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August 2005 Blog Posts (28)

Does L.A. need King Drew Medical Center?

Major cuts are proposed at KDMC that will significantly decrease the comprehensive hospital services previously avaliable to one of the most needy areas in Los Angeles.



The health and well-being of residents is in peril if these cuts are approved. Eliminating women and children services to those most in need hardly passes the litmus test of social justice, fairness, equality and equity for vulnerable populations.



In the end this is more about the financial survival of a… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 6, 2005 at 6:11am — No Comments

Francisco Lozano named Sales Development Director for ImpreMedia

Francisco Lozano has been named Sales Development Director for ImpreMedia. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for driving national advertising revenue through major corporate projects. Lozano will report to Erich Linker, Senior Vice President of National Sales for ImpreMedia. Until recently, Lozano was National Sales Manager for La Opinión, ImpreMedia’s flagship newspaper and the largest Spanish language daily in the US.

Added by NSHP Editor on August 5, 2005 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Taking on Common Health Issues in the Hispanic and African-American Communities

Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--August 1, 2005--The National Urban League and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) have joined America On the Move Foundation (AOM) and PepsiCo in an initiative to address common health concerns that affect African Americans and Latinos. Urban League, NCLR, AOM Foundation and PepsiCo kicked-off this unique partnership during the Urban League’s national conference in Washington, DC. Studies show that African Americans and Latinos are at greater risk for… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 2, 2005 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Jacqueline Crespo Perry, BSN, RN

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses established the Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Education Excellence, the Henrietta Villaescusa Community Service Award and the Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award to honor Hispanic nurses through the country and provide them with special recognition. This last July, Hispanic nurses were honored for their work in the community as well as for their spirit and dedication to serving the Hispanic community. Jacqueline Crespo Perry, BSN, RN received the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 2, 2005 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Arkansas Hispanics see success in business

AP - Hispanic immigrants lured to Arkansas in the 1990s by the promise of jobs in the poultry and timber industries are moving up the economic chain today by starting their own businesses. Spanish-language signs hang outside hair salons, convenience stores, bakeries, insurance agencies and restaurants throughout rural Arkansas and in various Arkansas cities. A growing number of Hispanic-owned businesses, such as Cooks Natural Foods in Rogers, are also catering to non-Hispanic… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 2, 2005 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Hoover City to close Hispanic center

Birmingham, AL - The Hoover City Council voted Monday to terminate a contract that allows the Multicultural Resource Center to operate in a municipal building, amid both cheers and jeers from residents who clashed over immigration issues. More than 200 people packed the council chamber and watched the council vote 6-1 to break the agreement with Catholic Family Services, which opened the center in 2003 to help the city deal with its growing Hispanic population.



The center will close… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 2, 2005 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New radio station to target younger Hispanics

Univision Radio has started a new radio station targeting South Florida's young Hispanic adults, 18 to 49 years old. The company said La Kalle 98.3 FM (WRTO) primarily features reggaeton with a blend of salsa, merengue, bachata and Latin pop. The Miami station formerly was a salsa-specific channel, also known as the tropical format. The change in format makes WRTO Univision's eighth radio outlet to broadcast a market-specific version of the La Kalle format. The first is in New York and began… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 2, 2005 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Bilingual Staff Big Bonus For Hospitals And Hispanic Patients

Through an interpreter, a physician was explaining to an Hispanic patient the need to perform a CABG -- coronary artery bypass graft, or "cabbage" in the physician vernacular. "I can't tell this patient he needs a vegetable," the interpreter replied.



Jackie Teal, senior recruiter for Washington Regional Medical System, said the cabbage incident -- told by an interpreter applying for a language assistance position at the hospital -- serves to illustrate some of the problems of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 1, 2005 at 2:14am — No Comments

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