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MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeside Medical Organization and CEO Dr. Richard Merkin have been honored by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce for outstanding community outreach. Gary Olson, President and CEO of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, honored Lakeside in recognition of "its outstanding contributions to continuing the healthcare and wellness needs for seniors and outreach to the community." Lakeside Medical Organization is part of the Heritage Provider Network family of medical groups that are highly regarded by health plans and regulatory agencies for the quality of medical care provided to their members. HPN has been selected as one of only ten "elite" medical groups in California by the California Association of Physician Groups. Operating since 1996, HPN's medical groups comprise one of the largest networks of IPAs in California extend... (more)

Sg2's Disease-Based Forecast Predicts a Dramatic Shift to Outpatient Health Care Services Over the Next Decade

SKOKIE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/05/10 -- Between now and 2019, the health care industry will see demand for outpatient services increase by nearly 22% while demand for inpatient services remains flat, according to Sg2, a future-focused health care information systems company. This will require hospitals to shift focus beyond the acute care center and look to services that span the care continuum. Sg2's prediction is grounded in its expert-developed Impact of Change® forecast, which projects 10-year demand for health care services. The Impact of Change examines the cumulative effects and interdependencies of key factors that are driving changes in utilization, going beyond population alone and incorporating the impact of epidemiology, economics and payment, and innovation and technology for both inpatient and outpatient care settings. Additionally, this analytical ... (more)

Wayne State University receives $5 million gift to support medical students and advance adult literacy in Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wayne State University has received a $5 million gift from Mort and Brigitte Harris to create scholarships for the School of Medicine and provide resources and ongoing support for the university's community outreach adult literacy program. With each initiative receiving $2.5 million, the gift will create the Mort and Brigitte Harris Endowed Scholarship Fund (Harris Scholars) in the School of Medicine and the Mort and Brigitte Harris Office for Adult Literacy Endowment Fund in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. "The friendship and support Mort and Brigitte Harris have provided to Wayne State University is reflective of their commitment to scholarship, research and community," Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour said. "This is simply the latest in a wonderful history of giving, and it is difficult to find an... (more)

Little Shelter Animal Rescue Holiday Donation Drive

December 22, 2009, Huntington, NY - Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center www.littleshelter.com, one of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters dedicated to saving all companion animals in need, announced today a Holiday Donation Drive.  Little Shelter is under financial pressure and must cut back on services for needy animals due to a 30% decrease in donations, the 2009 closing of two Long Island shelters (Bide-A-Wee in Wantagh and Animal Haven in Flushing), and the bad economy, unemployment and foreclosures causing more animals to be surrendered to the shelter. Without holiday donations, Little Shelter will be forced to cut back on medical care for its 400 cats and 50 dogs and will reduce essential community animal care services. Little Shelter Helps Needy Families Keep their Cherished Pets at Home Known for its community outreach and the rescue of countless... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Breast Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Divorce, More

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Online... (more)

FidoFinder.com and TabbyTracker.com: Websites Are Reuniting Lost Pets

HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- FidoFinder.com and TabbyTracker.com are ahead of the pack when it comes to reuniting lost dogs and cats with their owners. With more than 400 lost dogs and cats reunited through the websites, founder Wes Cutshall says his websites are the top sites for reuniting Fido and Fluffy with their owners. "We have more lost dogs and cats added to our database each day than any other public database," Cutshall says. Fidofinder.com recently reunited a lost Dachshund named Oscar with his owner seventeen days after he went missing. Oscar slipped through the fence in the back yard of his Deer Park, Texas home. He ended up at a local tire store before being picked up by a Good Samaritan. Before Oscar's owner, Anita Bettis, could find him, he was taken home by a family hoping to find his owners. In her search for Oscar, Bettis posted flyers at local ... (more)

California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)

CCSE Facility and Seminar Series This past week I had the honor of delivering a keynote presentation in San Diego at the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) as part of their continuing education and community outreach and education, workshop and seminar series. The theme of the well attended event was Next Generation Data Center Solutions of which my talk centered around leveraging Green and Virtual Data Centers for enabling efficiencey and effectiveness. In addition to my keynote, included a panel discussion that I moderated with representatives of the events sponsor Compucom, along with their special guests APC, HP, Intel and VMware. The CCSE has a focus around Climate Change, Energy Efficienecey, Green Buildings, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Home and Business. Their services and focus includes awareness and outreach, education programs, library ... (more)

Naspers: Results of Annual General Meeting

Naspers Limited (“Naspers”) (JSE:NPN) (LSE:NPSN), the 100th annual general meeting (AGM) of Naspers Limited was held this morning, under the chairmanship of Mr Ton Vosloo, in the Naspers Centre at 40 Heerengracht, Cape Town, South Africa. Shareholders approved all the ordinary and special resolutions with the required majority. A gross dividend of 425c per Naspers N- ordinary and 85c per Naspers A- ordinary share were approved. PricewaterhouseCoopers was appointed as external auditors, with Mr B Deegan as the individual who will undertake the audit. The appointments of Messrs Craig Enenstein, Don Eriksson, Nolo Letele, Roberto Oliveira de Lima, Yuanhe Ma, Basil Sgourdos, Cobus Stofberg and Bob van Dijk were confirmed. Prof Rachel Jafta, Prof Debra Meyer and Mr Boetie van Zyl, who retired by rotation, were re-elected to the board. Messrs Boetie van Zyl, Ben van der... (more)

GreaterGood Network Releases Touch To Give™ iPhone app

Seattle, WA, April 07, 2010 --(PR.com)-- GreaterGood Network, home of the world’s oldest “Click to Give” websites, released a new iPhone app in April to allow users to Touch To Give™. Users can make a daily tap on the app’s icons to make a donation to provide hunger relief, fund breast cancer research, and feed shelter animals. As with GreaterGood Network’s popular “Click to Give” websites, all donations are paid for by site sponsors and the “Touch” is free for users. The Touch To Give™ iPhone App is available for free download from the iTunes Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/touch-to-give/id361232583?mt=8 Touch To Give™ is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The application requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later. More on the GreaterGood Network The GreaterGood Network began with The Hung... (more)

'After Porn Ends' Directed by Bryce Wagoner Is the #1 Documentary Download on iTunes

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- The fascinating new documentary "After Porn Ends" (www.afterpornends.com) directed by Bryce Wagoner is currently the #1 documentary download on iTunes, and #31 movie download overall. The revealing film examines the life and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry and the ups and downs of what happens to them after they leave the business and attempt to resume "normal" lives. Produced by Christopher Mallick -- founder of the groundbreaking film company Oxymoron Entertainment -- along with Andy Weiss and Susan Dynner, the film is now available via On Demand Release by Gravitas Ventures, reaching 100 million households. The film is also available now for purchase on Amazon and Vudu, and will be released on DVD August 21. The film is also a centerpiece feature at this year's... (more)

Markham Vineyards Announces Third Successive Year of Mark of Distinction Grant Program

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Markham Vineyards, a pioneering Napa Valley winery with a history of giving back, today announced a call for submissions for the third annual Mark of Distinction grants initiative. Continuing on the impactful results of the past two years, Markham Vineyards is again offering two $25,000 grants to individuals or organizations committed to the betterment of their neighborhoods, cities or towns. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/markhamvineyards/43493/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/MM85122 ) The program is designed to cultivate positive change by awarding funds to help spearhead or continue community efforts. Candidates with a project intended to make a positive, lasting difference can submit their proposals at www.MarkhamM... (more)