Health Department press release re. mosquitoes

Mosquito_image1Washington, NC., Aug. 9, 2014 – With the recent heavy rains and the likelihood of increased mosquito populations the Beaufort County Health Department’s Environmental Health Section will begin spraying for mosquitoes as the need arises. Spraying will be completed from dusk to early evening and from early morning to dawn. If rainy or windy conditions are present, spraying will be postponed. Spraying will be concentrated in areas showing high levels of mosquito activity.

Anyone who is experiencing a mosquito problem is urged to call Environmental Health at (252- 946-6048) to log a concern. This information will help in determining areas to spray. These problem areas will be investigated to document mosquito population levels.

If you have any bee hives or newly constructed fish ponds, please call Environmental Health so they can avoid spraying in those locations.

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Sound Physicians’ Affiliate ECHO Locum Tenens Launches Recruitment Mobile App

Providers gain shift-on-demand notification on iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices

Sound Physicians Tacoma, Washington, March 5, 2014 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery is pleased to announce the launch of the new ECHO jobs mobile app, featuring real-time notification of temporary staffing opportunities via iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.

ECHO offers providers a variety of short-term staffing options, a day or two, or longer-term, lasting weeks or months for hospitalist providers.

“ECHO Locum Tenens is excited to provide a convenient way for locum tenens physicians and advanced care practitioners to access just-in-time work opportunities right from their smartphones or iPad. Continue reading “Sound Physicians’ Affiliate ECHO Locum Tenens Launches Recruitment Mobile App”

Home Health Cuts and Copayment in Administration’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal Endanger the Medicare Program’s Most Vulnerable Beneficiaries

Home health community leaders warn such changes would directly impact seniors who are older, poorer, sicker and more likely to be female and minority than all other Medicare beneficiaries 

Partnership for Quality Home HealthcareWASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 Washington, DC – Home healthcare community leaders today expressed deep concern in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, which proposes to cut Medicare funding for home health services and re-impose a copayment on Medicare home health beneficiaries. Leaders warn that such policies will disproportionately impact women and the seniors who are documented as being older, poorer, sicker and more likely to be female and minorities than all other Medicare beneficiaries.

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