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  1. Moody's: HCA and UHS are big winners under tax law changes

    Most for-profit hospital operators are poised to benefit from changes to U.S. tax laws, according to Moody's Investors Service.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Council delays DC hospital's $5M contract with new manager from taking effect: 4 things to know

    Seven members of the Council of the District of Columbia filed a resolution Feb. 16 delaying the council's decision on Washington, D.C.-based United Medical Center's pending $5 million contract with hospital operator Mazars USA, according to the Washington Business Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Physician group submits bid to reinstate healthcare operations at shuttered 157-year-old California hospital site

    A California physician group reportedly submitted a bid to reinstate select healthcare operations at the site of the former Los Angeles-based Pacific Alliance Medical Center, which shuttered last November citing costs related to retrofitting its facilities to meet the state's seismic standards, according to the Los Angeles Times.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Feb. 12-16

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Partners HealthCare sees net income soar 51% in Q1

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare saw its financial picture improve in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, according to recently released financial documents.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Sparrow Carson President and CEO Matthew Thompson leaves post amid infection control issues

    Carson City, Mich.-based Sparrow Carson Hospital's President and CEO Matthew Thompson left his post Friday, just 10 days after CMS threatened to revoke the hospital's Medicare funding over infection control concerns, reports the Lansing State Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Black Book: Top ranked EHR vendors in 9 global regions

    Allscripts and Cerner proved to be some of the more popular EHR vendors selected by providers in multiple global regions, according to a Feb. 12 report released by Black Book Research.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  1. The most common type of data breach in hospitals? Paper records, study suggests

    Paper and film records mark the most common location of data breaches in hospitals, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported by Becker's Hospital Review during the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Michael Dowling: Payers, providers and the long road from contention to cooperation

    The relationship between health insurance companies and providers is inherently antagonistic, with health systems, hospitals and physicians looking to get paid for all the care they deliver and payers trying to reduce payments as much as they can. The push-and-pull over reimbursement is simply the nature of the healthcare ecosystem.  By Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO, Northwell Health -
  4. New HHS chief backs CDC gun violence research

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar voiced support for CDC gun violence research while speaking to the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee Thursday, according to a Politico report.  By Kelly Gooch -

Executive compensation considerations post tax reform

Guide to the actions tax-exempt employers should be taking now with respect to identifying current and future Covered Employees and projecting potential future excise taxes.
  1. Ardent, U of Texas appoint CEO, CFO for newly formed UT Health East Texas

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services and Austin-based the University of Texas System are set to acquire Tyler-based East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System and have appointed a new leadership team.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Steward Health Care taps former Baptist Health System CEO for exec role: 5 notes

    Boston-based Steward Health Care selected Trip Pilgrim to serve as regional president of its East Division.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 6 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Sentara Healthcare CEO Howard Kern: 3 strategies that can either be failures or fixes in 2018

    It is essential for healthcare leaders to understand the differences between disruptive innovations that will influence our industry long into the future versus transient concepts that lack sustainable long-term impact to our many fundamental challenges.  By Howard Kern, President & CEO, Sentara Healthcare -
  5. Virginia nurse charged for teen's death at behavioral health center: 4 things to know

    Police charged a Virginia nurse with involuntary manslaughter over the death of a 15-year-old patient at a behavioral health center last November, reports The Washington Post.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. As part of $100M expansion Florida Hospital will invest $20M into a birthing unit

    At a time when many hospitals across the nation are closing maternity wards, Florida Hospital, as part of its larger $100 million expansion project, announced it would invest $20 million into birthing and pediatric services at its facility in Orange City, Fla., according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. Ramping up telehealth, from adoption to optimization: The importance of raising patient awareness

    Although telehealth has been around for years, patients aren't always aware of the array of virtual services available to them. In short: It's up to health systems to make telehealth capabilities known.  By Julie Spitzer -
  8. Judge dismisses 3 counts in CHS' lawsuit against ex-Lutheran CEO

    A Tennessee judge on Feb. 14 dismissed three of the six counts brought forth in Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems' lawsuit against the former chief executive of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network, according to The Journal Gazette.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. US hospitals increasingly recruiting nurses from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico: 5 things to know

    A national nursing shortage has caused hospitals and health systems to recruit personnel from other countries. However, since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island last year, the most promising pipeline for nursing staff has come from Puerto Rico, according to CNNMoney.  By Alyssa Rege -

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