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  1. Moody's affirms Memorial Hospital at North Conway's 'Baa3' bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "Baa3" bond rating assigned to Memorial Hospital at North Conway (N.H.), which affects $18.2 million of outstanding debt issued by New Hampshire Health & Education Facilities Authority.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. $10M from hospital sale to go to the University of Montana Foundation

    Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont., will donate $10 million from the sale of the hospital to the University of Montana Foundation for healthcare projects, according to KPAX.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Erlanger continues plans for $1.7M in manager bonuses

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System is continuing its plans to dole out $1.7 million in bonuses to approximately 99 of its top managers, according to a Chattanooga Times Free Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. CFO David Thompson: Raising the productivity bar at St. Anthony Hospital

    David Thompson serves as CFO of St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. Public opinion of PPACA easily swayed, poll finds

    Although 60 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, a recent Kaiser Health tracking poll revealed opinions of the health reform law provision can be easily swayed.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Vermont governor no longer looking at single-payer healthcare for his state

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) is forgoing his goal of single-payer healthcare in his state, according to a report from Politico.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Sutter Health improves operating performance, posts $224M surplus

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health reported a $224 million operating surplus for the first nine months of 2014, a significant increase over the $18 million operating deficiency the system recorded for the same period of last year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  1. Florida Department of Revenue claims HCA owes $10.4M in back taxes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America is involved in a legal battle with the Florida Department of Revenue over claims the hospital operator owes $10.4 million in back taxes to the state, including $3 million in interest from unpaid taxes between 2007 and 2009, according to a TCPalm report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Moody's affirms South County Hospital's 'Baa3' rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "Baa3" long-term rating assigned to Wakefield, R.I.-based South County Hospital's $34.5 million of outstanding bonds.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Moody's affirms South Nassau Communities Hospital's 'A3' rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "A3" rating assigned to Oceanside, N.Y.-based South Nassau Communities Hospital's outstanding bonds issued through Nassau County Local Economic Assistance and Finance Corporation.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Steward hit with $1,000-per-week penalty from state

    Boston-based Steward Health Care System has refused to submit its consolidated financial statement for 2013 to state regulators, which led the state to impose a fine of $1,000 per week that now totals $12,000. By Molly Gamble -
  1. S&P revises criteria for rating nonprofit hospitals: 4 things to know

    Standard and Poor's Ratings Services recently announced its revised methodology and assumptions for rating standalone, nonprofit hospitals, according to an HFA Partners report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. $28M gift will be used for Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center

    Children's Hospital of Richmond (Va.) at Virginia Commonwealth University has announced its recent $28 million gift from Children's Hospital Foundation in Richmond will be used to develop the Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center at CHoR.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. HHS issues more than $665M in PPACA funding to be used for innovation

    HHS has announced more than $665 million in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act funding is slated to go to 28 states, three territories and Washington, D.C., for the purpose of designing and testing healthcare payment and service delivery models.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Commission authorizes issuance of $5M in bonds to finance Freeman Health System project

    Joplin, Mo.-based Freeman Health System will use $5 million in bonds to finance a project in Webb City, Mo., according to The Joplin Globe.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Waterbury Hospital seeks assistance from governor after failed Tenet deal

    Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital is seeking assistance from Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) after Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare recently decided to bow out of its plans to acquire Waterbury Hospital and four other Connecticut hospitals, according to WNPR News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Idaho proposal for filling healthcare coverage gap: 5 things to know

    In Idaho, more than 100,000 people are struggling to afford health insurance, many of whom have fallen into the coverage gap, according to a KTVB report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  7. CVS Health anticipates earnings growth in 2015

    Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health expects to see earnings growth next year and expects to raise its quarterly shareholder payout by nearly 30 percent, according to an Associated Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. 2.5M Americans enroll through federal marketplace in one month

    Nearly 2.5 million people have chosen health plans through federal health exchanges since enrollment opened roughly one month ago, according to The New York Times.  By Shannon Barnet -
  9. S&P: Outlook for nonprofit healthcare remains negative for 2015

    Standard and Poor's outlook for nonprofit healthcare in the U.S. remains negative for next year, despite some relief stemming from merger and acquisition activity, expansion of health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and booming investment markets.  By Ayla Ellison -