York County-based Unilife Corp. has finished testing production lines for its pre-filled safety syringe and will begin making deliveries to drug manufacturers such as Sanofi-Aventis in the coming months, Unilife said.Read More »
The president of Newark, N.J.'s University Hospital, Robin D. Wittenstein, has resigned effective the end of July, to become chief operating officer of the Penn State Hershey Health System, in Derry Township.Read More »
A 2010 study sponsored by the MetLife Mature Market Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving amplified a 2008 workplace forecast by the Society for Human Resource Management. The forecast said that an aging general population and an expanding definition of family will lead to an increase in the amount of caregiving responsibilities for many full-time employees, especially baby boomers.Read More »
Hospitals and health systems in South Central Pennsylvania contributed more than $9.1 billion last year to the region's economy, up from $8.1 billion in 2009, according to The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.Read More »
Lancaster Regional Medical Center recently invested more than $1 million to upgrade its da Vinci robotic surgery system, a hospital spokeswoman said.Read More »
Country Meadows Retirement Communities expects to break ground today on a $3.5 million renovation of its West Manchester Township location to merge three buildings and add amenities to appeal to baby boomers, the company said.Read More »
Another year passes, and we see another budget proposal that ignores the realities facing Pennsylvania’s seniors and those who provide their care.
Each year, the Department of Welfare estimates what it should be paying senior care providers for Medicaid recipients based on the reimbursement regulations that supposedly govern both the department and providers.
Virtual reality has been the real world in medicine for decades. Humans have robotic parts, surgeons operate via video screens and nursing students learn CPR on mannequins.
That technology extends to medical students' training. Simulation labs help medical students learn procedures and keep physicians' skills sharp. Whereas those skills once were acquired in individual labs, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center opened a $6.6 million, 10-room simulation center in January 2010.