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Malnutrition remains issue

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 introduces wall and door protection

Construction Specialties introduces wall and door protection

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 launches ActivePERS fall detection

BioSensics launches ActivePERS fall detection

BioSensics has introduced ActivePERS, a personal emergency response and telemonitoring solution for seniors.

SCA introduces cream and washcloths

SCA introduces cream and washcloths

SCA has launched a new line of TENA® Protective Cream and Washcloths.

MED-PASS chosen as FIT Kits distributor

MED-PASS was chosen as the exclusive distributor of FIT Kits™, the company announced.

PointRight® Pro 30™ use tops 9,000 facilities

PointRight Inc. has announced its PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalizations metric is now used in more than 9,000 skilled nursing facilities.

Medline Industries launches Innovation Challenge

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.

CellTrack Technologies reaches milestone

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 arranges $83 million in financing for LCB

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 acquires CCRC component

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.

Vendor News

CompanyBriefs August 2014

» 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.

Two medications are approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two medications in June that may benefit long-term care patients.

New incontinence products pushed to nurses, providers

New incontinence products pushed to nurses, providers

Incontinence management remains a hot commodity in long-term care, with three companies debuting products.

CompanyBriefs July 2014

» 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.

On the Move

Daniel appointed regional director of sales and marketing for The Goodman Group

Daniel appointed regional director of sales and marketing for The Goodman Group

Jack Daniel has been appointed as the regional director of sales and marketing for the Rocky Mountain Region of The Goodman Group.

Podewitz appointed as VP of sales and marketing for Elder Care Alliance

Podewitz appointed as VP of sales and marketing for Elder Care Alliance

Julie Podewitz has been appointed as vice president of sales and marketing for Elder Care Alliance, a nonprofit, integrated system of assisted living and memory care community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

LeadingAge adds Hermer

LeadingAge adds Hermer

Linda Hermer, Ph.D., has been selected as a senior research associate at the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research.

Pollard moves to Berkadia

Pollard moves to Berkadia

Chris Pollard has been chosen as a vice president in the Berkadia's Dallas office. He reports to Senior Vice Presidents and office Managing Directors Stuart Wernick and John Koeijmans.

LCB chooses DuRoss

LCB chooses DuRoss

LCB Senior Living, LLC, a developer and operator in Massachusetts, has named Tim DuRoss as its new Chief Financial Officer.

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