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  1. Tuomey Healthcare loses appeal, ordered to pay $237M judgment

    Sumter, S.C.-based Tuomey Healthcare System must pay the $237 million judgment previously entered against it in a False Claims Act case after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the district court's ruling Thursday.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 6 of the largest GPOs | 2015

    The following are six of the largest group purchasing organizations ranked by acute-care hospital members, according to each organization's self-reported* numbers. Data was accessed July 1, 2015. By Erin Marshall -
  3. New Jersey hospital's tax ruling could have ripple effect

    The ruling that the Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center failed to operate as a nonprofit organization could have implications on other New Jersey hospitals, according to a NorthJersey.com report. By Erin Marshall -

5 tips to make your anesthesia program as efficient as possible

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  1. Aetna, University of Chicago Medicine create oncology medical home

    Effective July 1, Aetna and the University of Chicago Medicine have announced a collaboration to form an oncology medical home to improve cancer patients' care experiences. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Health insurers in the news: Week in review June 26-July 2

    The following insurers made headlines this week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. By Erin Marshall -
  3. 23 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. President Obama pushes for Medicaid expansion after Supreme Court ruling: 5 things to know

    President Barack Obama is pushing states to expand Medicaid following last week's Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case to uphold subsidies on federal exchanges, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -

Transforming patient expectations into great experiences

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  1. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From an Indiana health system settling false claims allegations for $20.2 million to the governor of Florida dropping his lawsuit against the federal government, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Trinity Health expands network in New York

    St. Joseph's Health, a nonprofit system based in Syracuse, N.Y., is now a member of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Health insurer Centene to buy rival Health Net for $6.3B

    St. Louis-based health insurer Centene has agreed to buy Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Health Net in a deal valued at $6.3 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 5 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -

Why your EMR won't drive value-based care

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  1. Baystate Health acquires another Massachusetts hospital

    Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health has acquired Westfield, Mass.-based Noble Hospital.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 2 Iowa hospitals combine operations

    Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines has completed its acquisition of Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 10 things for CFOs to know about MRSA

    Healthcare workers and infection preventionists are not the only ones who should focus efforts on reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections; hospital CFOs should also be concerned with preventing this costly condition.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. CMS proposes changes to the two-midnight rule: 5 things to know

    In a proposed rule posted Wednesday, CMS announced it plans to make modifications to the controversial two-midnight rule.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. 63 hospital, health system CNO, CMO moves so far in 2015

    The following 63 hospital and health system CNO and CMO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review from January through June this year, starting with the most recent. By Heather Punke -
  6. Bath Community Hospital appoints Kathy Landreth CEO: 5 things to know

    Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Va., has named Kathy Landreth president and CEO, according to The Recorder.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Woman robbed in patient room at SSM DePaul Health Center

    Police are investigating the case of a 78-year-old patient who had personal items stolen from her while in her room at SSM DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Mo., according to a FOX2 St. Louis report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  8. 3 hospitals chosen to form National Ebola Treatment & Education Center

    HHS has funded three hospitals to train and prepare other U.S. healthcare facilities for Ebola and other emerging threats. The three hospitals, together with the HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be the National Ebola Training and Education Center. By Heather Punke -
  9. Rich Newell named CEO of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center: 4 things to know

    Pottstown (Pa.) Memorial Medical Center has named Rich Newell CEO, effective July 27.  By Kelly Gooch -

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