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November 5, 2012


Top Stories
By Melanie Evans and Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Four East Coast hospitals were forced to evacuate after flooding damaged backup generators. Those well-publicized failures are raising questions about the rules on where generators are located.
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By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, but his signature was not the law's final stamp of approval.
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By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nearly three years into a federal incentive program to get providers to adopt electronic health records, hospital executives on the leading edge of that push see it turning a corner.
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Late News
By Rich Daly and Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association and many of its members have long been disgruntled with Medicare's recovery audit contractor program, which rewards contractors with a share of the money they return to the government after combing through paid claims for errors.
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Regional News
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After much speculation, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Mich., and Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, signed a letter of intent to merge, creating a new not-for-profit system with eight hospitals in Southeast Michigan.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
DEXTER, Mo.—SunLink Health Systems, Atlanta, sold its interest in Missouri Southern Healthcare to the Southeast Missouri Hospital Association, Cape Girardeau, in a $9.8 million deal. The transaction is expected to yield net proceeds of about $7 million. Robert Thornton, chairman and...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
MADISONVILLE, Ky.—Baptist Health, Louisville, Ky., acquired Trover Health System, Madisonville, which becomes its eighth hospital in the state. Trover, which includes the 177-bed Regional Medical Center of Hopkins County, will be renamed Baptist Health Madisonville. Financial terms...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
DENVILLE, N.J.—Ascension Health Care Network ended its negotiations to buy St. Clare's Health System in Denville from Catholic Health Initiatives. In March, the board of St. Clare's, which has four campuses in New Jersey, recommended the sale to the Ascension Health Care Network, a...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
ASHLAND, Ore.—Dignity Health broke off talks with Ashland Community Hospital, the first hospital Dignity announced it was negotiating to acquire after rebranding itself in early 2012 and setting its sights on expanding nationwide. Neither side said why the deal fell apart, citing a...
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Cover Story
By Melanie Evans and Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Four East Coast hospitals were forced to evacuate after flooding damaged backup generators. Those well-publicized failures are raising questions about the rules on where generators are located.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In the confusing aftermath of superstorm Sandy, rumors flew across the Internet. The New York Stock Exchange had flooded. A hospital in Brooklyn was burning. Utility company Consolidated Edison was cutting power to all of Manhattan.
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Features
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Missed medical appointments disrupt schedules, potentially leaving doctors and nurses with gaps in the workday. But beyond the hassles, they can leave providers with a financial gap as well.
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Special Feature
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nearly three years into a federal incentive program to get providers to adopt electronic health records, hospital executives on the leading edge of that push see it turning a corner.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Clinical Informaticists recognition program honors medical professionals who excel at using patient-care data to improve the clinical and financial performance of their healthcare organizations.
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This year's honorees, presented in alphabetical order.
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Editorial
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Many newspapers will endorse presidential candidates. … We do deal with facts surrounding the campaigns on an almost daily basis. It's the consideration of those facts that leads the editorial board to prefer one candidate over another. Except this year. This year, (the...
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By John D. Thomas | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, but his signature was not the law's final stamp of approval.
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Guest Commentary
By Suzanne Delbanco | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
“We all know we need to be careful stewards of our healthcare dollars. But if we can't get at the price information, it's just not doable." It is a complaint and concern we hear frequently working with large employers and other healthcare purchasers, such as state public employee and retiree...
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two longtime executives at Nashville-based HCA will retire March 31: W. Paul Rutledge, 57, president of HCA's Central Group, and Russell Harms, 54, the Central Group's CFO. HCA's Central Group includes more than 50 hospitals in the U.S. and the U.K. Rutledge joined HCA in 1982 as COO...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What does a smiling unicorn wearing a heart pendant and rearing in front of a rainbow have to do with federal IT contests?
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Michigan Nurses Association wasn't very impressed by a joke about superstorm Sandy posted last week online by the Detroit News.The Detroit News, @detnews, re-tweeted this joke from a follower: “BREAKING: Frankenstorm upgraded to Count Stormula #sandy.”
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The research is in. A short power nap that allows the mind to revitalize itself in just a brief respite from the waking world can improve alertness and cognitive function, according to a report in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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Corrections and Clarifications
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The name of the National Rural Health Association was misstated in a story (“Closing the gap”) on p. 14 of the Oct. 29 issue.
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