Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. St. David's North Austin Medical Center taps Tom Jackson to lead as CEO: 3 notes

    St. David's North Austin Medical Center appointed Tom Jackson CEO, effective March 27, 2017, according to Community Impact Newspaper.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. This week's 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories

    The following were among the most-viewed transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review the week of March 20.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. 5 hospital-physician issues stories making rounds this week: March 20-24

    Key thoughts on the industry as a whole, medical school acceptance rates and physician wait times caught the eyes of Becker's Hospital Review integration and physicians' issues readers this week.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. How telehealth has enhanced Cleveland Clinic's value-based care strategy

    Interest in the telehealth industry has grown rapidly in recent years, with 78.5 percent of healthcare consumers reporting they would be comfortable interacting with a physician via online video or online chat, according to a 2016 report out of the Aloft Group — even if almost half of respondents were still not familiar with the term "telemedicine."  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Word from the C-suite: President Obama says 'America is stronger because of ACA'

    Former President Barack Obama broke his silence on the impending repeal and replacement of the ACA on the seventh anniversary of its signing Thursday.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. After raising nearly $300M in private funds, Mayo Clinic to begin receiving public money for destination medical center

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's plan to expand its campus and enhance its standing as a world-class destination medical center is gaining momentum.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder: 'Good' healthcare law 'will not come out of back room deals'

    The House on Thursday postponed its vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republican proposed plan to replace the ACA, after House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump failed to reach consensus among members of the House's moderate and conservative groups, which both indicated they would vote no on the bill as is.  By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From medical device company executives being charged in a securities fraud scheme to a pharmacy owner being convicted of racketeering, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Bankrupt North Philadelphia Health System gets approval to sell shuttered hospital

    A bankruptcy judge has signed off on a deal allowing North Philadelphia Health System, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Dec. 30, to sell St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia, which closed last March, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Financial updates from Cleveland Clinic, BJC HealthCare & 3 other systems

    The following five hospitals and health systems recently released their financial statements for 2016.   By Ayla Ellison -
  4. North American Partners in Anesthesia names CFO: 3 things to know

    North American Partners in Anesthesia named John Bugos CFO.  By Kelly Gooch -

ACA repeal and replace: What providers should be doing

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  1. 3 most-read payer issues stories: Week of March 20-24

    The Justice Department's investigation into four insurers that allegedly participated in Medicare fraud struck a chord with Becker's Hospital Review readers this week.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. John Bardis takes on HHS job: 3 things to know

    John Bardis was named assistant secretary for administration at HHS.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of March 20-24

    Cleveland Clinic's 2016 financial results most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Man accused of stealing medical van from Scripps hospital with patients still inside

    A 31-year-old man was arrested March 20 for stealing a patient transport van idling outside of Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego that had two elderly patients inside it.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Banner's plan to save $65M includes voluntary employee termination program

    Phoenix-based Banner Health is hoping to achieve $65 million in savings in 2017 through several initiatives, including a program that allows certain employees to end their employment early in exchange for continued pay and benefits for a period of time, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. 19 latest hospital, health system CNO and CMO moves

    The following 19 hospital and health system CNO and CMO moves occurred or were announced in the last four weeks, starting with the most recent.  By Heather Punke -
  7. 11 key events to know before Anthem, Cigna appellate argument

    Indianapolis-based Anthem and Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna will appeal a judge's decision to block their merger in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on March 24.  By Morgan Haefner -
  8. 100 great healthcare leaders to know | 2017

    Healthcare has been moving from volume to value-based care for the past decade with the passage and implementation of the ACA; now healthcare institutions need strong leadership to navigate the changing industry tides as Congress seeks to repeal and replace the ACA while continuing to promote higher quality care at a lower cost.  By Laura Dyrda and Mary Rechtoris -
  9. ACA repeal vote delayed: 5 things to know

    The House of Representatives delayed a vote scheduled for Thursday evening on the American Health Care Act. A vote is expected Friday afternoon, according to C-SPAN.  By Emily Rappleye -

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