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  1. Massachusetts hospitals' total profitability increased last year, but not all had gains

    Acute care hospitals in Massachusetts performed better in their fiscal 2014 years compared to the prior fiscal year, with only 13 hospitals falling into the red, according to a recent report by Massachusetts' Center for Health Information and Analysis.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Jobs in limbo as Summit Park Hospital sale nears

    Hundreds of workers at Summit Park Hospital & Nursing Care Center in Pomona, N.Y., are waiting to learn their job status as the anticipated sale of the hospital draws closer, according to The Journal News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Longtime Kadlec Health System CEO to retire in 2016: 4 things to know

    Rand Wortman, president and CEO of Richland, Wash.-based Kadlec Health System, is planning to retire in May 2016, according to a Tri-City Herald report.  By Kelly Gooch -

Survey results: data and outcome improvement

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  1. Mountain Valley Regional CEO resigns: 4 things to know

    Jeff VanHorn, CEO of Mountain Valley Regional Hospital in Casper, Wyo., has resigned, according to a Casper Star-Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Aug. 24-28

    Three of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 20 Medicare ACOs that earned the most shared savings in 2014

    About one in four Medicare accountable care organizations qualified to share in savings in 2014, according to CMS. Together, these 97 ACOs earned more than $422 million in shared savings payments.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 20 Medicare ACOs with the highest quality scores in 2014

    The 353 Pioneer and Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations improved their performance for most quality measures in 2014, according to CMS.  By Emily Rappleye -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

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With the move from volume to value-based healthcare delivery it is now more important than ever for Healthcare organizations to understand how lean strategies can help them achieve their desired outcomes for patient and staff satisfaction, quality, and financial health.
  1. 5 ways policy management improves compliance

    Hospitals deal with numerous requirements from local, state and national regulatory bodies. These requirements set the standards for what is acceptable and unacceptable, while also giving hospitals valuable credentials and instilling a sense of trust with patients and the wider community.  By Saud Juman, CEO and Founder, PolicyMedical -
  2. Blue Cross of NM pulls out of state exchange

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico will pull out of New Mexico's state health exchange for 2016, according to Las Cruces Sun-News. By Erin Marshall -
  3. Health insurers in the news: Week in review August 21-28

    The following insurers made headlines this week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Cleveland Clinic to acquire full ownership of Akron General: 5 things to know

    Cleveland Clinic is exercising an option to take on full ownership of Akron (Ohio) General Health System after just one year as a minority investor in the system, according to a Crain's Cleveland Business report.  By Ayla Ellison -

Great hospitals in America

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Each organization on this list has a strong foundation of high-quality care, stellar credentials and a focus on doing what is right for the patients in its community.
  1. This story about a janitor in Johns Hopkins is a must-read for any hospital executive

    All healthcare institutions proudly tout missions to provide high-quality, affordable medical care and improve the health of the communities they serve. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. New law will let more Texans negotiate OON bills with help from state

    A law that takes effect Sept. 1 will allow more patients to obtain assistance from the Texas Department of Insurance to negotiate lower bills from out-of-network hospital-based physicians, according to The Dallas Morning News. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Aug. 24-28

    As China's market crash left investors unsettled and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading, some of the major for-profit hospital operators fared better than others. This news captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems wins approval to acquire 9th hospital

    Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems has received state approval to acquire Ellsworth-based Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, according to a Bangor Daily News report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From three New York hospitals settling fraud and kickback allegations to a judge in Arizona ruling on a hospital fee to fund Medicaid expansion in the state, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. 5 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. 5 healthcare layoffs in August

    The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in August. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. 68 hospital, health system executive moves in August

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in August. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. St. Vincent's HealthCare names Dr. Michael Schatzlein CEO: 3 things to know

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based St. Vincent's HealthCare has named Michael Schatzlein, MD, CEO, effective Sept. 8, according to a Jacksonville Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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