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  1. Major health systems move to ban low-volume surgeries at member hospitals

    Three major academic health systems — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine and Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan — plan to bar member hospitals from performing certain low-volume procedures.  By Heather Punke -
  2. Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry to retire in 2016

    Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, will retire in January 2016.  By Molly Gamble -
  3. 12 latest IT executive moves

    The following health IT executive moves occurred within the past eight weeks, beginning with the most recent.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. 15 quotes from healthcare executives reporters knew they had to write down

    A few quotes really caught our ears when the executives first spoke them. Here are 15 of them, fresh from our notes, in no particular order. By Molly Gamble -
  2. Banner Health net income jumps 32% in Q1: 5 key points

    Phoenix-based nonprofit Banner Health reported net income of $107.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, up 32 percent from the comparable period of last year, according to the system's recently released unaudited financial statement.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Top 10 things payers and providers can do today to start aligning with value-based reimbursement tomorrow

    CMS says value-based reimbursement is now an imperative. What can you do to make the grade? By Carolyn J. Wukitch, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Network and Financial Management, and Andrei Gonzales, MD, Director of Value Based Reimbursement Initiatives, McKesson Health Solutions -
  4. 5 key thoughts on health IT leadership from BIDMC CIO Dr. John Halamka and CHIME CEO Russell Branzell

    The health IT industry is facing an era of uncertainty and constant change. IT leaders are tasked with the dual responsibility of navigating choppy waters while maintaining an eye to what comes after the current waves subside. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. West Georgia Health to Join WellStar Health System

    LaGrange, Ga.-based West Georgia Health announced Tuesday it has signed a formal letter of intent to join with Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, the largest nonprofit community health system in Georgia. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Silicon Valley pays Hillary Clinton big bucks for speaking fees last year

    Since January 2014, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made approximately $11.7 million in speaking fees, $3.2 million of which came from the technology industry, according to a Washington Post analysis of disclosures from the Clintons.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Anxious or excited? The best mindset to perform under pressure

    Everyone feels nerves and anxiety from time to time, even those with high levels of confidence. But when it comes time to performing under pressure, how can stress impact performance? By Tamara Rosin -
  4. ValleyCare becomes subsidiary of Stanford Health Care

    Pleasanton, Calif.-based ValleyCare Health System and Stanford (Calif.) Health Care have finalized their affiliation agreement.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Q1 healthcare M&A volume up 25%

    The health services sector is seeing increased merger and acquisition activity at the start of 2015. Overall healthcare deal volume grew 25 percent in the first quarter of 2015, compared to Q1 2014 deal volume, according to a PwC report. Disclosed transactions are up 19 percent in Q1 this year, with value up 92 percent, compared to Q1 2014.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Will Aetna acquire Cigna, Humana? 3 things to know

    Whisperings of Aetna's possible acquisition of Cigna or Humana are producing a low hum in the financial blogosphere. Here are three things to know about the deal analysts are calling "imminent."  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 10 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Henry Ford Health System swings to profit: 5 key points

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System reported net income of $21.1 million for the three months that ended March 31, up from a net loss of nearly $16 million during the same period a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Capella revenue jumps 22% in Q1 on growth in outpatient services

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare reported its revenue from continuing operations increased to $207 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, up 22.3 percent from a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. UPMC data theft by third-party employee affects 2,200 patient records

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is notifying 2,200 patients that their data has been illegally disclosed by a third-party vendor employee. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. 6 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced within the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 3 things to know about Gary C. Tucker, incoming CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital

    Gary C. Tucker, senior vice president and COO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, N.Y., has been named president and CEO of the hospital.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. 4 things to know about newly appointed Agilum Healthcare Intelligence CEO Mark McCurry

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Agilum Healthcare Intelligence, a company that provides business intelligence solutions and services that are designed to meet the specific needs of hospitals and health systems, has appointed Mark McCurry CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -

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