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  1. South Nassau to convert urgent care center to ED on Long Island

    Oceanside, N.Y.-based South Nassau Communities Hospital has announced plans to convert its Urgent Care Center at Long Beach to an off-campus, hospital-based emergency department by July 1.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Lurie Children's CEO Patrick Magoon: We need to protect managed care for kids

    Patrick Magoon, president and CEO of Chicago-based Lurie Children's Hospital, is urging Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner not to cut funding for coordinated care programs in his 2016 budget, which was announced last week, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Minnesota bill reimburses hospitals for Ebola prevention efforts

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, has signed legislation that will reimburse hospitals and EMS  in the state $2 million for expenses incurred on Ebola prevention efforts, according to a St. Peter Herald report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Centura to temporarily keep St. Vincent Hospital afloat

    Leadville, Colo.-based St. Vincent Hospital announced a one-year agreement Tuesday with Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health that will keep the hospital from closing at the end of March, according to The Denver Post.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Feb. 23-27

    News of Cleveland Clinic carefully considering a move into the insurer market and the Health Care Cost Institute launching the website,, for the purpose of helping consumers become more informed about the price and quality of healthcare services captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Tax code changes linked to PPACA cause worry among taxpayers

    The provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires individuals that do not obtain healthcare coverage to report it on their tax returns and face penalties comes into effect this year. Complications or confusion arising from these tax code changes may lead to many people seeking professional help from accountants and preparation services, according to the Boston Globe. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Moody's affirms Martin Memorial Medical Center's 'Baa1' bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed Stuart, Fla.-based Martin Memorial Medical Center's "Baa1" bond rating on $156.5 million of debt issued through the Martin County Health Facilities Authority.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. Saint Alphonsus Health System to build replacement hospital in Idaho

    Boise, Idaho-based Saint Alphonsus Health System has announced it will build an $80 million hospital to replace a current facility in Nampa, Idaho.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. Universal Health Services Q4 net income soars 38.8% on higher volume

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services reported net income of $172.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, up 38.8 percent from $124.5 million for the same period of the prior year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 5 hospital CFOs in the headlines this week

    Here are five CFOs in the healthcare industry who were in the news this past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 7 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  1. Moody's upgrades Sharp HealthCare's bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the long-term and underlying ratings on San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare's revenue bonds to "Aa3" from "A1."  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Moody's affirms Torrance Memorial Medical Center's bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the "A3" bond rating on Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center's bonds.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Moody's assigns rating to Memorial Healthcare System's bonds

    Moody's Investors Service has assigned an "Aa3" rating to $164.3 million of Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System's proposed fixed-rate revenue bonds.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. New hospital to be constructed in Alabama

    A new hospital will be built in Thomasville, Ala., according to a WKRG report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Butler Health profit spikes to $8.4M in Q2

    Profit in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 for Butler (Pa.) Health System increased  to $8.4 million, up from $2.9 million in the same period of the prior year, thanks in part to higher net revenue.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. El Paso Children's Hospital considering bankruptcy

    El Paso (Texas) Children's Hospital is contemplating whether to file for bankruptcy to avoid a takeover by University Medical Center of El Paso, according to an El Paso Times report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Future of Singing River Health System pensions uncertain

    Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System's pension fund will be paid in full through March 15, but there is still uncertainty about what will happen after that, according to a WLOX report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 5 pieces of advice health system CFOs shared this month

    From changing reimbursement levels to the evolving CFO role, hospital and health system financial leaders are facing a number of challenges.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Insurance rates could spike if SCOTUS bars subsidies

    A U.S. Supreme Court decision to block subsidies in states that did not establish their own health insurance marketplaces could destabilize the insurance markets in those states, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report.  By Kelly Gooch -