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  1. Estes Park Medical Center CEO resigns: 3 things to know

    Brian Herwig, CEO of Estes Park (Colo.) Medical Center, has submitted his resignation.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Goodbye VCU Medical Center, hello VCU Health

    Richmond-based Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and VCU Health System have a new brand identity: VCU Health. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. BCBS credentialing delay causes billing problem at Indiana system

    Porter Health Care System in Valparaiso, Ind., recently mailed letters to more than 2,000 patients with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans regarding billing problems, according to NWI Times. By Tamara Rosin -

Survey results: data and outcome improvement

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  1. Top 4 things keeping CFOs up at night

    CFOs across all industries name their biggest concerns for the next 12 months.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 9 recent hospital bankruptcies, closures

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that filed for bankruptcy protection or closed since June.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. North Shore-LIJ joins handful of systems posting star ratings of physicians

    North Shore-LIJ Health System began posting online ratings of its physicians this week, making it the latest system to join a handful of others doing so. By Molly Gamble -
  4. Boston Medical Center CEO Kate Walsh on her best boss and cure for busyness

    Despite her jam-packed schedule, Boston Medical Center CEO Kate Walsh seeks to combat the busyness of the healthcare field. By Erin Marshall -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

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  1. 10 medical schools that interview the most minority applicants

    Here are the 10 medical schools that interviewed the most underrepresented minorities for the class beginning in fall 2014, listed by number of minority applicants interviewed.  By Erin Marshall -
  2. Jameson Health System solicits partners for M&A: 5 things to know

    Jameson Health System in New Castle, Pa., has issued requests for proposals to a number of potential merger partners as requested by the Pennsylvania Attorney General.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Cameras in operating rooms could improve patient safety

    An increased amount of individuals are advocating for the widespread use of cameras in operating rooms to combat the estimated 400,000 people a year in the United States who die because of preventable medical errors, according to The Washington Post. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to partner with Montefiore Health System: 4 things to know

    Montefiore Health System, based in Bronx, N.Y., and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., have signed a letter of intent to form a new strategic partnership they say will expand the availability of advanced rehabilitation therapies in Westchester County.  By Kelly Gooch -

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. Study: 'Cowboy doctors' drive up Medicare costs by 12%

    A Harvard study found "cowboy doctors," or physicians who push medical frontiers by providing unnecessary care for patients, can account for up to 12 percent of overall Medicare expenses and 35 percent of end-of-life Medicare expenses, according to Harvard Magazine.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 15 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Quest Diagnostics to pay $1.8M to settle Medicare fraud allegations

    Madison, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics, an international provider of clinical and laboratory services, has paid the federal government $1.79 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said Tuesday, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Planned Parenthood sues La. to block Medicaid funding cut

    Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Tuesday asked a federal court to block the state of Louisiana from halting funding through Medicaid after the release of videos on fetal tissue research, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Premier Health looking to fill more than 600 jobs: 4 things to know

    Dayton, Ohio-based hospital network Premier Health will hold a job fair Aug. 29 as it seeks to fill more than 600 positions, according to a Cincinnati Business Courier report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Will distinctions between GOP candidates' plans for the ACA matter in a crowded field?

    Republican presidential candidates have each committed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. However, the differences in their plans may not influence the outcomes of the primary elections, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Leonard Hernandez resigns as CEO of Sumner Regional: 4 things to know

    Leonard Hernandez, president and CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kan., is leaving the organization for another job, according to a Wellington Daily News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Moody's revises outlook for nonprofit healthcare to stable from negative

    Moody's Investors Service has revised the outlook for the U.S. nonprofit and public healthcare sector to stable from negative.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Rush University Medical Center sees operating gains in FY 2015

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center reported operating income of $92.6 million on revenue of $2.1 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, compared to operating income of $82.5 million on $2 billion in revenue the previous year.  By Ayla Ellison -

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