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Dignity, Tenet, Ascension detail Arizona Carondelet deal
By Melanie Evans | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dignity Health would invest $30 million in cash and take a minority stake in a proposed Arizona joint venture with Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Ascension Health, according to a bond offering by Dignity.
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L.A. County free clinic system to use medical-home model
By Adam Rubenfire | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Los Angeles County is expanding and overhauling its free health program for low-income, uninsured residents. It's one of very few in the U.S. that extends healthcare to residents living in the U.S. illegally and thus don't qualify for the coverage options under the healthcare reform law.
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St. Joseph Health loses $16 million on operations
By Bob Herman | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Joseph Health, Orange, Calif., reported it lost more than $16 million from operations in its most recent fiscal year. But its new affiliation with a regional provider wasn't the cause for the decline.
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Intermountain, Cerner team up for Defense EHR bid
Joseph Conn | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cerner Corp., one of several major electronic health-record system vendors competing for a multibillion-dollar contract to replace the Military Health System's EHR, has entered what it terms a “strategic agreement” on its bid with Intermountain Healthcare.
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Washington State University OKs new medical school plan
Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Washington State University's board of regents unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the “dire need” for more doctors in the state.
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Tenet plans to use staffing firm angers doctors
Beth Kutscher | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Physicians in California are fighting back against a plan to appoint an outside staffing firm to manage physician contracts at up to 12 hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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Providence Health will lift Catholic restrictions at new clinic
Harris Meyer, Managing Editor | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Responding to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash., has agreed to modify provisions of its partnership agreement with Washington State University and lift restrictions on healthcare services that are contrary to Catholic religious doctrine at a new teaching clinic in Spokane.
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Prime Healthcare sues SEIU under racketeering law, and other news
Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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Washington hospitals can't board psych patients in ER
Beth Kutscher | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Starting this week, hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up. The change comes as a result of a state Supreme Court ruling.
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Kaiser boosts surplus 25% by cutting spending, and other news
Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaiser Permanente, the 32-hospital California-based system that also operates its own health plan, reported a 25% increase in its net surplus during the second quarter of the year as it added new members and scaled back capital spending.
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USC brings heart surgery expertise to Torrance, and other news
Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California has expanded its cardiac surgery services to Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center, a 377-bed community provider.
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Court: St. Luke's in Boise can keep Saltzer for now
Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, may continue to operate Nampa, Idaho-based physician practice Saltzer Medical Group, despite a January judicial order to divest, a federal judge ruled recently.
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Dignity to pay $1.55 million over lost narcotic drugs
Bob Herman | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dignity Health has agreed to pay $1.55 million to resolve claims it mishandled controlled substances.
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Loma Linda University Health unveils $1.2B capital plan
Bob Herman | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health has launched a $1.2 billion capital plan, which by the year 2020 will rebuild two facilities, and create a new research center and a new wellness facility.
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Phoenix Children's, Arizona Blues team up to curb obesity
Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In a rare direct payer-provider partnership, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona are launching a medical home program to prevent childhood obesity.
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Legacy Health sees another year of healthy finances
Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Legacy Health, Portland, Ore., fortified its already-sound financial position for its fiscal 2014 as many other not-for-profit hospitals and health systems struggled with their operations last year.
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Montana notifying 1.3 million of possible records hacking
Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Montana officials said last week that they are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server.
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Walgreen to provide services to Arizona Priority Care
Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Walgreen Co. has entered into a collaborative agreement to provide expanded services for Arizona Priority Care, the Phoenix-area affiliate of Marina del Rey, Calif.-based Heritage Provider Network.
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Providence expects more revenue after costly improvements
Beth Kutscher | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two ratings agencies have downgraded Providence Health & Services' bonds, citing the system's weaker financial performance in 2013 and higher debt burden.
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Stanford, ValleyCare Health in merger talks
Bob Herman | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Stanford Hospital & Clinics and ValleyCare Health System have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to merge, marking Stanford's first foray into the community hospital M&A scene.
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