Overlapping surgeries to face U.S. Senate inquiry | Boston Globe
The chairman of a powerful U.S. Senate committee has asked 20 hospital systems, including the parent company of Massachusetts General Hospital, to provide detailed records about the controversial practice of allowing surgeons to operate on more than one patient at a time.
A Texas hospital's fight gets ugly in insurance negotiations | Houston Chronicle
In Tyler, Texas, a place of tall pines and fried catfish, where the Texas twang rolls sweet and slow, a hometown hospital took a swing at three of the nation's largest insurers. The legal brawl it unleashed gives a rare glimpse at just how antagonistic the business of healthcare can become these days.
Former president reveals why he left NY-Presbyterian Hospital | New York Post
Dr. Robert Kelly has broken his long silence about his sudden departure from his $3 million-a-year job as president of New York City's top hospital. The former No. 2 administrator at New York-Presbyterian told hospital honchos in Florida that clashes with CEO Dr. Steven Corwin over management style and a “personal” matter prompted him to leave.
Why are so many doctors leaving Denver Health? | Denver Post
Denver's historic safety-net hospital is scrambling to recover from a slew of doctor resignations. Physicians heading the departments of medicine and surgery at Denver Health Medical Center left last year and have not yet been replaced. This month, three of its five neurosurgeons, including the chair, gave notice of their intent to leave April 1.
Six Philadelphia hospitals join study to treat deadly epileptic seizures | PhillyVoice.com
Temple University Hospital and five other Philadelphia hospitals are taking part in a national study called ESETT (Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial) to find the best course of action for when a seizure patient is rushed into the emergency room.
Mississippi clinic system forms Medicare ACO | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
The 26 primary care and specialty clinics affiliated with North Mississippi Health Services formed an accountable care organization – the North Mississippi Connected Care Alliance – to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings program.
Gutierrez plans to retire as CEO of St. Joseph Health System | South Bend (Ind.) Tribune
After five years as CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Mishawaka, Ind., Al Gutierrez is retiring. He will step down Dec. 31. Gutierrez will continue to lead St. Joseph's pursuit of its People-Centered 2020 strategic plan, while the board searches for his replacement.