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Tufts improves finances in third quarter by managing expenses
By Beth Kutscher | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center improved its financial performance in the third quarter of its fiscal year thanks to higher outpatient volume and tightly managing its expenses, the Boston-based hospital reported.
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Partners HealthCare expansion draws protests from rivals
By Bob Herman | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A coalition of Massachusetts health systems and physician groups is challenging an agreement that would allow the state's largest healthcare organization, Boston-based Partners HealthCare, to get even bigger.
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Massachusetts provider coalition protests Partners' expansion
By Bob Herman | June 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A coalition of Massachusetts health systems and physician groups is challenging an agreement that would allow the state's largest healthcare organization, Boston-based Partners HealthCare, to get even bigger.
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Deal will let Partners HealthCare acquire hospitals
By Associated Press | May 19, 2014
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley reached an agreement Monday with Partners HealthCare that will allow the state's largest hospital and physicians' network to acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health Systems.
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Partners HealthCare reports drop in its operating surplus
By Beth Kutscher | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Partners HealthCare reported a large drop in its operating surplus in its fiscal second quarter, as both provider and insurance activity took income hits.
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Police healthcare workers? The crowd says yes
By Sabriya Rice | May 15, 2014
Whether or not the policing of healthcare workers, to ensure their strict adherence to checklists and other safety measures, will help or hinder the patient-safety movement was the topic of a friendly debate Thursday during the opening of 16th annual National Patient Safety Foundation conference in...
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Partners HealthCare takes hit in provider, insurance divisions
By Beth Kutscher | May 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Partners HealthCare reported a large drop in its operating surplus in its fiscal second quarter as both provider and insurance activity took income hits.
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50 Most Influential Physician Execs list topped by system leaders
By Andis Robeznieks | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The healthcare industry is undergoing unprecedented change, and the doctors on the 10th annual Modern Healthcare 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders list are playing key roles in managing that change.
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Hospitals plan for lasting declines in admissions
By Melanie Evans | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In earnings reports this year, some of the biggest U.S. hospital operators are blaming weak performance on flagging hospital volumes, highlighting a persistent shift in where patients are receiving care because of changes in payment and delivery and continued weakness in the economy, analysts say.
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Partners' South Shore bid would raise costs, not quality, panel says
By Melanie Evans | February 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Partners HealthCare System's proposed acquisition of South Shore Hospital and a physician group would raise costs and do little for the quality of healthcare, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission concluded in its first transaction review under the state's 2012 healthcare cost-control law.
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