September 7, 2017

1. Fitch may amend rating criteria for nonprofit hospitals: 5 things to know  Full story

2. Novant Health sees operating income drop 32.3%  Full story

3. Review finds 5 in 20 Washington hospitals violate state charity care law  Full story

4. Survey: Business sustainability in your hospital and health system. 

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6. Piecemeal physician practice consolidation hampers antitrust intervention  Full story

7. About 1,200 U of Illinois Hospital nurses plan Sept. 13 strike  Full story

8. Explore how 5 healthcare organizations navigated the complexities of becoming clinically integrated networks: Interviews reveal how they tackled the challenges, decreased costs, and improved care coordination and patient access. Plus how accreditation provided added negotiating power with payers. 

9. Sanford Health clocks 1M international patient visits; plans to expand global clinic sites  Full story

10. Mayo executive: Consolidation plan in Albert Lea not expected to achieve short-term profits  Full story

11. 5 Denver Health nurses suspended after inappropriately viewing deceased patient's body  Full story

12. Evaluate and discharge ED patients quicker with telemedicine here's how  

13. Evergreen Health to be liquidated: 5 things to know  Full story

14. Amazon solicits bids from cities for 2nd North America headquarters; hub would create up to 50k jobs  Full story

15. Texas temporarily allows providers without state license to practice after Harvey: 5 things to know  Full story

16. Steal this Idea: How Renown CEO Dr. Tony Slonim turned a talk over coffee into a data revolution  Full story

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