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Miami Cancer Institute expects to be the primary destination for cancer patients in the southeastern United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The center provides all cancer services under one roof. Besides the proton facility, Miami Cancer Institute hosts other front-line treatment modalities from Accuray, Elekta, Varian and ViewRay. The customer has chosen C-RAD’s SIGRT (Surface Image Guided Radiation Therapy) solution to optimize patient safety before and during treatment. Due to the precision of proton therapy in delivering radiation dose to the tumor, a high level of accuracy is required for patient positioning before and during treatment. The Catalyst™ system will be delivered with the complete software suite with modules for Respiratory Gating, Patient Setup and Positioning and Motion Monitoring. The C-RAD SIGRT solution provides a continuous monitoring of the patient during a treatment fraction. Patient motion above a clinically defined threshold will interrupt the treatment beam. C-RAD provides interfaces to seamlessly integrate its products into the workflow. In April 2015, C-RAD validated its respiratory gating interface for IBA proton and particle therapy. It is the intention to cooperate with Miami Cancer Institute to develop a dedicated clinical workflow for proton therapy. C-RAD Sentinel 4DCT is an easy-to-use, laser-based optical surface scanning system with functionality for 4D CT reconstruction and gated imaging in a CT room. It also provides reference images for patient positioning. Alonso N. Gutierrez, PhD, MBA, Chief of Medical Physics, from Miami Cancer Institute says: “We are excited to welcome this technology to our state-of-the-art proton center. Using the Catalyst HD system, we believe we will be able to improve our initial patient set up, monitor any patient motion during beam-on and gate the proton beam in an efficient manner to facilitate patient throughput.” “We are honored to work with the team from Miami Cancer Institute on this prestigious project. It is our intention to build-up this site as an international reference site in the proton therapy landscape.” says Tim Thurn, CEO and President of C-RAD AB, “The overall development within radiation therapy is encouraging for C-RAD. The demand for accurate patient positioning is continuously increasing, and I am confident that C-RAD will contribute to help cure more cancer patients with our cutting-edge solutions and as being a trusted partner to our customers.” The order amounts to a total of approximately 7,5 mSEK and includes the delivery of the systems and a service contract for a period of five years. Ít is expected to commence delivery and installation in the second quarter 2017. The project is booked as order intake in the second quarter 2017. Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in South Florida, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. Not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Heath Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America (No. 23 in the nation) and has remained on the list for 15 years. It is also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth year in a row by Ethisphere Institute. C-RAD develops innovative solutions for use in advanced radiation therapy. The C-RAD group offers products and solutions for patient positioning, tumor localization and radiation treatment systems. All product development is conducted in three fully owned subsidiaries: C-RAD Positioning AB, C-RAD Imaging AB and C-RAD Innovation AB, all of which are located in Uppsala, Sweden. C-RAD has established three companies for direct sales: C-RAD Inc. in the US, C-RAD GmbH in Germany and C-RAD WOFE in China. Cyrpa International SPRL, a Franco-Belgian laser company, is a wholly owned subsidiary whose operations are integrated. C-RAD AB is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. For more information on C-RAD, please visit http://www.c-rad.com This information is information that C-RAD AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication at 08:30 CET on April 18, 2017.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

May is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association as stroke awareness month. Stroke is a serious disease that ranks fifth in causes of death and disability when compared to heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and accidents. Most strokes are preventable and if treated quickly may make the difference between life and death - or the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability such as paralysis on one side of the body, speech or vision problems or memory loss. When a stroke happens, every second counts – as in the case of David Denmark. David, a 48 year-old homicide detective in Miami-Dade, was at a restaurant one evening when he experienced sudden stroke symptoms.  “All of a sudden I couldn’t move … I couldn’t open my eyes because of the vertigo…and then it went downhill fast, really fast,” he says. He was transported to Baptist Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center where he was met by an expert team led by Sergio Jaramillo, M.D. “When Mr. Denmark entered the Center, we obtained a CT of the brain, assessed him neurologically and came up with a score that tells us how severe the neurological deficit is,” Dr. Jaramillo said, a neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center.  “If the patient presents within three hours, we can consider them a good candidate for TPA like Mr. Denmark.” TPA is a clot buster, a medicine that breaks up the clot wherever it may be. According to Dr. Jaramillo, David responded remarkably well and within 24 hours all of his neurological symptoms had resolved and there was no evidence he would have any permanent effect on his quality of life. “Every day I wake up and I can move freely. I constantly think what it could have been like. I know how lucky I am,” David says. Dr. Jaramillo goes on to say that “If he hadn’t come to our comprehensive stroke center, there likely would have been some kind of permanent neurological deficit and would have had a negative effect on his quality of life”. That’s why the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S. healthcare organizations, along with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, have maintained a unique alliance since 2003 to promote stroke care in hospitals across the nation. More than two years ago, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, joined an elite group of facilities in the United States to be designated by the commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Joint Commission’s highest level of stroke care, an Advanced Certification, is awarded to those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. To achieve its status as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Baptist Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review by Joint Commission experts. The hospital was shown to have the necessary requirements, including: This month, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s top award: Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center offers comprehensive and innovative techniques to diagnose and treat the brain, spine and nervous system. Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, the Center’s philosophy is to provide the most effective care in the least invasive manner. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/abe1c9c9-32b0-45af-9300-37f685dc0625


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

May is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association as stroke awareness month. Stroke is a serious disease that ranks fifth in causes of death and disability when compared to heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and accidents. Most strokes are preventable and if treated quickly may make the difference between life and death - or the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability such as paralysis on one side of the body, speech or vision problems or memory loss. When a stroke happens, every second counts – as in the case of David Denmark. David, a 48 year-old homicide detective in Miami-Dade, was at a restaurant one evening when he experienced sudden stroke symptoms.  “All of a sudden I couldn’t move … I couldn’t open my eyes because of the vertigo…and then it went downhill fast, really fast,” he says. He was transported to Baptist Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center where he was met by an expert team led by Sergio Jaramillo, M.D. “When Mr. Denmark entered the Center, we obtained a CT of the brain, assessed him neurologically and came up with a score that tells us how severe the neurological deficit is,” Dr. Jaramillo said, a neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center.  “If the patient presents within three hours, we can consider them a good candidate for TPA like Mr. Denmark.” TPA is a clot buster, a medicine that breaks up the clot wherever it may be. According to Dr. Jaramillo, David responded remarkably well and within 24 hours all of his neurological symptoms had resolved and there was no evidence he would have any permanent effect on his quality of life. “Every day I wake up and I can move freely. I constantly think what it could have been like. I know how lucky I am,” David says. Dr. Jaramillo goes on to say that “If he hadn’t come to our comprehensive stroke center, there likely would have been some kind of permanent neurological deficit and would have had a negative effect on his quality of life”. That’s why the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S. healthcare organizations, along with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, have maintained a unique alliance since 2003 to promote stroke care in hospitals across the nation. More than two years ago, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, joined an elite group of facilities in the United States to be designated by the commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Joint Commission’s highest level of stroke care, an Advanced Certification, is awarded to those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. To achieve its status as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Baptist Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review by Joint Commission experts. The hospital was shown to have the necessary requirements, including: This month, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s top award: Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center offers comprehensive and innovative techniques to diagnose and treat the brain, spine and nervous system. Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, the Center’s philosophy is to provide the most effective care in the least invasive manner. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/abe1c9c9-32b0-45af-9300-37f685dc0625


News Article | May 16, 2017
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A new Consumer Reports analysis of more than 1,300 hospitals finds that 56 percent of U.S. hospitals have C-section rates above the national target for low-risk births. The report also reveals startling variations in C-section rates from hospital to hospital, even those within the same zip code. The message to mothers? Your biggest risk for an unnecessary C-section may be the hospital you choose. Roughly one in three babies born in this country, or about 1.3 million children each year, are now delivered by cesarean section, the most common surgery performed in U.S. hospitals. “Research suggests that for childbirth, women pick their doctor first, not their hospital. Our goal is to get women thinking about the hospital too, since the hospital you choose can play a big role in determining your risk of a C-section,” says Doris Peter, Ph.D., director, Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. The C-section hospital ratings – all free – are available online at CR.org/hospitalratings. In many cases, cesarean sections are absolutely necessary. But often they are not: Almost half are done in situations where babies could be delivered vaginally instead, according to research. “Most hospitals are doing far too many unnecessary C-sections and women, armed with this data, can help Consumer Reports send a message to hospitals that we want them to improve,” said Peter. Consumer Reports’ goal is two-fold: first, to make C-section rates public to help new moms make smart choices, and second, to use the ratings as a mechanism to bring high rates down and thus drive positive marketplace change. The risk of having a C-section is higher in the Northeast and South, and lower in the West and Midwest. Four states had C-section rates of 30 percent or higher: West Virginia (31 percent), Florida (31 percent), Louisiana (32 percent), and Nebraska (34 percent, where there is only one hospital reporting data). And four states had rates below 18.5 percent: South Dakota (17 percent), Idaho (17 percent), New Mexico (17 percent), and Minnesota (18 percent). The national benchmark set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is 23.9 percent or less. The variation among individual hospitals is even more dramatic. For large hospitals, C- section rates range from 7 percent at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York, to 51 percent at South Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida. And just outside of Miami, Hialeah Hospital had the highest C-section rate (65 percent) of all hospitals rated by Consumer Reports. Even when hospitals are located within close proximity, variations in C-Section rates can be substantial. Consumer Reports found this pattern in multiple locations including the following cities: St. Louis, Missouri; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Fort Worth, Texas. “This variation is a critical point in our analysis because there is a big, important take away for moms. You cannot afford not to know the track record of the hospital where you’re delivering,” says Peter. Furthermore, in a recent study in the journal Birth, more than half of women said they would travel 20 miles farther to have their baby at a hospital with a C-section rate that was 20 percentage points lower. Some hospitals aren’t making it easy for women to know their C-section rates, Peter said. Consumer Reports does not have data for more than half of the estimated 3,000 hospitals that deliver babies because hospitals aren’t required to report that information to the public. “We applaud those hospitals who do share their C-section data, particularly the ones who do poorly. We see this as a critical step in the direction toward greater transparency and openness,” says Peter. Most worrisome are the hospitals that perform more than 5,000 births every year and do not publicly report their data, of which there are 28. Consumer Reports contacted the three hospitals with the most births and to date, only one, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, responded. New York- Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and Northside Hospital in Atlanta did not respond to requests for comment. The following states had more than two of these large non-reporting hospitals: Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. New York has a total of eight non-reporting hospitals, most of which are located in New York City: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park; Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn; Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC; Mount Sinai St. Lukes – Roosevelt, NYC; New York Methodist, Brooklyn; New York- Presbyterian Hospital, NYC; North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset; NYU Langone Medical Center, NYC. Overall, there were 216 hospitals with C-section rates above 33.3 percent for low-risk deliveries, earning CR’s worst rating. Of these hospitals, the 22 listed below were the ones that delivered the most babies within a year. Conversely, there were 203 hospitals with rates of 18.4 percent or lower, earning CR’s best rating. Twenty- two of them were hospitals that delivered a high volume of babies. South Miami Hospital, Miami, Fla     51 Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY     44 Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ     43 Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Houston, TX     41 Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, TX     40 Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA     39 Las Palmas Medical Center, El Paso, TX     39 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano, TX     39 Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL     38 Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Richmond, VA     37 Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg, TX     37 Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami, FL     37 Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, CA     36 Bayshore Medical Center, Pasadena, TX     35 Jackson Health System, Miami, FL     35 Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, FL     34 St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Paterson, NJ     34 Medical Center at Bowling Green, Bowling Green, KY     34 Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX     34 Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS     34 Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA     34 Baptist Medical Center, San Antonio, TX     34 About Consumer Reports Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. 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News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

May is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association as stroke awareness month. Stroke is a serious disease that ranks fifth in causes of death and disability when compared to heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and accidents. Most strokes are preventable and if treated quickly may make the difference between life and death - or the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability such as paralysis on one side of the body, speech or vision problems or memory loss. When a stroke happens, every second counts – as in the case of David Denmark. David, a 48 year-old homicide detective in Miami-Dade, was at a restaurant one evening when he experienced sudden stroke symptoms.  “All of a sudden I couldn’t move … I couldn’t open my eyes because of the vertigo…and then it went downhill fast, really fast,” he says. He was transported to Baptist Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center where he was met by an expert team led by Sergio Jaramillo, M.D. “When Mr. Denmark entered the Center, we obtained a CT of the brain, assessed him neurologically and came up with a score that tells us how severe the neurological deficit is,” Dr. Jaramillo said, a neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center.  “If the patient presents within three hours, we can consider them a good candidate for TPA like Mr. Denmark.” TPA is a clot buster, a medicine that breaks up the clot wherever it may be. According to Dr. Jaramillo, David responded remarkably well and within 24 hours all of his neurological symptoms had resolved and there was no evidence he would have any permanent effect on his quality of life. “Every day I wake up and I can move freely. I constantly think what it could have been like. I know how lucky I am,” David says. Dr. Jaramillo goes on to say that “If he hadn’t come to our comprehensive stroke center, there likely would have been some kind of permanent neurological deficit and would have had a negative effect on his quality of life”. That’s why the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S. healthcare organizations, along with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, have maintained a unique alliance since 2003 to promote stroke care in hospitals across the nation. More than two years ago, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, joined an elite group of facilities in the United States to be designated by the commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Joint Commission’s highest level of stroke care, an Advanced Certification, is awarded to those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. To achieve its status as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Baptist Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review by Joint Commission experts. The hospital was shown to have the necessary requirements, including: This month, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s top award: Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center offers comprehensive and innovative techniques to diagnose and treat the brain, spine and nervous system. Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, the Center’s philosophy is to provide the most effective care in the least invasive manner. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/abe1c9c9-32b0-45af-9300-37f685dc0625

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