2015
Avamere Releases 2014 Quality Report

WILSONVILLE, OR -- The Avamere Family of Companies, a privately owned group of post-acute care and senior living companies, announced March 11 the release of the 2014 edition of its Annual Quality Report. According to the report, 2014 was another strong year for Avamere's skilled nursing overall five-star ratings, a quality ratings system reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The report also highlights growth in its Home Health and Hospice division, as well as how its ...

Posted on: March 14, 2015
UCP Commemorates Cerebral Palsy Month

WASHINGTON, DC -- March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Throughout the month, United Cerebral Palsy will be encouraging people with cerebral palsy to share the many things they enjoy and can do using the hashtag #CerebralPalsyCan on social media. On March 25, National CP Awareness Day, UCP and its campaign partners will feature submitted videos on their social media channels and websites. The campaign is an initiative of UCP's My Life Without Limits program, a new online resource and community ...

Posted on: March 13, 2015
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