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  1. Nonprofit healthcare M&A activity driven by competition and healthcare reform

    Merger and acquisition activity may not be as robust as in the last two years, but it is definitely still prominent, according to a recent report from Standard & Poor's Rating Services.  
  2. Government to disallow health plans without hospital coverage

    A loophole in the official calculator developed by HHS to approve or reject health plans allowed large companies to offer their employees health plans for 2015 that didn't include hospital coverage, according to a Washington Post report.  
  3. The best leaders focus on the front-line: Q&A With Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder

    Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, began his career on the front-line, first as a policeman, and then — after a career-ending injury — as a hospital security guard. His new book, out today, "The Front-Line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up" (Jossey-Bass, 2014), shares leadership lessons from his decades in the healthcare industry. Mr. Van Gorder, who led Scripps' remarkable $150 million turnaround after being named chief executive in 2010, will donate all sales from the book back to the health system he leads.  

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  1. TriStar Horizon Medical Center CEO John Marshall announces retirement

    John Marshall, CEO of Dickson, Tenn.-based TriStar Horizon Medical Center, has announced plans to retire at the end of the year, according to a report in The Tennessean.  
  2. St. Luke's Hospital names Christine M. Candio CEO

    Christine M. Candio has been appointed president and CEO of Chesterfield, Mo.-based St. Luke's Hospital, effective in January 2015.  
  3. University of Illinois Hospital nurse strike averted

    Chicago-based University of Illinois Hospital reached a tentative contract agreement in time to avert a strike that was scheduled to begin 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Chicago Tribune report. 
  4. Spectrum Health, Pennock Health to affiliate

    Hastings, Mich.-based Pennock Health and Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health have signed a letter of intent to affiliate.  

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  1. Medicaid, CHIP enrollment increases significantly: 5 things to know

    Since October 2013, when open enrollment began on the insurance marketplaces, approximately 8.65 million people have enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, according to a recent CMS report.  
  2. South Nassau Communities Hospital acquires Long Beach Medical Center's assets

    South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y., has closed on an asset purchase agreement to acquire the assets of 162-bed Long Beach (N.Y.) Medical Center, which closed in October 2012 after sustaining heavy flooding damage from Hurricane Sandy.  
  3. Former president of Riverside General Hospital convicted in $158M Medicare fraud scheme

    Earnest Gibson III, the former president of Riverside General Hospital in Houston, has been convicted for his participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims, according to the Department of Justice.  
  4. 9 things every leader should keep an eye on

    Culture is difficult to quantify, measure and manage, but making note of nine distinct components can help leaders assess their organization's strengths and weaknesses.  

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  1. 6 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place within the past week.  
  2. How a well-connected CEO can hurt an organization

    A CEO with an extensive social network may leave an organization — and its shareholders — worse for the experience. 
  3. Prime Healthcare wins Monroe Hospital's bankruptcy auction

    Ontario, Calif.-based for-profit hospital operator Prime Healthcare Services is preparing to buy bankrupt Bloomington, Ind.-based Monroe Hospital, as bidders at the hospital's bankruptcy auction were unsuccessful at beating Prime's offer to purchase the financially struggling facility, according to a Dow Jones report.  
  4. Stark Law, Anti-Kickback waivers extended for ACOs

    HHS' Office of the Inspector General and CMS have announced waivers to the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law for Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations will be extended through Nov. 2, 2015.  
  5. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Oct. 13-17

    Rebounding from a tumultuous week in the stock market, three for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices increase, while two saw their prices drop last week.  
  6. McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center workers to strike

    Unionized workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Ore., plan to start a three-day strike Oct. 28, according to a report by The Register-Guard. 
  7. Nearly 1,000 University of Illinois Hospital nurses prepare to strike

    Unionized nurses at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago are threatening to strike Tuesday if a contract agreement is not reached by Monday night, according to an ABC7 News report. 
  8. Texas Health Resources CEO: "We made mistakes"

    Barclay Berdan, CEO of Arlington-based Texas Health Resources, apologized for gaffes in handling the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. in an open letter. 
  9. Walgreen faces defamation lawsuit filed by former CFO

    Former Walgreen Co. CFO Wade Miquelon has filed a defamation lawsuit against the company alleging he was defamed by comments made by a Walgreen executive and representative as well as a report that suggested he was "personally responsible" for the company's earnings forecast errors, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  

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