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June 4, 2012


Top Stories
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Eric Topol has been getting a lot of attention lately for his views on the nation's healthcare system. They are not entirely flattering, to say the least.
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By Beth Kutscher and Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Multihospital systems delivered another year of strong revenue growth in 2011 as they deftly navigated a landscape of familiar financial roadblocks.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For decades, most hospitals have avoided paying taxes under a hazy set of standards without strong public oversight—a state of affairs staunchly supported by hospital lobbyists and executives.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare added 32,800 jobs last month, an increase of 0.2%, to bring the industry's total employment to 1.43 million workers, according to new seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Jude Medical, a St. Paul, Minn.-based medical devicemaker, agreed to pay $3.65 million to settle allegations that it inflated the cost of replacement pacemakers and defibrillators purchased by the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments. The Justice Department alleged that St. Jude...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two free disaster-preparedness Facebook apps went live after winning a challenge sponsored by HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response earlier this year. Project: Lifeline, which won first prize and $10,000, is a framework for preparing for disaster and establishing...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, Calif., completed its acquisition of Pampa (Texas) Regional Medical Center in another move that expands its presence beyond California. The for-profit system acquired 83-bed Pampa Regional from Signature Hospital Corp., Houston, which is also a for-profit system.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Centura Health, Englewood, Colo., said it will explore options for “collaboration and integration” of children's healthcare between its St. Francis Medical Center, Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, which is the pediatric acute-care service line of...
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Regional News
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NORWICH, Conn.—Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Backus Corp., the parent company of 184-bed William W. Backus Hospital. A definitive agreement for the deal is expected in July, the organizations announced. Hartford and Backus announced a...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
STUART, Fla.—HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala., and Martin Memorial Health Systems, Stuart, have started construction on a joint project to build a rehabilitation hospital. A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 9 for the facility, which will be on the campus of Martin Hospital...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.—Mayo Clinic has expanded its network of local hospitals and systems that collaborate with the Rochester, Minn.-based health system, adding Heartland Health in St. Joseph to its year-old Mayo Clinic Care Network. A news release from Mayo says Heartland Health has for...
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Cover Story
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For decades, most hospitals have avoided paying taxes under a hazy set of standards without strong public oversight—a state of affairs staunchly supported by hospital lobbyists and executives.
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Features
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A tax on so-called “Cadillac” health insurance plans set to take effect in 2018 is already a big focus for some employers.
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Special Feature
By Beth Kutscher and Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Multihospital systems delivered another year of strong revenue growth in 2011 as they deftly navigated a landscape of familiar financial roadblocks.
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Editorial
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Eric Topol has been getting a lot of attention lately for his views on the nation's healthcare system. They are not entirely flattering, to say the least.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Perhaps the most vexing challenge the Massachusetts Legislature confronts as it seeks to lower healthcare costs is the disproportionate market power that certain hospital networks ... enjoy by virtue of their prestige, power, and customer appeal. That clout has let those networks enjoy...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Your Special Report regarding the work of hospital engagement networks highlights important efforts under way to meet the ambitious Partnership for Patients initiative's goals of reducing hospital-acquired...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health Central, Ocoee, Fla., promoted Greg Ohe to president, effective June 1. Ohe, 52, steps into the role after Orlando (Fla.) Health's $181.3 million takeover of Health Central, which closed April 2. He replaces former President Richard Irwin, who retired March 31, according to an...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sometimes when Outliers reads the latest medical technology news, we get a little freaked out. Nanobots that will snake through your body and perform heart surgery? Cells that can perform Boolean logic functions? What's next? Will they shrink a submarine and its crew to microscopic size and...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sports are synonymous with the names of corporations being plastered on the marquees of arenas, providing us with such classics as the not-to-be-forgotten Enron Field in Houston, and even Wrigley Field in Chicago. Yes, the baseball shrine/mausoleum is named after the chewing gum company. While to...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“It frustrates people because there's no correlation between what things cost and what is charged. It changes the game when healthcare's secrets aren't so secret. … The insiders in the healthcare industry don't want to lose control over this information. But price transparency is...
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