Regional Medical Center Approved for Expansion, Replacement Facility

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Regional Medical Center at Memphis (MED) Board of Directors unanimously approved resolutions that will allow the hospital to proceed with an expansion plan. Approval from the Tennessee Health Services Development Agency is the next step in process to update the facility.

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Privacy and Safety at Glendale Adventist Medical Center

GLENDALE, Calif. — The Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s new West Tower is offering the latest in convenience, techniques, patient technology and comfort.

The seven-story facility includes a larger emergency department, surgery suites, private patient rooms, a new cardiovascular center, expanded patient care and an intensive care unit.

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Groundbreaking For New Rehabilitation Center

MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt Regional Medical Center started construction on a new rehabilitation center this week, with the project cost targeted at $3 million.

The new on-campus facility will house the hospital’s occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, physical therapy programs and registration. These services are currently located separately.

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Boston Area Medical Centers Join Blue Cross Blue Shield AQC Plan

BOSTON — The Boston Medical Center and seven affiliated health centers will join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Alternative Quality Contract (AQC), which aims to promote the quality of care over the number of services provided.

Blue Cross Blue Shield established the contracts in January 2009 as a result of concerns with the fee-for-service reimbursement model, which, according to the health care network, unintentionally rewards doctors and hospitals for the quantity and complexity of services provided rather than the quality and outcomes of care.

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