Envision Healthcare Sets Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates for Third Quarter 2017 Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. , Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) today announced it will release its third quarter 2017 financial results on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, after the market closes. The company will also host a conference call on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The live broadcast of Envision’s quarterly conference call will be available on-line by going to www.evhc.net and clicking on the link to Investors. The on-line replay will follow shortly after the call and continue for 30 days.

About Envision Healthcare Corporation

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care, and ambulatory surgery services. At June 30, 2017, we delivered physician services, primarily in the areas of emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology services, radiology/tele-radiology services, and children’s services to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies which, when combined, contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies. As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the Company owns and operates 263 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopaedics. In total, the Company offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale, creating value for health systems, payors, providers and patients. For additional information, visit www.evhc.net.

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Indian court acquits dentist couple of killing daughter

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a dentist couple for the murder of their teenage daughter and the family servant for lack of material evidence, their lawyer said.

FILE PHOTO: Dentists Rajesh Talwar (R) and wife Nupur are taken to court in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Aarushi Talwar was found with her throat slit at the family home in the Delhi suburb of Noida in 2008. A day later, the body of the servant, Hemraj, was found on the roof of the house.


A trial court convicted the girl’s parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, after police alleged Rajesh had murdered his daughter and the servant in a rage when he found them in a compromising situation. The couple, both dentists, were jailed for life.

But a high court overruled the decision saying it was not satisfied with the evidence and ordered the couple be freed, their lawyer Tanveer Ahmed Mir said.

“The court found no forensic or material evidence to prove that the Talwars had killed their daughter,” Mir told reporters outside a packed courtroom in the northern city of Allahabad.

Both parents had denied the murder and insisted they were victims of botched investigations and unfair media coverage, damaging their defense.

Aarushi’s case was labeled as a kind of crime more often associated with rural, conservative parts of India where “honor killings” are not uncommon.

Every twist in the investigation was extensively reported by the Indian press, turning the Talwars into household names.

“Finally my family can lead a dignified life. The court has upheld the facts and truth,” said Rajesh Talwar’s sister, Vandana, after the decision.

In 2015, a journalist who covered the murder wrote a book arguing that the couple were innocent. The double murder case and faulty probe were used as a theme for a Bollywood movie the same year.

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NYU Dentistry awarded grant to test impact of simple treatment on cavity progression

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.

The grant provides $9.8 million over four years, $2.8 million of which will come to NYU Dentistry, to fund a Phase III randomized controlled trial at three clinical sites: University of Michigan, University of Iowa, and NYU Dentistry. University of Michigan’s Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, leads the study.

Cavities early in childhood are one of the most prevalent chronic conditions among U.S. children, especially those from low-income families. If allowed to progress untreated, cavities can have broad dental, medical, social, and quality of life consequences.

"Early childhood cavities are preventable, yet once they are established and left untreated they can have severe consequences on the health and wellness of both the affected children and the families that care for them," said Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD, chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at NYU Dentistry and principal investigator at the NYU study site.

"For many young children who need extensive dental treatment, their only option is to undergo general anesthesia in order to receive fillings or extractions. Given the limited availability, potential risks, and high cost of general anesthesia in a hospital setting, we are interested in finding alternative methods to manage cavities."

Silver diamine fluoride was approved in the U.S. in 2014 for the treatment of dental hypersensitivity. However, it has been used for many years in other countries for cavity control. The liquid can be applied to a cavity to arrest tooth decay and in some cases replace the need for a filling or crown.

In 2016, the FDA designated silver diamine fluoride a "breakthrough therapy," a process which is designed to expedite drug development. This NIH-funded study will provide the necessary data for obtaining a cavity arrest drug claim for silver diamine fluoride in the U.S.

The study will closely follow more than 1,000 children, ages 2-5, enrolled in Head Start and other preschool programs. The researchers will treat children and monitor them over a school year to study the impact of silver diamine fluoride applied twice, six months apart, on cavity progression. They will also measure oral health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction and acceptability.

"Should the trial be successful, the impact would be a change in the standard of care for the management of tooth decay in young children. It will also expand access to, and adoption of, a simple, non-invasive, inexpensive strategy for cavity management," said Moursi. "We hope that access to this simple treatment could also help in reducing oral health disparities."

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Indiana dentist, wife accused of keeping one of their 10 children in closet-cage

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. – An Indiana couple is accused of repeatedly locking a child in what authorities called a "closet cage."

Huntingburg dentist Dr. Alan Friz and his wife Aimee were arrested after deputies responded to a call reporting an unruly child at their home.

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The responding deputies talked to the juvenile and then requested assistance from the children services. After the social workers talked to the juvenile, the sheriff’s office says a search warrant for the home was granted.

During the search, a closet area of a bedroom was found to have been converted into a lockable cage where the child was kept for extended periods of time.

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Top Places To Visit In Denver

Denver is a sprawling metropolis of almost 3 million people, that stretches across the eastern part of the Rocky Mountains. The area is an absolute haven for outdoor sports and nature enthusiasts, with the city also providing plenty of art museums, botanical gardens, city parks and more. The following are some of the best places to visit in Denver.

1. Downtown Aquarium

Denver’s Downtown Aquarium features more than 1 million gallons worth of underwater exhibits that focus on the oceanic and freshwater ecosystems for over 500 different species of ocean life. There is an interactive touch tank that allows you to pet stingrays. Other favorites include a shipwreck and coral lagoon. The aquarium also has a restaurant where you can eat lunch with a 50,000 gallon tank surrounding you full of brightly colored tropical fish hailing from the Indian Ocean, South Pacific, Hawaii and Caribbean.

2. Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens have three different locations in the city. It has a large amphitheater that is used in the summer for concerts, along with rotating exhibits, themed gardens and a conservatory. Whether you love nature or just won’t to escape from the concrete jungle without needing to leave the city limits, you just have to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens.

3. Denver Museums

Denver is full of art galleries and museums. Take the kids to Morrison National History Museum to learn more about dinosaurs. At the Denver Museum of Nature and Science you can view an astronomy demonstration from the planetarium or watch an IMAX move. Another highlight is the 3D Great White Shark exhibit. The Denver Art Museum features an extensive 19th-century photography collection that showcases the American West along with plenty of international work as well.

4. Water World

One of the largest water parks in the U.S. is only 10 miles north of the city of Denver. It is a great place to visit during the hot summer months. Water World is a 67-acre park with dozens of rides and slides for all ages and at various thrill levels.

The NCB Co-op 100 Reports Top Producing Cooperatives with Revenues of $208 Billion

Arlington, VA, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arlington, VA (October 3, 2017) —National Cooperative Bank, known for providing banking solutions tailored to meet the needs of cooperatives nationwide, released its annual NCB Co-op 100®, listing the nation’s top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses. In 2016, these businesses posted revenue totaling approximately $208 billion. The NCB Co-op 100® remains the only annual report of its kind to track the profits and successes of cooperative businesses in the United States.

“The economic impact of cooperatives is critical to our economy”, stated Charles E. Snyder, President and CEO of National Cooperative Bank. “Cooperatives can be seen in just about every industry across America, including local food, finance, housing and energy. Whether its brining fresh local food through a food co-op or affordable homeownership through a housing cooperative, cooperatives help strengthen communities.”

This year’s theme for Co-op Month is “Cooperatives Commit.” In addition to ranking the top 100 co-ops by revenue, the report also highlights the many ways co-ops commit to their members, sustainability, education, impact, kindness and their community.

The following are the top revenue producers in 2016 for the NCB Co-op 100’s main sectors:


CHS Inc., based in Saint Paul, Minnesota reported $30.3 billion in revenues in 2016 and maintained its first place position on the NCB Co-op 100 list. Dairy Farmers of America, based in Kansas City, Missouri, reported $13.5 billion in revenues, earning the number two ranking this year.


Wakefern Food Corporation/ Shoprite, based in Keasbey, New Jersey reported $12.8 billion in revenue, earning the fourth ranking this year. Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Kansas City, Kansas reported revenue of $9.2 billion and earned the fifth position on the list.

Hardware & Lumber:

ACE Hardware, based in Oak Brook, Illinois earned $5.1 billion in revenue and came in at number nine on the list.Do-it-Best Corp., located in Fort Wayne, Indiana earned the 12th place on the list, with $3.0 billion reported in revenue.


Navy Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Merrifield, Virginia, earned $5.4 billion in revenues and is number eight on the list.CoBank headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado earned $2.8 billion and came in 14th on the list.


HealthPartners, Inc., located in Bloomington, Minnesota earned $6.0 billion in revenue and is seventh on the list.

Energy & Communications:

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, located in Bismarck, North Dakota earned the 18th position with a reported $2.0 billion in revenue in 2016.Oglethorpe Power Corporation, located in Tucker, Georgia earned the 27th position with reported revenue of $1.5 billion in 2016.

While the companies and rankings change each year, the cooperative sector continues to advance, playing an increasingly influential role in the national and global economy. Released annually in October during National Co-op Month, the NCB Co-op 100® is just one way the Bank strives to educate and promote the importance of this sector.

As a long-time advocate for cooperatives, NCB’s mission is providing critical financing to support the growth and expansion of cooperative businesses, while also deploying hundreds of millions of dollars to support underserved communities and cooperative expansion initiatives. NCB and other cooperatives named on the NCB Co-op 100® list continually work to the message out on the advantages of member-owned organization.
Cooperatives exist in a cross-section of sectors, including agriculture, grocery, hardware and lumber, finance, energy and communications, housing, and recreation among others. These co-ops provide over two million jobs and create more than $75 billion in annual wages with revenue of nearly $650 billion.

Although similar to other business models, a cooperative has several unique features. It is owned and controlled by its members, who have joined together to use the cooperative’s goods, services and facilities. A board of directors, elected by the membership, sets the cooperative’s policies and procedures. By pooling resources, members can leverage their shared power to buy, sell, market, or bargain as one group, achieving economies of scale and sharing in any profits generated. In addition, communities benefit both socially and fiscally by the cooperatives’ ability to access and deliver goods and services from across the nation.

View the entire NCB Co-op 100 report.


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National Cooperative Bank

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Project to turn old elementary school into affordable housing for Denver Public Schools’ teachers

DENVER – An old elementary school in South Denver might be the future home for Denver Public Schools’ teachers.

Colorado has a teacher shortage, and rising housing prices are not helping.

DPS wants to re-open the former Rosedale Elementary School as affordable housing for new teachers in an attempt to address a teacher shortage who may have difficulties in Denver’s housing market.

According to Colorado’s Data on Teacher’s salaries, average statewide salaries range from about $24,000 in the state’s smallest district in Agate all the way up to about $67,000 in the Cherry Creek School district.

DPS teacher’s average starting salary is about $41,000. The average home price in Denver is about $488,000.

“I guess it would help them out quite a bit,” said David S. Grant. Grant lives near the school. “It’s been empty for so long, they should do something with it…if it’s the teachers to live there or open up for the school or homeless people, something with it.”

The district closed the elementary school back in 2005 because of its small classroom capacity.

There are still details to iron out.

"How many teachers would be helped by using the complex?” Corey Kern asked. Kern is from the Colorado Classroom Teachers Association. "What happens if a teacher’s contract isn’t renewed and where will they live if they don’t work for the district anymore?”

The proposal is in its early stages, so DPS has not come up with how much the project would cost. Neighbors are also concerned about the additional traffic and parking issues.

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Front Of Building Collapses, Businesses Evacuated

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters were called out Sunday after part of a building collapsed.

It happened at the Harvest Bread Company at 5910 South University Boulevard.

Part of the front of the building collapsed.

South Metro’s Technical Rescue Team used equipment to secure the structure with the help of Littleton Fire Department.

Neighboring businesses were evacuated.

There were no reported injuries.

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No license? No problem for rogue dentist in San Jose

SAN JOSE — He ignored a judge’s order, then the state Dental Board. Now, a former San Jose dentist, whose license has been revoked, is in trouble with Santa Clara County authorities for allegedly practicing anyway — and billing insurance companies for the prohibited work.

Michael Marcus, 67, faces four counts of felony insurance fraud for allegedly defrauding two insurance companies for dental work he performed from late 2011 through early 2014. His case is set Wednesday for a status hearing in San Jose.

Marcus, who was charged in May, is free on $40,000 bail, said Santa Clara County prosecutor Vonda Tracey. The former dentist practiced on McKee Road and now lives in the Southern California city of Calabasas, she said. His lawyer could not be immediately reached for comment.

A judge in November 2011 prohibited Marcus from practicing dentistry, though it is unclear why. In 2013, the state Dental Board conducted a surprise inspection to see if he was still practicing. According to Tracey, he refused to allow the inspection and sent the patient out of his office through the back exit. Later that year, his license was revoked.

He allegedly filed 186 claims worth about $50,000 with Guardian and Delta Dental insurances companies.

Calling the rogue dentist’s conduct “troubling,” Tracey said she also is interested in hearing from patients who spent their own money for treatment during that period.

“I would love to hear from anybody who co-paid or paid out of pocket,” she said.

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Tenant of home ruined during Greenwood Village standoff offered $5,000 for temporary housing

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – The tenants of a Greenwood Village house that was destroyed during a standoff are refusing an offer from the city of $5,000 for housing.

During a standoff that lasted nearly 20-hours, police tried many various ways to make contact with the suspect, Robert Jonathan Seacat. Eventually, they decided to make holes in the walls of the home on South Alton Street so they could see inside and safely subdue the suspect.

While he was arrested without injury to any of the officers, the damage to the home was so extensive that the homeowner says it was condemned.

Matt Cohrs, an assistant to the city manager, announced the offer of $5,000 for housing assistance that was made to John Lech, who was renting the house from his father. He was also asked to submit a claim for personal property lost as a result of the standoff.

Lech’s father, Leo, previously explained to 7NEWS that the house was insured and will be covered but his son did not have renter’s insurance to cover his belongings or temporary housing.

The family tells 7NEWS it will not be accepting the $5,000 offer. They say that amount would not cover their anticipated expenses.

Cohrs also reiterated in his announcement that Greenwood Village is offering to pay insurance deductibles of neighbors who suffered property damage during the incident.

— Inside the house —

Photos from Leo Lech reveal the inside of the Greenwood Village house that was destroyed during a standoff last week.

"It’s like a chess match that we won because we were patient and I was able to check everything A-to-Z," explained Greenwood Village Police Cmdr. Dustin Varney, who ran the response that involved approximately 100 officers.

The suspect is accused of trying to kill or injure officers, both with a car and with firearms. He resisted arrest, police say, but was taken into custody safely.

"I’m thankful we’re not making funeral arrangements today as a result of the armed, barricaded individual who attempted to murder our police officers," said Greenwood Village City Manager Jim Sanderson.

"I saw this guy with a pistol in his hand going up the stairs," said 9-year-old David Zebelyan, who was inside when the suspect barged in. "He asked me for an escape vehicle and he had a pistol in his hand and he said he wasn’t going to hurt me with it."

"This is an abomination," homeowner Leo Lech said. "This is an atrocity. To use this kind of force against one gunman."

Lech explains that he had owned the home for two years and rented it to his son. It is now uninhabitable and may need to be completely leveled.

Photos in this story provided by homeowner Leo Lech.

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