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June 2016

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Nokia to develop outpatient care solutions in Helsinki 23 June 2016 Nokia Technologies will collaborate with Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine to develop solutions for outpatient care and to encourage mutual...

UK's Queen’s Hospital deploys Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot 22 June 2016 UK-based Queen’s Hospital has deployed two Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots, which uses pulsed xenon light technology to destroy the germs and bacteria that can cause healthcare associated...

Skanska secures $178m contract to expand and overhaul Gulf Coast Medical Center 21 June 2016 Swedish construction company Skanska has been awarded a $178m contract by Lee Memorial Health System for the expansion and overhauling of the Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC) in Fort...

Decatur Memorial Hospital introduces imaging technology for prostate cancer patients 16 June 2016 US-based Decatur Memorial Hospital has introduced C-11 Choline positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients suffering from...

Mednax to acquire Cardon Outreach for $400m 14 June 2016 US-based health solutions partner Mednax has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the provider of third-party eligibility and other revenue cycle management services for hospitals,...

US Embassy of Mexico and ABC Hospital partner to enhance medical simulation centre in Mexico 13 June 2016 The US Embassy of Mexico intends to acquire human simulator equipment in order to train physicians and nurses in specialised treatment...

Lions Gate Hospital introduces new advanced MRI technology 09 June 2016 Canada-based Lions Gate Hospital has introduced an advanced MRI technology, known as the GE Signa Explorer, in their...

NuVasive to acquire healthcare organisation Biotronics for $98m 08 June 2016 US-based healthcare organisation Biotronics has entered into a definitive agreement to transfer its ownership to medical device company, NuVasive for $98m in an all-cash...

AMN Healthcare buys Peak Health Solutions 08 June 2016 AMN Healthcare, a healthcare workforce solutions and staffing service provider, has acquired Peak Health Solutions, for an undisclosed...

UTMB opens new hospital facility in League City 07 June 2016 The University Of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston has opened its newly-built 150,000ft2 hospital in League City to serve the growing population in the...

Skanska wins $51.5m Alingsås Hospital renovation contract in Sweden 06 June 2016 Skanska, a Swedish construction company, signed a contract worth SEK420m ($51.5m) with Västfastigheter for the renovation and expansion of Alingsås Hospital in...

May 2016

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Samsung Medical Center opens new proton therapy facility 26 May 2016 South Korea-based Samsung Medical Center (SMC) has opened a new proton therapy facility for the treatment of...

SSM Health introduces Surescripts National Record Locator Service 24 May 2016 US-based catholic not-for-profit health system, SSM Health, has introduced the Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) in their...

Polaris Hospital Holdings sold to Acadia Healthcare Company 23 May 2016 US-based Polaris Hospital and its wholly-owned subsidiary TrustPoint Hospital of Murfreesboro, based in Tennessee had a change of its ownership from HCP & Company (HCP) to Acadia Healthcare...

Concord's Datong Meizhongjiahe Cancer Hospital preliminarily opens in China 20 May 2016 Concord Medical Services has announced the preliminary opening of Datong Meizhongjiahe Cancer Hospital in...

UK's Queen Alexandra Hospital opens frozen faecal bank 19 May 2016 Queen Alexandra Hospital in the UK has opened a new frozen faecal bank, a move that could help in finding a cure for infections caused by Clostridium difficile (C....

Corona Regional Medical Center installs new MR and CT systems from Toshiba 18 May 2016 Corona Regional Medical Center has installed new MR and CT systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems to facilitate better image quality and safer exams for...

Foundation HealthCare acquires stake in US company 99MGMT 13 May 2016 Foundation HealthCare has acquired a majority interest in Ninety Nine Healthcare Management (99MGMT), which will continue to operate from its Dallas, Texas headquarters in the...

Premier Health introduces robotic device in spine surgery 11 May 2016 US-based Premier Health has used a robotic device, Rosa Spine device, for the first time to operate on the spine, at Miami Valley...

UMC Utrecht expands diagnostic capabilities with new Philips IQon Spectral CT system 09 May 2016 The University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) in the Netherlands has installed Royal Philips' IQon Spectral CT, the industry’s first spectral detector-based Computed Tomography (CT) in...

Victoria invests $110m to build new heart hospital at Monash University 06 May 2016 The Government of Victoria in Australia has allocated A$135m ($99.5m) in its state budget 2016/17 to build the country's first stand-alone Heart Hospital at Monash University in...