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Red Light Funds Diverted From Texas Trauma Centers

Medical trauma centers in Texas have fallen victim to a legislative version of bait-and-switch. Red light fines are filling state coffers rather than aiding trauma centers as promised.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

San Mateo County Sheriffs to Receive Donation of 15 Defibrillators

The Sequoia Healthcare District will donate 15 automated external defibrillators to the San Mateo County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in a ceremony Tuesday at the Redwood City Hall of Justice.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Omaha FD's Advanced EKG Monitors Will Speed Cardiac Care

The Omaha (Neb.) Fire Department has purchased 18 EKG monitors that gather data in the field and transmit the information via cellular phone to an ED.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Vial of Life Program a Success in Maine

In less than six months, about 1,000 Vial of Life canisters have been distributed in the Lewiston, Maine, rendering the program temporarily out of stock and a major success.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

High School Students Get a Jump Start in Health Careers

High school students are qualifying for EMT careers by graduation.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Whittier, Calif., High Schools to Offer Career Academies

Students in the Whittier (Calif.) Union High School District will have more opportunities to combine their high school education and career goals, including paramedicine, beginning next fall.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Virginia Beach Breaks Ground on New Digs

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and city leaders broke ground recently for a 15,000-square-foot building that will house Station 8 on Bayne Drive. The $5 million project will be completed in 2008.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Couple to Donate $27.5M to Bay Area Hospital

A Palo Alto, Calif., couple with deep Silicon Valley roots announced Friday they will donate $27.5 million to build a new state-of-the-art emergency room at Stanford Hospital.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Hospitals Go XL to Help Patients: Dignity and Safety Are Key

With as many as 1 in 5 Americans considered obese hospitals are investing in equipment that provides comfort, safety and dignity for such people.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007






 

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