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Beaumont merger creates major Detroit-area system
By Bob Herman | June 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The boards of three health systems located in Southeast Michigan have given the green light to merge, creating a $3.8 billion combined organization.
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Video News | Detroit poverty presents readmissions challenge for Henry Ford
June 14, 2014
Neighborhoods around Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit are wracked by poverty, and the lack of access to pharmacies and healthy foods, as well as infrequent public transportation, make it more likely that patients who live there will be readmitted soon after they're discharged.
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Obamacare rule has hospitals targeting health improvement
By Steven Ross Johnson | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
All not-for-profit hospitals are now required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to conduct and publish community needs assessments once every three years. Some experts say the requirement has fostered a more collaborative approach between hospitals and community stakeholders.
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Safety net hospitals face socio-economic disadvantages
By Sabriya Rice | June 07, 2014
For the health policy team at Henry Ford Hospital, understanding the economic and demographic makeup of the local community is essential. Many of the patients who visit the 751-bed safety net hospital in Detroit come from neighborhoods that have specific challenges, which hospital officials say...
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Henry Ford competition challenges employees to cut costs, improve care with tech
By Tom Henderson, Crain's Detroit Business | June 05, 2014
The Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit is looking for 10 teams of would-be entrepreneurs interested in launching companies around the idea of wearable and sensor technologies.
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Henry Ford Health System faces credit rating downgrade
By Beth Kutscher | May 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Henry Ford Health System is being reviewed for a credit rating downgrade because of a drop in its financial performance and a pending merger that's heating up competition in the Detroit market.
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Hospital boards still playing catch-up on diversity
By Melanie Evans | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Last year, 47% of not-for-profit hospital governing boards lacked even a single racial or ethnic minority member, and the median board makeup is three women among 13 board members, according to the Governance Institute, a consulting group.
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Henry Ford Health joins Michigan Health Connect
By Joseph Conn | March 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Michigan Health Connect, the state's largest health information exchange, has a big new member, the six-hospital Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System.
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Michigan's Beaumont Health System tries for a merger, again
By Beth Kutscher | March 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, operator of Michigan's largest hospital, is attempting another merger less than a year after another deal fell through for it.
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Podcast: Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO Gerard van Grinsven
By Modern Healthcare | February 15, 2014
Gerard van Grinsven was named president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a privately owned five-hospital healthcare company. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks, Van Grinsven describes his unusual career path from luxury hotels to healthcare, explains the...
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