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Healthcare leaders implored to look inward 
to fix ailing system

Healthcare leaders implored to look inward 
to fix ailing system

By Matthew Weinstock  |  October 20, 2018

Executives find themselves at the crossroads on virtually every critical issue facing the industry. From adapting to new payment models to embracing a consumer-centric mindset, there's no shortage of “what do we do now?” moments.

Q&A: MetroHealth's Tracy Carter's fight to save Medicaid coverage

Q&A: MetroHealth's Tracy Carter's fight to save Medicaid coverage

By Matthew Weinstock  |  October 20, 2018

For Tracy Carter, vice president of government relations at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, protecting Medicaid is intertwined with the public health system's overall mission. In recent budget battles, her team fought off cuts that would have cost MetroHealth nearly $25 million.

Health systems move slowly toward 'high-touch' primary care

Health systems move slowly toward 'high-touch' primary care

By Harris Meyer  |  October 20, 2018

A number of hospital systems have moved to establish intensive, team-based primary-care clinics along the lines of those operated by innovative independent operators like ChenMed and Iora Health.

Hospital execs fail to reduce costs where needed, report says

Hospital execs fail to reduce costs where needed, report says

By Tara Bannow  |  October 16, 2018

A new Kaufman Hall report finds hospitals and health systems are making only limited progress when it comes to cutting costs, and aren't prioritizing areas like service rationalization or clinical variation.

CHI-Dignity merger cleared by Vatican

CHI-Dignity merger cleared by Vatican

By Harris Meyer and Tara Bannow  |  October 16, 2018

The Vatican has given the ecclesiastical green light to the proposed merger between Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, a deal that would create the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital company by revenue.

Family wins Pontiac General 'pay-for-play' residency case

Family wins Pontiac General 'pay-for-play' residency case

By Jay Greene  |  October 15, 2018

A jury in federal court in Port Huron, Mich., unanimously said Tuesday that Pontiac General Hospital breached a contract with the Canadian parents of an international medical school graduate who paid $400,000 believing their son would be accepted into the hospital's residency program.

Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

By Jay Greene  |  October 15, 2018

Detroit Medical Center faces a surprise quality inspection that could happen any time from state and federal regulators, according to officials from the Chicago office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Eight hospitals evacuate patients in wake of Hurricane Michael

Eight hospitals evacuate patients in wake of Hurricane Michael

By Tara Bannow  |  October 12, 2018

Eight hospitals have evacuated patients in the wake of Hurricane Michael, although five of those remain open for emergency patients. HCA Healthcare and Universal Health Services are among those transferring patients out of damaged facilities.

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