Summit, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine to Develop Saliva Tests for COVID, Head & Neck Cancer

AURORA, Colo., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Summit Biolabs, Inc., an early-stage molecular diagnostics company specializing in saliva-based testing for COVID-19 and head & neck cancer, and the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus announced today a broad strategic collaboration involving research, development and commercialization of saliva liquid-biopsy tests for early cancer detection and diagnosis of COVID-19 and other viral contagions.

The CCPM holds one of the largest research biobanks in the United States with clinical data from more than 8.7 million de-identified patient records and plans to integrate the data with personalized genomic information.

“This partnership brings two innovative programs together to optimize COVID testing at a time when it’s desperately needed,” says Kathleen Barnes, Ph.D., Professor and Director of CCPM at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “Collaborations like this are crucial in moving research forward and

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Riderwood Medical Center Just Down the Hall for Residents

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The medical center is staffed with physicians who have dedicated their lives to senior health and who are available for same-day appointments. All appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes, giving doctors a chance to really get to know their patients. The result is an integrated approach to healthcare that leads to optimal outcomes for residents.

Dr. Lynne Diggs, director of Riderwood’s

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Novant Health opens $165M cardiology, cancer care center

Novant Health opened a $165.9 million facility for outpatient cardiology and cancer care Oct. 12 in Charlotte, N.C. 

The seven-story, 260,000-square-foot facility houses both the Novant Health Claudia W. and John M. Belk Heart & Vascular Institute and the Agnes B. and Edward I. Weisiger Cancer Institute.

The new facility consolidates all the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based health sytem’s outpatient cardiac and cancer specialists, treatment services and support programs under one roof. 

“In the past, a patient may have had to walk as many as 7,000 steps in one day during their care journey from testing sites to clinics to a treatment center,” Gary Niess, MD, system physician executive of the Novant Health Belk Heart & Vascular Institute, said in a news release. “We’ll now be able to deliver the whole-journey care our patients need all in one place, saving those 7,000

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CDTA opens in-house health center for its 700 employees

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ALBANY — CDTA’s 700 employees can get free health care at a new on-site health center designed to keep them healthy and, in the process, reduce the costs of their health care.

The clinic saw its first employee/patient Monday and was formally introduced Tuesday at a news conference held by the regional transit agency and by Albany health insurer CDPHP, which is partnering with CDTA on the project.

Family Nurse Practitioner Jocelyn Cappozzo is the sole staffer, working full-time to provide treatment for minor illness and injury, flu shots and health counseling, as well as keeping CDTA in compliance with the regulatory framework placed on public transit providers.

The first patient visits this week fall in the latter category — random drug screening, new employee physicals, employee re-certifications. Full wellness services will follow, CDTA CEO Carm Basile said.

“They’ll get tips and tools to

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Public Health talks other COVID-19 testing options following temporary Alliant Energy Center site closure, slowdown

MADISON, Wis. – Following a temporary closure and slowdown at the Alliant Energy Center’s COVID-19 testing site Tuesday afternoon, Public Health Madison & Dane County recommended other options for those seeking tests that day.

In general, the health agency is asking people to consider the time, place and reason they’re getting tested.

“A lot of people do think the Alliant Energy Center is the first place to get tested,” Director of Testing Ken Van Horn said. “We always know that the first day of the week is a busy day, then today we had the added complication of our electronic registration system just didn’t work for about the first hour we were here today, and that caused a pretty big backup.”

PHMDC staff had to use a backup paper registration system

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UNMC dedicates $121.8 million health care training, simulation center in virtual ceremony | Live Well


A patriotic display wraps around the southwestern corner of the Davis Global Center building on the northeast corner of 42nd and Leavenworth Streets.

Dr. Jeffrey Gold, UNMC’s chancellor, said the center will be the “linchpin” of many of the education and training activities that will take place at UNMC over the next half-century.

”This facility — and the professionals and technology within it — have been and will continue to be life-changing for the health professionals who train here,” he said.

The center includes plenty of technology, from the holographic images lining the entryway to the three-story SONY Infinity Wall, the largest display of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, in the atrium. It also features a holographic theater, touted as the first in an academic institution, and Laser CAVE-5, a five-sided fully immersive virtual reality suite.

But it also includes replica health care settings,

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Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Foundation Funds $50 Million ‘Health Justice’ Center To Curb Health Disparities Affecting Minorities

A $50 million pledge from billionaire hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio’s Dalio Philanthropies is funding a new center for health justice at NewYork-Presbyterian, the hospital announced on Tuesday.

The new Dalio Center for Health Justice will “address health disparities and health justice through research, education, advocacy and investment in communities,” according to a press release. One of its top priorities will be to focus on reducing disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color.

“Our goal is to contribute to equal healthcare and equal education because we believe that these are the most fundamental building blocks of equal opportunity and a just society,” Dalio said in the statement. “We know that these don’t adequately exist, and we are excited to have a great partner in NewYork-Presbyterian, who we are confident will find ways

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Shore Medical Center Reinstitutes Visitor Ban Due To Coronavirus

SOMERS POINT, NJ — Shore Medical Center will return to a “no visitor” policy because of a rise in coronavirus cases in its hospital community and South Jersey. The hospital implemented a similar ban in March but reduced restrictions as cases decreased.

The policy begins at 6 a.m. Wednesday and will run until further notice, with the following exceptions:

  • patients in hospice of end-of-life care

  • one visitor or support person for maternity

  • one visitor or support person for pediatric patients

Visitors must get screened for symptoms.

“At Shore, we know how important it is to have your loved ones by your side during your hospital stay,” said the hospital’s announcement. “Please know that our staff will continue to care for you like you are a member of their own family, and will do everything possible to make sure your loved ones have a means of regular communication during your stay.”

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Boston’s Kraft Center for Community Health Mobile Opioid Outreach Winnebago Reaches 10,000 Patients

BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To help combat the rise of opioid addiction, Winnebago Industries Specialty Vehicles collaborated with The Kraft Center for Community Health to help build a mobile medical clinic, Community Care in Reach, to better serve at-risk individuals in Boston. Since its deployment in January 2018, Community Care in Reach has made around 10,000 contacts and had nearly 1,400 total patient encounters. Seventy-five percent of Community Care in Reach’s clinical encounters represent follow-up visits by patients. The team has also distributed almost 3,000 overdose-reversing naloxone kits to individuals coping with opioid addiction.

Community Care in Reach was built by Winnebago Industries Specialty Vehicles using their Class C 423S Ford Transit-based platform with personalized modifications. The mobile health unit features a small waiting area, a patient exam room with all the medical equipment necessary to enable the vehicle and staff to act as

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NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Dalio Center for Health Justice

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NewYork-Presbyterian today launched the Dalio Center for Health Justice, dedicated to understanding and improving health equity, addressing health justice, and driving action that results in measurable improvements in health outcomes for all.

The Dalio Center for Health Justice is the result of a $50 million grant from Dalio Philanthropies, whose founder Ray Dalio is a NewYork-Presbyterian Trustee and an important thought partner behind the center. Among the center’s priorities will be reducing health disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color.

“Our goal is to contribute to equal healthcare and equal education because we believe that these are the most fundamental building blocks of equal opportunity and a just society,” said Ray Dalio, founder of Dalio Philanthropies and NewYork-Presbyterian Trustee. “We know that these don’t adequately exist, and we are excited to have a great partner in NewYork-Presbyterian, who we are confident

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