September 2015



Trimm honored as hospice advocate

FAIRBURY – Registered Nurse Jason Trimm of Jefferson Family Home Care was recognized for his hospice advocacy by AseraCare Hospice on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Provider Relations Manager Lori Stanley and Executive Director Chris Young presented the award. Trimm was the first recipient…



Amedisys Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks (AMED)

September 30, 2015 | Financial Wisdom Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) was downgraded by Zacks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat.com reports. According to Zacks, “Amedisys reported impressive second-quarter…



Take an Eye Exam on Your Laptop

I’ve just taken an eye exam — not in a spiffy doctor’s office with fancy contraptions, but in my living room with my smartphone and laptop. A new site called Opternative promises the high-tech, hands-off equivalent of a refraction test…



Patient Care

US to Give Almost $700 Million in Grants to Improve Patient Care

September 29, 2015 | WSJ By Stephanie Armour Dozens of hospital groups, health departments, doctor associations and others will get almost $700 million to improve patient care as part of the Obama administration’s initiative to overhaul payment methods for medical providers….