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October 29, 2012


Top Stories
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals have been active dealmakers in an era of shrinking patient volumes and increasing reimbursement pressure—trading autonomy and independence for scale and access to capital.
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By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Shortly after hospitals implement energy conservation programs at their facilities, it's not unusual for utility companies to notify administrators that there might be some technical glitches with the electric meters.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
According to the the CDC, two-thirds of all healthcare personnel, 66.9%, received a flu shot in the 2011-12 flu season, which is up more than 3 percentage points from the previous season.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Total Medicaid spending grew 2% on average across all states in fiscal 2012, the lowest rate of growth since 2006 and down from the 9.7% growth rate in fiscal 2011.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
U.S. hospitals could face as much as $53.3 billion in additional costs of uncompensated care by 2019 because fewer Americans will get coverage under the Medicaid expansion envisioned by the healthcare reform law, according to findings from the nation's safety net providers. The National Association...
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Regional News
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AMARILLO, Texas—For-profit chain Ardent Health Services, Nashville, agreed to purchase 80% of one-hospital Baptist St. Anthony's Health System through a joint venture to be formed with Baptist Community Services of Amarillo, which currently owns half of the system and would own 20% of...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CHICAGO—Presence Health plans to move its headquarters to downtown Chicago, the company and city announced last week. The move will put 200 workers in the same place, according to city officials. “A downtown location is central to the agencies and businesses with whom we...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
BOSTON—Massachusetts launched a statewide health information exchange that will allow healthcare providers to share electronic health information as they seek to improve coordination of care, lower costs and increase patient safety. Gov. Deval Patrick successfully sent his health data...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Banner Health, a Phoenix-based system, is acquiring a 25- to 30-acre property in the southern end of Fort Collins and has submitted “conceptual plans” to city officials about the type of medical facilities that could be developed on the site. “The...
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Cover Story
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals have been active dealmakers in an era of shrinking patient volumes and increasing reimbursement pressure—trading autonomy and independence for scale and access to capital.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare's latest wave of dealmaking includes hospital operators looking for a foothold in the insurance market.
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Features
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Even as hospitals, not-for-profit groups and government agencies tout the successes from their efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections, rates of Clostridium difficile, a highly contagious and dangerous bug, have continued to grow.
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Special Report
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Shortly after hospitals implement energy conservation programs at their facilities, it's not unusual for utility companies to notify administrators that there might be some technical glitches with the electric meters.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
According to the the CDC, two-thirds of all healthcare personnel, 66.9%, received a flu shot in the 2011-12 flu season, which is up more than 3 percentage points from the previous season.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Gridlock gets nothing done, that's why it's important to seek out lawmakers who see politics as the art of the possible. In the first two debates, President (Barack) Obama and Mitt Romney talked a lot about their plans. Their plans for the economy, the federal budget, healthcare, energy and...
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Letters
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I can't believe that the American Academy of Family Physicians in the 21st century would fail to represent the diversity of leadership required to address the broad-ranging restructuring of primary healthcare services (“
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla., created a chief nursing executive position and promoted Pamela Rudisill to serve in the role. Rudisill has worked at the publicly traded hospital chain since 1996, most recently as VP of nursing and patient safety for the past four years. She will...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
News that Clark Kent, Superman's alter ego, will quit his longtime job as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter recently hit, and Outliers has some career advice for the Man of Steel: He should find superheroic work as a hospital window washer.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Homeless and uninsured patients at the Baltimore Rescue Mission's free clinic are getting a bit of a high-tech boost. Medical students at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland have developed and implemented an electronic health-record system for homeless and uninsured patients at...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What is it about Lamborghinis and healthcare fraud? Outliers has noticed a taste for the ultra-cool exotics among some fraudsters, both in healthcare and out. Especially in Florida.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“A person who is walking around with a 50% narrowing of the arteries may never have symptoms, but if they're held up at gunpoint or narrowly miss an auto accident, their adrenaline levels can rise and destabilize that plaque. That ruptured plaque can cause a blood clot to form, and now...
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