Smile Brands CEO, Winner of Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work Award, to Keynote ENP Customer Experience Forum
22 02 2018
Steve Bilt, co-founder and CEO, to keynote ENP Customer Experience Forum
IRVINE, Calif. February 22, 2018
Steve Bilt, co-founder and CEO of Irvine-based dental support organization (DSO), Smile Brands Inc. will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Executive Next Practices Forum: 2018 CX Strategy on the evening of Wednesday, February 28 at University of California Irvine Center for Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave. in Irvine.
When Smile Brands started in 1998, Bilt knew he had an uphill battle. Fewer than 50 percent of adults were in regular dental care, and going to the dentist was routinely cited as one of the top fears across all demographics. He set out to build a patient-focused culture that would get more people into care, and today patients give Smile Brands affiliated practices the highest ratings in the industry. In his keynote, he will share his strategy for listening to customers and building a culture where the organization, its providers and employees can...
Morning Technical Insight on These Packaging & Containers Stocks -- Graphic Packaging, International Paper, Owens-Illinois, and Packaging Corp. of America
22 02 2018
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2018 -- WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community. Today we are offering reports on GPK, IP, OI, and PKG which can be accessed for free by signing up to www.wallstequities.com/registration. Focus is shifted on the Packaging and Containers industry, which encapsulates any business related to the manufacturing of containers or packaging services. Some businesses that fall under this sector are pure plays that either provide packaging services or build containers, but some conduct business with a mix of both container manufacturing and packaging services. Today, WallStEquities.com observes the recent performance of Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (NYSE: GPK), International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP), Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE: OI), and Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE: PKG). All you have to do is sign up today for this free limited time offer by clicking the link below. www.wallstequities.com/registration
AppRev Announces Sponsorship of 2018 HFMA Region 5 Dixie Institute
22 02 2018
2018 HFMA Region 5 Annual Dixie Institute
AppRev returns as sponsor of HFMA Region 5 Dixie Institute.
TEMPLE, Texas February 22, 2018
HFMA Region 5 is a professional membership organization for individuals in financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient organizations. Region 5 includes chapters from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The Annual Dixie Institute brings together world-renowned speakers, leaders and visionaries in the areas of healthcare, business, personal growth and finance.
AppRev is sponsoring the Top Golf Networking Event on Sunday, February 25, 2018, which gives conference attendees the opportunity to make connections in a casual and relaxed environment.
The company is also sponsoring the Past Presidents Dinner on Sunday, February 25, 2018. This dinner honors those who have served as president of each chapter of HFMA Region 5.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to support HFMA Region 5’s ongoing efforts to promote...
AAC Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results
21 02 2018
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2018 -- Today AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC) announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.
Fourth Quarter 2017 Operational and Financial Highlights: (All comparisons are to the comparable prior-year period, unless otherwise noted)
Total revenue increased 19% to $86.1 million
Average daily residential revenue (ADR) increased 58% to $1,054 and average revenue per outpatient visit (ARV) increased 16% to $418
Total average daily census (ADC) increased to 995 compared with 962
Outpatient visits increased 37% to 21,651
Net loss available to AAC Holdings, Inc. common stockholders was $18.8 million, or ($0.80) per diluted common share, including a charge of $23.3 million or ($0.70) per diluted common share, for estimated legal settlement costs and a charge of $3.5 million, or ($0.15) per diluted common share, related to the estimated impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on net deferred tax assets.
Adjusted EBITDA increased...
Northeast US States See Gains in This Week’s Walgreens Flu Index
21 02 2018
DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.
The Flu Index provides valuable insight by showing which cities or metropolitan areas are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology. The data does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity.
With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community.
To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, including the ability to search by market name or state, click here.
Top 10 DMAs* with Flu ActivityWeek Ending 2/17/18
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
"Kari's Law" Now the Law of the Land
21 02 2018
SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - February 21, 2018) - Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global market leader in contact center and unified communications solutions as well as call taking solutions for public safety communication centers, praised the United States Congress for passing "The Kari's Law Act of 2017" which requires direct dial access to 9-1-1 services from all devices. Emergency 9-1-1 services commenced in this country fifty years ago on February 16, when the first 9-1-1 call was placed in Haleyville, Alabama. With the signing of Kari's Law on the anniversary date of that call, these services will now be available directly across all devices.
The campaign to pass Kari's Law began in December 2013, when the namesake of the bill, Kari Hunt was murdered by her estranged husband in a hotel room in Marshall, Texas. Hunt's 9-year-old daughter attempted to dial 9-1-1 but was unable to reach emergency resources because the multi-line phone required a "9" to be...
Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi joins Ingram Board of Directors
21 02 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., today announced the election of Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi to the Ingram Board of Directors. The privately held company’s businesses include Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group.
Mr. Chi is a leader in the media and technology industry. He serves as non-executive Chairman of Elsevier, one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information. He is also in charge of corporate affairs of Elsevier’s parent company, RELX Group. Prior to Elsevier, Mr. Chi was Chairman, Random House, Asia.
Mr. Ingram noted that Mr. Chi joins him and the following other members of Ingram’s corporate Board of Directors: Martha R. Ingram, Orrin H. Ingram, Beth Chase, Michael J. Grainger, Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., and William P. Morelli.
“I’m proud to say that I’ve known YS for a number of years; in fact, we were classmates in college,”...
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Welcomes Chris Whaley, J.D., to Board
21 02 2018
Chris Whaley, J.D., president of Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee, has been named to the NACCE board of directors.Springfield, MA, February 21, 2018 -- The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced the appointment of Chris Whaley, J.D., to its board of directors. Whaley is president of Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee.“We are pleased to welcome President Whaley to the NACCE Board of Directors,” said NACCE Chair Susan May, Ed.D., president of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. “His breadth of experience spans all facets of the community college, from faculty, to dean and administrator – each providing invaluable perspective and understanding of organizational needs and opportunities. He will be a vital contributor to our dynamic board.”“It's such an honor to join the board...
F.N.B. Corporation Again Recognized by Greenwich Associates for Excellence in Banking
20 02 2018
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 20, 2018 -- F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) announced today that it has again been recognized as a Greenwich Excellence in Banking Awards winner, receiving high scores both nationally and regionally for satisfaction among Small Business clients. Since 2009, FNB has received a total of 43 Greenwich Excellence Awards for its commercial banking client experience.FNB's six most recent awards include national honors for Branch Satisfaction and Northeast regional honors for Overall Client Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend in the Small Business segment. The company also received honors in the Cash Management category, including national recognition for Customer Service and Overall Satisfaction, as well as for Overall Satisfaction in the Northeast region."It is an honor to be recognized by Greenwich Associates, particularly because the results include feedback provided by our own customers," said Vincent J. Delie, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer...
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