New Communication Technology Featured at Saint Francis Hospital

HARTFORD, Conn. — Nurses at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center are using new technology to provide wireless staff and patient communication effectively and instantaneously.

The technology, Rauland Responder’s Direct Connect, links the hospital’s nurse call system with each individual staff member’s mobile device. The technology is meant to improve hospital communication even through hospital expansions and upgrades.

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Cancer Testing Provides Insight

SALT LAKE CITY — Myriad Genetics Inc., a molecular diagnostic company committed to producing tests to assess patient risk based in Salt Lake City, has reported that a new diagnostic test found 51 percent more patients with a higher risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer than did testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes alone.

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New Technology to Treat Coronary Artery Disease Debuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With the approval of U.S Food and Drug Administration last week, St. Jude Medical Inc. launched the Ilumien Optis PCI Optimization System, a 3-D vessel reconstruction technology that will help physicians treat patients with coronary artery disease.

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Advocate Good Shepherd Breaks Ground for Modernization

BARRINGTON, Ill.—The $247 million Campus Modernization project at Advocate Good Shepherd recently broke ground on the largest renovation project in the hospital’s history.

After six years of planning, hospital officials gathered Oct. 2 to celebrate the beginning of construction, which will improve patient care by enhancing privacy, offering advanced technology and creating more convenient inpatient and outpatient services.

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Science Center Announces Expansion Project

PHILADELPHIA — The University City Science Center (UCSC) recently announced the construction of a new 11-story tower at 3737 Market Street in West Philadelphia, Pa. as part of a collaboration with Wexford Science + Technology, a private real estate investment and development company from Baltimore, Md Wexford Science + Technology specializes in working with nonprofit organizations like hospitals and universities, as well as private businesses. UCSC was established in 1963 and remains the largest urban research park in the nation.

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