Saint Francis Hospital Breast Health Center Receives $1.5M Grant

Hartford, Conn.-based Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has received a $1.5 million grant from the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation to benefit the hospital's recently opened Breast Health Center. By Lindsey Dunn -

ACR Launches Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute to Study Radiology's Role in Value-Based Care

The American College of Radiology has launched the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute as a vehicle to research the role of radiology in healthcare reform, especially as it relates to quality-based approaches to care and the impact of radiological care to overall medical costs. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Cancer Treatment in Outpatient Setting Reduces Cost, Maintains Clinical Quality

While patients undergoing radiation chemotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer in inpatient and outpatient settings experienced the same clinical outcomes, outpatients saw much lower costs, according to research by the Cleveland Clinic presented at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Symposium. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Scripps Health Opens Proton Therapy Center for Cancer Care

San Diego-based Scripps Health has unveiled the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, the first proton therapy center in San Diego County. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

3 Tips for Building a Breast Health Network

Developing a network of primary care services available at the front end for annual or biannual screening mammograms directly impacts downstream oncologic diagnosis and treatment volumes. Strategically building this initial point of entry is a key to the success of a breast care program.  By Victoria Gerber, Strategy Analyst, and Luke C. Peterson, Principal, Health System Advisors -

UCSF Medical Center Receives $50M to Name Women's Center for Quality Advocate Betty Moore

Gordon and Betty Moore have gifted $50 million to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center to help fund a women's hospital in Mission Bay, Calif., and to advance activities at the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. By Ellie Rizzo -

RSNA 2013: New Technology From Germany

Globalization has impacted all of the world's major industries, including healthcare equipment. Products developed by vendors based in other countries, such as Siemens and Sony, have become staples in American hospitals. By Helen Gregg -

RSNA 2013: Providing More Care With Less Radiation

As the healthcare industry moves toward a value-based reimbursement model, providers are increasingly tasked to do more with less. For all providers, this means meeting demands for increasingly sophisticated care on smaller budgets and employing population health and care coordination strategies to more effectively care for patients while limiting the number of resources used. In radiology, it also means imaging more accurately while limiting patients' exposure to radiation and contrast medium.  By Helen Gregg -

RSNA 2013: Imaging 3.0 Needs Technology 3.0

At the Radiological Society of North America's 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting Dec. 1 to Dec. 6 in Chicago, a main focus was Imaging 3.0. By Helen Gregg -

NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Receive $20M Gift for Cardiology

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College has created the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging with help from a $20 million gift from Raymond T. Dalio, an emeritus trustee of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Opens $180M Heart Institute

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., announced the opening of a nine-story Heart & Vascular Institute.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Rex Healthcare Opens Rex Hematology Oncology Associates of Garner

Raleigh, N.C.-based Rex Healthcare has opened Rex Hematology Oncology Associates of Garner (N.C.). By Ellie Rizzo -

City of Hope, Providence Health & Services Open Joint Oncology Services

Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope and Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Joint Services have signed a letter of intent to expand oncology care at Providence Health sites in Southern California. By Ellie Rizzo -

Cedars-Sinai Begins Consulting on Kern County Heart Facility

Los Angeles-based Cedars Sinai Heart Institute has begun consulting with Bakersfield, Calif.-based Central Cardiology practices on complex cases. By Ellie Rizzo -

Florida Hospital Opens $270M Women's Health Expansion

Orlando-based Florida Hospital is set to open two new women's centers as part of a $270 million women's health service line expansion, with one center in Winter Park, Fla., and the other in Celebration, Fla., according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel. By Ellie Rizzo -

Tenet's North Fulton, WellStar Partner for Cardiac Service

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's Roswell, Ga.-based North Fulton Hospital and Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System have partnered to enhance cardiology at North Fulton, according to report from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. By Ellie Rizzo -

Guideline Adherence Decreases for Back Pain Management and Spine Care, Study Finds

Back pain treatment and spine care have diverged significantly from best-practice guidelines, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. By Ellie Rizzo -

Froedtert Opens Pediatric Waiting Room for Referred Young Cancer Patients

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin has opened a new child-friendly waiting room for pediatric cancer patients receiving radiation oncology at Froedtert & the Medical College Cancer Center, according to a report from Wauwatosa Now. By Ellie Rizzo -

Yakima Valley Memorial Denied Request to Perform Elective Angioplasties

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Yakima (Wash.) Valley Memorial Hospital its request to perform elective angioplasties, according to a report from the Yakima Herald. By Ellie Rizzo -

Adventist Hinsdale Cancer Center Approved

Adventist (Ill.) Hinsdale Hospital has received unanimous approval for its new cancer center in Hinsdale from the town's board of trustees, according to a report from Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch. By Ellie Rizzo -

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