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  1. PrairieStar Health Center names Bryant Anderson CEO

    PrairieStar Health Center in Hutchinson, Kan., has named Bryant Anderson CEO, beginning in April. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Whidbey General Hospital holds off on CEO selection until February

    The Whidbey General Hospital board of commissioners has delayed the selection of the hospital's next CEO until February, according to the Whidbey News Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 7 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced within the past week, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Georgia Regents Health System eyeing partnership with University Hospital

    Augusta-based Georgia Regents Health System has begun preliminary partnership discussions with University Hospital in Augusta, according to The Augusta Chronicle.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. HCA set to join S&P 500

    After the close of trading Monday, Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America will replace Safeway in the S&P 500.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Jan. 19-23

    All five of the major for-profit hospital operators saw their stocks fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. CHS pursues Metro Health deal without Cleveland Clinic

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has announced it is moving forward with a deal to purchase Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Mich. — a deal that has been in the works since 2013.  By Ayla Ellison -

How Americans view healthcare 

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  1. Obama seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for Precision Medicine Initiative

    President Barack Obama will request hundreds of millions of dollars for his Precision Medicine Initiative, administration officials said in a report from The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Key thoughts from Cain Brothers report: Industry challenges and sector-by-sector outlook for 2015

    Industry-wide changes and a growing emphasis on strategic activity makes this year an exciting time for healthcare, though such changes introduce risks in addition to new opportunities.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Returning an organization to profitability: Q&A with NYU Langone Medical Center CFO Michael Burke

    Two years after superstorm Sandy inflicted unprecedented damage on NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, Michael Burke, the system's senior vice president, vice dean and corporate CFO, had already guided the organization through a financial turnaround and returned the system to profitability.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Hospital CEOs: 7 most pressing concerns

    Here are the top seven most pressing issues that hospital CEOs say are facing their organizations, according to a survey by the American College of Healthcare Executives.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic weigh in on Medicare cutting payments

    The news of Medicare cutting payments to 721 hospitals for hospital-acquired conditions continues to be a topic of discussion among healthcare leaders.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. HIMSS awards four Novant Health hospitals with Stage 6

    HIMSS Analytics recognized four Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health facilities for achieving Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model, the second-to-last stage.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Why Trinity Health's CEO wants an ACO in every market

    Richard Gilfillan, MD, president and CEO of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, says he wants a Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization in every Trinity market, according to an interview with The Advisory Board Company.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 350 Kaiser Permanente Clinics reach HIMSS Stage 7

    HIMSS Analytics has recognized 350 Kaiser Permanente ambulatory clinics with the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, which represents the highest level of EHR adoption.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. 30 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last two weeks. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  6. UPMC-Highmark cancer care dispute lands in court

    A dispute between Pittsburgh-based UPMC and health insurer Highmark over how much UPMC should be paid for cancer care has made its way to the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court where arguments will be heard March 2, according to a Pittsburgh Business Times report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    The following is a roundup of recently reported healthcare industry legal settlements, lawsuits and lawsuit updates, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Flu season rages on, 11 new deaths reported

    The U.S. continues to see elevated levels of the flu, and 11 new pediatric flu deaths were reported during the week ending Jan. 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By Heather Punke -
  9. HCA hospital hit with whistle-blower lawsuit alleging fraud

    Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., part of Tampa, Fla.-based HCA West Florida, is facing a lawsuit alleging the hospital submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid, according to a Legal Newsline report.  By Ayla Ellison -

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