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February 11, 2013


Top Stories
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama rarely makes much mention of healthcare in his annual keynote speeches, but this week he could use the forum to help launch a historic enrollment effort.
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By Charles W.B. Wardell III | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
"In times of stress, be bold and valiant,” Horace wrote more than 2,000 years ago. Stressful times create great challenges and great challenges create opportunities for change. True leaders draw inspiration from difficult circumstances and prove their mettle with action and courage.
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By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The dominoes are falling. Last week, Republican governors in Ohio and Michigan joined the parade of leaders admitting the U.S. has a major problem in the way it provides care for the uninsured.
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Late News
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration is warning that budget cuts scheduled for March 1 would hit especially hard in mental healthcare, medical research and the drug approval process.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A federal judge allowed North Carolina's WakeMed Health and Hospitals to take an unusual deal to avoid a criminal trial because the risk of closing down a Raleigh, N.C., hospital is too perilous for patients and workers.
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Regional News
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Methodist Health Services Corp. in Peoria, Ill., is suing its larger local competitor for more than $300 million, saying the bigger hospital is breaking state and federal antitrust laws in contracts with insurance companies.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CLEVELAND—MetroHealth System received approval from federal regulators on a complex legal maneuver that could extend Medicaid coverage to as many as 30,000 people in Cuyahoga County earlier than they would qualify for the coverage if the state expands eligibility in 2014 under the...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
ATLANTA—SunLink Health Systems is planning to delist its shares and sell underperforming facilities. All four of its hospitals are currently underperforming and it has hired advisers to evaluate the sale of at least two of them, the system said in a news release. SunLink's hospitals...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SAN DIEGO—Scripps Health entered hospice care as the area's biggest hospice provider continues to scale down its operations under bankruptcy protection. The not-for-profit San Diego Hospice laid off about a third of its employees after disclosing last year that it faced uncertainty...
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Cover Story
By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama rarely makes much mention of healthcare in his annual keynote speeches, but this week he could use the forum to help launch a historic enrollment effort.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare reporters reached out by phone and e-mail to leaders from across the industry to find out what they hoped to hear from President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Here's what they said: Dr. James Weinstein, president and CEO of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system
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Features
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Late last year, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital systems plunged deeper into the managed-care market with a move to purchase a majority stake in insurer Soundpath Health.
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Special Feature
By Charles W.B. Wardell III | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
"In times of stress, be bold and valiant,” Horace wrote more than 2,000 years ago. Stressful times create great challenges and great challenges create opportunities for change. True leaders draw inspiration from difficult circumstances and prove their mettle with action and courage.
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By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One component that often separates the best hospitals and healthcare companies from their competitors is an engaged, innovative and inspirational governing board. Because their guidance and counsel are so important to an organization's leadership, we consider
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By Linda Wilson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For 45 years, RoseMarie Reno has sought to ensure that Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., is a thriving, independent, publicly owned hospital.
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By Linda Wilson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Daniel W. Farrell Jr.—board chairman at Defiance Regional (Ohio) Hospital—prefers to give of his time, talent and resources quietly and without fuss.
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By Linda Wilson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When it comes to making business decisions, Stephen Howard believes in an open mind and meticulous due diligence. It's an approach that has proved invaluable during his years of healthcare governance.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The dominoes are falling. Last week, Republican governors in Ohio and Michigan joined the parade of leaders admitting the U.S. has a major problem in the way it provides care for the uninsured.
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Guest Commentary
By Douglas Childs and Raymond Hino | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare leaders in the midst of changing their business models to adapt to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act should consider the role that planning and designing facilities plays in addressing the challenges of a changing industry.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After reviewing your recent report on hospital mergers and acquisitions, we offer a suggestion: It is time to update this important report to more accurately reflect our evolving healthcare landscape.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Eric Dickson was named to replace John O'Brien as president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, effective Feb. 25. Dickson, 46, is president of 1,060-physician UMass Memorial Medical Group and senior associate dean at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. O'Brien, 62,...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Turning the fundamentals of economics upside down, a study has found that Americans think that the lower the total price of a lifesaving medicine, the more valuable the medicine is, meaning they're more likely to take it.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals and guns don't mix is the message being sent by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Not-for-profit Sanford Health system is getting ready to possibly use Native American healing practices in an effort to make its American Indian patients feel more welcome.
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Corrections and Clarifications
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Maps in the Jan. 21 issue (“Tearing their hair out,”) misstated West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's political affiliation. He is a Democrat.
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