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  1. NJ Human Services Chief to take role with Barnabas Health

    Jennifer Velez is leaving her post as New Jersey Department of Human Services commissioner after eight years to take a leadership position with West Orange, N.J.-based Barnabas Health at the end of February, according to By Tamara Rosin -
  2. National Center for Healthcare Leadership names former Cone Health CEO president

    Chicago-based National Center for Healthcare Leadership has named Tim Rice president and board chairman, according to Triad Business Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. More people discharged at hospitals during time period for maximum profitability

    Maximum profitability is a focus for many long-term hospital companies when determining when a Medicare patient will be discharged, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -

Make each round count

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  1. Consumers vs. patients: Healthcare's biggest misunderstanding

    One of the most noted transformations in the current healthcare landscape revolves around patients and their growing involvement in their care. Patients have become so engaged and informed that the industry is largely starting to refer to them as consumers. But the two aren't synonyms, and the labels aren't interchangeable. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Ascension posts $279.8M operating surplus

    St. Louis-based Ascension reported an operating surplus of $279.8 million on $5.3 billion in revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Partners HealthCare abandons deal to acquire South Shore Hospital

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare has backed out of a deal to acquire South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass., according to a Boston Business Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Epic to launch app exchange

    Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems has announced plans to launch its own app store which will allow outside companies to develop applications that work with Epic's EHR platform, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. Kaiser Permanente net income soars to $3.1B

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has reported strong financials for fiscal year 2014, with its net income increasing to $3.1 billion, up from $2.7 billion the preceding year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. What are the culprits behind the sharp rise in health spending?

    Healthcare spending is growing, and that should be a concern for Americans, but the cause of the sharp rise in healthcare spending isn't the price of health services, according to a Think Tank piece in The Wall Street Journal written by Drew Altman, president and CEO of Kaiser Family Foundation.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Hand hygiene compliance: An internationally shared mission

    The challenge of improving hand hygiene compliance in hospitals to prevent healthcare-associated infections is not confined to within the borders of the United States.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. UnitedHealthcare plans for 750+ ACOs this year

    UnitedHealthcare announced plans to add up to 250 new accountable care programs to its current list of more than 520 active programs. The payer now covers more than 11 million beneficiaries with value-based care.  By Emily Rappleye -
  1. Study shows need for 7,000 more Florida physicians by 2025

    Florida will face an increasing physician shortage over the next decade, due in large part to the severe lack of residency programs in the state, according to a study released Tuesday.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. CHS' quest for back-office space continues

    After walking away from one realty contract last week, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health System has expanded its search for an office site, according to a report from The Tennessean.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. St. Joseph Medical Center names Robert Erickson CEO

    Robert J. Erickson, CEO of St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, Kan., has been named CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., according to The Kansas City Star. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Dr. Reginald Eadie named CEO of Detroit Receiving Hospital

    The Detroit Medical Center has named Reginald J. Eadie, MD, to succeed Iris Taylor, PhD, RN, as CEO of DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, according to the Michigan Chronicle. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Bassett Healthcare Network appoints Michael Tengeres CFO

    Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network has named Michael Tengeres corporate vice president and CFO, effective April 6. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. How hospital boards, other hospital management can impact care

    When it comes to providing better care at hospitals, research shows that the environment and culture in which physicians, nurses, and other technicians and assistants work should be considered, and that is largely shaped by hospital boards and management, according to a report by The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center signs preliminary agreement with unnamed health system

    Syracuse, N.Y.-based St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center has signed a non-binding preliminary agreement to join a large unnamed nonprofit health system, according to a Syracuse news report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. John Bardis to retire from MedAssets

    John Bardis, founder, chairman, president and CEO of MedAssets, is stepping down from his role for personal reasons.  By Molly Gamble -
  9. UPMC, Jameson Health approve definitive merger agreement

    The boards of directors of Jameson Health System, based in New Castle, Pa., and Pittsburgh-based UPMC have formally approved a definitive agreement to merge Jameson Health into the UPMC network.  By Ayla Ellison -

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