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  1. St. Luke's Health Care swings to black in Q1

    Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke's Health Care recorded net income of $6.6 million in the three months ended March 31, turning around a $98,000 deficit recorded in the same period a year prior.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. 5 things to know about Kaiser's health plan

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, which comprises 39 hospitals across the U.S., operates a successful health plan — a venture few providers have found prosperity in.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Memorial Hermann taps new CFO, promotes 2 leaders

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System appointed three executives to new roles, effective Aug. 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center names Trey Abshier CEO: 4 notes

    Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center, part of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, hired Trey Abshier to serve as CEO, according to a Palm Beach Post report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 4 things to know about Quorum Health CEO's departure

    Thomas Miller retired as the president and CEO of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health but he will still work closely with the system, according to a May 23 SEC filing.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. St. David's North Austin Medical Center taps new COO

    St. David's North Austin (Texas) Medical Center appointed Becky Barnes COO, effective May 21.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Whistle-blower: Steward Health Care restricted referrals, compromised care to keep patients in network

    A physician filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against Boston-based Steward Health Care, alleging the health system put significant personal pressure on him and other physicians to refer patients only to Steward hospitals and specialists, according to The Boston Globe.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. OhioHealth looks to add 12th hospital

    Berger Health System, a single-hospital system based in Circleville, Ohio, has entered formal negotiations to join Columbus-based OhioHealth, according to Columbus Business First.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Kindred, Massachusetts General Hospital to lay off 152 workers

    Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare and Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital will lay off 152 workers later this year with the closure of Clark House Nursing Center at Fox Hill Village in Westwood, Mass., which the two organizations jointly own, according to the Boston Business Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From a nurse awarded $28 million in a retaliation lawsuit against a Boston hospital to a former pharmaceutical company executive found guilty in a kickback scheme, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Market share trumps operational efficiency for teaching hospitals, study finds

    Many hospital leaders focus their time and energy on optimizing operational efficiency, but they may be better served focusing on enhancing their market share as a way to improve financial performance, according to a study published by Taylor & Francis.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. Texas man receives $7,924 surprise bill after going to an in-network ER

    Scott Kohan was taken by ambulance to an emergency room in Austin, Texas, in late January with his jaw broken in two places due to a violent attack. When he woke up the next morning, a nurse explained he needed jaw surgery that night. After confirming the hospital was in his insurance network, he decided to go through with the surgery. However, he still ended up with a $7,924.13 bill, according to Vox.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are five recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. The long and winding road to gender parity in healthcare

    I’m proud of the strides the healthcare IT industry has made in recent years toward gender parity, but it’s important to keep in mind that we’ve got a long way to go.  By Kristy Lindquist, Co-Founder and Partner, Chasm Partners -
  4. Athenahealth, Elliot Management speak out: 5 updates on the $7B acquisition proposal

    Elliot Management made an unsolicited bid for athenahealth in early May worth almost $7 billion. Athenahealth has yet to release its decision on the bid, although the company has confirmed it is reviewing the proposal.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  5. Epic, Cerner maintain largest EMR market share among small hospitals

    Epic and Cerner dominated the EMR market for small acute-care hospitals in 2017, according to a KLAS Research report released in May.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. Epic wins arbitration case in Supreme Court; VA awards Cerner $10B contract & more — 11 health IT key notes

    Here are 11 recent news updates on health IT companies.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Athenahealth's largest investor says sale is in 'best interest' for shareholders

    Janus Henderson Group met with athenahealth's board of directors to argue that initiating a "formal sale process" is in the "best interest of the [company's] shareholders," the asset management group disclosed in a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. CHI Health St. Mary's selects interim president: 3 takeaways

    CHI Health St. Mary's in Nebraska City, Neb., appointed Daniel DeFreece, MD, interim president, according to a Nebraska City News-Press report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Adventist Health names Rick Rawson to Rideout Health president role permanently: 5 notes

    Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health tapped Rick Rawson to serve as permanent president of Marysville, Calif.-based Rideout Health.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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