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May 31, 2016 News Headlines

Day Care Infections May Mean Fewer Sick Days Later
Source: New York Times (blog)
May 31, 2016
... Dr. Timothy Shope, an associate professor of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, who is the co-editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics book “Managing Infectious ...

Drink Spiking at College May Be More Common Than Thought
Source: NBC News
May 28, 2016
… The new results came as no surprise to Janet McFarland, a clinician and forensic coordinator in the emergency department at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Nightmare superbug: What is it? And should you worry?
Source: Washington Post
May 27, 2016
… We spoke with Yohei Doi, an infectious disease doctor at the University of Pittsburgh, who has studied the problem, to answer some of the questions readers have asked about the discovery. His answers have been edited for clarity and length. …

Pittsburgh hospitals, physicians confident battling 'superbug'
Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
May 27, 2016
… "We feel we are as prepared as anyone could be for this kind of colistin-resistant E. coli," says Tami Minnier, UPMC’s chief quality officer. …

‘Superbug’ May Be An Overstatement, But Officials Worried About Drug-Resistant E. Coli
Source: WESA-FM
May 27, 2016
… Some media outlets are calling it a “superbug” but, Yohei Doi, infectious disease specialist with UPMC, said that characterization is a “bit of an overstatement.” …

Boy's will to recover, faith play role in fast healing from severed arm
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 28, 2016
…Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt, a Children's Hospital plastic surgeon, likened the medical process of reattaching Seth's arm to putting a jigsaw puzzle back together, connecting bones, arteries, veins and nerves. The operation marked her first such procedure. ...

Doctors advise to be aware of sun exposure
Source: WJET TV
May 30,2016
..."Reapply sunscreen frequently" said Justin Puller, Physician at UPMC Hamot "and apply it at least 15 minutes before you begin activity or try to go into a pool, the short term problems from sun exposure are sun burn and then long term is skin cancer such as melanoma which can be very serious."...

Rising popularity of fat grafting makes faces look younger
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 31, 2016
… Fat grafting is also increasing in popularity for other uses. Peter Rubin, chairman of the department of plastic surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, uses a similar procedure for cranial-facial injuries in military and trauma victims …

State Should Approve UPMC/WCA Merger (Subscriber Content)
Source: Post-Journal (Editorial)
May 29, 2016
… We hope the state Public Health and Health Planning Council Establishment and Project Review Committee's recent decision to postpone a decision on the integration of WCA Hospital and UPMC is merely a delay of a few weeks and not a more lengthy matter. …

Kersey resident featured in UPMC ad campaign (Subscriber Content)
Source The Bradford Era
May 28, 2016
… DeAnna Brooks of Kersey is being featured in an advertising campaign for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) that included billboards, an advertisement in the January 2016 issue of the Pittsburgh Magazine, and a commercial airing on local channels. …

Evolent helps with high-risk patients
Source: Modern Healthcare
May 28, 2016
… They partnered with Pittsburgh-based health system UPMC, which like a growing number of health systems, operates as both a provider and a health plan.  …

Ten ways to reduce hospital readmissions
Source: Managed Heatlhcare Executive
May 30, 2016
… If healthcare providers wait until the day of a patient’s hip or knee surgery to worry about preventing readmissions, they’ve probably missed the boat, says Anthony DiGioia, MD, founder and medical director of the Patient and Family Centered Care Methodology and Practice Innovation Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). …

Dr. Craig Albanese Appointed Chief Operating Officer of NewYork ...
Source: Marketwired
May 31, 2016
… Following his residency, he completed pediatric general surgery and critical care/research fellowships at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  ...
Endoscope Cleaning Machine Tied to Superbugs Still Being Used
Source: Claims Journal
May 31, 2016
… A spokeswoman for UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh said the hospital “complies fully with any such recalls it receives,” declining further comment. …

Millcreek Township OB-GYN practice to close (Subscriber Content)
Source: Erie -Times News
May 28, 2016
… Once Lake Erie OB/GYN closes, OB/GYN Associates of Erie will be the only obstetrics-gynecology practice working at Saint Vincent Hospital and UPMC Hamot. …

Children's Trust celebration held in the Strip District
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 30, 2016
… After listening to presentations from many worthy candidates, they chose Dr. Dennis Simon, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He received a $40,000 grant Thursday. …

Fanfare: 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 29, 2016
… The ''Oh, The Places You'll Go'' fundraiser to benefit the Children's Hospital
of Pittsburgh Foundation was May 26 at the Pittsburgh Opera ...

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