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  1. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Feb. 16-20

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stocks rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. HCA, insurance groups and others weigh in on PPACA subsidies

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear King v. Burwell, the case that will determine whether people in all states will receive health insurance subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. CMS proposes slight decrease in Medicare Advantage payments

    Health insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans will see their rates cut by approximately 0.95 percent in 2016, according to a recent proposal from CMS.  By Ayla Ellison -

Make each round count

There is no magic wand for achieving patient-centered care, but the guiding principles are clear. Crafting a strong relationship between provider and patient through communication and understanding has proven to improve patient outcomes and experiences.
  1. Scripps Q1 operating margin falls

    Scripps Health, based in San Diego, saw its operating margin fall to 7 percent in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, down from 7.4 percent in the comparable quarter of the previous year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 6 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced within the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 13 latest stories involving health IT's biggest players

    The following are the latest stories involving some of the biggest names in health IT.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Man charged for impersonating Cerner employees, selling MRI to Dallas hospital

    A Texas man has been charged in federal court for impersonating representatives of Cerner and selling a hospital an MRI worth more than $1 million, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Disinfectants don't guarantee disinfection

Learn the key components of a successful disinfection program, highlight potential barriers and ways to overcome these barriers to achieve the best results.
  1. Ascension to purchase Michigan health insurer for $50M

    A subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension Health intends to buy U.S. Health and Life Insurance, based in Sterling Heights, Mich., for $50 million, according to a Crain's Detroit Business report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Sale of 6 California hospitals to Prime approved — with strict conditions

    California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has conditionally approved a transaction allowing Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services to acquire six hospitals from Los Altos, Calif.-based Daughters of Charity Health System.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 10 things to know about Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children's Memorial Hospital, is the largest pediatric provider in the region. The world's tallest children's hospital is located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. MGMA names Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright CEO

    The Medical Group Management Association has named Halee S. Fischer-Wright, MD, as its president and CEO, effective March 23.  By Heather Punke -
  1. Salary + bonus for PAs and RNs: 10 statistics

    Here are 10 statistics on the U.S. national average annual salary plus bonus for physician assistants and registered nurses, as of February 2015, according to  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Stagnation with a chance of decline: Healthcare's 5-year forecast

    Healthcare is in an era of change and that change is only going to become more dramatic in the next five years, according to Jeffrey Bauer, PhD, a health futurist and medical economist.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Friday feel good: Physician transforms the hallways of Oregon hospital

    A dose of feel-good to kick off the weekend. By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Study: Integrated care may eliminate racial disparity in cancer survival

    Colorectal cancer patients treated in integrated healthcare systems receive higher rates of evidence-based treatment, have lower five-year mortality rates and showed no ethnic or racial disparities in survival, according to a retrospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. 29 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last two weeks. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  6. 4 of healthcare's longest-tenured CEOs define what makes a legacy

    Often, when we think of legacies we tend to think of figures from the past. In healthcare, some of the greatest legacies are those who continue to lead their organizations today. Having guided their organizations through innumerous policy changes, increasingly complex regulations and high rates of executive turnover, some of the longest-tenured leaders stand out as healthcare's greatest contemporary leaders.  By Tamara Rosin -
  7. AHA call for trustee nominations open through Feb. 25

    The AHA's call for trustee nominations is open through Feb. 25. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. The week in review: 10 biggest health IT stories of the week

    The following are some of the biggest stories circulating in the health IT sphere this past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Community Health System Q4 profit jumps $72M amid rising patient volumes

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems' fourth-quarter net income was up $72 million compared to the same period of the prior year due largely to the system's acquisition of Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates and stronger patient volumes.  By Ayla Ellison -

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