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Daughters of Charity's credit rating lowered six notches to B-
By Melanie Evans | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Standard & Poor's lowered the credit rating for the faltering Daughters of Charity Health System in California by six notches, an unusually steep rating plunge that puts the organization at mid-speculative grade.
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Carondelet Health names Dorsey interim CEO
By Rachel Landen | April 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Michael Dorsey will serve as the interim CEO of Carondelet Health, Kansas City, Mo. He replaces Fleury Yelvington, who resigned from the executive position in March.
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Alexian seeks to boost behavioral health capacity
By Rachel Landen | March 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Alexian Brothers Health System, Arlington Heights, Ill., announced plans to integrate its acute-care and behavioral health services in an effort to deal with increased demand for mental health treatment and a growing shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds.
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Suvarna named CIO at Press Ganey
By Rachel Landen | March 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
South Bend, Ind.-based Press Ganey, a healthcare performance-improvement firm, has named Suda Suvarna CIO.
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Making physicians pay off | Hospitals struggle to balance current costs with future benefits of employing docs
By Beth Kutscher | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Systems across the country have been rapidly buying physician groups to expand their referral networks and prepare for a not-too-distant future where they will have to manage the health of their patient populations and be held financially accountable for meeting cost and outcomes goals.
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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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Regional News/Midwest: Ascension cites protracted FTC review as it abandons sale of hospitals to HCA
By Melanie Evans | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Antitrust regulators apparently scuttled a deal between two giant U.S. hospital operators for two Missouri hospitals, a possible sign of the Federal Trade Commission's increasing attention to healthcare antitrust matters.
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Ascension drops plans to sell Mo. hospitals to HCA
By Melanie Evans | February 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Antitrust regulators apparently scuttled a deal between two giant U.S. hospital operators for two Missouri hospitals, a sign, perhaps, of the Federal Trade Commission's increasing attention to healthcare antitrust matters.
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Regional News/West: Daughters of Charity seeks buyers for its five hospitals, assets
By Melanie Evans | January 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Daughters of Charity Health System announced it is up for sale, but the buyer won't be Ascension Health, which has been a strategic consultant to the struggling California health system for more than a year.
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Dr. Stuart Marcus named president and CEO of St. Vincent's Health Services, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | January 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Stuart Marcus has been named president and CEO of St. Vincent's Health Services, Bridgeport, Conn.
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