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  1. Boston Medical Center, Tufts begin merger talks

    Boston Medical Center, the largest safety net hospital in Massachusetts, and Tufts Medical Center in Boston have confirmed they are discussing a merger, according to a Boston Globe report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Good Samaritan Health System inks deal to join WellSpan

    Good Samaritan Health System in Lebanon, Pa., has signed an affiliation agreement to join nonprofit WellSpan Health, based in York, Pa.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Nurse compensation mostly unchanged from 2013 to 2014: 7 statistics

    Nurses' average compensation growth was relatively flat from 2013 to 2014, according to the 2014 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey. In 2013, nurses in facilities with 10 or more operating rooms earned an average of $80,000, while that number grew to just $80,700 in 2014.  By Heather Punke -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

CEOs and CIOs from hospital and healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago in early November to discuss issues and strategies that today's healthcare leaders face. This e-book features a recap of what leaders had to say about the industry's biggest challenges and developments. 
  1. Jane Phillips Medical Center names James Brasel CFO

    Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla., has named James Brasel, MBA, CFO. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Mendocino Coast District Hospital interim CEO, CFO retires

    Wayne Allen, who has been serving as interim CEO and CFO of Mendocino Coast District Hospital in Fort Bragg, Calif., for the last three years, has retired. James Sato and Steve Miller will become interim CEO and CFO, respectively. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Milford Regional president to become CEO

    Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford (Mass.) Regional Medical Center, will add CEO to his title Jan 1, 2016.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Great Plains Health names Mel McNea CEO

    Great Plains Health in North Platte, Neb., has appointed Mel McNea, MHA, as CEO, effective immediately. By Tamara Rosin -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. weighs in on ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation Issues in this compilation of featured articles. The e-book includes three articles, covering M&A activity and physician employment compensation models. 
  1. Breaking down the 5 most interesting hospital M&A deals of the year

    Although full change-of-ownership deals dropped this year, merger and acquisition activity is expected to pick back up in 2015, says Jordan Shields, vice president of Juniper Advisory, an investment bank that works exclusively with hospitals and health systems.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. The habits that make us and break us — and can determine the fate of your company

    A typical day: It's 11 a.m., and I'm most of the way through posting my news for the day on the health IT site. I'm feeling a little tired, so I get up and Keurig myself a cup of coffee. I'm the kind of person who doesn't need more than half a cup of coffee to get going, but my 11 a.m. coffee is sometimes my third cup of the day. So why do I do it? By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Erlanger Health defends CEO's pay raise

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System has been given the go-ahead by its board of trustees to give the system's CEO Kevin Spiegel a 10 percent pay increase, an action that isn't sitting will with some state lawmakers who believe the health system might have skirted a private meetings law to dole out the money, according to a WTCV report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. The healthiest & unhealthiest states in America: Where does your state rank?

    In the past 25 years, the U.S. has made great strides forward in our population's health and taken a few major steps back, according to the United Health Foundation's 25th annual America's Health Rankings.  By Emily Rappleye -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

What is your hospital's biggest security threat? Are you prepared to stop it? This paper examines the five layers of security you need to protect your patients and their information -- plus the best ways to ensure physical security for your facility staff, physicians and patients.
  1. CHI to cut 1,500 jobs nationally

    Englewood, Colo.–based Catholic Health Initiatives, a national nonprofit health system, will cut 1,500 positions by the end of January, according to The Denver Post.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Gilead Sciences hit with antitrust suit over Sovaldi pricing

    The Southern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or Septa, has filed a lawsuit against Foster City, Calif.-based Gilead Sciences, the maker of $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, accusing the company of "price-gouging," according to a Wall Street Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Sign-on bonuses and other perks escalate in 2014

    More and more often, employers are offering physicians perks such as sign-on bonuses as part of their recruitment efforts, according to the 2014 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey from Sullivan, Cotter and Associates.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. Health Choice, Phoenix Children's Care Network to form ACO

    Phoenix-based Health Choice, a managed care organization and insurer, announced plans to team up with the physician-led Phoenix Children's Care Network to form an accountable care organization with a focus on improving outcomes for pediatric care.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. 10 things to know about Kevin Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives

    Kevin E. Lofton, MHA, is a seasoned healthcare veteran with a resume stacked with experiences that distinguish him from his contemporaries. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Children's hospital takes old name back, launches network with Stanford

    After 12 years as Children's Hospital Central California, the Madera, Calif.-based hospital announced Wednesday it wants to go back to its roots before launching a new health network in the San Joaquin Valley, according to the Fresno Bee.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. Onslow Memorial Hospital in exclusive partnership talks with CarolinaEast, Vidant

    Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C., is now one step closer to entering into a partnership agreement, as members of the hospital's board have voted to enter into exclusive negotiations with CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, N.C., and Vidant Health in Greenville, N.C., according to a Sun Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Fitch: Health insurance rating outlook stable for 2015

    Even with uncertainties surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Fitch Ratings has upgraded the health insurance sectors' outlook to stable from negative, according to a special report published Fitch.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Brandon Clary to take over as CEO at Elbert Memorial Hospital

    Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton, Ga., has appointed Brandon Clary as CEO beginning Jan. 5, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -

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