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  1. Jameson Health System to shop for buyers other than UPMC

    New Castle, Pa.-based Jameson Health System agreed to be acquired by Pittsburgh-based UPMC last fall, but the system is looking for buyers again after the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office raised antitrust concerns, according to a Pittsburgh Business Times report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Oklahoma FQHC to pay $825k to settle false claims allegations

    East Central Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Wetumka, Okla., has agreed to pay $825,000 to settle civil claims stemming from allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false Medicaid claims, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. St. Mary to officially become short-stay hospital: 5 things to know

    Beginning Sept. 1, CHRISTUS SOUTHEAST TEXAS St. Mary, a 227-bed acute care hospital in Port Arthur, will officially become a short-stay hospital.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 4 ways to debunk a health study

    The abundance in new healthcare research findings has caused many to question their validity, according to New York Times writer Austin Frakt, PhD. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Sen. Marco Rubio declares 'plan to fix healthcare'

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) declared Monday that he has a "plan to fix healthcare," according to The Hill. By Erin Marshall -
  3. Physicians Regional Medical Center CEO resigns: 5 things to know

    Karen Metz, CEO of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Physicians Regional Medical Center, has resigned, according to a Knoxville News Sentinel report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. $342B wasted each year due to government healthcare benefits data integration challenges

    Health and human services agencies take more than three weeks to confirm benefit eligibility, according to MeriTalk's The Economics of Eligibility: The Cost of Eligibility and Verification Challenges for Government Healthcare Benefits report. By Carrie Pallardy -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

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  1. One month of Cerner: 7 company updates

    From new contracts to climbing revenues to receiving one of the biggest federal IT contracts ever, it has been a busy month for Cerner. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Advocate Medical Group cleared in 2013 breach lawsuit

    An appellate court has cleared charges against Advocate Medical Group stemming from a 2013 data breach that compromised the protected health information of more than 4 million patients, according to The Chicago Tribune. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. 10 things to know about Scott Walker's healthcare plan

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will pledge Tuesday in Minnesota to replace the Affordable Care Act with his proposal, dubbed "The Day One Patient Freedom Plan." Here are 10 things to know about it.  By Molly Gamble and Emily Rappleye -
  4. The new hospital on the block: The challenges and triumphs of leading a hospital in its infancy

    Leading a new hospital comes with its own set of tensions, challenges and advantages.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Anonymous essay exposes physicians' secret misconduct

    An essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday reveals unsettling behavior among physicians, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 9 key issues with Amazon's corporate culture

    "A lot of people who work there feel this tension: It's the greatest place I hate to work."  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 4 hospitals receive credit downgrades in past month

    Four hospitals and health systems received a credit downgrade during the past month, according to a report from HFA Partners.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Hanover Hospital CEO James Wissler retires, CFO Michael Gaskins takes the helm

    In July, the Hanover (Pa.) Hospital Board accepted the retirement of James E. Wissler as president and CEO and member of its board of directors.   By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Former hospital director sentenced to 9 years in prison

    The former executive director of Springfield, Ill.-based HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital, Margaret Curtin, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing $700,000 from the hospital between December 2008 and September 2014, according The State Journal-Register.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Presence Health names Michael Englehart CEO: 4 things to know

    Chicago-based Presence Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in Illinois, has selected Michael Englehart as president and CEO, according to a news release from the system.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. ProMedica operating income plummets 49% in first half of 2015

    Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica Obligated Group, which is comprised of acute and continuing care providers, reported operating income of $18 million for the first half of 2015, down from operating income of $35.5 million for the same period of the year prior, according to ProMedica's recently released unaudited financial statement.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 5 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Baptist Health South Florida suffers $5.2M operating loss in Q3

    Baptist Health South Florida, based in Coral Gables, reported a $5.2 million loss from operations for the three-month period that ended June 30, compared to operating income of $74.7 million for the same period a year ago, according to the system's recently released unaudited financial statements.  By Ayla Ellison -

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