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Welcoming C-V2X in the United States after FCC’s ruling


This is a significant milestone for the industry, and we believe that with the uncertainty removed from the industry, deployments will speed up allowing V2X technology to take off.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fundamentally changed the vehicle communications (C-ITS) market in the US by restructuring the 5.9 GHz band. The industry must go forward on a narrowed spectrum with Cellular V2X or C-V2X technology instead of the widely used Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC). The changes announced pave the way for progress, eliminating the uncertainty caused by competing technologies.

Commsignia has always been supporting both C-V2X and DSRC and is well prepared to help the US market go down this newly designated path. Road operators and cities can focus on their primary missions, saving lives and making transportation more efficient, while we at Commsignia deliver the best technologies and services needed to achieve these goals.

For those who have DSRC systems up and running we’re ensuring a smooth transition to C-V2X. Those who use our dual-mode equipment are in a unique position to solve this problem with a mere software upgrade at no significant cost. Our C-V2X offer includes ITS-RS4-M ver:C roadside units (RSU) for cities and road operators and ITS-OB4-M ver:C onboard units (OBU) for fleets to deploy V2X services in the US.

We’re participating in setting up the C-V2X certification processes with OmniAir to rigorously test our devices because standardization and certification is in our corporate DNA.

“This is a significant milestone for the industry, and we believe that with the uncertainty removed from the industry, deployments will speed up allowing V2X technology to take off” – said Laszlo Virag, CTO of Commsignia. “However with this change various customers are facing the need to switch from their existing devices to C-V2X. For this we provide assistance and specialized solutions, to make sure this transition period is a smooth experience for all involved: decisionmakers, operators, and those using the technology day by day.”

Join our webinar!

If you already have C-ITS infrastructure or want to build one, we invite you to join our webinar where we deep dive in FCC’s ruling and the future of this market. Laszlo Virag will talk about the impacts of FCC’s decision and how Commsignia supports building C-V2X infrastructure or upgrading an existing one.

For details, check out commsignia.com/spectrumwebinar

Details of FCC’s November 18, 2020 decision:

The FCC allocated 45 MHz of the 5,9 GHz band to unlicensed devices, vehicle communication remained on the upper 30 MHz. C-ITS users have to vacate this lower part of the band within one year of the effective date of the First Report and Order, and leave behind DSRC within 2 years in the remaining band designated to C-ITS.

About Commsignia:

Commsignia is the market’s most dynamic V2X company thanks to its cutting-edge technology and market ready portfolio. Commsignia specializes in Connected Car / V2X “Safer on the Road” software and hardware products compatible with IEEE 802.11p standards, DSRC and Cellular V2X (C-V2X) / 5G technologies. Commsignia is helping to build the next generation autonomous car and smart mobility ecosystem that will make driving safer whilst reducing congestion and lowering emissions. Commsignia supplies best-in-class V2X (Car2X) Communication Software, hybrid V2X /ADAS Applications with robust PKI and SCMS security, a V2X SDK as well as OnBoard (OBU) and Roadside Units (RSU) for connected car and Smart City deployments.

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Meridian Senior Living Communities to Support Validation Training Institute on #GivingTuesday


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Symphony of Memories Quilt

Through VTI’s work globally, increasingly more people have improved personal interactions with people with dementia.

In celebration of #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020, Meridian Senior Living’s more than 75 communities will show their support for the Validation Training Institute. With each donation to the organization, the donor will be entered into a drawing to win a quilt that Meridian commissioned and named the Symphony of Memories.

The quilt honors the role that music plays in the care of those with dementia. The quilt features beautiful fall colors and is constructed of quality fabrics depicting instruments and music notes. Meridian has long celebrated the work done by the Validation Training Institute (VTI) and its mission to train and educate people on effective communication techniques with residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia.

“I have personally experienced thousands of people’s lives greatly impacted in a positive way when caregivers utilize Validation techniques,” expresses Kevin Carlin, Owner, Meridian Senior Living and Volunteer Board Member for VTI. “Through VTI’s work globally, increasingly more people have improved personal interactions with people with dementia.”

Individuals interested in making a difference and being entered into the drawing, can donate to VTI through a dedicated GoFundMe page (msl.life/ValidationFundraiser2020) through December 31, 2020. Meridian Senior Living will proudly announce the winner of the drawing on January 4th, 2020.

GivingTuesday (givingtuesday.org) is a “Global Generosity Movement” that urges people and organizations to donate time, funds, or offer a voice about a significant cause in their local community to make a positive impact. GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 as a simple idea of instituting one day for people to give back to their local or global community. Today, it has grown into a global undertaking including hundreds of millions of participants inspired to celebrate generosity. Meridian Senior Living has chosen to support VTI for GivingTuesday after years of seeing VTI’s methodology greatly benefit its residents.

Founded by Naomi Feil in 1983, VTI is a U.S.-based, not-for-profit organization that offers progressively developed certification levels and training programs in addition to a network of national and regional Validation organizations to disseminate information, train interested individuals, and maintain the Validation Method, a distinct way of communicating with those with dementia. VTI’s ultimate objective is to “nurture respect, dignity and well-being in the lives of older adults experiencing age related decline and their caregivers.” Validation helps reduce stress, enhances dignity and promotes happiness. Built on an empathetic and holistic approach, Validation asks caregivers to ‘step into the shoes’ of those with dementia and ‘see through their eyes’ to understand the meaning of their often-complex behaviors. This method allows seniors the opportunity to express, both verbal and non-verbal, their often-suppressed feelings and needs.

About Meridian Senior Living:

Meridian Senior Living, a privately held company based in Bethesda, Maryland, owns and operates senior housing communities across the country and provides operational consulting to 24 communities in China. With more than 75 communities in 21 states and more in development, Meridian is one of the largest seniors housing operators in the U.S. The company prides itself on providing the highest quality care, exceptional lifestyle programming and a distinctive dining experience for its residents. For more information on Meridian Senior Living, visit meridiansenior.com.

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Donor Alliance Announces Paul Lange as Medical Director


Dr. Paul Lange, M.D., F.C.C.P., has been named medical director at Donor Alliance, the federally designated organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming. A board certified physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Lange will assume the medical director role on January 25, 2021.

Dr. Lange brings nearly three decades of clinical experience to the role as well as extensive involvement in graduate and undergraduate medical education. He has served in various leadership roles, including chief medical officer at Gift of Life Michigan, the organ procurement organization for the state of Michigan, and chief medical officer for Ascension Borgess Medical Group. Most recently, he was an internist at Greeley-based Northern Colorado Medical Center.

“Dr. Lange is a highly respected clinical leader with extensive experience guiding critical care operations,” said Jennifer Prinz, president and CEO of Donor Alliance. “His passion for saving lives through donation and transplantation and his focus on quality supports our long-term commitment to performance improvement and will lead to more lives saved.”

As medical director, Dr. Lange will be responsible for providing clinical guidance and oversight of the organization’s clinical practices, medical policies and processes.

Dr. Lange is a member of numerous scientific and professional organizations, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS) and American College of Physicians (ACP). A graduate of the University of Michigan with a BS in Biology/Psychology, he earned his MD at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1989.

About Donor Alliance

Donor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. As the organ and tissue procurement agency for Colorado and most of Wyoming, Donor Alliance serves more than 5.8 million residents and more than 100 hospitals. Donor Alliance adheres to the highest medical, regulatory and ethical standards, and meets every performance standard. By respectfully working with the families of organ and tissue donors, maintaining partnerships with hospitals, educating residents on the life-saving benefits of donation and inspiring them to sign up on the state’s donor registry, Donor Alliance is able to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Colorado and Wyoming boast some of the highest rates of donor registration in the country, which directly translates to more lives saved and healed through organ and tissue transplantation. Donor Alliance is one of 58 federally designated organizations of its kind in the United States. For more information visit DonorAlliance.org or the Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming Facebook pages.

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Sales of Shark Tank Winning Immune Support Product EZC Pak Soar Amid COVID-19 Outbreak


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EZC Pak Immune Support Sales Surge 300% Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

We have an uphill battle against superbugs, but we’re not done fighting.

E-Z-C Pak, the first physician formulated immune support pack composed of Echinacea, Zinc, and Vitamin C designed to reduce antibiotic overuse in cold and flu has surged in demand amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Company spokesperson Julianne Jahn reported that brand sales are up over 850% online and over 300% overall from the previous fiscal year. The company’s Vitamin D product EZC Pak+D, launched last year, has become a top online seller, bolstered by research showing COVID-19 positive patients are four times less likely to require admission to intensive care units (ICUs) if they have normal levels of Vitamin D.

EZC Pak has won six awards over the past three years and was featured in a deal-winning over-the-top episode in Season 11 of structured reality television series Shark Tank.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the saddest periods of American history. The outbreak has exposed fundamental structural problems with the design of the US healthcare system. The inadequacies of our healthcare system across the management of infectious diseases and public health outbreaks, to psychiatric care, to the medical education system, to the coordination between public health agencies, to the dissemination of accurate health information to the American public has been on full display,” said CEO Sarath Malepati, MD.

“Antibiotics still don’t treat viruses. Yet antibiotic abuse has been extremely high this year. Superbugs are going to continue to be a problem both in healthcare facilities and the community for as long as bad medicine and bad healthcare continues to be our chosen path. These are complex problems that require humility, collaboration, and a long term outlook to solve. We have yet to reach that point,” Malepati said.

Dr. Malepati stated that funds from EZC Pak’s most successful year of sales to date will be allocated to ongoing support for antibiotic stewardship initiatives in community clinics in medically under-resourced areas of the US, international expansion, and building out the company’s clinical research program. “We have an uphill battle against superbugs, but we’re not done fighting,” he said.

About EZC Pak:

EZC Pak is the first physician formulated Immune Support Pack composed of certified organic Echinacea, Zinc, and Vitamin C designed to reduce the problem of antibiotic overuse in colds and flu. For more information on where to buy EZC Pak in your neighborhood, please visit the store locator at ezcpak.com.

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Help.org Names the Best Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in Riverside


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Help.org, a trusted online resource for individuals who struggle with addiction and their loved ones, has announced the Best Rehab Facilities in Riverside, CA for 2021. The informational guide recognizes the top 15 rehab facilities based on cost, treatment options, location, accompanying services, and more.

According to recent studies, drug overdose is the leading cause of death among people under age 50. In Riverside, deaths related to opioid abuse increased significantly from 2011 to 2015. Substance abuse among adolescents is also escalating in Riverside with 55 percent of high school students reported using alcohol, 38 percent reported using marijuana, 8 percent reported using prescription drugs without a valid prescription, and 2 percent reported using heroin. With the growing need for accessible and high-quality rehab programs, Help.org has developed a unique ranking process to help connect individuals with treatment providers that meet their needs.

The Help.org research team analyzed thousands of facilities across the country and then identified the most cost-effective and highest-rated programs in larger cities like Riverside. Each facility was evaluated based on rehabilitation services, treatment approaches, cost, special programs for unique demographics, and ancillary services. The website also provides information about drug use and side effects as well as educational articles. For a detailed listing of the Best Rehab Facilities in Riverside, CA please visit https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers-in-riverside-ca

2021 Best Rehab Facilities in Riverside, CA (in alphabetical order)

10 Acre Ranch Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility

4175 Brockton Avenue

Riverside CA, 92501

877-228-4679

Adelante Recovery Center

49 Montecito Drive

Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

888-403-9027

Daylight Recovery Addiction Treatment Center

9480 Pats Point Drive

Corona, CA 92883

855-279-0254

Everlast-Recovery Center

6560 Sandy Lane

Riverside, CA 92505

833-940-1411

Full Circle Recovery

1860 Lampton Lane

Norco, CA 92860

951-737-6199

Hathaway Recovery

1042 East Belmont Abbey Lane

Claremont, CA 91711

909-971-3333

Inland Valley Recovery Services

934 N. Mountain Avenue

Suite A&B, Upland CA 91768

909-949-4667

Loma Linda University Health

11234 Anderson Street

Loma Linda, CA 92354

909-473-4492

MFI Recovery Center

5870 Arlington Avenue

Riverside, CA 92504

866-218-4697

Promising Outlook

4136 10th Street

Riverside, CA 92501

951-783-2487

Ranch Creek Recovery

25650 Bass Point

Murrieta, CA 92562

877-959-1855

Riverside Drug Treatment and Rehab Centers

11801 Pierce Street

St 200, Riverside, CA, 92505

951-221-4018

Riverside Recovery Resources

3757 Elizabeth Street

Riverside, CA 92506

951-684-3744

Sunrise Recovery Ranch

6690 Limonite Frontage Road

Riverside, CA 92509

844-255-9437

Whiteside Manor Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center

2743 Orange Street

Riverside, CA 92501

800-300-7326

ABOUT HELP.ORG

Help.org is an online resource for individuals who struggle with addiction and their loved ones. The website provides the latest research through scientifically proven methods, community recovery resources as well as information about local financial assistance. Help.org’s team of researchers, activists, and writers work together with addiction counselors and other professionals to offer useful and accurate resources to help individuals seeking recovery. To learn more, visit https://www.help.org/.

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Help.org Names the Best Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in Salem


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Help.org, a trusted online resource for individuals who struggle with addiction and their loved ones, has announced the Best Rehab Facilities in Salem, OR for 2021. The informational guide recognizes the top 9 rehab facilities based on cost, treatment options, location, accompanying services, and more.

According to recent studies, drug overdose is the leading cause of death among people under age 50. In Salem, deaths related to opioid abuse increased significantly from 2011 to 2015. Substance abuse among adolescents is also escalating in Salem with 55 percent of high school students reported using alcohol, 38 percent reported using marijuana, 8 percent reported using prescription drugs without a valid prescription, and 2 percent reported using heroin. With the growing need for accessible and high-quality rehab programs, Help.org has developed a unique ranking process to help connect individuals with treatment providers that meet their needs.

The Help.org research team analyzed thousands of facilities across the country and then identified the most cost-effective and highest-rated programs in larger cities like Salem. Each facility was evaluated based on rehabilitation services, treatment approaches, cost, special programs for unique demographics, and ancillary services. The website also provides information about drug use and side effects as well as educational articles. For a detailed listing of the Best Rehab Facilities in Salem, OR please visit https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers-in-salem-or

2021 Best Rehab Facilities in Salem, OR (in alphabetical order)

Better Services Rehab Program

3760 Market Street NE Suite 506

Salem, OR 97301

503-689-8362

Bridgeway Recovery Services

3325 Harold Drive NE

Salem, OR 97305

503-363-2021

Clear Paths

3793 River Road N

Keizer, OR 97303

503-304-7002

De Paul Treatment Centers

1312 SW Washington Street

Portland, OR 97205

503-535-1151

Marion County, Oregon

2045 Silverton Road NE

Salem, OR 97301

503-576-4660

Oregon Recovery

465 Commercial Street NE Suite 150

Salem, OR 97301

503-362-2780

Pacific Ridge

1587 Pacific Ridge Lane SE

Jefferson, OR 97352

503-558-4499

Serenity Lane Treatment Center

960 Liberty Street Southeast

Salem, OR 97302

503-588-2804

Willamette Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center

1160 Liberty Street SE

Salem, OR 97302

844-559-1660

ABOUT HELP.ORG

Help.org is an online resource for individuals who struggle with addiction and their loved ones. The website provides the latest research through scientifically proven methods, community recovery resources as well as information about local financial assistance. Help.org’s team of researchers, activists, and writers work together with addiction counselors and other professionals to offer useful and accurate resources to help individuals seeking recovery. To learn more, visit https://www.help.org/.

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Azalea Ranked #408 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™


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It’s an honor to be included in Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500 list this year. We’re proud to see the significant impact Azalea’s EHR and telehealth services has on our customers.

Azalea Health, a leading provider of cloud-based patient management and health IT solutions, today announced it ranked #408 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America now in its 26th year. Azalea Health grew 230% during this period.

Azalea Health’s Chief Executive Officer, Baha Zeidan, credits the company’s 230% revenue growth to Azalea’s flexible, cloud-based EHR and modern telehealth services. He said, “It’s an honor to be included in Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500 list this year. We’re proud to see the significant impact Azalea’s EHR and telehealth services has on our customers. It’s critical for today’s hospitals and care providers to have a flexible, cloud-based EHR — especially as our country’s health system prepares for new surges in patient demand and evolving needs to further combat this pandemic.”

Overall, 2020 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 175% to 106,508% from 2016 to 2019, with median growth of 450%.

About Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™:

Now in its 26th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $US50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $US5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Azalea Health:

Azalea Health (Azalea) is changing the way health IT platforms connect community-based healthcare providers and patients across the care continuum. Offering a 100% cloud-based, interoperable solution, Azalea delivers electronic health records, revenue cycle management, and a fully integrated telehealth solution designed for rural, community and urban practices and hospitals, especially those focused on underserved populations. Quick to deploy and intuitive to use, Azalea solutions ensure better care coordination and communication, and the “one patient, one record” approach provides care teams the agility to achieve better outcomes. The Azalea platform also delivers tools and resources to help providers meet their Meaningful Use requirements, and informs their strategies to navigate accountable care and alternative payment models.

About Deloitte:

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the “Deloitte” name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Please see http://www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about our global network of member firms.

Azalea PR Contact:

Lexi Herosian

lexi@scratchmm.com

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Rural areas “hit hard” by surging coronavirus, rural health CEO in Indiana urges personal action


COVID-19 hit hard in rural areas this fall and is straining our rural hospitals – this represents an alarming trend and residents in rural towns need to quickly step up.

New COVID-19 cases in rural and small city areas of Indiana now generally outpace urban areas, with rural hospitals nearing capacity, according to reports of Hoosier rural hospital CEOs. “COVID-19 hit hard in rural areas this fall and is straining our rural hospitals and acute care facilities,” said Cara Veale, chief executive officer of the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA). “This represents an alarming trend and our Hoosier residents in rural towns need to quickly step up personal prevention and safety efforts.”

As of Nov. 24, the Indiana State Department of Health (https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/) reported 306,538 confirmed cases of COVID-19, adding an additional 5,702 cases to the state’s total. The agency also reported 103 new COVID-19 deaths, raising the mortality level to 5,169.

The national Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) (https://rupri.public-health.uiowa.edu/publications/policybriefs/2020/COVID%20Longitudinal%20Data.pdf) warns that COVID-19 cases and death rates in rural areas of the United States have outstripped urban areas since the late summer. “As the Indiana State Department of Health has documented, the case numbers in rural areas are going in the wrong direction,” said Veale. “They’re soaring above new cases in urban areas, and hospital administrators tell me and the IRHA staff that rural hospitals and clinics reflect that worrisome fact on a statewide basis.”

Both rural and urban hospitals now face near-capacity levels as the state enters the Thanksgiving holiday season. The trend is worsened by medical staff storages, as hundreds of medical professionals have contracted the virus or are sheltering after direct exposure.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb earlier urged Hoosiers to renew their efforts to take preventive measures. “We must do all we can to protect our hospital capacity,” the Governor said in a press briefing earlier this month.

Veale, who holds a Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), warns that her colleagues at rural hospitals across Indiana are “gravely concerned” about the neglect of rural residents not taking appropriate steps to protect themselves or others.

“This unfortunate neglect helps drive the current surge, where numerous counties in Indiana recently turned red with multiple jumps in coronavirus cases,” continued Veale. “The plain and harsh fact is that if people – rural and urban alike – don’t mask up, don’t socially distance and assemble in unprotected groups, they increase their personal risks of infection, which we’re seeing lead to potential severe cases, even death.”

People living in rural areas tend to reflect health-related issues that heighten their risk if they are exposed to and come down with the coronavirus. More rural residents smoke, have cardiac and respiratory issues, are overweight and diabetic than their counterparts in Indiana urban areas, which makes them more at risk of hospitalization or severe symptoms.

“The independent nature of many living in rural areas tends to intensify some of these risks,” said Veale, who previously was a hospital executive at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, a rural city in southwest Indiana. “People in rural areas like their independent lifestyles and many live multiple miles away from hospitals, clinics or physician offices, which can lead to neglecting important health care needs.”

Many counties are also medically underserved in Indiana, and thousands of rural Hoosiers don’t have healthcare insurance, which also contributes to unhealthy lifestyles.

“I’ve lived in rural areas for many years and I know people like this – they’re good people,” said Veale. “But many rural people in this current pandemic don’t like wearing masks and may not fully appreciate the risks they face or contribute to by not observing safety measures.”

The IRHA CEO joins rural hospital CEOs and medical professionals across Indiana in urgently encouraging all residents, and especially rural residents, to mask up, socially distance and forego the assembling together in large groups, whether friends or family.

“We in the medical profession understand the wearisome toll this pandemic year has taken on all of us,” Veale said. “This holiday season let us use common sense – let’s understand that taking safety precautions doesn’t take away our freedoms, it preserves our freedoms as we all take steps to end this pandemic.”

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About the Indiana Rural Health Association

The Indiana Rural Health Association was organized in 1997 and is a nonprofit organization working to enhance the health and well-being of rural populations in Indiana through leadership, education, advocacy, collaboration, and resource development. The strength of the organization is through the present diverse membership and the founding organizers who are committed to impacting the health of citizens through the identification of rural health issues and through advocacy roles in both the public and private sectors. IRHA membership is made up of 3,300 diverse individuals and organizations, making it the largest state rural health association in the nation, and a nationally recognized leader in rural health care. For more information, visit http://www.indianaruralhealth.org.

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HDP User Group Announces the Appointment of Larry Marcanti as Executive Director


High-Density Packaging (HDP) User Group is pleased to announce that Larry Marcanti has been appointed Executive Director for the organization by the HDP Board of Directors.

Larry replaces Marshall Andrews, who has successfully led the organization for the past 15 years. During his tenure, Marshall increased the membership from 20 to over 50 corporations, expanded the project portfolio from 5 to an average of 25 member driven activities, and increased the Staff from 5 to 11. Under his direction, HDP became an internationally recognized source for information and solutions to electronics manufacturing issues. Marshall will be taking the role of Executive Director Emeritus, continuing in an advisory capacity to HDP.

Larry has held several technical leadership roles over his career in the electronics industry. He also has had significant experience in collaborative research with assignments at MCC (Microelectronics and Computer Consortium), which was the first, and at one time, one of the largest computer industry research and development consortia in the United States. He has also led a large multi-company, NIST – Advanced Technology Project. Larry has been with HDP for seven years, and his most recent role was operations/marketing director.

“HDP User Group has had a long history of rapidly solving problems that require the entire electronics supply chain focus. HDP is uniquely positioned to do this efficiently. We look to Larry to move the HDP organization forward with an eye on future technology and the disruptive changes that face all electronic hardware businesses.” Said Jim Fuller, Sanmina – Chair of HDP Board of Directors.

“I am looking forward to helping our members leverage collaborative research into the key technologies required to build their electronic hardware businesses. A high level of product reliability is necessary to be competitive in today’s global marketplace, and HDP projects provide a non-biased assessment of performance. Marshall leaves the organization on solid footing, and we are all grateful for his many contributions to the organization and the industry.” said Marcanti.

About HDP User Group

HDP User Group (http://www.hdpug.org) is a global research and development organization based in Cave Creek Arizona, which is dedicated to “reducing the costs and risks for the Electronics Manufacturing industry when using advanced electronic packaging and assembly.” This international industry-led group organizes and conducts R&D programs to address the technical issues facing the industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing, electronics assembly, and environmental compliance. HDP User Group maintains additional offices in Texas, and Singapore.

For more information, visit HDP User Group on the Internet at http://www.hdpug.org or contact Darryl Reiner at darrylr@hdpug.org, phone number +1 480-951-1963

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Top Discounts That Will Help Drivers Get Affordable Car Insurance


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“Even if you don’t have financial problems, you shouldn’t say no to an opportunity to save money on car insurance. The various discounts provided by insurers can make the insurance premiums to be very affordable”, said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company.

Even though they are not financially struggling, drivers should take advantage of car insurance discounts. Car insurance companies can reward their customers with various discounts, for various reasons. These discounts can help policyholders save hundreds of dollars per year, or even more.

The following discounts can help drivers obtain affordable insurance policies:


  • Multi-policy discount. This discount is probably the best and the most rewarding discount available on the market. Insurance companies are pleased when their customers bring more business to them. Policyholders that own a home and a car, can bundle these two policies together and obtain a discount that can be as high as 20%.
  • Multi-vehicle discount. If there are more vehicles in a household, then drivers can save money on car insurance if they bundle the vehicles’ insurance policies. The combined policy will be cheaper than insuring the vehicles on separate policies.
  • Good credit score discount. Policyholders who have a good or excellent credit score are rewarded with lower insurance premiums. Insurance providers claim that drivers with a good credit score are more responsible on the road and they have a smaller number of insurance claims compared to drivers who have a poor credit score.
  • Good driver discount. Depending on the insurance provider, drivers who manage to keep their driving records clean for a period that is between three to five years are eligible for this discount.
  • Low-mileage discount. Policyholders who drive fewer miles than usual can get this discount. Drivers who spend less time on the roads are less likely to be involved in car accidents. Insurance providers can offer a significant discount to those drivers who manage to drive fewer miles in a year than a certain limit.

For additional info, money-saving tips and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org

Compare-autoinsurance.org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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