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National Burn Awareness Week

While most people may have been focusing on Valentine’s Day this past week, in the medical community, the past week has been dedicated to Burn Awareness Week (February 2-8, 2020) and raising awareness within the community. This year’s theme being Contact Burns.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been approximately 180,000 deaths each year caused by burns. Data from 2008 showed more than…

Posted on Feb. 12, 2020 in From Our Perspective

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

February 7-14, 2020 is Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week. A CHD is a problem within the structure of the heart that is present at birth. There are many different types of CHDs, and they can vary from mild, such as a small hole in the heart, to severe, such as missing or poorly formed parts of the heart. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics…

Posted on Feb. 10, 2020 in From Our Perspective

February is American Heart Month: Go Red for Women

This month is American Heart Month and today, in particular, is National Wear Red Day through the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. Both the NIH and American Heart Association have some great resources to help educate Americans on cardiovascular disease and the importance of increasing your physical activity to ward off these diseases and improve your heart health. Below is just a handful of information…

Posted on Feb. 7, 2020 in From Our Perspective

Consultant Spotlight: Samantha Hillman, Registry Services Director

Samantha directs and oversees all aspects of her assigned projects ensuring compliance with registry standards and specifications. She ensures the goals and objectives of each project are met through oversight of her data abstraction teams.  Prior to joining Registry Partners, Samantha spent eight years in clinical research, seven years in quality and patient safety and 4 years in cardiopulmonary rehab.   Samantha attended the University of Buffalo,…

Posted on Feb. 5, 2020 in Consultant Spotlight