October 19, 2016
1. Kaufman Hall: 2016 hospital M&A activity keeping pace with 2015
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2. Methodist Health denies it improperly deducts pay from nurses for meal breaks  Full story
3. Dartmouth-Hitchcock revises number of layoffs to 84 from initial projection of 270-460 Full story
4. Industry Report: Successfully Managing Leadership Diversity. In a recent survey 45% of healthcare executives said their organization was not committed to leadership diversity. A new report highlights the importance of leadership diversity and 4 strategies to success. Click here for the report.
5. UnitedHealth reports 23% profit jump, boosts outlook  Full story
6. 500 workers to rally at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center today  Full story
7. Preparing your Perioperative Service Line for Bundled Payment: Lessons for the Successful Hospitals. Learn more in this upcoming webinar. 
8. Moody's: For-profit hospital operators continue to increase scale through acquisitions  Full story
9. National Academy of Medicine elects 79 new members  Full story
10. UPMC acquires Susquehanna Health  Full story
11. Across industries, low employee engagement impacts absenteeism, errors, turnover, productivity, profits, and customer satisfaction.
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12. NH lawmakers seek re-bid of state hospital contract awarded to Dartmouth-Hitchcock: 8 things to know  Full story
13. Half of ER physicians say mental healthcare in community worse than last year  Full story
14. Uber: Your hospital's next partner?  Full story
15. FTC approves CentraCare Health, St. Cloud Medical Group integration  Full story
16. As negotiations continue, Catholic Health Services nurses authorize strikes  Full story
17. Ghost pepper, eating contest sends man to hospital for 23 days  Full story

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