With All Types In Short Supply, Red Cross Launches Local Blood Drives

first_imgCommunity News With All Types In Short Supply, Red Cross Launches Local Blood Drives By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 3:05 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The need for blood donations hasn’t diminished over the past year, even with the COVID-19 pandemic putting many things on hold. In fact, the American Red Cross says the pandemic, along with severe weather that has impacted much of the U.S., has made blood donations even more urgent, with all blood types in short supply.In Pasadena, blood donation drives have been scheduled over the next few weeks at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center, at 2471 E. Walnut St., Suite 103, and a few other sites.If you are willing to donate, schedule an appointment now through the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or by using the American Red Cross website.To download the Blood Donor App, go to www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html.All blood drives will follow COVID-19 safety protocols including temperature screening, social distancing, and face coverings for donors and staff, the Red Cross said.Following are blood donation dates and times at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center:March 25, 10:45 to 6 p.m.March 26, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.March 27, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.March 28, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.March 29, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.March 30, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.March 31, 12:15 to 7:30 p.m.April 1, 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.April 2, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.April 3, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.April 4, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.From 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 26, a Blood Drive is scheduled at the American Legion District 18, 179 N. Vinedo Ave., Pasadena.From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, a Blood Drive will be held at the Pasadena City Church, 2588 E. Colorado Blvd.The Red Cross is also testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies, which would show a person’s immune system had developed antibodies in response to a coronavirus infection or a vaccine.If you test positive for high levels of antibodies, plasma from your blood donation may be used in convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients. The Red Cross explains that a positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity.The Pasadena Blood Donation Center accepts COVID-19 convalescent plasma donations. For eligibility and donation details, call the Blood Center at (800) 733-2767.To be eligible to donate blood, donors should weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be at least 16 years old and be generally healthy. First-time donors are usually asked to present two forms of identification, although the type of identification needed varies by facility.If you have any particular health concerns or have traveled outside of the country, let the blood bank know at the time you set your appointment.For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org. Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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New theatre suite in progress at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

first_imgLimerickNewsNew theatre suite in progress at Croom Orthopaedic HospitalBy Staff Reporter – September 22, 2020 881 Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSCroom Orthopaedic HospitalKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleLimerick Senior, Intermediate & Junior Hurling and Football Round UpNext articleWeekly Racing News: Busy week for Limerick contingent as Listowel kicks off Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ONGOING development works at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital have been given a further boost, with additional funding of €10m having been secured for the development of a new theatre suite that will emphatically underscore the hospital’s status as a regional centre of excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, pain management and scheduled surgery.The new theatre suite will be established on the first floor of the new bed block at the hospital, on which the equipping process for the 24-bed ward is now underway. The works will include four new theatres, a first stage recovery room and reception area, in addition to a new Sterile Services Department and other ancillary support spaces.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With an overall floor area of approximately 1,700 square metres, the works are expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2020. Final works, commission and handover by the contractor, the subsequent equipping of the theatres, will be completed in Q1 of 2021.The development of the new 24-bed block on the site was initiated in Spring as part of the national response to COVID-19. The new beds, and the new theatre suite and Sterile Services Department, grew out of plans already in place to establish Croom Orthopaedic Hospital as the Mid-Western centre of excellence.Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing & Midwifery at UL Hospital Group, said the works will modernise and double the current theatre capacity at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital.“This is a high quality development of four state-of-the-art theatres and a modern Sterile Services Department, that is going to allow for a major advancement in orthopaedic services,” Ms Gleeson remarked.“The developments will lead to improved waiting times for patients, and facilitate ongoing advancements in surgical procedures. And of course, the 24 single room en-suite rooms on the ground floor of the development will provide more appropriate and comfortable accommodation for patients,” she said.Lorraine Rafter, Director of Human Resources, UL Hospitals Group, said the new developments would create exciting employment opportunities in the region, particularly for specialist orthopaedic and theatre nurses.“There will also be opportunities for educational development, for all staff grades, as a result of the developments here in Croom, and we welcome any queries about employment opportunities in the hospital in light of this development.”UL Hospitals Group Chief Clinical Director, Professor Brian Lenehan, has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital since 2009, and he said the new developments had ushered in a “very exciting time” for the hospital, which, he said, will remain “a centre of excellence for elective surgery in the Mid-West for this and future generations”.“I applaud the vision of our CEO, Colette Cowan, and Assistant National Director, HSE Estates for the West, Joe Hoare, and the energy with which they have pursued these plans. The development is progressing well.“It’s an exceptionally high quality build, and I salute all of the main contractors, architects, consultants and sub-contractors involved in it,” Prof Lenehan said. “I also acknowledge the ongoing support of the Mid-West Development Trust.” he added.Croom Orthopaedic Hospital is one of the longest established hospitals in the Mid-West. Opening as the County Hospital in 1924, it has been an orthopaedic hospital since 1956, save for a two month period in the early Summer of 2020, when it cared for its first medical patients in almost 70 years as part of UL Hospitals Group’s strategy for managing a significant surge in non-COVID admissions.Katie Sheehan, Assistant Director of Nursing at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital, welcomed the development as a substantial boost for the community in Croom, as well as for the hospital and UL Hospitals Group.The UL Hospitals Group strategy is to progress future developments for Croom Orthpaedic Hospital, to include a new Day Ward, second stage recovery, a Pre-Operative Assessment and Admissions Unit and a purpose-built outpatients department, including a new radiology suite. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebooklast_img read more

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Fate of Swing States In 2017 Election May Come Down to Housing Market

first_img Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Fate of Swing States In 2017 Election May Come Down to Housing Market  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News Fate of Swing States In 2017 Election May Come Down to Housing Market States that are battlegrounds for Republican and Democratic control could potentially see their dominate political party reverse come 2017, according to Daren Blomquist, SVP for ATTOM Data Solutions.Currently, homeowners in Republican-controlled districts are winning seven out of 11 battleground states including Michigan, Ohio, Nevada, and Florida, according to recent data from RealtyTrac. Blomquist says that this trend is in part due to the suburban or rural nature of these states over all.“There are definitely exceptions here, but the cities that are in these states are still very much struggling and not seeing the renaissance that some of the other markets have,” says Blomquist. “The other thing to notice about these battleground states is that unlike nationwide where the Democratic districts are out performing the Republican districts two to one, in many of these states it is a very close battle between the Democratic and Republican districts when it comes to housing returns.”He notes that another hallmark of these states is that many of them were the epicenters of the housing crisis, meaning homeowners are still struggling to gain back the value that was lost during the housing market downturn.“The Democratic districts tend to be more densely populated areas as well as coastal markets, and that’s where we have seen the housing market recovery centered during this housing boom over the last four years,” says Blomquist. “This housing recovery has really been about a return to urban, walkable locations and those areas tend to be Democratic districts in nature.”This trend of battleground states being Republican dominated could reverse though, says Blomquist. “I think you may actually see some of these swing states flip in a sense as that trend takes hold there. In places like Ohio and Michigan where Republicans are beating the Democratic districts only marginally, I would expect to see those areas flip especially as places like Detroit start to experience that renaissance that other cities are seeing across the country.”While this reverse could change the orientation of these states, Blomquist notes that current trends seen nationwide for the housing market are expected to continue for the next four years.“I think the trend toward more urban locations especially for the young buyers is going to continue into the next administration, says Blomquist. “It is fair to say, though, that having a Democratic president in place probably had some influence on the market trends but it’s hard to quantify that, so there will probably be some influence depending on who wins the presidency. I think more importantly, though, is the trend toward going back to the cities and I foresee that continuing for the next four years.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. About Author: Kendall Baer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img ATTOM Data Solutions battleground states RealtyTrac 2016-10-05 Kendall Baer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: ATTOM Data Solutions battleground states RealtyTrac Previous: The Real Estate Investors of Today and Tomorrow Next: Meet the Winner of Fannie Mae’s Community Impact Pools Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 5, 2016 1,111 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Improving the Lending Process at ServiceMac

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Improving the Lending Process at ServiceMac Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Borrowers digital mortgage EXOS Technologies Lenders mortgage Service ServiceLink ServiceMac Previous: Fiserv First Data Could Generate $4B in Cash Flow Next: Delgado to CNBC: “We’re Not Ready” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 16, 2019 2,912 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Borrowers digital mortgage EXOS Technologies Lenders mortgage Service ServiceLink ServiceMac 2019-01-16 Radhika Ojha Subscribe Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Cloud-based digital technologies are changing the way lenders and servicers interact with borrowers. From loan origination to servicing, technology—whether it’s via the web, mobile, voice, or even artificial intelligence—is being used to enhance the borrowing experience.One example is the EXOS Servicing platform from ServiceLink’s EXOS Technologies, which provides an intuitively designed, market-proven mobile app that offers digital touchpoints throughout the life of the loan. It is these features of the platform that led ServiceMac to choose the EXOS platform for its consumer digital solution.“As an innovative customer-focused company, we need digital solutions via web/mobile/voice/wearables that would elevate consumer satisfaction, provide a high level of self-service capabilities and the market maturity to understand the overall customer experience,” said Bob Caruso, President and CEO of ServiceMac. “We believe the EXOS platform will deliver on this strategy and we’re excited to work with EXOS to provide our omnichannel digital strategy.”ServiceMac provides technology, products, and services for the mortgage industry backed by personalized service and support. Its offerings comprise personalized solutions across the mortgage space along with enhanced security and customer satisfaction.Some of the features in the EXOS platform include real-time loan information for customers such as account status, statements, and payment information that can be accessed through the mobile or a wearable device. The platform was developed by EXOS Technologies which is a part of ServiceLink.“ServiceLink is focused on transforming consumers’ experiences and expectations around the digital mortgage process,” said Chris Azur, CEO of ServiceLink. “Our EXOS technology provides a new level of transparency and accessibility that will help ServiceMac engage its customers now and in the future. We are thrilled that ServiceMac chose EXOS Servicing as its consumer digital platform.”EXOS Technologies provides cloud-based digital technologies to real estate lenders and servicers. Its services include mobile apps, voice interaction, APIs, and Predictive Analysis. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Improving the Lending Process at ServiceMaclast_img read more

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