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  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Health Care Bankruptcies in 2017

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    The coming year will likely continue to be a tumultuous year for health care providers, suppliers, and payers, as they adapt to meet new challenges and market forces, particularly in light of the open questions as to the viability and continued existence of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and recent comments made by members of […]

  • Houston Hospitals Deal with Shifting Health Care Landscape

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    By: Todd Ackerman Source: CharlotteObserver.com After Michael Covert submitted his resignation as CEO of the St. Luke’s Health System in June, the initial announcement came not from his Houston bosses, but from the Colorado headquarters of its owner, Catholic Health Initiatives. The Houston Chronicle reports the internal email, sent to Catholic Health CEOs around the nation […]

  • Hospital Mega-Mergers Hit Fast and Furious in​ Q1

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    Source: Modern Healthcare By: Dave Barkholz Hospitals saw a year’s worth of mega-mergers in the first quarter, four in all, as big systems looked to partners to conserve capital, manage populations, tie up referrals and find efficiencies. The trend that gave rise to the large health system deals through March is more likely to accelerate than not, […]

  • What are the Effects of Telemedicine in a Safety Net Setting?

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    How well does telemedicine work in a safety net healthcare setting? Pretty well, it turns out. Source: MedCityNews.com By: Erin Dietsche A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzed the effect of a teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening program on both screening wait times and screening rates in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. The LAC DHS, which […]

  • State-by-State Telemedicine Report Card Indicates Progress, and Ongoing Barriers

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    By: Heather Landi Source: healthcare-informatics.com The telemedicine policy landscape continues to be complex, as decades of evidence-based research highlighting positive patient compliance, clinical outcomes and increasing telemedicine utilization have been met with a mix of strides and stagnation in state-based telemedicine policy, according to a state-by-state gaps analysis by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). Click […]

  • People’s Choice Hospital and Weimar Medical Center Establish a Successful Partnership

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    Chicago-based hospital turnaround experts People’s Choice Hospital (www.PeoplesChoiceHospital.com) brought its turnaround expertise to Weimar Medical Center (www.newmanmemorialhospital.org) and has seen exciting results in a short period of time. Weimar Medical Center (WMC) was on the verge of closure in December 2016 when People’s Choice Hospital (PCH) was alerted to the situation. Within a matter of […]

  • People’s Choice Hospital and Newman Memorial Hospital Establish a Successful Partnership

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    Chicago-based hospital turnaround experts People’s Choice Hospital (www.PeoplesChoiceHospital.com) brought its turnaround expertise to the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Newman Memorial Hospital (www.newmanmemorialhospital.org) and has seen exciting results in a short period of time. Newman Memorial Hospital (NMH) was on the verge of closure in May 2016 when People’s Choice Hospital (PCH) was alerted to the […]

  • Financial, Technological Struggles Leave Future in Doubt for Rural Hospitals

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    Source: www.fiercehealthcare.com By: Ron Shinkman Times are tough for rural hospitals, and evidence does not suggest things are going to get any better. Although one of the most rural states in the union, Maine’s rural facilities have been struggling to make ends meet. Facilities such as Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft have seen their patient census […]

  • 5 Latest Hospital Bankruptcies, Closures

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    Source: Becker’s Hospital Review By: Ayla Ellison Here are five hospitals that filed for bankruptcy protection or closed since May 20. 1. North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay closed June 6. A nearby hospital owned by Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare plans to reopen the facility’s emergency department. 2. Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center, a 137-bed hospital in Los Angeles, […]