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Cleveland Clinic 'century' bonds offer permanent capital
By Beth Kutscher | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic will become the first not-for-profit health system to finance its long-term projects with bonds that don't mature for 100 years.
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Beaumont Health, Botsford, Oakwook complete merger
By Jaimy Lee | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A merger between three health systems in the greater Detroit region—Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare—has closed, creating a $3.8 billion not-for-profit health system now called Beaumont Health.
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Northwestern, Cadence complete their merger
By Bob Herman | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Cadence Health have ratified final terms of their merger, creating a Chicago-area health system with nearly $3 billion in annual revenue.
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Medicaid expansion would have saved Wisconsin $206 million
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wisconsin Democrats are keeping the pressure on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to expand Medicaid eligibility with a report that shows the move would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years.
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Loyola med school in Chicago admits undocumented students, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Seven undocumented medical students started classes on Aug. 4 at Loyola University Chicago, but the school still is the only one in the state—and possibly the country—to intentionally enroll such students.
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Northeast News
 
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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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Southern News
 
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Va. governor tries narrower path after Medicaid expansion blocked
By Virgil Dickson | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic governor, has given up on his attempt to expand Medicaid on his own without the support of the GOP-led General Assembly.
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FTC aims to unwind Phoebe Putney deal in Georgia
By Bob Herman | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn its agreement resolving a high-profile antitrust dispute with Phoebe Putney Health System.
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Central Georgia Health changes name to Navicent
By Bob Herman | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Central Georgia Health System has rebranded itself as Navicent Health, a name conceived to help the system better connect with patients.
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Arkansas Medicaid expansion credited for lower disability claims
By Paul Demko | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The number of Arkansas residents signing up for federal Supplemental Security Income benefits has dropped 19% since October 2013, which some state officials are attributing to expanded Medicaid eligibility.
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Palmetto Health revenue squeezed by high-deductible plans
By Bob Herman | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Revenue at Palmetto Health, a four-hospital system based in Columbia, S.C., increased 1.9% in the first nine months of its fiscal 2014, which ended June 30.
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Western News
 
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Tenet plans to use staffing firm angers doctors
By Beth Kutscher | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Physicians in California are fighting back against a plan to appoint an outside staffing firm to manage physician contracts at up to 12 hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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Providence Health will lift Catholic restrictions at new clinic
By Harris Meyer, Managing Editor | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Responding to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash., has agreed to modify provisions of its partnership agreement with Washington State University and lift restrictions on healthcare services that are contrary to Catholic religious doctrine at a new teaching clinic in Spokane.
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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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Washington hospitals can't board psych patients in ER
By Beth Kutscher | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Starting this week, hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up. The change comes as a result of a state Supreme Court ruling.
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Kaiser boosts surplus 25% by cutting spending, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaiser Permanente, the 32-hospital California-based system that also operates its own health plan, reported a 25% increase in its net surplus during the second quarter of the year as it added new members and scaled back capital spending.
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