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Former Summa Health official to serve as interim CEO

Former Summa Health official to serve as interim CEO

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  February 24, 2017

Dr. Cliff Deveny will serve as Summa Health system's interim president and CEO and is "absolutely expected" to be among the candidates for a permanent new leader, according to a news release.

Rehab provider Select Medical predicts expansion will pay off in 2017

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 24, 2017

Select Medical, one of the nation's largest operators of specialty hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics, is hoping its rapid expansion into new markets will pay off in 2017. Start-up costs dragged down earnings last year.

New York surgery chain to sell stakes in 10 centers

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  February 24, 2017

Frontier Healthcare Holdings, which manages 15 ambulatory surgery centers in New York and New Jersey, is selling its minority ownership stakes in 10 New York surgery centers to Physicians Endoscopy.

Uncertainty surrounds nation's largest health IT gathering

Uncertainty surrounds nation's largest health IT gathering

By Joseph Conn and Rachel Arndt  |  February 24, 2017

Members of nearly every corner of the healthcare sector all seemed to share the same uncertainty during this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention.

Elliot, Darmouth-Hitchcock end latest round of affiliation talks

Elliot, Darmouth-Hitchcock end latest round of affiliation talks

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 24, 2017

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and Elliot Health System, both in New Hampshire, announced Friday that they had decided to end their latest round of discussions, which began in May 2016. The two systems engaged in talks for most of 2015.

Leaked House GOP draft offers first look at ACA repeal details

Leaked House GOP draft offers first look at ACA repeal details

By Harris Meyer  |  February 24, 2017

A leaked draft of the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would end the Medicaid expansion by 2020, spend a much larger than expected amount of money on state high-risk pools, and create premium tax credits offering 60-year-olds just twice as much as 30-year-olds.

Why this Chicago hospital is doubling down on breastfeeding

By Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business  |  February 24, 2017

After a five-year effort to boost its support of breastfeeding, Rush University Medical Center has obtained a prestigious "baby-friendly" designation by a World Health Organization-affiliated institution. Rush is only the fourth hospital in Chicago to earn the designation.

Will CMS' decision to extend non-ACA compliant plans help or hurt the market?

Will CMS' decision to extend non-ACA compliant plans help or hurt the market?

By Harris Meyer  |  February 23, 2017

The Trump administration will allow insurers and consumers to extend for an additional year individual and small-group health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act's coverage rules. Some say that will hurt efforts to stabilize the individual market.

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