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  1. Private equity investment in healthcare: 15 healthcare investment niches — A review of key sectors for 2015

    Private equity investment in healthcare continues to grow considerably. This article provides thoughts, observations and insights on 15 investment niches. It also provides some initial thoughts on the market as a whole.  By By Scott Becker, Benjy Sachs, Geoff Cockrell and Bart Walker -
  2. The Puerto Rican healthcare crisis: 10 things to know

    The healthcare system in Puerto Rico is "headed for an all-out crisis," though the roots of the issue date back several decades, according to The New York Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Physician leaders want to hold physicians accountable for costs and quality

    As the healthcare industry sets its sights on value-based care, findings from a recent survey indicate 69 percent of physician leaders want to hold physicians accountable for the costs of care in addition to the quality of care, according to the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.  By Emily Rappleye -

Survey results: data and outcome improvement

Survey results: Outcome improvement and shared risk attitudes. See what healthcare leaders say about outcome improvement programs, who is involved and what would make a shared risk agreement meaninful.
  1. CareFirst PCMH reduces costs by $345 million

    Baltimore, Md.-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's patient-centered medical home reported improved care quality and $345 million less in costs than expected in 2014. This marks continued improvement from 2013, when costs were $130 million less than expected.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Hair, makeup and birthing services now available at hospitals

    The new key to patient satisfaction in the maternity and birthing unit could be hiding at the local salon. According to a recent article in The New York Times, a new trend of new mothers booking hairstylists and makeup artists after labor is starting to take hold.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 7 hospital, health system layoffs in July

    The following hospital and health system layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in July. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Cigna hit with lawsuit over $54.2B Anthem deal

    A Cigna shareholder seeking to block the health insurer's deal with Anthem has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the company, according to a Law360 report.  By Ayla Ellison -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

With the move from volume to value-based healthcare delivery it is now more important than ever for Healthcare organizations to understand how lean strategies can help them achieve their desired outcomes for patient and staff satisfaction, quality, and financial health.
  1. 3 former hospital executives sentenced to prison over kickback scheme

    Clarence Nagelvoort, the former COO of now-shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his involvement in a kickback scheme, making him the third former executive to be sentenced to prison over the scheme, according to the FBI.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Arizona hospital becomes 55th rural hospital to close since 2010

    Douglas, Ariz.-based Cochise Regional Hospital officially closed its doors on Friday after the federal government terminated its Medicare contract with the 25-bed hospital July 10, according to a Tucson New Now report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Georgia hospital files for bankruptcy

    Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Ga., has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy after struggling financially for many years.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Maryland hospital to close, be replaced with outpatient center

    Cheverly, Md.-based Dimensions Healthcare System has decided to close 106-bed Laurel (Md.) Regional Hospital and replace it with an ambulatory services center, according to a Washington Business Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  1. CHS sells Arizona hospital to Banner Health

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has sold Payson (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center, which is operated by Mogollon Health Alliance, to Phoenix-based Banner Health.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 6 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 -
  3. ACA enrollees less satisfied with insurance plans, poll finds

    Affordable Care Act enrollees are not as satisfied with their insurance plans as consumers with other types of coverage, according The Hill. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Ascension finalizes acquisition of 4 Tennessee hospitals: 3 things to know

    St. Louis-based Ascension has finalized its previously announced agreement with Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare to acquire four hospitals in Tennessee that were jointly owned by Capella and Ascension's Tennessee ministry, Saint Thomas Health.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. LifePoint-Norton joint venture adds Clark Memorial Hospital

    Regional Health Network of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, a joint venture of LifePoint Health and Norton Healthcare, has acquired Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Clark Memorial Hospital. By Erin Marshall -
  6. Fleming County Hospital joins LifePoint Health

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health has acquired Flemingsburg, Ky.-based Fleming County Hospital. By Erin Marshall -
  7. Those with daughters make better CEOs, study finds

    Having a daughter affects the way CEOs run their companies, according to research by Henrik Conqvist, PhD, and Frank Yu, PhD. By Erin Marshall -
  8. New Orleans replacement hospital opens 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

    The University Medical Center New Orleans opened its $1.1 billion facility Aug. 1, according to The Times-Picayune. By Erin Marshall -
  9. 10 most-read infection control stories in July

    U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital rankings, a medical error leading to change at UVM Medical Center, and a list of 100 patient safety benchmarks captured the attention of infection control and clinical quality readers last month. By Heather Punke -


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