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Ultraviolet Cleaning Reduces Hospital Superbugs By 20 Percent

Press Release

Washington, DC, May 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (CD), and other multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) were decreased among patients after adding ultraviolet environmental disinfection (UVD) to the cleaning regimen, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Con

Troy-Bilt® and Keep America Beautiful Announce Taking Root® Gardening Grant Recipients

Press Release

STAMFORD, CT, May 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – For the past two months, five affiliates from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) have been competing for a total of $25,000 in grants in Taking Root™, a gardening grant program from Troy-Bilt® and KAB.

We Work for Health – and so do many others

by Scott Smith, GSK Business Coalitions & Advocacy
Multimedia with summary

It was a packed house this morning at GSK’s facility at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, where we hosted a We Work for Health PA event with distinguished guests including U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). 

Recapping the Portraits of Courage Celebration

by Danielle Smith, GSK Communications
Blog

On the surface, the Portraits of Courage Celebration hosted by the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) appeared to be your usual awards celebration—but the special reason that brought everyone together was far from usual.

Going to the Source: A Frank Conversation on Melanoma

by Jamey Millar, GSK Oncology
Blog

This year, we wanted to find new ways to engage with patients and other thought leaders during Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®. Yesterday, we did just that by hosting a meeting with some of the best and brightest melanoma bloggers and patient advocates at our Philadelphia Navy Yard campus. We discussed the current landscape for the disease and how we can all make a difference.

DRW Employees Run for Get In Chicago With Chase Corporate Challenge

Blog

DRW employees walked and ran yesterday in the annual Chicago edition of the 2014 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge with proceeds benefitting a local non-profitable organization. This year’s recipient was Get in Chicago – an organization which aims to revitalize the community and reduce youth violence for a brighter future.

Read more about it here.

Should Hospitals Start Hacking Their Marketing?

By Alex Panagiotopoulos
Blog

Hack your hospital marketing
Imagine if buying a book from Amazon required you to first visit Amazon.com, followed by a phone call to arrange a meeting to pick up and pay for the book, followed by a visit to a separate website to get suggestions on other books and provide a review of the book and transaction. It sounds ridiculous. Fortunately for us, Amazon.com has taken great care to create a single, consistent digital experience on one website from start to finish.

Vigilant Global Employees Present Health Survey Results During a Lunch & Learn

Blog

About one month ago, a few employees at Vigilant Global decided to investigate the state of employee health at the firm. With catered breakfasts and lunches, monthly massages, free gym memberships and other health and wellness perks, they decided to dig deeper and see what Vigilant employees thought of their overall health with respect to Vigilant employee benefits.

The team compiled the results and presented their findings to employees over lunch earlier this week.

Click here to view the presentation

Giving the Gift of Life – Living Organ Donation

Article

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants Tammy Steele and Carolyne Bryant became bonded for life over more than just lipstick. Their story is one rooted in faith, friendship and selfless giving when Carolyne needed a kidney and Tammy became her living organ donor.

Since their meeting more than 30 years ago, the two women have grown both their Mary Kay businesses and their friendship – so much so, they consider each other family. When Carolyne needed a kidney, Tammy thought, “There was never anything in my life that I was more sure I had to do.”

Breathing Easier in New York City

Blog

The area known as “Asthma alley” stretches from the South Bronx through East Harlem and into Western Queens in Long Island City. It has one of the highest childhood asthma rates in New York and is surrounded by manufacturing sites, bridges and transportation hubs. On March 28th, numerous partners recognizing the community’s need for effective asthma care and treatment solutions gathered to unveil a newly renovated pediatric asthma mobile unit.

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