Aug 24, 2018
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Health Provider News – August 24, 2018

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NATIONAL

  • 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits
  • CEO salaries at nonprofit hospitals up 93% since 2005
  • 12 healthcare leaders share their daily mantras
  • Healthcare finance leaders share 7 cost-cutting strategies
  • Big media companies are branching into health care. Here’s why
  • Rural hospitals in dire need of regulatory relief
  • Hospitals Battle For Control Over Fast-Growing Heart-Valve Procedure
  • Amazon hires a star cardiologist to help its push into health
  • Hospitals are investing in housing — Here’s why
  • Hospital Mergers Produce Modest Healthcare Supply Chain Savings
  • Nonprofit hospitals must address administrative bloat, physician-researcher says
  • Physicians underreport conflicts of interest from devicemakers, study suggests
  • Most hospital, clinic execs agree Amazon will ‘disrupt’ healthcare more than Apple, Google
  • Wanted: Rural Doctors
  • 1M healthcare data breach victims in 2018: 5 of the biggest breaches so far
  • All of US News’ top 20 hospitals use Epic
  • S. Hospitals Shut at 30-a-Year Pace, With No End in Sight
  • Proposed payment changes could influence hospitals’ acquisition strategies
  • Which IT trend is most promising? 29% of provider execs say telemedicine

NORTHEAST

(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont)

CONNECTICUT

  • Maplewood Senior Living partners with hospital on $100 million hybrid facility
  • CT to receive $10M grant for substance abuse, mental health response

MAINE

  • Vice chairman of Central Maine Healthcare board has resigned
  • 3rd Central Maine Healthcare leader resigns amid CEO dispute
  • Hospice of So. Maine plans expansion
  • Mary’s hires president from Minnesota
  • New president named for St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston
  • Maine Supreme Court says EMMC not negligent when patient died hours after release
  • What Maine lawmakers did about the opioid crisis
  • The ‘complete nightmare’ of 2 men who lived in Maine emergency rooms
  • Northern Maine universities pursue ways to attract and keep more nurses in rural Maine

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Massachusetts opioid law serves as ‘blueprint’ for other states, says governor
  • Number of urgent care facilities surging in Massachusetts
  • These Mass. hospital executives have received the biggest raises
  • Best Hospitals In Massachusetts: U.S. News Rankings 2018-19
  • Steven Jorgensen is St. Mary’s Health System’s new president
  • Nurses: Hospitals choosing profits over patients in Massachusetts nurse staffing ballot question
  • Partners HealthCare CEO top earner among Massachusetts hospital leaders
  • MelroseWakefield Healthcare names new CEO
  • Massachusetts nurses rally for ballot initiative mandating staffing ratios, blast hospital execs opposing them

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • New Hampshire Hospital working to avert staff injuries
  • Surgeon sues New Hampshire hospital over alleged age discrimination

NEW YORK

  • Montefiore Health System continues to look beyond the Bronx
  • New York union president wants to arm officers at NYC Health + Hospitals’ 11 locations
  • Six WNY health centers granted $650,000 in federal funding
  • The 32 best hospitals in New York, ranked for 2019: 13 are in Upstate NY
  • New York hospital to require all visitors present IDs
  • Why New York spends more on health care than other states
  • New York physician gets prison time for role in $30M billing scheme
  • New details in St. John’s Riverside Hospital partnership search amid fiscal struggles
  • New York hospital hires 2nd interim CEO in 2 months
  • Using AI, Facebook teams with NYU in effort to speed up MRI scans
  • Physician group sues 383-bed New York hospital for poaching physicians
  • New York hospital severs 24-year tie with anesthesiology provider

RHODE ISLAND

  • Hospital, nurses reach tentative labor deal following strike
  • Care New England Reports Finances Improving
  • Tensions rise between nurses union and RI Hospital as negotiations continue
  • Rhode Island Hospital, UNAP reach tentative deal
  • Local health care costs target of new state collaboration
  • I. Hospital receives $11.8M federal grant to establish opioid research center
  • UNAP approves negotiated Rhode Island Hospital contract
  • Carpionato Group unveils plans for Ortho Rhode Island office and surgical center in Warwick
  • Gopalakrishnan named chief medical officer at Kent Hospital
  • Rhode Island nurses OK 5-year labor deal

VERMONT

  • UVM nurses balk at hospital spending as filings disclose executive pay
  • Vermont hospitals to present proposed budgets to regulators
  • Vermont union seeks delay in hospital budget approval amid contract negotiations
  • Nurses’ union urges board to reject hospital budget
  • Nurses, UVM Medical Center report progress, but no deal
  • Nurses will attend hearing on hospital budget to make sure their voices are heard
  • UVM Medical Center to outline budget Wednesday
  • Vermont ACO tests 1-night hospital-stay waiver
  • Porter Medical Center president to resign in 2019

MID-ATLANTIC / EAST

(Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

DELAWARE

  • Top trending: Christiana Care Women & Children’s health center gets final steel beam
  • First State Orthopaedics opens $10 million facility in Dover
  • Christiana Care Health System adopts new opioid prescribing guidelines
  • Delaware officials approve ACA rate request

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Mary Washington Hospital places third in DC-metro area ranking
  • GW Hospital not ranked on U.S. News best D.C.-area hospital list
  • Thanks to a new grant, Children’s National is bringing packs of therapy dogs to its patients

MARYLAND

  • Harford doctor named assistant state emergency medical services director, in line for top EMS post
  • Maryland fails OIG security audit, potentially put Medicaid patient data at risk
  • Security holes in Maryland’s Medicaid system put patient data at risk, OIG finds
  • Maryland reinsurance waiver secures federal approval
  • gets federal OK for reinsurance program to help save struggling ACA market

NEW JERSEY

  • Task force to target healthcare fraud in New Jersey, Philadelphia
  • New Valley Hospital gets $35 million in donations for Paramus construction
  • Why this major N.J. hospital is in trouble with Phil Murphy
  • Why is there a doctor shortage in New Jersey?
  • Joseph’s Health launches CIN

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Allegheny Valley Hospital workers vote for option to strike
  • Union Workers at CH Hospital say new contract would send them to Reading for care
  • Christopher’s Hospital laying off 45 in physician practices
  • Task force to target healthcare fraud in New Jersey, Philadelphia
  • Geisinger and Merck launch patient communication, care delivery apps
  • Mosser planning to step down as president/CEO of WellSpan
  • Jefferson Health CEO named No. 2 most influential person in health care behind President Trump
  • Highmark executives tout steady growth, momentum, $551M in net 2018 income
  • UPMC extends revenue boom in H1
  • ACMH Hospital workers set to strike Aug. 30
  • WellSpan Health CEO to retire
  • New Penn State hospital on West Shore: Plans show where it’s going, what it’ll look like
  • Holy Redeemer expands its Bucks County footprint
  • Sketch plan submitted for new West Shore hospital
  • UPMC sees net income dip 69% as operating margin improves
  • Pennsylvania hospital workers picket, say Tower Health wants to slash their benefits

VIRGINIA

  • Medliminal Moves Corporate Headquarters to Innovation Park, Prince William County, Virginia
  • Sentara reports big earnings in first half of 2018
  • Hampton Roads hospitals release community benefit numbers
  • Lynchburg’s largest independent physicians groups merging
  • Reston-based SOC Telemed acquires behavioral health telemedicine company

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Mon Health plans turnaround after losing nearly $27M in 2018
  • Grant Memorial Hospital appoints Robert Milvet CEO

CENTRAL

(Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

IOWA

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics picks new CEO
  • Prescribing authority for psychologists moves forward in Iowa, but still faces opposition
  • Could this program decrease Kansas’ 232 annual stillbirths? It’s working in Iowa

KANSAS

  • Copaken Brooks helps Kansas hospital find land for outpatient clinic
  • Kansas Nurses Sue to Overturn Midwife Law
  • Via Christi St. Joseph hospital’s $62 million renovation ‘not just a facelift’
  • NRH CEO: New emergency department to be ‘best in Kansas’ when it opens next year Featured
  • Galichia doctor group sells to Wesley; Woodlawn hospital to expand
  • ‘Do you have a sense of peace today?’: This hospital now asks about spiritual health
  • Fast-growing Overland Park health IT company names new CEO
  • Chiropractic franchisees opening second Wichita location
  • Could this program decrease Kansas’ 232 annual stillbirths? It’s working in Iowa

MINNESOTA

  • Star Tribune editorial board: Mayo CEO appointee must rebuild community’s trust
  • Essentia names former Fairview exec chief operating officer
  • Ann Madden Rice is Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s new president
  • Mayo Clinic adding $11M birth center in Austin
  • Duluth nursing home cited for neglect after four nurses fail to perform CPR
  • Kingsley steps down as MinnMed CEO; ER doc named successor
  • Appeals court deals Medtronic blow in $1.4B dispute with IRS
  • Allina names California medical center exec CEO of Abbott Northwestern
  • Mayo Clinic’s operating income dips 7.6% in Q2

MISSOURI

  • SSM Health to sell 3 hospitals
  • SSM Health explores transfer of ownership for ministries in mid- and northwest Missouri
  • Missouri Hospital Undergoes Major Renovations
  • MU Health Care may buy hospitals in Mexico, Jefferson City
  • Baxter Regional opens its first Missouri clinic in West Plains
  • Missouri turnover rate for hospital jobs climbs nearly 2%
  • Government awards $3 million to Missouri’s safety net health centers
  • SSM Health in talks to sell multiple Missouri hospitals outside St. Louis market
  • With steel beam in place, new $550 million St. Louis University Hospital reaches construction milestone
  • Staffing shortages are widespread in Missouri, Illinois nursing homes
  • Timeline still unclear on deal between MU Health and SSM
  • Hospital Partners’ legal battle ongoing
  • Letter of intent details rules for MU Health, SSM Health deal
  • Longtime Children’s Mercy Hospital CEO to step down early, citing health challenges

NEBRASKA

  • S. News ranks Nebraska Medical Center best hospital in state
  • UNMC boldly goes where no generation has gone before in health care education
  • New hospital organizers say the pie won’t be split
  • Facing a space crunch and more patients, Methodist plans $25 million ER expansion
  • $6.5 million pledged to enhance Nebraska’s stroke care; ‘The main goal is to save lives and change lives’
  • Nebraska to get $36M from lawsuit over health care law fees

NORTH DAKOTA

  • New program helps North Dakota pharmacists prevent opioid abuse
  • Health care at forefront of North Dakota US Senate race

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Sanford Health, Good Sam to merge earlier than expected
  • New Report Sheds Light on Reservation Hospital’s Woes
  • Report shows serious issues at Rosebud IHS hospital

MIDWEST

(Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin)

ILLINOIS

  • Lincare pays $5.25M to resolve False Claims Act allegations
  • Mercyhealth partnership with Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago allows pediatric patients to be seen in Rockford
  • Staffing shortages are widespread in Missouri, Illinois nursing homes
  • Lawsuit blames Advocate Health, doctors for woman’s death following surgery
  • Court dismisses Chicago hospital’s defamation lawsuit against Leapfrog
  • 8 pregnant women at one Illinois hospital
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital selects new CEO
  • Rashard Johnson to serve as president of 2 Advocate Aurora Health facilities

INDIANA                           

  • LaPorte, Starke hospitals now under single ownership
  • IU School of Medicine launches regenerative medicine center
  • CFO sets up community-based healthcare system as ‘indispensable’
  • Goshen health centers going solar
  • NorthShore Health Centers to begin construction of $18 million facility in Portage this fall
  • IU Health gets bragging rights in rankings of top hospitals in state, city
  • New Clinic to Open at The Summit
  • Good Samaritan Names Chief Medical Officer
  • Construction Begins on IU Health Cancer Center

KENTUCKY

  • Humana widens CEO’s golden parachute
  • New group announces healthcare tax reform initiative to fund Medicaid expansion
  • Humana CEO Broussard is just behind Donald Trump on this list
  • Humana spurs more employees to use business skills while volunteering
  • Norton Healthcare operating income jumps 40+ percent in 2Q
  • UofL Hospital continues innovation for best stroke care with patient follow-up pilot

MICHIGAN

  • DMC outpatient pharmacy plan with Walgreens encounters problems
  • 3rd Michigan hospital faces suit alleging it honored patient request for care only by white nurses
  • Federal judge dismisses case about drawing newborns’ blood without parental consent
  • Portland property sold to Sparrow Hospital Association
  • Fenton Township doctor indicted on 17 counts of health care fraud
  • Michigan gets $10M to integrate primary, behavioral health
  • Sparrow Hospital expected to build a new facility in Portland
  • Parody website takes aim at West Michigan hospital
  • Metro Health’s new CEO: Who is Dr. Peter Hahn?
  • Saint Joseph Health System expands home care to Michigan
  • Michigan hospital blames ‘aggressive, direct competitor’ for financial troubles
  • ‘We need to be the best,’ says new Metro Health CEO
  • Metro Health-University of Michigan Health promotes CMO to CEO
  • Michigan physician charged in alleged $10M fraud scheme
  • Joseph Mercy of Chelsea and University of Michigan Health System Celebrate Joint Venture
  • An open letter to Spectrum Health’s new CEO
  • Q&A: Tasha Blackmon
  • Health system appoints CEO
  • Sparrow Hospital improves scoliosis surgery through 3D modeling
  • Michigan physician charged in alleged $10M fraud scheme

OHIO

  • Steward Health Care to host job fairs to fill over 200 openings
  • Dayton-area health centers receive quality improvement grants
  • Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business
  • Steward to close Ohio hospital, lay off 388
  • Kettering Health Network To Expand Grandview Medical Center
  • ProMedica trims operating loss to $12.5M
  • Van Wert expanding health care facility
  • Ohio prescription drug middlemen made more money from generic medications, report says
  • Why this hospital treats its local neighborhood like a patient
  • $20 million hospital laundry plant opening in Ashland County
  • After Ohio experience, concerns raised by CVS-Aetna merger
  • Big 3 hospitals say community benefits equal $1.3 billion in tradeoff for tax exemption
  • Northside hospital closing is a clarion call for region
  • Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association leader leaving for California post
  • Steward Ohio hospital ups layoffs to 468 as closure looms
  • 2018 Top Doctors in Columbus and Central Ohio
  • Prima Healthcare Now Part of Mercy Health
  • Ohio’s top 5 hospital systems by profitability
  • Fewer people in Cincinnati region’s hospitals for 2016 yet revenues rose 18%, study shows
  • OhioHealth preparing to manage employer health plans
  • OhioHealth plans $46M Marion hospital expansion, opens Grant addition
  • ProMedica lays off 100 employees to cut costs
  • Cincinnati Children’s CEO to return to role after cancer treatment

WISCONSIN

  • Children’s Hospital planning $265 million expansion of surgery space, emergency department
  • Milwaukee-area employer coalition joins with pharmacy benefits firm Navitus
  • Children’s Hospital gets a hand from young patients at ceremony for new clinic
  • Sixteenth Street not moving forward with West Milwaukee clinic
  • Bellin Health’s CFO to add COO title

SOUTH / SOUTHEAST

(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

ALABAMA

  • Alabama hospital announces $150 million expansion
  • Healthcare funding affecting Alabama hospitals
  • Shelby Baptist Medical Center’s new CEO is Daniel Listi
  • Wanted: Rural Doctors

FLORIDA

  • Medical equipment provider pays $5.25M penalty for Medicare fraud
  • Planned $1B Vertical Medical City in downtown Orlando set to buy property
  • Florida Hospital Oceanside to be demolished
  • Florida Hospital Recognized for Patient Safety
  • Baptist Health South Florida records operating surplus as net income sinks 63%
  • Hospital district’s portfolio value has increased by almost $4 million
  • Venice residents protesting rezoning of land for a hospital in their neighborhood
  • Florida Hospital adding a Deltona emergency room
  • Medicaid Contract Decision Spurs Court Fight

GEORGIA

  • Georgia faces rural doctor shortage
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta receives gift from Walmart, Sam’s Club
  • How Georgia ASC payments changed after the 2014 fee schedule update — 3 study findings
  • When Its Only Doctor Retired, A Rural Town Turned to Telehealth
  • Rady Children’s Recruits New President and CEO from Atlanta Hospital
  • Lawmakers weigh easing hospital regulation
  • Georgia Healthcare Group Profits in 2018

MISSISSIPPI

  • Medical City projected to create $2 billion impact for Mississippi
  • Top Mississippi hospital and insurer agree to contract terms
  • UMMC withdraws offer to affiliate with 208-bed hospital
  • Top hospital withdraws affiliation offer to struggling one

NORTH CAROLINA

  • County’s legal bill for hospital talks hits $132K
  • Rural health foundations to receive distributions as part of Mission sale to HCA
  • $7.1M joint venture orthopedic ASC coming to North Carolina
  • Mission Health pledges $90M to rural communities if HCA deal closes
  • Chapel Hill Hearing Revised Plans for UNC Health Care Eastowne Redevelopment
  • Private equity merger includes 8 NC hospitals, flying under the radar
  • Doctors Leaving Atrium Buck The National Trend Of Groups Joining Hospitals
  • Atrium Health Honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women
  • Atrium Health President and CEO Gene Woods in Top 25 for Most Influential People in Healthcare
  • Cone Health has drop in core revenue, major boost in investment income
  • Novant boosts minimum wage to $12.50 an hour; second increase in 18 months
  • Does North Carolina’s “CON” law help or hurt access to and cost of health care?
  • UNC Rockingham physicians practices join UNC Physicians Network

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Carolina Spine & Health opens new location
  • People in rural South Carolina have easier access to primary healthcare thanks to new bill
  • What happens when the only hospital in a county closes? Fairfield is about to find out
  • South Carolina becomes a leader in federal health care fraud cases, with millions at stake
  • Clemson unveils new nursing facility with Greenville Health System
  • Clemson mobile health clinic gets funding to better connect in South Carolina
  • South Carolina bolsters rural care access by letting NPs travel farther
  • Rural South Carolina hospital fears nearby $325M facility will wipe it out
  • South Carolina hospital to close
  • AnMed Health, Tri-County Tech partner to educate nurses
  • New $31.5 million building to help alleviate nursing shortage

TENNESSEE

  • Mercy Community Healthcare makes first expansion out of Williamson
  • Nashville hospital patients may see more surprise bills as BCBS, 400 anesthesiologists feud
  • Tennova Healthcare lays off staff at 3 Tennessee hospitals
  • Quorum would charge $480K to help Alaska hospital transition to new owners
  • CHS under investigation related to federal incentive program
  • TriStar gets new CFO
  • HCA’s partnership talks with Louisiana hospital collapse
  • Tennessee hospitals face shortages in vital drugs and supplies
  • Tennova Healthcare pledges 30-minute service
  • Purdue targeted nurse practitioners, PAs, but doctors had to sign off on all prescriptions
  • Tennessee hospital to scale back services ahead of Sept. 15 closure
  • Vanderbilt Health to open transgender health clinic
  • Hospital Initiatives Monitor Patients, Doctors Amid Opioid Crisis
  • Brookdale’s CEO on what’s fueling the sale of 28 facilities
  • Three Nashville execs named among the most influential in health care
  • New ACA plans proposed for Memphis, 2019 premium rates dropping
  • Jude receives ‘exceptional’ score during $36M grant renewal

SOUTH-CENTRAL / SOUTHWEST

(Arkansas, Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

ARKANSAS

  • Arkansas VA hospital reviews 7K patients for misdiagnosis by impaired physician
  • Billing director at care provider arrested in Arkansas Medicaid fraud case
  • Another indictment in Preferred Family Healthcare scandal
  • Arkansas Children’s Research Institute Gets $3M Grant
  • Neuroscience Claims Space at CHI St. Vincent North

ARIZONA

  • El Rio Health expanding southeast location
  • Tucson’s Banner-UMC ranked 3rd-best hospital in Arizona
  • Sixteen nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU

LOUISIANA

  • Louisiana hospital transforms into orthopedic hospital
  • HCA’s partnership talks with Louisiana hospital collapse
  • Report: Louisiana has worst health care in U.S.
  • Children’s Hospital’s after-hours clinic now offers video consults with pediatricians
  • East Jefferson Hospital meeting with potential partners, prepared to sell off assets
  • Louisiana attorney general: Health lawsuit could yield $172M
  • How a Louisiana hospital plans to save $200K annually

NEW MEXICO

  • MountainView hospital opens new cancer clinic
  • How a New Mexico facility is using IT to battle addiction
  • Another New Mexico county files lawsuit over opioid crisis
  • Wound Care Training to Benefit New Mexico Clinicians, Patients

OKLAHOMA

  • OUHSC Receives $20 Million Grant To Improve Patient Care In Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Hospital Association names Davis president
  • Legal wrangling surrounds four rural Oklahoma hospitals
  • Lab billing fraud alleged at rural Oklahoma hospital
  • Oklahoma hospital, Aetna accuse management company of billing fraud
  • 2 Lawsuits Filed Over Questionable Lab Billing At Prague Hospital
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services accepts hospital plan of action
  • McAlester Hospital Sued For HIPAA Violations After Toddler’s Death
  • Oklahoma health notes
  • OU Health Sciences Center gets fed money to work with communities
  • Hastings Hospital to improve infection control after CMS probes improper syringe use

TEXAS

  • UT Health Jacksonville taps permanent CEO
  • Houston’s oldest hospital appoints new president
  • Surgeon admits role in million-dollar kickback scheme involving Dallas hospital
  • Look abroad to fix Texas’ doctor shortage
  • Methodist Health System plans medical center in Midlothian
  • Children’s Health’s top security executive wants to protect smaller practices
  • Dallas’ Bloodbuy now working with over 150 hospitals
  • Commentary: The fix to Texas’s doctor shortage lies abroad
  • UMC receives highest designation for its NICU
  • Houston hospital loses heart transplant Medicaid funding
  • She gave up hedge funds for health care: How one CIO is bringing tech to hospitals
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Grapevine names new president
  • Baylor Scott & White plans massive office center on edge of Deep Ellum in Dallas
  • Texas microhospital forced to close due to sharp decline in reimbursement
  • Dallas clinical AI company closing in on ‘big investment’
  • Baylor Scott and White Health starts search for new Waxahachie president
  • Baylor health system to anchor national push to improve Medicaid patient care
  • Future uncertain for Huntsville hospital
  • Texas Health Resources’ net income sinks 63% in first half of 2018
  • MD Anderson and UH Partner to Tackle Cancer Health Disparities
  • University Health System advances plans for $452M expansion
  • Physician reaches plea deal in $60M fraud scheme that allegedly involved accelerating patient deaths

NORTHWEST

(Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming)

ALASKA

  • Quorum would charge $480K to help Alaska hospital transition to new owners
  • After months of negotiating, Providence and its nurses reach a tentative contract deal

IDAHO

  • 11 Idaho counties take on Walmart, CVS, drug companies in opioid lawsuit
  • Saint Al’s exec who left in July is back, to replace her former boss
  • Alphonsus Health System taps Odette Bolano as CEO
  • Boise-based hospital system names new CEO
  • As population grows, Idaho hospitals struggle — and health care providers get creative

MONTANA

  • VA Montana Health Care again has temporary chief of staff
  • MSU Billings nursing programs reach milestones
  • Billings Clinic Classic aimed at bolstering specialty pediatric care

OREGON

  • Complaints surfaced about Unity Center within months of opening; officials failed to act
  • Best Hospitals In Oregon: New U.S. News Rankings
  • Anthony Hospital slashes unnecessary ER use, opioid prescriptions
  • New Health Care Facility to go up in Roseburg
  • Lane County’s largest hospital considers revamp of ER
  • In radical move, Oregon’s Medicaid program weighs cutting off chronic pain patients from opioids
  • OPINION: Closing the rural health gap in Oregon
  • Legacy Health email breach exposes 38,000 patients’ information
  • Multnomah County puts 2 administrators on leave over handling of health care complaints
  • Oregon hospitals concoct a plan to avoid workplace violence

WASHINGTON

  • Providence Health accused of $188.1M upcoding scheme
  • Massive shortage of pain meds affects Seattle hospitals
  • Amazon Hires Famed Cardiologist for Health Care Push
  • Two local behavioral health districts expand

WYOMING

  • Wyoming Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Colorado form alliance
  • Casper, Sheridan and Buffalo are finalists for VA skilled nursing facility

WEST

(California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah)

CALIFORNIA

  • Adventist Health seeks staff ahead of California hospital reopening
  • California health centers receive close to $19 million in grants
  • UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice leaving to lead Minneapolis hospital
  • Hospital to negotiate with St. Joseph
  • Hospital Council of Northern and Central California Selects Ohio Executive Bryan Bucklew as New President and CEO
  • Rady Children’s Recruits New President and CEO from Atlanta Hospital
  • HealthCare Partners Opens New Medical Facility and Urgent Care Clinic in Downtown Los Angeles
  • John’s hospitals, Anthem agree to last-minute deal on doctors
  • What hospitals can learn from California EDs treating addiction on demand
  • California health systems form alliance to advise on climate change laws, regulations
  • California Law Protecting Health Care Workers Is Model For National Efforts On Workplace Violence
  • Kaiser’s net income down 21% in first half of 2018
  • 560 Providence Tarzana workers strike

COLORADO

  • Purchase talks swirl around hospital
  • Anthony Summit breaks relationship with Vail-Summit Orthopedics for emergency trauma surgeons
  • Colorado hospital ends relationship with Vail Summit Orthopaedics
  • Craig Hospital names new CEO following six-month search
  • Medical group proposes new orthopedic surgery and urgent care facility in Dillon
  • Anschutz Foundation pledges $120M gift to University of Colorado medical campus
  • Colorado Plains Medical Center CEO retiring
  • Denver hospital system names new CEO in Colorado Springs
  • U of Colorado medical school gets record-breaking $120M donation

HAWAII

  • North Shore doctor’s innovative prescription: Take a walk with me
  • Health care providers ready contingencies
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association reports net income of $56M for Q2 2018
  • The Queen’s Health Systems CEO to retire in 2020

NEVADA

  • Man removed from North Las Vegas hospital loses battery trial
  • Renown Health announces $650k for new health and addiction center
  • Las Vegas doctor faces discipline over Oct. 1 gunman’s medical records

UTAH

  • More than 8,000 children treated at Orem hospital since pediatric intensive care unit opened
  • Intermountain hopes new Provo pediatric ICU will ease burdens on Utah County parents
  • Pediatric ICU opens at Utah Valley Hospital

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