Identifying malnutrition in patients upon admission to a hospital is a low-cost way to improve patient outcomes and reduce readmissions, a new report says. Alleviating Hospital-Based Malnutrition: A Baseline Progress Report is an assessment of hospital-based malnutrition released in connection with the first anniversary of the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition.
Construction Specialties Inc. (C/S) has debuted a new line of wall and door protection, Acrovyn by Design and Acrovyn Doors by Design. The products embed high-resolution images and logos as well as simulated woods, metals and stones into impact-resistant, rigid sheet material.
BioSensics has introduced ActivePERS, a personal emergency response and telemonitoring solution for seniors.
SCA is planning to launch a new line of TENA® Protective Cream and Washcloths.
MED-PASS was chosen as the exclusive distributor of FIT Kits™, the company announced.
PointRight Inc. has announced its PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalizations metric is now used in more than 9,000 skilled nursing facilities.
Medline Industries Inc. has launched the 2014 Medline Innovation Challenge to reward institutions for licensable technologies in the areas of medical devices and healthcare solutions.
CellTrak Technologies, based in Illinois, announced its platform has been delivered in more than a million homecare visits. The new platform is in use in more than 100 agency office locations by more than 3,000 healthcare professionals.
Cushman & Wakefield's Senior Housing Capital Markets Group has arranged $82.4 million of acquisition financing and joint venture equity capital for LCB Senior Living LLC for a two-property portfolio with 322 total units.
Transitions Healthcare, owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania, completed an acquisition of a 120-bed skilled facility with a CCRC component in Irwin, PA, as part of a two-facility, $20 million transaction.
» Optimus EMR announced it will include INTERACT 3.0 in upcoming release. The tool will be an embedded part of its Clinical Decision Support Module. Customers attending the Optimus Information Exchange in October will be able to hear additional details.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two medications in June that may benefit long-term care patients.
Incontinence management remains a hot commodity in long-term care, with three companies debuting products.
» HD Supply Facilities Maintenance has opened a new distribution center in Tampa, FL, making it the 44th center in the United States and Canada. There are additional Florida distribution centers in Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami and Orlando.
Eugenia Pierson become the chairwoman of the Health Care Policy practice at Squire Patton Boggs last month. She represents a range of healthcare clients, including hospitals, physicians, post-acute care providers, manufactures and coalitions.
Matt Rosewag, NHA, will be in the newly-created position of Director of Operations for Continuing Care and Project Management.
Cody Milch, who joined LaundryLux last year as PLUS Product Manager, will now lead all OPL business throughout North America for Electrolux and Wascomat products as well as PLUS as a newly named vice president.
Toni Walker, RN, is the new director of nursing for Presbyterian Village North, which is run by Presbyterian Communities and Services.
Shelli Giardino has been named the Director of Human Resources at Devonshire at PGA National, a community managed by Erickson Living.