News Article | February 21, 2017
New Facility to Support Continued Growth of Bay Area Regional Medical Center Medistar Corporation (“Medistar”) announced today the development of a new, modern skilled nursing facility in Webster, Texas to complement and support the continued growth and active expansion of Bay Area Regional Medical Center. The 70-bed skilled nursing facility also will complement the services provided for the community by PAM Bay Area Rehabilitation Hospital, which is operated by Post Acute Medical, LLC. With 45 private rooms, this modern inpatient rehabilitation facility was developed in 2015 by Medistar. Monzer Hourani, Founder and CEO of Medistar said, “We are pleased to continue our longstanding commitment to residents and providers in the Bay Area Houston community, bringing robust resources to fulfill unmet needs across the post-acute continuum of care.” Medistar Corporation is a full-service medical real estate development company headquartered in Houston, Texas. As it has for 44 years, Medistar primarily specializes in the design, development, financing, acquisition and construction of acute care hospitals, post-acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior care facilities, integrated medical plazas, medical office buildings and related facilities for the healthcare industry nationwide. Please visit www.MedistarCorp.com for more information. Bay Area Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality medical care while making a difference in people’s lives. Designed with a beautiful, soothing environment, Bay Area Regional offers some of the latest technology for physicians to provide advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques. With a focus on excellence, Bay Area Regional is the first hospital in the Houston area to achieve the highest level Chest Pain Center Accreditation, the first hospital in Texas to be named a Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar, and the first hospital to perform the non-surgical gastric balloon procedure in the Houston Bay Area. For more information about Bay Area Regional Medical Center or to find a physician, visit www.BARMC.us.
News Article | November 29, 2016
Northeast OB/GYN, a division of MaternOhio, is pleased to welcome Dr. Ashita Gehlot, MD to its practice. She is currently accepting new patients at locations in Gahanna and Old Stringtown Rd. in Grove City. An experienced Ob/Gyn physician, Dr. Gehlot offers care for every stage of a woman’s life, from adolescence through menopause and beyond. Her services include care of normal and high-risk pregnancies, preconception counseling, well-woman annual health visits, minimally invasive surgery for ovarian and uterine issues and much more. As a convenience to her patients, her office offers appointment scheduling, prescription refill requests and access to test results online, and provides early morning appointment options. Dr. Gehlot attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, for her medical education. She pursued obstetrics and gynecology because it offered a variety of experiences in one distinct field and allowed for creating lasting relationships with patients and their families. She did her Internship and Residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. She practiced in Little Rock after graduating from residency. “I feel passionate about educating and empowering women to make well-informed decisions,” said Dr. Gehlot. “I strongly feel patient- and family-centered care with cooperative decision making between the patient and physician leads to the best medical decision that suits the patient’s lifestyle, resources and limitations. It’s important to take a woman’s whole health picture into consideration when working with a patient.” Dr. Gehlot is excited about moving to Columbus and practicing in the area. “It is a privilege to work with the Columbus community and usher women through different stages of their lives and respond to their evolving needs.” MaternOhio Clinical Associates, Inc. (MOCA) is Ohio’s largest and most experienced private OB/GYN practice. They provide specialized women’s healthcare services to more than 100,000 patients annually throughout 16 locations. To learn more about Northeast OB/GYN MaternOhio and request an appointment, visit http://moca-obgyns.com. About OhioHealth OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 10 years in a row, 2007-2016. Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ohiohealth.com.
News Article | October 29, 2016
Dr. Stephanie Conway, MD Ob/Gyn has joined Northwest Ob/Gyn and is currently accepting new patients at their office in Hilliard. An active member of the medical staff of OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Dr. Conway offers a full continuum of care, from well woman visits and family planning to menopause management and gynecologic surgery. She offers appointment scheduling, refill requests and access to test results online, and provides early morning appointment options for convenience. “I am dedicated to treating every patient like I would want my own family member to be treated,” said Dr. Conway. “I give my patients all the time they need to make sure they are getting the care they need, all of their questions have been answered and they understand all plans of care and next steps.” Dr. Conway received her undergraduate and medical degrees from The Ohio State University. She completed her residency in Ob/Gyn at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2016. While at Riverside, Dr. Conway was involved with the creation and integration of the eL&D (remote electronic fetal monitoring on Labor and Delivery) program and presented her research project at ACOG’s 2016 Annual Clinical Meeting in Washington, DC. In her free time, she enjoys baking, spending time with her dog Gonzo and watching Buckeye football. Dr. Conway lives in Powell with her husband. “I provide individualized care. No two patients are the same,” said Dr. Conway. “I like to approach each patient interaction like a partnership—work with them to find the best treatment plans for them. I like to promote patient education to help patients be active participants in their care and make well-informed decisions.” Northwest Ob/Gyn offers comprehensive personalized care for all stages of a woman’s life. Their all-female Board Certified Specialists combine expertise ranging from Obstetrics through many areas of Gynecology. To learn more about Northwest Ob/Gyn and request an appointment, visit http://www.northwestobgyn.net. About OhioHealth OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 10 years in a row, 2007-2016. Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ohiohealth.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX--(Marketwired - February 15, 2017) - On Saturday, February 11, the Texas State Aquarium's Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital released eight rehabilitated green sea turtles back into their natural habitat on Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi, Texas. The green sea turtles were brought to the Second Chances hospital on January 9 at the request of the Padre Island National Seashore after becoming cold-stunned during a recent temperature drop in the Corpus Christi area. Cold-stunning is a hypothermic reaction that sea turtles can develop when exposed to cold water for a prolonged amount of time since turtles are cold-blooded and cannot warm themselves. Cold-stunned turtles are unable to swim and can develop symptoms including decreased heart rate and circulation and pneumonia. If they do not receive treatment, cold-stunned sea turtles can die. Second Chances staff was able to warm the sea turtles to raise their body temperature and provided them with additional medical care. On January 16, 16 sea turtles were released into their natural habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. The eight sea turtles released on Saturday remained with Second Chances for more treatment until they were declared ready to be released last week. The release was extremely successful, and all of the turtles swam off immediately after being placed in the water. "This release was another huge moment for the Second Chances team, and we are ecstatic to see this final group of sea turtles returned to the ocean," said Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation Laura Martinelli. "This is just the start of our program's involvement with sea turtle rehabilitation, and we look forward to working with Padre National Island Seashore and the community to give sea turtles and other animals a second chance at life." Second Chances is asking the public to take watch for cold-stunned turtles on the beach, especially during colder days. If you locate a stranded turtle, do not attempt to touch or handle it, but call 1-866-TURTLE-5 to notify wildlife rescuers who can pick up the turtle and arrange for its treatment. Texas State Aquarium - Our mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and neuropsychologists — many of them national leaders in their field — showcased their peer-reviewed published research at the first Research and Scholarly Activities Expo, called Path to Discovery, at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. The medical professionals also displayed their published book chapters, professional presentations and workshops that are advancing the field of rehabilitation medicine. “Our physicians and researchers are publishing nationally, presenting at research conferences around the nation, and creating valuable training programs for new physicians. We wanted to create a forum to bring all of our great work together in one place,” said Sara J. Cuccurullo, MD, Vice President and Medical Director of JFK Johnson. Dr. Cuccurullo also is Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The posters, papers, educational displays and hands-on demonstrations at the November, 2016, event focused on a range of topics, such as audiology, cognitive rehabilitation, orthopedic injury, speech therapy, brain trauma and stroke rehabilitation. One demonstration focused on management of tracheostomies, a surgical opening created in the neck to allow direct access to the patient’s breathing tube. Chris Wade, RN, BSN, CRRN, the nurse manager of the Brain Trauma Unit, teaches medical residents the best way to manage patients with tracheostomies to reduce infection and other complications. She demonstrated how a tracheostomy works on a specially designed mannequin. The JFK Johnson education protocols for tracheostomy are being used in rehabilitation institutes across the nation. “Managing a tracheostomy is highly specialized and complex,” Wade said. Nearby, Elizabeth Aspell, Au.D., CCC-A, was discussing advances in audiology for the hearing impaired. She has researched new technology to help patients who have difficulty discerning sounds in noisy environments. Advances in hearing-aid technology block out background noise, and studies at JFK Johnson have found the new devices helpful to many patients. “A lot of people will say they tried a hearing aid 10 years ago and it didn’t work,” Aspell said. “Yet today when they come to us, we are able to help most of them.” Also on display was the textbook Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review, Third Edition. Dr. Cuccurullo is editor of the textbook, which has sold more than 25,000 copies and is used by physicians around the nation as they prepare for medical board examinations and re-certification. “The book is a reflection of our department, and many of our physicians have written chapters,” Dr. Cuccurullo said. Two of the many other presenters included: Dr. Cuccurullo said the Expo was successful in sharing the many ways JFK Johnson is advancing the field of rehabilitation and may become an annual event. Since 1974, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has developed programs in such specialties as stroke rehabilitation, orthopedic programs, fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, women's health, pediatrics and brain injury rehabilitation. In addition to providing inpatient adult rehabilitation services, the Institute treats thousands of children and adults each year on an outpatient and short-term basis. Outpatient rehabilitation programs are provided in Edison and at our facilities in Metuchen and Monroe. We also provide consulting, treatment, education and advocacy for local companies, professionals and schools. Our Continuum of Care assures patients of an integrated, personalized program that facilitates the recovery process and encourages family participation. JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute offers 94 inpatient beds in a separately licensed hospital attached to the Anthony M. Yelencsics Community Hospital. Together, they comprise JFK Medical Center, a private, not-for-profit community hospital. The JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is accredited by the Joint Commission. The facility is also accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is also licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Hospital. For additional information about our inpatient services, please call (732) 321-7733.
News Article | February 16, 2017
FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) announced today that subsidiaries of the Company have signed a definitive agreement to sell eight hospitals and their associated assets to subsidiaries of Steward Health Care LLC. Facilities included in the transaction are 119-bed Wuesthoff Health System-Melbourne in Melbourne, Fla.; 298-bed Wuesthoff Health System-Rockledge in Rockledge, Fla.; 154-bed Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Fla.; ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, with 355-bed Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, 311-bed Trumbull Memorial Hospital and 69-bed Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Warren; 258-bed Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, Pa. and 254-bed Easton Hospital in Easton, Pa. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. The Company will apply proceeds of the transaction to pay down debt. Commenting on the announcement, Wayne T. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Community Health Systems, Inc., said, “This transaction is a significant step in our strategic work to optimize our portfolio and operations for the future. These hospitals play an important role in their communities and can benefit from Steward Health Care’s community-based care model going forward.” The Company will provide an update on its divestiture activity during its fourth quarter and year-end 2016 earnings call. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Central time, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available online at www.chs.net. Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in communities across the country. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns, leases or operates 158 affiliated hospitals in 22 states with an aggregate of nearly 27,000 licensed beds. The Company’s headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CYH.” More information about the Company can be found on its website at www.chs.net. Statements contained in this news release regarding potential transactions, operating results, and other events are forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Actual future events or results may differ materially from these statements. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Community Health Systems, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, current reports on Form 8-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These filings identify important risk factors and other uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
News Article | October 25, 2016
HAIFA, Israel, Oct. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI)(TASE:PSTI), a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, today announced it has signed a term sheet for an investment of approximately $30,000,000 by China-based Innovative Medical Management Co., Ltd. (Innovative Medical) (stock code: 002173), a publicly listed Chinese Company active in the healthcare industry and an affiliate of Zheshang Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (ZSVC) (stock code: 834089). ZSVC has ¥ 30 billion yuan ($4.45 billion) under management through more than 30 venture capital, private equity, angel, and buyout funds. The term sheet has been approved by Innovative Medical’s Board of Directors and is subject to its shares holders’ approval, which is expected to occur on or about November 9, 2016. Upon the approval of Innovative Medical’s shareholders, the term sheet will become binding. Pursuant to the term sheet, approximately 16,890,000 shares of Pluristem common stock will be sold at $1.77 per share. In addition, Pluristem will issue to Innovative Medical approximately 4,422,500 warrants to purchase shares of Pluristem’s common stock with an exercise price of $2.50 per warrant, exercisable for a period of five years. The shares will be subject to a lock up agreement for 6 months after the closing of the agreement. In accordance with the term sheet, Innovative Medical will have one seat on Pluristem’s Board of Directors for as long as it holds at least 12.5% of Pluristem’s issued and outstanding stock. Innovative Medical will also have certain information, registration and pre-emptive rights as well as certain negotiation rights with respect to potential transactions of Pluristem in China. The parties plan to enter into definitive agreements no later than December 26, 2016. Until the earlier of December 26, 2016 or the entry into the definitive agreements, Pluristem has agreed not to enter into any agreement or arrangement regarding equity financing of the company at a common stock price per share equal to or less than $2.20, without the prior written consent of Innovative Medical. The securities which may be sold in the proposed private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. Pursuant to the term sheet, Pluristem has agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC registering the resale of the shares of common stock purchased in the private placement and the shares of common stock underlying the warrants. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy Pluristem’s securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. About Innovative Medical Co. and ZSVC Innovative Medical Management Co., Ltd (stock code: 002173) was founded in September 2003. The company completed an IPO and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on 25th September, 2007. Its main business is a combination of healthcare service, hospital management, scientific research, and pearl culture and design. Innovative Medical owns 3 major hospitals in China: Qiqihar Jianhua Hospital, Zhejiang Haining Kanghua Hospital and Jiangsu Futian Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals have more than 2,100 professional staff and 2,300 clinical beds. ZSVC is one of the most active venture capital firms in China. Company executives have extensive industrial and managerial experience, as well as a deep understanding of private equity investments. A leading investment management firm in China, Zheshang Venture Capital (ZSVC) was founded in November 2007, and is headquartered in Hangzhou, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shenyang and San Francisco. In November 2015, ZSVC became a publicly listed company in China (stock code: 834089). Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. is a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products. The Company has reported robust clinical trial data in multiple indications for its patented PLX (PLacental eXpanded) cells and is entering late-stage trials in several indications. The cell products release a range of therapeutic proteins in response to inflammation, ischemia, hematological disorders, and radiation damage. PLX cell products are grown using the Company's proprietary three-dimensional expansion technology. They are off-the-shelf, requiring no tissue matching prior to administration. Pluristem has a strong intellectual property position; Company-owned and operated, GMP-certified manufacturing and research facilities; strategic relationships with major research institutions; and a seasoned management team. This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other U.S. Federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to those statements regarding Pluristem’s proposed private placement of its common stock and warrants, the terms of such offering, the plan to enter into definitive agreements, as well the expected approval of Innovative Medical shareholders of the term sheet. Shareholder approval may not obtained on the expected date or at all. Further, although Pluristem has signed a term sheet, it may not be successful in negotiating definitive documentation by the date expected or at all, and even if successful, the sale of shares and warrants may not be completed if the conditions to closing such sale are not met. These forward-looking statements and their implications are based on the current expectations of the management of Pluristem only, and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in Pluristem's reports filed from time to time with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Pluristem undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
News Article | December 9, 2016
POST FALLS, ID, December 09, 2016-- Dr. Neilly Buckalew has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Since her graduation from Dartmouth College in 1991, where she earned an AB magna cum laude in Anthropology and Environmental Science, Dr. Buckalew's career has continually reflected her dedication to health and well being, as well as the education of others in living well. She served as the executive director of Kwanitewk NATIVE Resource Network providing environmental education programs to elementary schools and protecting culturally important natural areas for Tribal Governments across the continental U.S from 1991-1996. Recognizing her work with Tribal Governments she received a full scholarship as the First Native American Fellow and Institute for the Study of World Politics completing a Masters in environmental law graduating Magnum Cum Laude in 1996. She continued her environmental health work for Tribal Governments with the firm George Waters Consulting in Washington DC as Senior Executive of Environmental Health and Management from 1997-1998. While living in DC she also volunteered at Dr. Patch Adam's Washington Free Clinic from 1998-2001, providing prenatal education and care for immigrant, indigent, and teen mothers including becoming a certified Doula in 1999 providing these services free as well to mothers in need. Before going on to obtain her Medical Degree and Masters of Science from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine graduating Cum Laude in 2010, she evolved her interests and skills in integrative health by first becoming a prenatal yoga instructor, deepening her skills further as a yoga therapist starting her still existing Yoga for Life program, and then additionally trained in Naturopathic, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine, practicing as a licensed Naturopath from 2002-2005 at which time she entered medical school. She completed her medical training, from 2011-2015 as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Starting in medical school and throughout her residency she conducted ground breaking research in the neurobiology of chronic pain in older adults as well as the measurable effects of yoga on the brain using mobile electroencephalography as a National Institutes of Health fellow with the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Buckalew is currently the Associate Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest (RHN) in Post Falls, Idaho as well as Program and Research Director at Living Oak Integrated Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Program Director of the Optimal Well-Being Network (OWN). OWN's mission includes providing services and a path to successful reintegration for Veterans and their families healing from trauma including traumatic brain injury through OWN's Healing Heroes program.Throughout her life she has lived out the philosophy that a leader is a community servant and that all beings deserve to live well. She led a team of seniors at her undergraduate alma mater helping to start the still existing Dartmouth Organic Farm. As a medical student she started the Integrative Health Interest group and a scholarly certification program in Integrative Medicine. As a resident she began and continues to volunteer her medical expertise yearly to provide free medical services in Honduras as a part of the Honduras Hope Medical Mission and is currently designing an innovative enterprise, Bee Well, that is aimed at the restoration of the endangered honey bee and as a means for economic enterprise for impoverished Honduran families. In her current leadership role for RHN and OWN, she is implementing the first hospital based yoga therapy intern program for stroke recovery and prevention.Dr. Buckalew has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career for both her academic achievements and humanitarianism, starting with the Teacher's and Arts Scholarship at Dartmouth College, and during her tenure at Kwanitewk she received a Merit Award from the Lindbergh Foundation for her work with the Zuni Tribe restoring traditional agricultural. She was awarded the Dean's Merit full scholarship in medical school, National Institute of Health fellowships for pre-doctoral and post doctoral research, received the DCM Award for Academic Excellence in Geriatric Medicine, nominated to Alpha Omega Alpha as well and awarded one of the highest honors for a physician, the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and the James Cheehan-Laird Cheke Memorial Prize for understanding the true healing power of a patient. For her overall career achievements she has been listed in the 66th and 70th editions of Who's Who in America, recognized in the 2000 Notable Women, is a 2009 International Peace Prize recipient, has been included in the 2013 Leading Physicians of the World and is a decorated member of the International Order of Merit.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | November 17, 2016
SAN ANTONIO, TX, November 17, 2016-- Lizette Davis, Owner and Occupational Therapist of AccessAbility Home Modifications, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Lizette Davis will soon be featured in an upcoming edition of Women of Distinction in 2016.Founded by Lizette Davis and her husband in 2009, Accessability Home Modifications, which is based in San Antonio, Texas, is an extension of her field and her career history in healthcare by being able to give back to patients in a whole different way. The organization, which performs free Home Safety Assessments for prospective clients before discussing their options, offers various residential construction and remodeling options to create a more harmonious, safe, and comfortable place to live."What we do at AccessAbility Home Modifications is make lives easier for patients," Davis said, "by making their homes more accessible. For example, we build ramps, widen doorways, and install showers to make them wheelchair accessible. We also install grab bars, transfer benches, shower chairs and toilet frames in bathrooms for shower for those needing more stability. Our mission at AccessAbility Home Modifications is to give residential homes the same amenities you'll find inside a hospital or rehabilitation facility, but in the comfort of patients' own homes so they can age in place."Bringing together Davis' experience in occupational therapy and her husband's experience in construction, they bring more than 26 years of relative working knowledge to the table. Davis previously spent nearly a decade working for Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, Therapeutic Intervention for Kids, and Little Engine Homecare, Inc."During my time in occupational therapy, I discovered that many of my patients would run the risk of injuring themselves once they plateaued or their insurance would run out. Most of them were living in homes that weren't safe or wheelchair accessible, either," Davis noted, whose business today revolves around both functionality and safety. "That's when it dawned on me and it became my mission to help these patients by forming a remodeling business with my husband that focused on their needs."Currently serving as the Chair and as a Founder of No More Falls Coalition, Davis helps spread awareness and education to the senior population and those with disabilities on safety. She is also a volunteer Vice-President of Operations for the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families, helping connect veterans and their families with various community resources. Davis holds an MS in Occupational Therapy at the University of Texas Health Science Center and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist by the National Association of Home Builders.For more information, visit www.AccessAbility1.com About Women of Distinction Magazine:Women of Distinction Magazine strives to continually bring the very best out in each article published and highlight Women of Distinction. Women of Distinction Magazine's mission is to have a platform where women can grow, inspire, empower, educate and encourage professionals from any industry by sharing stories of courage and success.Contact:Women of Distinction Magazine, Melville, NY631-465-9024 firstname.lastname@example.org
News Article | November 10, 2016
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#24hrhomecare--Guardian Rehabilitation Hospital, a leading 5-Star skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles, has collaborated with award winning in-home care company, 24Hr HomeCare, to form Continuum Homecare, a non-medical in-home care division to extend the care for patients into the home. Guardian is a 93-bed skilled nursing facility that specializes in short-term rehabilitation services for individuals after a hospitalization. Many of Guardian’s patients are transferring from l