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July 23, 2012


Top Stories
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For the more than 5,000 hospices across the country, success is often measured by hard-to-pin-down metrics, such as whether a patient feels comfortable or is able to help to plan his or her funeral.
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By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A public health emergency is upon us. This one doesn't stem from the standard epidemics such as avian flu or cholera. We're talking about a mental health threat: campaign season.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In the past two years, the Justice Department has waged an extensive investigation into thousands of implantable cardioverter defibrillators for Medicare beneficiaries between 2003 and 2010.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Twenty-six states had adverse-event reporting systems in 2008, but hospitals reported few adverse events to the state systems, HHS' inspector general's office said in a report.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association named James Hinton its new chair-elect designate. Hinton, 53, will begin leading the board in 2014. The AHA made the announcement of his election at its Leadership Summit in San Francisco. Hinton is the president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services in...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In Capitol Hill testimony, the head of physician-recruitment firm Merritt Hawkins said that about 75% of his firm's physician placements will be as hospital employees in two years if current trends continue. At a hearing of the House Small Business Committee's Subcommittee on Investigations,...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A Colorado state appellate court ruled that nurse anesthetists can administer anesthesia without physician supervision in the state's critical-access and rural hospitals. The case has pitted the state's doctors against the governor, hospitals and nurses in what has turned into a scope-of-practice...
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Regional News
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ACWORTH, Ga.—WellStar Health System, Marietta, Ga., last week opened its first health park, offering a number of outpatient services in a single location. The five-hospital system has spent a total of $109 million building two such health parks, a spokesperson said. The first floor of...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
ABERDEEN, S.D.—Sanford Health last week opened its new Aberdeen Medical Center, a 48-bed hospital under construction since May 2010. The $60 million facility was built next to the previously established multispecialty Sanford Health Aberdeen Clinic, and Sanford has had a presence in...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
LOWELL, Mass.—Lowell General Hospital completed its merger agreement with Saints Medical Center, a 117-bed hospital also in Lowell. Lowell General also announced that it has established Circle Health, which will operate as a parent company as well as serve as an umbrella organization...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SALEM, Ore.—Oregon received federal approval and promises of enhanced Medicaid funding to begin treating thousands of patients through provider networks called coordinated-care organizations whose goal is to...
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Cover Story
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In the past two years, the Justice Department has waged an extensive investigation into thousands of implantable cardioverter defibrillators for Medicare beneficiaries between 2003 and 2010.
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Features
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Rural healthcare providers see benefits to transporting some trauma patients by helicopter ambulance, but uncertainty remains regarding the safety and efficacy of using the costly services.
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Special Report
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For the more than 5,000 hospices across the country, success is often measured by hard-to-pin-down metrics, such as whether a patient feels comfortable or is able to help to plan his or her funeral.
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Editorial
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A public health emergency is upon us. This one doesn't stem from the standard epidemics such as avian flu or cholera. We're talking about a mental health threat: campaign season.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“On the subject of the Affordable Care Act … a number of fallacies seem to be congealing into accepted wisdom. Much of this is the result of unrelenting Republican propaganda and right-wing punditry, but it has gone largely unchallenged by gun-shy Democrats. The result is that voters...
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After the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, more than half of respondents to a Modern Healthcare online poll strongly oppose continued efforts to repeal the healthcare reform law.
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Guest Commentary
By Sally Adelus | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While change has been an ever-present force in our nation's healthcare system, what we are seeing now is a monumental transformation in the way care will be provided in the future. It's an issue that is being discussed far and wide, from conversations around the dinner table to election-year...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Georgia Hospital Association's longtime president and CEO, Joseph Parker, plans to retire next year, effective June 30. Parker, 66, has served at the helm of the association since 1986. A subcommittee of its board of trustees will begin the search for a replacement during the next few...
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By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Parkland Health & Hospital System, the public healthcare provider for the Dallas area, named a new leadership team and has given it a mandate to “focus on a rapid and sustainable turnaround.”
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Here at Outliers, our summer reading includes cooking magazines, popular fiction, the occasional biography and epidemiological reports.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Imagine getting your deceased spouse's body back from the hospital, only to discover his heart missing.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Who would have guessed that health policy geeks could be angling for fun in the sun?
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