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  1. Prime completes takeover of NJ health system

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services has completed its acquisition of Denville, N.J.-based Saint Claire's Health System, which was previously a member of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Hospital, outpatient costs cover wide range for privately insured

    Prices for hospital care and outpatient services varied greatly across more than three dozen U.S. markets, even between markets in the same state, according to a report from the Health Care Cost Institute.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. ACMH Hospital faces charges from NLRB

    The National Labor Relations Board is bringing civil charges against ACMH Hospital in Kittanning, Pa., after a union that represents workers at the hospital accused administrators of not bargaining in good faith and discriminating against employees participating in union activities, according to a TribLive report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. ACLU hits Trinity Health with lawsuit alleging EMTALA violations

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health for refusing to provide emergency abortions to women whose incomplete miscarriages put them at high risk of serious complications.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Meet the 2016 family physician of the year

    The American Academy of Family Physicians awarded the 2016 Family Physician of the Year title to Maureen Murphy, MD, for her compassionate, comprehensive care.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. ProMedica ventures into urgent care in Ohio

    Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica opened its first urgent care/walk in clinic this month in Oregon, Ohio, and has plans to four more in the next year. The site has already seen more than 500 patients.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. University Hospitals physician writes break-up letter to patient

    A letter from a Cleveland-based University Hospitals physician serves as a reminder that the patient-physician relationship is a two-way street.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. Floyd Memorial Hospital names new CEO: 3 things to know

    Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany, Ind., named Daniel J. Eichenberger, MD, CEO, according to a Louisville Business First report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Montana nurses call for tighter law on assault of healthcare workers

    The Montana Nurses Association is pushing for a new law that would make it a felony to assault a healthcare worker on the job with intent to harm him or her, according to a Helena Independent Record report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2

    A roundup of hospital closures and financial results for Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Connecticut Children's Medical Center names Jim Shmerling CEO: 3 things to know

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford has named Jim Shmerling president and CEO, according to a report from The Connecticut Mirror.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. To reach MU2, some vendors perform better than others

    When it comes to successfully attesting to meaningful use stage 2, it appears that not all vendors are created equal. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Cerner annual conference kicks off next week

    Nearly 14,000 healthcare leaders and providers will convene in Kansas City, Mo., for the annual Cerner Health Conference from Oct. 11-14. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Week in review: 8 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Hospitals add 15.5k jobs in September

    The healthcare industry added 34,400 jobs last month, contributing to the nation's 142,000 new jobs in September, according to the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. South Shore Health and Educational Corp. names new CEO: 5 things to know

    Gene E. Green, MD, has been named president and CEO of South Shore Health and Educational Corp., the charitable health system that comprises Weymouth, Mass.-based South Shore Hospital, South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise, Health Provider Services Organization and South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Destination value-based payments: 8 insights on the transition

    The healthcare industry's move from a traditional fee-for-service model to value-and-risk-based approaches is not only going slower than expected, but also faces considerable challenges, according to a new report issued Oct. 1 by PwC's Health Research Institute.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Ex-hospital CFO charged with grand theft

    Standpoint, Idaho-based Bonner General Health's former CFO is charged with grand theft for allegedly embezzling approximately $225,000 from the hospital, according to a Bonner County Daily Bee report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. NICU nurse gets surprise of a lifetime from former patients

    Renee Hendrix, a nurse in Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Kennestone Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, agreed to be part of a Kleenex commercial for National Neonatal Nurses Day, but ended up getting something much more rewarding.  By Heather Punke -


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