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UPMC merger plan would improve its reach north of Pittsburgh
By Bob Herman | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Jameson Health System, New Castle, Pa., have signed a letter of intent to merge, a move that would beef up UPMC's provider dominance north of the city.
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Massachusetts health spending comes in below target
By Melanie Evans | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health spending in Massachusetts last year stayed below the target set by state policymakers to keep medical bills from growing faster than the economy.
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North Shore-LIJ finances hurt by bad winter, insurance startup
By Bob Herman | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System battled through a sluggish first half of the year, with the Great Neck, N.Y.-based health system still feeling the financial chill from last year's icy, bitter-cold winter.
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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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Cleveland Clinic adds North Shore-LIJ to cardiac network
By Bob Herman | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic has chosen North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals.
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OSHA fines New York hospital for workplace violence
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, a 790-bed hospital in New York, $78,000 over dozens of incidents in which patients and visitors assaulted employees.
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New York, Kansas City blood centers merge, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Maimonides Medical Center posted a higher-than-expected operating loss as patient volume declined in the first half of the year.
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NYU Langone rebounds from Superstorm Sandy
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
NYU Langone Medical Center is well on the mend from the damage Superstorm Sandy wreaked on its New York City facilities more than a year and a half ago, its latest financials demonstrate.
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Tufts reports improved margin in third quarter
By Beth Kutscher | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center in Boston improved its financial performance in the third quarter of its fiscal year thanks to higher outpatient volume and tightly managing its expenses.
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Allegheny, Johns Hopkins partner on cancer care
By Bob Herman | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Officials at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore have ratified a five-year agreement to collaborate on cancer care, research, education and quality improvement.
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UPMC, Highmark set terms for when contract expires, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pennsylvania's governor announced terms of the contentious breakup of Pittsburgh insurance company Highmark and UPMC, the city's dominant health system.
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CharterCare forms venture with for-profit firm
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A distressed, not-for-profit health system in Providence, R.I., has forged a new identity with an out-of-state for-profit company. The joint venture between CharterCare Health Partners and Santa Ana, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings went into effect June 20.
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Vets to get priority in New Jersey
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Veterans will go to the front of the line at Cooper University Health Care, a private system based in Camden, N.J., under a new program being started in response to problems with the federal Veterans Affairs Department health system.
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Partners HealthCare expansion draws protests from rivals
By Bob Herman | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A coalition of Massachusetts health systems and physician groups is challenging an agreement that would allow the state's largest healthcare organization, Boston-based Partners HealthCare, to get even bigger.
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American, English researchers to create health data guide
By Joseph Conn | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
American researchers have partnered with England's National Health Service to produce a guide on how to better use government-held healthcare data to help both patients and healthcare researchers.
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Geisinger, AtlantiCare move forward with deal
By Bob Herman | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Geisinger Health System is one step closer to expanding its reach beyond its native Pennsylvania. The Danville, Pa.-based provider has signed a definitive agreement to absorb Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare.
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Deal allows Partners to acquire Mass. hospitals
By Associated Press and Beth Kutscher | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached an agreement with Boston-based Partners HealthCare that will allow the state's largest hospital and physicians' network to acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health Systems.
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Partners HealthCare reports drop in its operating surplus
By Beth Kutscher | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Partners HealthCare reported a large drop in its operating surplus in its fiscal second quarter, as both provider and insurance activity took income hits.
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New York-Presbyterian, Columbia pay record HIPAA settlement
By Joseph Conn | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University have reached settlement agreements totaling $4.8 million with the Office for Civil Rights at HHS more than three years after 6,800 patients' records were exposed on the Internet, including patients' vital signs and lab test results.
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Regional News/Northeast: North Shore-LIJ operating margin slips amid insurance, outpatient moves
By Melanie Evans | May 03, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
North Shore-LIJ Health System, Great Neck, N.Y., saw its operating margin decline slightly last year as the system launched an insurance company and expanded ambulatory-care services.
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