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May 2016

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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...

Prime Healthcare in US takes over Saint Michael's Medical Center 05 May 2016 Prime Healthcare, a US-based acute care hospitals owner, has completed the acquisition of Saint Michael's Medical Center, a 357-bed acute care hospital located in the Central Ward of...

India-based Apollo Hospitals signs MoU with Canada’s William Osler Health System 03 May 2016 India-based Apollo Hospitals and Canada’s William Osler Health System have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalise a partnership between the two parties to positively impact...

April 2016

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Victoria allocates $46.8m for infrastructure works at Sunshine and Footscray hospitals 29 April 2016 The Government of Victoria in Australia has allocated funds of A$61.3m ($46.8m) in its 2016/17 budget for infrastructure works at Western Health’s Sunshine and Footscray...

MedStar Health to use Kyruus's ProviderMatch for seamless patient access 29 April 2016 MedStar Health, a not-for-profit health system in Maryland and the Washington, DC region, has selected Kyruus, a US-based provider of patient access and referral management solutions, to...

Singapore's Luye Medical buys Healthe Care in Australia for $724m 25 April 2016 Singapore-based Luye Medical Group has completed the acquisition of Australia's private healthcare group Healthe Care from Archer Capital Fund for A$938m...

French university hospital installs Masimo’s Radical-7 pulse oximeter 22 April 2016 French university hospital Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Limoges has installed Masimo Radical-7 pulse oximeter to monitor surgical patients and critical patients in the...

Houston Methodist Hospital deploys Synaptive Medical's BrightMatter surgical technology 22 April 2016 Houston Methodist Hospital has become the first hospital in Texas, US, to acquire BrightMatter surgical solutions from Synaptive Medical for imaging, planning and surgical navigation for...

Graham-BAM joint venture secures Ireland’s Belfast hospital expansion contract 19 April 2016 Graham-BAM Healthcare Partnership, a joint venture between Graham Construction and BAM, has been selected by South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to build a new £95m acute services block...

US hospital CHA Hollywood Presbyterian unveils $200M first phase expansion plan 15 April 2016 CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, US, has unveiled the first phase of a $200m master plan to expand and modernise its facility to better serve the...

EIB provides loan to modernise Mikkeli Central Hospital in Finland 11 April 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a long-term loan of €55m to the South Savo Social and Health Care Joint Authority (ESSOTE) to renovate and extend the Central Hospital campus in...

Northwest Receives FERC Permit For Kalama Lateral Pipeline Project 11 April 2016 Northwest Pipeline, LLC (Northwest) has received a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate the Kalama Lateral...

US firm Lightbeam completes acquisition of HIE provider Browsersoft 07 April 2016 US-based Lightbeam Health Solutions has strengthened its end-to-end population health management solution with the acquisition Browsersoft, a privately held health information exchange...