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Wis. high court: Whistle-blower law doesn't protect interns
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said last week.
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Cook County system's new CEO needs to find savings fast, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. John Jay Shannon was promoted to CEO at Cook County (Ill.) Health and Hospitals System in late June, and he already has been told to find $67 million in savings in four months.
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Missouri governor vetoes limits on health navigators
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.
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Presence Health finds buyer for Our Lady of the Resurrection, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Presence Health has signed a letter of intent to sell Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago to Community First Healthcare of Illinois.
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Beaumont merger creates major Detroit-area system, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The boards of three southeast Michigan health systems—Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn and Botsford Health Care in Farmington Hills—have given the green light to merge, creating a $3.8 billion combined organization.
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Northeast News
 
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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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Southern News
 
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Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A “rogue” gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with about 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said last week.
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Kentucky expands nurses' prescribing authority, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A new Kentucky state law that expands prescribing authority for advanced practice registered nurses took effect last week.
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Merger prompts layoffs at CHI St. Vincent in Arkansas, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CHI St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, Ark., a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, said it would lay off about 2% of its workforce and eliminate several other jobs as it integrates a previously acquired hospital.
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South Carolina limits fees for medical records
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In another change to a medical policy with little consistency across the country, South Carolina now limits how much healthcare providers can charge patients for their medical records.
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Orlando Health bucks merger trend
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While large regional and national health systems continue to look for acquisition targets, one Florida system that has gotten its financial house in order has opted to go it alone, at least for now.
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Western News
 
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Dignity to pay $1.55 million over lost narcotic drugs
By Bob Herman | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dignity Health has agreed to pay $1.55 million to resolve claims it mishandled controlled substances.
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Loma Linda University Health unveils $1.2B capital plan
By Bob Herman | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health has launched a $1.2 billion capital plan, which by the year 2020 will rebuild two facilities, and create a new research center and a new wellness facility.
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Phoenix Children's, Arizona Blues team up to curb obesity
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In a rare direct payer-provider partnership, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona are launching a medical home program to prevent childhood obesity.
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Legacy Health sees another year of healthy finances
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Legacy Health, Portland, Ore., fortified its already-sound financial position for its fiscal 2014 as many other not-for-profit hospitals and health systems struggled with their operations last year.
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Montana notifying 1.3 million of possible records hacking
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Montana officials said last week that they are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server.
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