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Nov 27, 2015, 10:30 ET
Be thankful for a most important gift: America's military families

Be thankful for a most important gift: America's military families

 As National Military Family Month comes to a close, Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation's premier behavioral health management company,...

Nov 25, 2015, 16:01 ET

Universal Health Services, Inc. To Present At The Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Leveraged Finance Conference

 Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) announced today that Steve Filton, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present...

Nov 25, 2015, 08:30 ET
WellCare's toll-free Community Assistance Line (CAL) - a referral service that matches people across the country with needed social services, including food, education, utility assistance, transportation, disability and homeless services, is assisting Iowans in need. Calls are answered by WellCare community liaisons, including Stacey (pictured left) who is deaf and uses American Sign Language, as well as video relay and video chat to assist callers who are deaf or hard of hearing. WellCare's CAL currently operates Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. To contact the line for assistance call 866-775-2192 (main line) or 855-628-7552 (video relay).

WellCare's Community Assistance Line Helps Iowans in Need of Social Services

 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, is helping...

Nov 25, 2015, 08:30 ET
John Kirchner (left), president of WellCare of New Jersey, stands with Dr. Alan Goldsmith (center), president/founder of the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, and Alexandra Mansonet-Cross (right), the CEO of the Jewish Renaissance Foundation.

WellCare's New Jersey President John Kirchner Honored by Jewish Renaissance Medical Center for 'Bridging the Healthcare Gap in Underserved Communities'

 WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG) and the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (JRMC) announced today that John Kirchner,  WellCare's...

Nov 25, 2015, 08:00 ET

Detroit Free Press Names Meridian Health Plan a Winner of the State of Michigan 2015 Top Workplaces Award

 Meridian Health Plan has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Detroit Free Press. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the...

Nov 24, 2015, 15:27 ET

Donor's Gift Honors Wife's Cancer Struggle, Offers Legacy for Women's Health

 Thanks to a donor with a personal connection to breast cancer, Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center's Sister Diane Grassilli Center for...

Nov 24, 2015, 13:25 ET

Sutter Health Donates $255,000 to Food Banks for the Holiday Season

 Sutter Health announced today a quarter-million-dollar-plus donation to 27 food banks across Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii. The...

Nov 24, 2015, 12:12 ET

Baptist Health CEO Joins Board of Directors at Citra Health Solutions

 Citra Health Solutions announced that effective October 1, 2015, A. Hugh Greene will join the company's Board of Directors as a key health...

Nov 24, 2015, 10:30 ET
Noted Anesthesiologist and Patient Safety Innovator Michael W. Jopling Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

Noted Anesthesiologist and Patient Safety Innovator Michael W. Jopling Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety announced today that Michael W. Jopling, MD – currently an Anesthesiologist with...

Nov 24, 2015, 09:51 ET
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xG Health Solutions Launches xGCare™, a Revolutionary Care Management Platform

 xG Health Solutions, a leading healthcare management and redesign company, is pleased to announce the launch of xGCare, a care management...

Nov 24, 2015, 09:00 ET

CarePoint Health Donates $32,500 In Turkeys And Holiday Dinners To Hudson County

CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare to the Hudson County region, is...

Nov 24, 2015, 08:30 ET
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Everyday Health to Participate at the Credit Suisse 19th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY), a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions, today announced that management...

Nov 24, 2015, 08:30 ET
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WellCare of New York Expands Medicaid and Child Health Plus Programs to 5 Additional Counties

 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, today...

Nov 23, 2015, 13:23 ET

In Advance of COP21 Paris Climate Conference, Cities100 Report Proves that Cities are Leading on Climate Action

 The City of San Francisco, CA is proud to announce its inclusion in the global publication, Cities100. Cities100, developed by Sustainia as...

Nov 23, 2015, 11:34 ET
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McKesson Honored by NBCH for Leadership in Building a Culture of Health

 McKesson Corporation was presented with the Employer Excellence Award at the National Business Coalition on Health's (NBCH) annual conference....

Nov 23, 2015, 08:30 ET
More than 250 WellCare Health Plan Inc. associates and their families gather for the Step Out: Tampa Bay Walk to Stop Diabetes. The WellCare Community Foundation was the presenting sponsor of the walk and donated $35,000.

WellCare Gives More Than $125,000 to the American Diabetes Association

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), in honor of National Diabetes Month in November, announced today that the company's employees and the...

Nov 23, 2015, 08:00 ET
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CVS Health Announces Formulary and Therapy Strategy for PCSK9 Inhibitors

 CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today that Repatha™ (evolocumab) from Amgen Inc. will be added as the only PCSK9 inhibitor on the...

Nov 20, 2015, 16:01 ET
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Merck Animal Health Pioneers H3N2 Canine Influenza Vaccine

 In response to the H3N2 canine influenza (CIV) outbreaks that impacted dogs in 241 states, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health...

Nov 20, 2015, 09:09 ET

NAPHS Applauds Final Passage of Bipartisan Legislation To Extend and Expand the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Project

This week Congress passed and will send to the President bipartisan legislation to improve access to emergency psychiatric care for adult Medicaid...

Nov 20, 2015, 08:00 ET
The Gary and Mary West Health Institute is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) medical research organization whose mission is to lower health care costs by researching innovative patient-centered solutions that deliver the right care at the right place at the right time. This is accomplished by conducting innovative medical research, educating key stakeholders and advocating on behalf of patients. Solely funded by pioneering philanthropists Gary and Mary West, it is part of West Health, an initiative combining four separate organizations - the West Health Institute, the West Health Policy Center, the West Health Investment Fund, and the West Health Incubator. (PRNewsFoto/West Health Institute)

West Health Institute Donates Technology to Northeastern University to Improve Autism Intervention

 The Gary and Mary West Health Institute announced today it is donating technical and clinical assets of its autism research program to...