• Hospitals Face Closures as ‘A New Day in Healthcare’ Dawns

    By: Melanie Evans Source: As hospitals increasingly lose patients to medical care delivered in clinics and home settings, hospital operators are escalating their efforts to shrink capacity. Hospitals are operating with fewer beds or closing outright, in some cases to make way for new ambulatory-care centers. In Lakewood, Ohio, where chronic conditions such as […]

  • Mississippi Hospital to Close After Losing Critical Access Designation

    Source: Becker’s Hospital CFO Pioneer Community Hospital in Newton, Miss., will not accept any new patients after Dec. 1, according to a WTOK report. In a news release, Pioneer Community Hospital CEO Mark Norman said the hospital’s emergency department will close as of Dec. 1, and the hospital will not accept any new patients after […]

  • Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions Increased in 2013

    By: Zack Budryk Source: Fierce Health Finance Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) increased among hospitals and health systems in 2013, according to a new analysis by Kaufman Hall. Last year, hospitals and health systems announced 98 new combinations, a 3 percent increase from the previous year and a 51 percent increase from 2010, the analysis found. […]

  • Baby Boomers – A Healthcare Crisis Nears

    Source: Baby boomers are quickly approaching retirement age, and as they do, there are a number of concerns that need to be addressed, particularly in the area of healthcare. What does this mean for future healthcare professionals? Baby Boomers are people who were born between 1946 and 1964. During this period of time the […]

  • Community Hospitals

    By: Bob Herman Source: Becker’s Hospital Review David Parmer is what he and many others would call an experienced U.S. hospital system executive. He has been with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas for 22 years, and he currently serves as CEO of health system’s Beaumont campus, a 508-bed community hospital. 

Over those 22 years, Mr. […]

  • People’s Choice Hospital Unveils Revenue Enhancement Consulting Services

    For Immediate Release People’s Choice Hospital Unveils Revenue Enhancement Consulting Services Specialized consulting services designed to assist hospital clients capture lost revenue and reduce CMS liability (Chicago, IL; February 1, 2013) The People’s Choice Hospital Revenue Enhancement now offers consulting services which directly focus on capturing lost revenue and reducing CMS (Centers for Medicare and […]

  • 4 Pressing Financial Issues Facing Hospital Executives Today

    Source: Becker’s Hospital Review A recent report from L.E.K. Consulting found that more than 60 percent of hospital executives expect to have higher budgets this year, roughly double the amount from two years ago, but higher budgets do not necessarily lead to easier financial decisions. Bob Lavoie, vice president of L.E.K. Consulting and head of […]

  • PCH Announces Expansion of Healthcare IT Consulting Services

    Source: People’s Choice Hospital The People’s Choice HospitalTM group recently announced a nationwide expansion of their healthcare information technology (HIT) consulting services. The goal of such an expansion is to provide hospital clients with time-sensitive Meaningful Use and EHR Certification guidance. As reimbursement deadlines (and related penalty phases) count down, many hospitals have implemented an […]

  • The Grim Consequences of Closing Urban Hospitals

    By: Emily Badger Source: The Atlantic Cities In 1995, Philadelphia had 19 hospitals with obstetric units, places where local women – about half of them on Medicaid – could go for prenatal care and, ultimately, to deliver their babies. Then these hospitals started closing, not one or two as occasionally happens in the life of […]

  • The Biggest Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals

    By: Kelsey Brimmer, Associate Editor HEALTHCARE FINANCE NEWS Rural hospital executives discuss past, present and future struggles and opportunities. Over the past few years and as we move into the future, many rural and critical access hospitals throughout the country have continued to struggle when it comes to rising costs of care and decreased reimbursements, […]