Medical Facility News
A well-trained team of armed security personnel may improve safety in healthcare facilities, experts say. However, this approach carries risks, and analysts emphasize the need for a multipronged approach to security.
Rates of childhood developmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), continue to climb in Minnesota. St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development provides convenient access to comprehensive clinical developmental disability services.
Electrophysiology (EP) is the fastest growing cardiovascular discipline, according to the Heart Rhythm Foundation. Cleveland Clinic’s statistics bear this out. In 2012, procedures performed in the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus EP laboratories totaled 6,517. This includes 1,502 implantations of pacemakers and defibrillators, 808 pulmonary vein antrum isolations (PVAIs), 1,486 ablations and 290 lead extractions.
Successfully performing the world’s first total laryngeal transplant put Cleveland Clinic otolaryngologists in the spotlight in 1998. Today, Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute otolaryngologists maintain their focus on the larynx with a state-of-the-art Voice Center.
Health Care REIT Management Services Group (MSG) ranked in the top 2 percent for tenant satisfaction in the Kingsley Associates 2014 Medical Office Building Index, the industry’s largest and most comprehensive performance-benchmarking database. This marks the second consecutive survey in which MSG’s Midwest region has ranked in the top 5 percent.
More than 73,000 West Virginians experienced vision loss in 2013, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. The WVU Eye Institute provides the full spectrum of care for pediatric and adult patients suffering from vision problems or eye diseases.
WVU Healthcare’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division has developed multidisciplinary approaches and multispecialty expertise to build a comprehensive program providing statewide coverage for elective and corrective procedures.
As the state’s only university-based Level 1 Bariatric Center accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), WVU Healthcare Bariatrics is uniquely equipped to provide innovative surgical intervention complemented by medical support across the care continuum for patients with obesity. The WVU program offers the most advanced techniques in endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic technology to treat morbid obesity and related metabolic disorders.
The Pediatric Cardiology Section at WVU Children’s Hospital at Ruby Memorial offers a full complement of advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities. Services include pediatric cardiac MRI and pediatric arrhythmia diagnosis and management.
A team of cardiologists specializing in heart failure, supported by a vast array of ancillary healthcare professionals and a comprehensive range of treatment options, has made Allegheny Health Network (AHN) a regional hub for advanced heart failure (HF) care.
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