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Struggling DeKalb Medical may find partner in Emory Healthcare

Struggling DeKalb Medical may find partner in Emory Healthcare

By Tara Bannow  |  December 13, 2017

After layoffs and significant operating losses in fiscal 2016 and 2017, DeKalb Medical in Georgia has spent months looking for a partner. Now, it may soon join Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare. The two organizations signed a letter of intent to form a strategic partnership.

California, North Carolina and New York hit hardest by 340B cuts

California, North Carolina and New York hit hardest by 340B cuts

By Alex Kacik  |  December 13, 2017

The CMS' planned $1.6 billion cut to 340B hospitals will disproportionately impact providers in California, North Carolina and New York, resulting in a $62 million to $126 million hit to hospitals across those states, according to a new study.

Broward Health leaders accused of violating open-meeting laws

Broward Health leaders accused of violating open-meeting laws

By Alex Kacik  |  December 13, 2017

Current and former officials at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health have been accused of violating the state's open-government laws in the ousting of former interim President and CEO Pauline Grant.

Consultants warn 'change or get out of the way' next year

Consultants warn 'change or get out of the way' next year

By Alex Kacik  |  December 12, 2017

Healthcare organizations should consider seeking greater cross-sector collaboration, new strategic investments and creative efficiencies to build resilience as they brace for more change next year, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

Hospital megamergers may lower overhead, but at what cost?

Hospital megamergers may lower overhead, but at what cost?

By Shelby Livingston and Tara Bannow  |  December 11, 2017

The recent wave of hospital system mergers could equip those providers to transform American healthcare, or allow them to raise prices for consumers. It's unclear which path the systems will take.

Gwinnett invests $2.9 million to address psychiatric boarding

Gwinnett invests $2.9 million to address psychiatric boarding

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 11, 2017

Gwinnett Medical Center's new unit dedicated to holding psychiatric patients that visit its emergency department is taking an innovative approach to a problem hospitals across the country continue to face.

CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita deals take aim at costly hospital care

CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita deals take aim at costly hospital care

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 09, 2017

As healthcare spending grows and customers demand more convenient care, insurance companies are teaming up with nontraditional partners to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Hospitals will have to evolve to stay afloat.

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