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March 5, 2012


Top Stories
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Most administrators at investor-owned hospitals would say they can't imagine a time when their facilities will outnumber their not-for-profit counterparts, but the gap has been steadily shrinking.
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By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Watching the troubles of Roman Catholic healthcare today, you have to wonder if Catholic hospitals might be on a belief-induced path to extinction.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The start of the CMS' value-based purchasing program is approaching fast, and anxious hospitals got a welcome glimpse of whether they'll get paid more or less.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
National Quality Forum President and CEO Janet Corrigan will resign her post in June, after holding the Washington-based organization's top spot since 2006.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn has asked the Illinois Department of Revenue to continue its review of applications submitted by not-for-profit hospitals seeking property-tax exemptions.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Legislation to create a conscience exemption to a federal mandate for health plans to cover preventive services was narrowly defeated, but supporters promised to continue pursuing it.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (Fla.) will establish its first presence in Georgia with a deal to acquire Satilla Regional Medical Center, Waycross.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A story about medical-home performance (Feb. 20) misspelled the name of Debbie Peikes, a senior health researcher at Mathematica Policy Research.
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Regional News
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HARRISBURG, Ill.—Inpatients at 74-bed Harrisburg Medical Center were transferred to nearby hospitals after a tornado that struck the Southern Illinois town damaged the hospital's building, said Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health who was speaking...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
DALLAS—Physician Dr. Jacques Roy was charged in what federal authorities describe as a $374 million conspiracy to defraud Medicare and Medicaid through a vast patient-recruiting and false-billing effort for home-healthcare services.
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Greater Newport Physicians, a 400-doctor, multispecialty independent practice association, announced that it has affiliated with MemorialCare Health System’s MemorialCare Medical Foundation medical management organization, effective March 1.
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NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Cooley Dickinson Hospital, a 142-bed hospital, took the first step toward a merger with Massachusetts General Hospital. After a three-year process involving seven potential partners, the Cooley Dickinson board of trustees voted to move forward with an agreement with...
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Cover Story
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The start of the CMS' value-based purchasing program is approaching fast, and anxious hospitals got a welcome glimpse of whether they'll get paid more or less.
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Features
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Borrowing by hospitals directly from banks got a boost after the credit crisis but ballooned last year as hospitals look to reduce exposure to potentially volatile debt.
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Special Report
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Most administrators at investor-owned hospitals would say they can't imagine a time when their facilities will outnumber their not-for-profit counterparts, but the gap has been steadily shrinking.
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Editorial
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Watching the troubles of Roman Catholic healthcare today, you have to wonder if Catholic hospitals might be on a belief-induced path to extinction.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“A wave of mergers between Roman Catholic and secular hospitals is threatening to deprive women in many areas of the country of ready access to important reproductive services.
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Guest Commentary
By Chip Kahn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It is clear that access to objective medical information about a patient is critical to physician and provider decisionmaking at the point of care.
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's 20 largest for-profit hospital chains, ranked by 2011 operating revenue from most recent CMS Medicare hospital cost report. Source: Thomson Reuters. Published March 5, 2012, p. 34.
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News Makers
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Press Ganey Associates tapped Patrick Ryan, former leader of the Broadlane Group, as CEO. Ryan, 53, was chairman and CEO of the Broadlane Group when it was acquired in 2010 by MedAssets, Alpharetta, Ga.
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If bird and swine influenza strains haven't been enough to give public health officials agita when trying to persuade Americans to get flu vaccine shots, now they also have to contend with the potential of human-acquired bat flu.
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While Outliers has never felt the need to get one, tattoos have long served as fashion statements. But now, some Americans rely on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose: to warn first responders about important medical conditions.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's apparently not enough that Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong owns a small share of the Los Angeles Lakers, that he's a co-inventor of the breast cancer drug Abraxane, and that he started his own digital technology company last year.
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