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February 12, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Einstein Healthcare Network said Wednesday that it reached its $150 million fund-raising target five months early and will seek to add another $5 million or $10 million to the total by June. The tax-exempt network, which has hospitals in Philadelphia, East Norriton and Elkins Park, started the fund-raising effort six years ago with the goal of $100 million, but raised its target to $150 million in September 2013. The purpose of the campaign is to pay not only for buildings and equipment, but also for "innovations in patient care, expanded teaching and research opportunities, and enhanced community outreach and programming," Einstein said.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Pennsylvania Health System has agreed to help VPS Healthcare, a health system based in the United Arab Emirates, improve the care of patients with lifestyle-related disease, such as diabetes, and cancer, VPS said Monday.. No terms were disclosed. As part of the partnership, Penn will help VPS develop educational conferences, standards for patient care, as well as continuing medical education for physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals. VPS operates 14 hospitals in the Middle East, Europe, and India.
NEWS
September 27, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scrunched around a long table, a group of third-year medical students listened sympathetically as Charles McCann recounted a sad, frustrating, real-life story that illustrated the challenges they will face for a professional lifetime. McCann had seen a homeless man in clinic. The man had multiple health problems that couldn't be fixed without addressing his social problems, a big job that was out of McCann's hands. He told McCann he thought he'd be better off - medically - in jail.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harvey Mark Rosenwasser, 82, formerly of Center City, an optometrist who practiced in Philadelphia for 40 years before retiring to Florida in 1999, died Wednesday, July 8, at his Key Biscayne home. Dr. Rosenwasser had not been ill and his death was unexpected, said his wife, Ruth Kaback Rosenwasser. He collapsed from heart arrhythmia while working at his computer. It was Dr. Rosenwasser's habit to e-mail a daily dose of outrage over injustice, along with goofy jokes, to a wide circle of Internet friends.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trish Henwood, the University of Pennsylvania emergency-room physician who twice went to Liberia to fight Ebola, says global intervention - albeit too late - still saved hundreds of thousands of lives. She also says the frantic reaction here showed U.S. leaders that improving health systems in fragile African nations is in our national security interest. Henwood, who gave Penn's annual Global Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday evening, told a rapt audience that fear too often trumped science and "definitely hampered the response . . . and led to more panic than preparedness.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IF YOU WERE FEELING a bit low and you were fortunate enough to be related to or just a friend of Willie Lois Adams, you wouldn't be down for long. "No matter what may have been going on in the world to tear you down, it only took one smile, one kind word or one hug to make you feel rejuvenated again," her family said. Willie was known as Granny - "because of her loving and compassionate demeanor. Granny's warm heart spread love and cheer even to the casual acquaintance. Willie was truly a person who was loved by all. " She died Feb. 14 at age 96. Willie was born in Wake Forest, N.C., to Willie Dunn and Mary Land.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Laura Weiss, Inquirer Staff Writer
The singer-songwriter Matt Duke stood at the end of Sandra Morello's bed in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, strumming his acoustic guitar and belting out one of his own tunes, "Needle and Thread. " Her head wrapped in a purple bandanna, Morello nodded along. In her arm was an IV delivering an immunosuppressant drug. "To sing your blues away," he serenaded the 43-year-old cancer patient, "and hope for better days. " Morello smiled and clapped. "It definitely makes you feel good," she said.
NEWS
July 1, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN JASPER Palmer Jr. coached a girls softball team, he kept them motivated by telling them they hit like girls. Maybe it wasn't the smartest idea to humiliate his team members that way - sort of like Tom Hanks telling his women's team in "A League of Their Own" that there's no crying in baseball. However, Jasper's approach worked, for the most part. There was a marked reduction in "girlie" hitting on his team, which was part of a women's softball league. And when he coached a Little League team, the Mount Airy Bantams, he could bring a player up short with his familiar saying, "You eyeballing me, son?"
BUSINESS
June 14, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will start selling two new health insurance plans for small businesses in July, with lower premiums and lower out-of-pocket costs if patients go to certain doctors, the Newark company said Thursday. When participants in the plans go to doctors who participate in a program that pays them more when they improve patient satisfaction and patient care, the patients will save money. Under the traditional model of care, doctors get paid more by providing more services.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced Friday a $5 million gift from Giant Food Stores L.L.C. toward the $425 million Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care under construction at the hospital's University City campus. The hospital in June received a $50 million donation toward the outpatient center scheduled to open next year from hospital trustee Reid Buerger and his family, which owns a Fort Washington financial services firm. In honor of Giant's 20 years of support for the hospital, including $8.5 million through the Children's Miracle Network to support patient care and to remodel the hospital's physical-therapy gym, for a total of $13.5 million, the Buerger Center's 9,000-square-foot lobby will be called the Giant Lobby, the hospital said.
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