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  1. CFO David F. Alexander: Bringing 2 decades of experience to St. Joseph's

    With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare financial leadership and management, David F. Alexander, CPA, MBA, has held numerous positions in the industry.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. CFO Kris Trent: Growing a publicly-traded health system without compromising quality care

    Kris Trent, CPA, was recently promoted to interim and then permanent CFO of Houston-based University General Health System.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines this week

    Here are five hospital and health system CFOs that were in the news this past week.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Moody's affirms Berkshire Health Systems' 'A3' bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "A3" rating assigned to Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Health Systems' bonds, which affects approximately $106 million of debt.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Moody's upgrades The Christ Hospital's bond rating to 'A3'

    Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Cincinnati-based The Christ Hospital's bond rating to "A3" from "Baa1."  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Moody's affirms Hawaii Pacific Health's 'A2' bond rating

    Moody's Investors Services has affirmed the "A2" ratings assigned to Honolulu-based Hawaii Pacific Health's revenue bonds, with the rating affecting approximately $317 million of debt.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Medical Board of California to investigate pharmaceutical payments to physicians

    An investigation by the Los Angeles Daily News found physicians prescribing psychotropic drugs to the state's foster children received more than twice as much as typical California physicians in payments from big pharmaceutical companies for meals, gifts, travel, speaking engagements and industry-sponsored research, which has gotten the attention of the California Medical Board.  By Ayla Ellison -
  1. Trinity Health's surplus down $118.7M

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, formerly known as CHE Trinity, reported a net surplus of $114.7 million for the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, down from the $233.4 million surplus the system posted for the same period of last year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Most of America to see rise in silver-level premiums next year

    A majority of the country will see an increase in premiums for benchmark, silver-level health insurance plans in 2015, according to an Associated Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. $1.5M donation given to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for endowment

    A $1.5 million donation was given to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for an endowment, according to an Associated Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. $3.6M emergency department expansion completed at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital

    Jacksonville (Fla.)'s Memorial Hospital has completed a $3.6 million emergency department expansion project, according to a Jacksonville Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. Early debt refinancing plays role in Boca Raton Regional Hospital's loss

    Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital experienced a larger loss in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 compared to the same time period of the previous year, according to a South Florida Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. The hidden costs of healthcare: 5 things to know

    Roughly 81 percent of the $3.5 trillion in total healthcare expenditures in the United States are reported in the CMS' National Health Expenditure Accounts, according to a Deloitte report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Oklahoma pediatric hospital plans $30 million expansion

    The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital, based in Bethany, Okla., plans to build a $30 million expansion to add 40 beds and triple its education and training space, according to KFOR-TV.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Missouri Medical Center's $14.7M in patient revenue under budget for October

    Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg (Mo.) continues to see patient revenue come in under budget in the month of October, according to a Daily Star-Journal report, which cites Chief Financial Officer Terri Bradley as the source of information.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Upstate University Hospital able to earn small profit

    After losing money over the course of two years, Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York now has some good financial news – it turned a small profit that is attributed partly to staff reduction and increased bill collection, according to a WRVO report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Moody's affirms NCH Healthcare System's bond rating, revises outlook to stable

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System's "A2" bond rating on $99.4 million of outstanding debt, according to Moody's.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. S&P affirms NorthShore University Health System's bond ratings

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has affirmed the 'AA' long-term bond rating assigned to bonds issued on behalf Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Torrance Memorial Medical Center opens new $450M patient tower

    Clinical staff and hospital volunteers have moved approximately 150 Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center patients into the hospital's new seven-story Melanie and Richard Lundquist Tower.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Moody's revises ProHealth Care's outlook to negative

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed "A1" ratings assigned to Waukesha, Wis.-based ProHealth Care's bonds and downgraded the system's outlook to negative from stable.  By Ayla Ellison -