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  1. Aetna, Emory Healthcare to partner on accountable care

    Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare and Aetna announced plans last week to form a new accountable care organization to improve care coordination and delivery.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 52 hospitals with the cleanest patient rooms, as reported by patients

    The following is a list of hospitals for which 89 percent or more of patients reported that their room and bathroom were "always" clean on their HCAHPS Survey. By Heather Punke -
  3. ECRI Institute: 10 patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations

    Despite the considerable progress that has been made in improving patient safety in recent years, there is still much work to be done.  By Shannon Barnet -

Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores in Your ED

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  1. Sentara Healthcare net surplus falls to $359.9M

    Sentara Healthcare, a nonprofit health system based in Norfolk, Va., finished 2014 with a net surplus of $359.9 million, down from $606.4 million the year prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 10 recent hospital partnerships and transactions

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced within the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Shares of Ventas spike after announcing $1.75B Ardent deal

    Chicago-based Ventas, a real estate investment trust, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services, which is owned by private equity funds managed by Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 2 Ohio systems back out of merger talks

    River Valley Health Partners in East Liverpool, Ohio, and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health have withdrawn the letter of intent to merge the two systems signed in late 2014.  By Ayla Ellison -

Ways to drive incremental savings

When you think of direct freight management, do you only think of negotiated rates? Negotiating rates is just one small piece of the puzzle -- the real savings are driven by program participation, mode optimization and predictive analytics.
  1. Ambulatory care centers, hospitals continue jobs growth trend in March

    Although the nation added just 126,000 jobs in March (breaking a 12-month streak of adding 200,000 jobs each month), the healthcare sector still posted decent job gains, contributing 22,300 new jobs, according to the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By Heather Punke -
  2. 25 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Forbes names best employers: 25 hospitals, health systems make the cut

    Every year, Forbes asks employees from companies across 25 industries to rank how likely they'd be to recommend their employer on a scale from zero to 10. In 2015, employees from 25 hospitals and health systems ranked their employers  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. 15 quotes on leadership, teamwork from NCAA Final Four coaches

    In the NCAA Tournament, every player must lay his heart on the court for his team to have a shot at making it to the championship. Each team trains relentlessly to acquire the athleticism, endurance, communication and teamwork skills required to take home the trophy, but no team can achieve this without the strong leadership of its coaches. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. Valley Health System launches affiliation with Cleveland Clinic's heart and vascular institute

    Ridgewood, N.J.-based Valley Health System has announced an affiliation with Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 13 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Hospital-insurer disputes: Are things about to get ugly?

    Several high-profile disputes between health systems and insurers made headlines in recent months, with some of those disagreements leading to contracts expiring without a new one in place.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. North Shore-LIJ, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory partner for cancer care

    North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, a 19-hosptial system based in Manhasset, N.Y., and Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) Laboratory announced a strategic affiliation to accelerate cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital names Jon Branstetter CFO

    Ste. Genevieve (Mo.) County Memorial Hospital has named Jon Branstetter CFO, according to the Ste. Genevieve Herald. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Nebraska physicians unhappy with CHI Health

    Physicians at Kearney, Neb.-based CHI Health Good Samaritan hospital gave a vote of no confidence in the leadership of CHI Health, which owns Good Samaritan, due to the system's ongoing conflict with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, according to The Grand Island Independent.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. Porter Medical Center names Lynn Boggs CEO

    Middlebury, Vt.-based Porter Medical Center has announced the appointment of Lynn Boggs, RN, as president and CEO to replace James L. Daily, who is retiring this year after 31 years in the role. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Lee Memorial Health System could lose $48M a year if federal officials don't reach funding deal

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Memorial Health System estimates it will lose $48 million per year if state and federal officials don't reach a deal over future funding for the low-income funding pool, according to By Tamara Rosin -
  9. The life of a healthcare CIO: Baylor Scott & White Health's Matthew Chambers

    In collaboration with CHIME, Becker's Hospital Review's "Life of a Healthcare CIO" series features leading hospital and health system CIOs from across the country who are sharing their experiences, best practices and challenges.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -


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