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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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Wisconsin health systems partner up, work for ACO
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Six of the most prominent healthcare systems in Wisconsin have created a new partnership, jumping on the nationwide bandwagon of forming strategic alliances to share information while remaining independent.
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Ascension creates senior-care division
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
To deepen its footprint in the post-acute-care sector, Ascension Health has formed a senior-care division to integrate its extensive post-acute-care services and establish more uniform care standards.
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Northeast News
 
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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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Southern News
 
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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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Two West Virginia hospitals work toward merger
By Bob Herman | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital has initiated talks to acquire its cross-town competitor, St. Mary's Medical Center.
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Not-for-profit Inova Health System sees surplus increase, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Not-for-profit Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va., recorded lofty gains in its operating and total surplus in the first half of fiscal 2014 as its expenditures dropped year-over-year, the system reported.
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HealthSouth expects robust results, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HealthSouth Corp., a publicly traded operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, raised its financial projections for 2014 after announcing strong results in the first half of the year.
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Western News
 
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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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USC brings heart surgery expertise to Torrance, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California has expanded its cardiac surgery services to Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center, a 377-bed community provider.
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Court: St. Luke's in Boise can keep Saltzer for now
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, may continue to operate Nampa, Idaho-based physician practice Saltzer Medical Group, despite a January judicial order to divest, a federal judge ruled recently.
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