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Hospital revenue growth slows to record low of 3.9%
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Signs are piling up that many hospitals will desperately need any boost they can get out of the health insurance gains generated by the healthcare reform law.
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Kaleida Health improves margin by cutting costs
By Bob Herman | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaleida Health kept expenses in check in the first half of 2014, giving the Buffalo, N.Y.-based system higher-than-expected surpluses.
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Prime Healthcare sues SEIU under racketeering law, and other news
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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Toxic workplaces reflect leadership failure
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent commentary “Toxic workers put organizations at risk”, toxic behavior can also be linked to the “fear factor,” which is alive and well in healthcare organizations.
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Information
Bill Davis: helping those who can't help themselves
By Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
At Slidell (La.) Memorial Hospital, the community's well-being is the foundation of the organization's mission statement. And its top executive takes that commitment well beyond the hospital's walls. “I'm very fortunate to have a hospital board that believes our mission is greater than just...
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MaineHealth expands state dominance with Franklin acquisition
By Bob Herman | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Maine's health department approved MaineHealth's acquisition of Franklin Community Health Network this week, giving the largest system in the state 10 acute-care hospital campuses.
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Cost-reduction plan raises SSM Health Care's bottom line
By Bob Herman | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
SSM Health Care began a short-term plan last fall to pull $150 million of excess costs out of the organization. So far, the strategy has been paying dividends for the St. Louis-based health system, which released second-quarter results this week.
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Cone Health boosts operating margin to 2.6% by cutting costs
By Beth Kutscher | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A focus on cost-cutting efforts helped mark a significant year-over-year improvement in Cone Health's fiscal third-quarter operating margin and net surplus.
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Vital Signs
Expanding economy got little help from healthcare in last quarter
By Melanie Evans | August 28, 2014
The national economy grew more robustly than was believed a month ago, but the expansion owed little to health spending—at least according to the latest estimates of the evolving picture of U.S. economic growth and demand for healthcare as millions gained insurance.
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Ice Bucket Challenge offers great lessons in healthcare fundraising
By Rachel Landen | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
While social media is deluged with videos of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads in the name of ALS advocacy and philanthropy, other healthcare not-for-profits can find marketing lessons in the challenge that they can use for their own fundraising efforts.Chief among those lessons is...
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