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  1. 25 largest children's hospitals in America | 2015

    Here are the 25 largest children's hospitals in the United States, listed by number of beds.  By Erin Marshall -
  2. California insurance regulator accuses Aetna of 'price gouging'

    California officials have found health insurance giant Aetna's premium increases on small businesses unreasonable for the fourth time since 2013, according to a Los Angeles Times report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 50 leaders in health IT

    The field of information technology encompasses a variety of duties and responsibilities. IT leaders are tasked with guiding strategic vision for their organizations while also maintaining the day-to-day operations of systems.  By Akanksha Jayanthi, Carrie Pallardy and Max Green -

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  1. Chuck Lauer on the ACA's downside, patriotism and essential leadership traits

    Thought leader and former publisher of Modern Healthcare Chuck Lauer took some time to share his wisdom on nonnegotiable traits of colleagues, the CEO he admires most, negative consequences of the Affordable Care Act and some recommended reading.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Maine hospital files for bankruptcy, closes inpatient facilities

    Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, Maine, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a WCHS6 report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. LSU outlines grievances against hospitals' operator

    Louisiana State University has accused the operator of public hospitals in Shreveport, La., and Monroe, La., of failing to live up to its contract responsibilities, according to The News-Star.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Coping when life throws you a curveball (or hockey puck!)

    Life is full of surprises. In business they can derail the best-laid plans. The ability to cope with them well is a great asset, as I have learned over and over again.  By Chuck Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

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  1. HealthCare.gov fails undercover test from GAO: 5 things to know

    Fictitious HealthCare.gov applicants were able to re-enroll this year and maintain subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 9 hospitals receive credit downgrades in past month

    Nine hospitals and health systems received a credit downgrade during the past month, according to a report from HFA Partners.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Oconee Regional appoints new interim CEO: 4 things to know

    Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, Ga., has chosen Randall "Randy" Hoover as the hospital's new interim CEO, according to The Telegraph.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Protest against racist poster in hospital turns into celebration of diversity

    A candlelight vigil serving as a demonstration against racism at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, N.Y., became a "celebration of diversity" after hospital president and CEO Jay Cahalan sent a letter to employees apologizing for racially offensive posters at the hospital, according to the Register-Star. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. What a DC hospital official learned from Apple, Chipotle and the zoo

    How do you get a slow-moving organization to become a quick-on-its-feet idea generator? Give its leaders little time to solve a major problem. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Unhee Kim picked to lead Mount Carmel St. Ann's: 4 things to know

    Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, has appointed Unhee Kim, RN, president.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. UnitedHealth profits rising; Optum revenues up — 5 key points

    UnitedHealth Group has released promising numbers for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. HCA sees admissions increase and revenue grow in Q2

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings has released its preliminary financial and operating results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, and the for-profit-hospital operator expects its revenues to be approximately $9.9 billion, up from $9.2 billion in the same period a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Yale New Haven Health System to absorb 2 hospitals

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System has entered into a definitive agreement to affiliate with L+M Healthcare, the parent organization of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn., and Westerly (R.I.) Hospital.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Hospital prices up year-over-year in June

    Overall hospital prices were 0.7 percent higher in June of this year then they were in the same month a year ago, and hospital prices increased 0.1 percent between May and June, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare sees operating gains in Q3

    Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare reported operating income of $60.4 million in its third quarter of fiscal 2015, up from $54.6 million for the same period a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. This group wants patients to distinguish medical credentials

    A campaign launched in Idaho is hoping to empower residents by teaching them the difference between a medical physician, a chiropractor, a psychologist and a podiatrist.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Medfusion launches new RCM solutions, MedAssets shares rise 2.41% & more – 5 RCM company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on key companies providing healthcare revenue cycle management services. By Carrie Pallardy -

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