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October 15, 2012


Top Stories
By Jaimy Lee and Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Many hospitals will continue to use compounding pharmacies for hard-to-obtain drugs because they have no alternative, even though a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to a compounding facility has raised grave concerns about safety and oversight.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals are increasingly contacting patients with scheduled procedures about their medical bills—and when the patients will be able to pay them—before or during a hospital visit.
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By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
I have always had a very high regard for healthcare in general. It stems from my father, who is a surgeon and a former professor of surgery.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare was one of the biggest flashpoints during the election's first and only vice presidential debate, with that portion of the testy encounter bringing frequent interruptions by both Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A developer suspended plans for the Nashville Medical Trade Center. The space, billed as a “healthcare marketplace” and slated for downtown Nashville, was signing healthcare IT vendors as recently as May, but a statement from Market Center Management Co., the project's Dallas-based...
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Regional News
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After 17 months of mediation, Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., reached a proposed settlement with the families of hundreds of children abused by a staff pediatrician that will fairly compensate the victims without driving the hospital into bankruptcy, the parties said in a joint statement.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Flu vaccines are now mandatory for Rhode Island healthcare workers who have direct contact with patients in healthcare facilities in the state. The policy, proposed by the Rhode Island Department of Public Health, gained approval despite objections from the American...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
BATON ROUGE, La.—As Louisiana faces its lowest federal matching rate for Medicaid in decades, LSU System officials announced a plan that will allow all LSU public hospitals to stay open, but at the cost of nearly 1,500 jobs throughout the system. Congress this year cut the state's...
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By Jay Greene | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A plan intended to foster interconnected health information exchanges across Michigan has gone awry as companies providing the services compete for hospitals, physicians and market share.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CHICAGO—University of Chicago Medicine named its new $700 million pavilion the Center for Care and Discovery in a nod to creating a patient- and research-focused facility. The hospital system is in talks with several potential donors whose name or names would be added to the building's...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SANTA TERESA, N.M.—Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa., has completed its $517 million acquisition of behavioral health firm Ascend Health Corp., New York, after agreeing to sell off a New Mexico facility to resolve antitrust concerns raised by the Federal Trade Commission.
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Cover Story
By Jaimy Lee and Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Many hospitals will continue to use compounding pharmacies for hard-to-obtain drugs because they have no alternative, even though a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to a compounding facility has raised grave concerns about safety and oversight.
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By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The deadly meningitis outbreak has led to bipartisan calls in Congress for a thorough investigation of what caused it and how federal agencies are handling the problem.
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Features
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In some rural towns, it's not unusual for just about everyone to know your name—and the car you drive.
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Special Report
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals are increasingly contacting patients with scheduled procedures about their medical bills—and when the patients will be able to pay them—before or during a hospital visit.
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Editorial
By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
I have always had a very high regard for healthcare in general. It stems from my father, who is a surgeon and a former professor of surgery.
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Guest Commentary
By Gregg Blesch | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Any hospital executive knows the argument that healthcare in America is undermined by a reimbursement model that pays for procedures instead of outcomes.
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By Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
"Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” signals to viewers that healthcare in this country is broken. The traditional delivery model no longer works. As President Abraham Lincoln once said, “We must think anew and act anew.” That's what healthcare needs now—a...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett named Michael Wolf the Pennsylvania Department of Health's acting secretary after the resignation of Dr. Eli Avila. Avila, 51, “planned to pursue other interests,” Corbett said in a news release. The physician and attorney also looked forward...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When Denver's old St. Anthony Central Hospital closed last year, its staff moved out to its replacement facility four miles away in suburban Lakewood. Now the equipment from the old hospital is finally moving, too, only it's going a bit farther away: Vietnam.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
(This item has been edited to correct Anup Malani's job title.)Better health insurance coverage—such as that being provided by healthcare reform—may be bad for medical innovation.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Of course, you know Oct. 15 is the fifth annual Global Handwashing Day. We assume your present to Outliers is still in the mail, so we'll be on the lookout.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“And we discovered something else: Patients will respond to insincere comments. But as we started treating them differently, they started treating us differently. It didn't surprise me that there was a link between patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction. What surprised me was which...
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