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Michael Walter
Michael joined TriMed in 2015 as the digital editor of He has over a decade of experience working as a writer, copy editor and manager. Michael studied journalism at the University of North Texas. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, daughter, and a record collection that never seems to stop growing.
 - Diku Mandavia, MD

Fujifilm’s ties to healthcare date all the way back to 1936, when it released its very first x-ray film. Today, Fujifilm is a large global company—it reported revenues of more than $22 billion in the last year—and its healthcare business alone was responsible for approximately $3.8 billion in revenue.

Employees from Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala., are holding a “Scrubs for Kenya” drive to collect scrubs that can be sent to a hospital in Kenya. 

Administrators from hospitals and nursing homes in Oklahoma have shared their support for increasing the state’s tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack of cigarettes to help. 

 - Nurse and patient

It’s helpful when clinicians provide patients with basic information about their various treatment options. According to a recent analysis published by Health Affairs, however, patients benefit the most from patient-clinician interaction that involves an actual back-and-forth conversation.

Diagnostic medical physics has changed significantly over the years, according to a new editorial published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology. What was once an activity carried out by trained individuals is now a full-time profession.

Two hospitals in Utah are among the facilities that received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award for patient safety. Jordan Valley Medical Center in West Jordan, Utah, and Jordan Valley Medical Center-West Valley Campus in West Valley Campus, Utah, announced earning the awards earlier today.

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has launched the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, an institute entirely devoted to researching cancer treatment, with $125 million in donations.

Lorenzo Brown has been named the new CEO of Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Fla. The move is effective May 1. 

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and a recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal examined the law’s impact after six years.

Tenet Healthcare announced this week that Eric Evans has been appointed president of hospital operations. The news is effective immediately.