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Health Provider News – August 31, 2018

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NATIONAL

  • Proposed payment changes could influence hospitals’ acquisition strategies
  • CVS, Walgreens Stress Face-To-Face Care Amazon Doesn’t Yet Have
  • Private equity firms pouring millions into physician offices
  • 50 hospitals on Forbes’ best employers list
  • Seventeen Leading Health Systems – Representing 5% of the Nation’s Hospitals – Join Forces to Transform Care for Vulnerable Populations
  • July worst month of 2018 for healthcare breaches — Which states were most affected?
  • Specialties to Congress: Don’t ditch MIPS
  • HHS asks for advice on anti-kickback rules as industry files Stark Law input
  • New hospital ranking looks at customer loyalty
  • AHA to CMS: Keep physician-owned hospital ban in Stark Law
  • How Scott Gottlieb is upending FDA communication, one tweet at a time
  • A New Vision of Patient Care
  • HHS eyes changes to Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Hospitals with ‘basic’ EHRs keep physicians longer than those with ‘advanced’ EHRs, study finds
  • Drug companies race to make opioid alternatives
  • Long-term care hospitals must upgrade payment model or close, researchers say
  • Next Generation ACOs saved Medicare $62M in 2016
  • Congress gives HHS $182M to eliminate Medicare appeals backlog by 2022

NORTHEAST

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

CONNECTICUT

  • Wallingford-based Masonicare to end partnership with St. Francis Hospital
  • Residents criticize HHC’s plans for Bradley Hospital
  • Hartford’s Lifeway Mobility taps private equity dollars for expansion
  • CT radiology group joins national alliance

MAINE

  • Daniel Hanley Center names this year’s cohort of ‘health leaders’
  • EMMC earns nod as one of nation’s best employers for women
  • Central Maine Healthcare CEO speaks out amid EHR woes, physician backlash
  • Financial recovery proves painful for Maine hospital group
  • Mercy hires seasoned administrator for key leadership role

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Partners HealthCare CEO top earner among Massachusetts hospital leaders
  • Steven Jorgensen is St. Mary’s Health System’s new president
  • Massachusetts nurses rally for ballot initiative mandating staffing ratios, blast hospital execs opposing them
  • Massachusetts Nurses Association pickets in Springfield in support of Question 1
  • Humana to open digital health centre in Boston
  • MetroWest Medical Center CEO Leaves Same Month Massachusetts Tenet Health Care CEO Leaves For Florida
  • ReviveHealth expands to Boston
  • John Halamka cites 4 major barriers to healthcare interoperability

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • York Hospital opens walk-in care services in Kennebunk
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital to break ground on new emergency room in Dover

NEW YORK

  • Crystal Run sues ORMC over poached doctor
  • Glens Falls Hospital Expands with New Building
  • Physician group sues 383-bed New York hospital for poaching physicians
  • NYC Hospital Ranks 2nd in America for Consumer Loyalty, New Report Says
  • Buffalo General completes $5 million lobby renovation
  • NewYork-Presbyterian’s net income tumbles 47%
  • Montefiore Health System’s operating margin climbs to 1.7% in Q2

RHODE ISLAND

  • Nurses OK contract with Rhode Island Hospital after strike
  • Rhode Island Hospital to launch a research center on opioids
  • Prime Healthcare sues town over timing of nonprofit status
  • Provant Health agrees to sell assets to Quest Diagnostics subsidiary

VERMONT

  • Small Vermont hospitals aim to be back in black
  • Vermont health centers recognized for quality of care
  • Top State Health Official On Containing Vermont’s Health Care Costs
  • UVM Medical Center’s helicopter ambulance flies first mission
  • Lead Labor Negotiator for UVM Medical Center Nurses Resigns
  • Vermont nurses lead negotiator quits talks, says union leaders forced her out
  • SVHC and Southern Vermont College affiliate
  • Brattleboro Memorial wrestles with financial losses
  • Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital taps new CEO

MID-ATLANTIC / EAST

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

DELAWARE

  • Check out Nemours’ newest NICU. There’s even a sanctuary room.
  • Delaware hospital curtails opioid prescriptions in effort to combat addiction
  • Behavioral health hospital construction on schedule
  • DHSS Secretary Walker issues health care spending benchmark plan

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Capricorn Healthcare rebrands as Martis Capital
  • Providence Hospital’s emergency room set to close at end of 2018
  • ‘The Pulse And Lifeline Of The Community’: Advocates Rally To Keep Providence Hospital Open
  • Gay man files bias complaint against D.C. hospital

MARYLAND

  • Fake nurse in Maryland submitted thousands of false Medicaid claims, authorities say
  • ‘s health exchange OKs plan to eliminate ‘double payments’ under new reinsurance program
  • Maryland Pharma Company Buys Overdose-Reversing Narcan Maker
  • Keeping Hopkins Hospital safe is in East Baltimore’s best interests
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital unit trains to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism

NEW JERSEY

  • Scouts to honor Atlantic Health System exec
  • Clover Health expands coverage in South Jersey
  • Building homes near hospitals helps make a healthier N.J. | Editorial
  • Inspira Bridgeton unveils renovated ER

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Pennsylvania hospital workers picket, say Tower Health wants to slash their benefits
  • Why a Pennsylvania-based CIO thinks prioritization is essential to hospital data protection
  • Pottstown Hospital workers air grievances against Tower Health
  • Penn Medicine is the second-best employer of women in the country, according to Forbes
  • Why a Pennsylvania-based CIO thinks prioritization is essential to hospital data protection
  • As rumors swirl, Easton Hospital tells employees it’s not for sale
  • Hershey Medical Center names new president
  • Pennsylvania newspaper criticizes nonprofit hospitals’ operating surpluses
  • How an undercount of 2020 census could impact Pennsylvania’s health-care funding
  • Our View: UPMC’s push across Pa. bears watching
  • Nurses fear increasing attacks by patients: ‘We need safe environments’
  • Geisinger hikes employees’ wages for second time in 3 years
  • Downtown Pittsburgh gets its first medical center
  • Butler Health System appoints Jason Sciarro COO
  • Ex-Butler Health System COO allegedly misappropriated funds

VIRGINIA

  • Leesburg spinal surgery company K2M Group to sell for $1.4B
  • Virginia is preparing for Medicaid expansion on Jan. 1
  • Velocity Urgent Care opens health facility in Norfolk
  • Novant Health UVA Health System appoints president, COO for 2 hospitals

WEST VIRGINIA

  • West Virginia Hospital To Go Live with Cloud-based MEDITECH EHR
  • Sharpe Hospital ready for Medicare surveys
  • Braxton County Memorial Hospital intends to join WVU Health System

CENTRAL

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

IOWA

  • University of Iowa courts patients with Urgent Care clinic opening
  • New family practice physician joins CRMC medical staff
  • Iowa agrees to $103 million payment to Medicaid insurance companies
  • OutcomesMTM co-founder joins PrescribeWellness as COO
  • Mercy Foundation to establish patient basic needs fund with $50,000 donation
  • U of Iowa ordered to pay $21.5M to children’s hospital contractor

KANSAS

  • New health care strategies paying off for Topeka-area providers, patients
  • Value-Based Care Slashes Per Member Per Month Costs in Kansas
  • I Am Topeka: Dr. Shekhar Challa, Kansas Medical Clinic
  • Stormont Vail sells Life Star emergency air transport service
  • Midland Care receives Mabee grant, pushes toward fulfilling $8.5 million goal
  • Chiropractic franchisees opening second Wichita location

MINNESOTA

  • Mayo reports higher Q2 revenue, lower operating income
  • Allina to expand its Twin Cities retail clinic network
  • Faribault set for new clinic to open by March 2019
  • Fairview Health Services COO to resign
  • Minnesota will get $85 million in health care funding as Trump administration relents
  • How the Mayo Clinic Built Its Reputation as a Top Hospital
  • White House retreats on cuts to MinnesotaCare

MISSOURI

  • Letter of intent details rules for MU Health, SSM Health deal
  • Mary’s contacting patients after records found in old site
  • Q & A with Sr. Mary Jean Ryan on running a health care system for 25 years
  • SSM Health expands use of Digisonics structured reporting solution for maternal fetal medicine
  • HCA Midwest Health hires new chief medical officer
  • Healthcare program emphasizing personal care expands into Missouri
  • Parson, lawmakers head for clash over $154K that could save critically ill patients
  • Company’s ‘mailing error’ exposes health information of kids on Missouri Medicaid
  • Review of patients Truman deemed eligible for KC subsidy found 68 percent might not be
  • Missouri hospital offers nursing students $5K sign-on bonuses

NEBRASKA

  • CCH greatly reducing 30-day patient readmission numbers
  • CEO of Nebraska HHS will step down in October for job in Texas
  • It’s official: Medicaid expansion will be on the ballot in Nebraska this November
  • Nebraska hospital cut readmissions by 42% by networking with other providers
  • Hospital board OKs $15 million loan toward building project
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging petition to put Medicaid expansion before Nebraska voters

NORTH DAKOTA

  • Health care at forefront of North Dakota US Senate race
  • State agencies, hospitals working to prevent another IV bag shortage
  • North Dakota law limiting damages on medical malpractice cases is appealed.

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Sanford CEO aims to announce merger plans with $1B Chicago system by year’s end
  • Paramedics Plus to pay $20.6M in fed fraud settlement
  • Avera Health to build $14 million sports training complex in southern Sioux Falls

MIDWEST

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

ILLINOIS

  • Rashard Johnson to serve as president of 2 Advocate Aurora Health facilities
  • Little Company of Mary Names New Hospital President and CEO
  • Almost Home Kids at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois soon to welcome its first patients
  • Cook health system proposes 5 percent budget increase
  • University of Chicago, Humana partner to serve MA members
  • Longtime OSF executive to retire after 40 years in the business
  • Hospital foundation raises $36K for Emergency Department
  • Sanford CEO aims to announce merger plans with $1B Chicago system by year’s end
  • Closing of St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights delayed
  • Illinois hospital to close
  • Loyola Medicine taps new CEO
  • Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital hires CEO
  • Carle Richland Memorial Hospital appoints permanent CEO

INDIANA                           

  • $10 million gift from Indy hotel mogul helps boost new IU Health North cancer center
  • Anthem to cover more medical transport flights
  • LaPorte Hospital breaks ground on new $125 million facility
  • Indiana hospital breaks ground on $125M replacement facility
  • Here’s why IU health employees no longer have to cover their tattoos
  • Northwest Indiana health briefs: Ambulance company promotes education center
  • IU Health opens clinic for employees, family at NTN
  • YMCA, St. Vincent announce new partnership with downtown building
  • IU Health moving to construct new offices
  • Medical Device Maker Secures $5.5M Funding Round

KENTUCKY

  • Other Providers Can Now Tap Kindred’s ‘Lacuna Health’ Care Management Capabilities
  • UK HealthCare is buying a majority stake in Lexington Surgery Center. Here’s why.
  • Clinical trial in Louisville providing hope for cancer patients
  • UofL Hospital continues innovation for best stroke care with patient follow-up pilot
  • Mednax recruits ex-Kindred executive Farber to become CFO
  • UK HealthCare Invests In Private Surgical Center
  • New group offers a proposal to save Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion
  • Kentucky officials take comments on Medicaid regulations
  • Humana to open digital health centre in Boston
  • Thornbury appointed CEO of T.J. Regional Health
  • Kentucky hospital execs push for changes to healthcare tax code
  • Fairview Community Health receives grant
  • Group confirms interest in buying hospital
  • Humana plans new analytics division — here’s where it’s going
  • Christ Hospital Health Network names Arturo Polizzi new president/CEO, replaces retiring Mike Keating

MICHIGAN

  • Henry Ford, DMC aim to get closer to patients
  • Spectrum Health settles federal case with Colorado firm
  • Henry Ford’s Rose Glenn leaving system after 18 years
  • Nurses charge Munson Medical Center with breaking the law in contract negotiations
  • U of M shows off new $175M Brighton health center ahead of Sept. 4 opening
  • ProMedica names new president of Monroe hospital
  • Beaumont to invest $30M in dozens of urgent care centers
  • Stryker acquiring spinal company for $1.4B
  • Manufacturer investing $3.7M in expansion
  • Physical therapy practice opening clinic
  • Michigan Medicine agrees to $4.3M settlement over drug diversion case

OHIO

  • MedFlight to fly into new Troy facility
  • Akron Children’s Hospital receives generous donation
  • ProMedica lays off approximately 100 employees
  • In Columbus, Ohio, a Hospital Invests in Housing to Improve Patient Health
  • Job fairs plentiful for displaced Ohio hospital workers
  • MetroHealth looks to push beyond Cuyahoga County
  • Salem Regional Joins Mercy Health’s Clinically Integrated Network
  • Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center boasts 9% revenue increase
  • Ohio Medicaid director stops at Miami Valley Hospital to explain expansion
  • Meet the new boss at the Christ Hospital; he’s moving from Toledo
  • ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital’s new president is Dawn Buskey
  • Dayton-area hospital partners with local city on follow-up care
  • Humana hiring 65 workers in southwest Ohio
  • Cincinnati biotech firm hires chief medical officer
  • Christ Hospital Health Network names Arturo Polizzi new president/CEO, replaces retiring Mike Keating
  • Ohio bill would give advance practice registered nurses independence from doctors
  • Opioid crisis impact on MetroHealth leads to lawsuit against drug makers, marketers
  • MetroHealth sues Purdue Pharma, other drug companies over nation’s opioid epidemic
  • ProMedica closes autism center after criminal investigation

WISCONSIN

  • Manitowoc-based health care ministry names Scott McConnaha CEO
  • Tomah Memorial Hospital named among 66 critical access hospitals to know
  • Ascension St. Joseph Campus – Community Engagement Making Positive Progress
  • Foxconn giving UW-Madison $100 million gift
  • Advocate Aurora Health operating income down, revenue up in first half of year
  • Children’s Community Health Plan growth boosts Children’s Hospital’s operating income
  • Holy Family Memorial appoints Brett Norell to CEO role permanently
  • How UW Health saved millions with a labor management system

SOUTH / SOUTHEAST

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

ALABAMA

  • At Doug Jones roundtable, Alabama hospitals plead for help
  • MainStreet Family Urgent Care to expand, offer primary care

FLORIDA

  • Modern surgical suite and expanded services coming to Florida Hospital Kissimmee
  • New health care facility coming to South Walton
  • Miami Heat and Baptist Health break ground on health center
  • Mednax recruits ex-Kindred executive Farber to become CFO
  • New $13 million emergency room facility coming to Ocala
  • Hundreds of assisted living facilities still waiting for critical equipment
  • Local doctor paying millions after the federal government accused him off submitting false claims
  • Magellan Health settles with Florida, accepts pared down Medicaid contract
  • Florida Hospital scores naming rights for new Tampa Bay Buccaneers training center
  • Orlando Health unveils fetal surgery program
  • Orlando Health’s operating income rises 51% in Q3

GEORGIA

  • Grady Memorial targeted for attack by pair at New Mexico compound
  • Georgia health system names revenue cycle VP
  • Georgia doctor accused of bilking Medicare of $1.5 million
  • A rural hospital tax credit becomes hot potato in Georgia gov race

MISSISSIPPI

  • Mississippi hospital files for bankruptcy
  • Gilmore, Curae Health file Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Currier to retire as leader of Mississippi Health Department
  • EHR System Costs Contributed to Bankruptcy at 3 Mississippi Hospitals
  • Ribbon Cutting: Mitchell Eye Care Optometry – Starkville
  • Magnolia Regional Health Center CFO to resign

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Nearly 60,000 patients make appointments online at Atrium Health
  • Stokes County’s hospital owner engaged in $76M ‘swindle,’ says Blue Cross
  • Does North Carolina’s “CON” law help or hurt access to and cost of health care?
  • Nash UNC Health Care names hospitalist medical director
  • The Privatization Of Healthcare In Western North Carolina
  • Mission Hospital McDowell’s foundation to get $15 million
  • Blue Cross: North Carolina hospital engaged in a ‘$76M health insurance swindle’
  • Medical Drone Deliveries Tested at North Carolina Hospital
  • Wake Forest Baptist to complete acquisition of High Point Regional on Saturday
  • Sale of Mission Health to Provide Up to $90 Million to Foundations
  • Interim CEO, John Young selected as President and CEO of Columbus Regional Healthcare System
  • Watchdog group urges halt of ‘reckless’ clinical trial on patients at 3 NC hospitals
  • Winston Salem throws $2.4 million behind Cook Medical move
  • Higher operating, acquisition costs drive down Wake Forest Baptist’s excess revenue
  • Vidant Health operating margin narrows amid reimbursement uncertainties
  • Erlanger lawsuit: TennCare favors insurers over hospitals for needy
  • Cerner, Duke collaborate on cardiac risk app

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • South Carolina agency to try to save rural hospitals from closing
  • Judge appointed to manage South Carolina’s opioid lawsuits
  • MUSC partners with Siemens Healthineers

TENNESSEE

  • State of the State’s Health: Tennessee among 10 least healthy states
  • Full court won’t rehear False Claims Act case against Brookdale Senior Living
  • Tennessee health system files for bankruptcy, says it owes CHS $28M
  • CHI Memorial recognized for consumer loyalty
  • ReviveHealth expands to Boston
  • Feds investigating Brentwood company
  • Milton Johnson offers his advice for health care startups
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center points to Epic rollout for 68% drop in operating income
  • Nashville General Hospital taps new chief analytics officer

SOUTH-CENTRAL / SOUTHWEST

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

ARKANSAS

  • Arkansas hospital to end inpatient pediatric care
  • Washington Regional scales back pediatric care after Children’s Hospital opening
  • Russellville Family Clinic Joins Conway Regional
  • Ouachita Baptist, Baptist Health Announce Partnership
  • White River Health System CEO to retire, ending 27-year tenure

ARIZONA

  • Arizona continues to face shortage in primary care physicians
  • Tucson Medical Center sues pharmaceutical companies over opioid overdose costs
  • Arizona Skilled Nursing Facility with Behavioral Health Focus Sells for $15M
  • Banner’s operating income drops 33% in first half of 2018

LOUISIANA

  • How a Louisiana hospital plans to save $200K annually
  • Bernard Parish Hospital Introduces Germ-Fighting Robot to Enhance Patient Safety
  • Hospitals identify biggest health problems in Baton Rouge with new plan
  • New Orleans health economist says East Jeff Hospital in critical need of a partner
  • The Latest: LSU to Be Involved Again in Hospital Management
  • Cathey announces retirement, other changes at North Oaks Health System
  • Ochsner poised to take over University Health hospitals Oct. 1
  • New deal for north Louisiana safety-net hospitals worked out
  • Ochsner Health System earns HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award
  • Baton Rouge General appoints COO

NEW MEXICO

  • Western Sky taps a New Mexico health care leader as CEO
  • UNM to pay $800,000 to settle doctor’s lawsuit
  • UNM Children’s Hospital Opens State’s First Concussion Clinic

OKLAHOMA

  • Family sues Oklahoma hospital for HIPAA violation after toddler’s death
  • Oklahoma Medicaid Tests New Tactic to Curb U.S. Drug Costs
  • Hastings Hospital works to comply with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
  • ETMC, Paramedics Plus, Oklahoma agency agree to $21 million settlement
  • Customer experience at the center of Oklahoma Surgical Hospital
  • Ex-CEO of ambulance service agrees to $80K settlement

TEXAS

  • Baylor health system to anchor national push to improve Medicaid patient care
  • Texas agency underpaid Vista Healthcare $40K+ for outpatient surgical care, court rules — 8 details
  • Texas Children’s operating income soars 448% in first 9 months of fiscal year
  • Reliant Rehab To Pay $6.1M After Settling Allegations It Paid Kickbacks
  • Abbott announces new leader of Texas health agency
  • CIO of Children’s Health brings digital prowess with careful touch
  • Plano rehab provider will pay $6.1 million over allegations it traded kickbacks for company loyalty
  • Houston-based children’s hospital will open second Austin facility
  • ETMC, Paramedics Plus, Oklahoma agency agree to $21 million settlement
  • Texas teacher with $108K medical tab caught in surprise hospital billing loophole that creates havoc
  • Tenet’s Detroit Medical Center extends partnership with 300 physicians
  • Texas Children’s Hospital fires nurse who posted about boy with measles
  • Struggling Texas hospital seeks partner to help finance improvements
  • Texas hospital lays off 40% of administrative staff amid financial troubles
  • Tyler hospital, ambulance service agree to $21 million settlement in kickbacks lawsuit
  • Texas Nurse Loses Job After Apparently Posting About Patient In Anti-Vaxxer Group
  • New Texas medical college clears key hurdle at SHSU
  • Texas hospital reduces patient’s $109K balance bill to $782 after media coverage
  • New hospital being built in Oak Hill in southwest Austin
  • Steward Health Care nabs United Airlines exec as chief communications officer
  • Texas hospital lays off 40% of administrative staff amid financial troubles

NORTHWEST

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

ALASKA

  • Sitka’s hospitals may combine: Assembly approves negotiating with SEARHC
  • Employer Direct Healthcare announces partnership with the State of Alaska
  • CEO of Juneau’s hospital set to lead statewide organization
  • Alaskans coming together to address the opioid epidemic
  • Quorum’s bid to operate Alaska hospital unsuccessful

IDAHO

  • Saint Alphonsus Health System taps Odette Bolano as CEO
  • Minidoka hospital gets new CPR device
  • Luke’s preps surgery center overhaul
  • Luke’s Health System plans ASC renovations
  • Washington and Idaho Collaborate To Manage Woodland Health
  • Luke’s brings virtual hospital to rural Idaho and Oregon
  • Luke’s opens ‘virtual hospital’ in Boise
  • Idaho ASC Sues Corporate Owners, Alleging ‘Gross Mismanagement’

MONTANA

  • Southwest Montana groups get $250,000 in grants to combat youth substance abuse
  • Nurses at Kalispell Regional Healthcare Launch Unionization Effort
  • Montana Matters Interview with Mountain Health
  • Montana Medicaid Providers, Recipients Anxiously Await Budget Restoration Details
  • More woes hit Lewistown mental health center

OREGON

  • Charles Bend considers role as teaching hospital
  • Oregon’s only heart transplant hospital suspends procedures
  • Luke’s brings virtual hospital to rural Idaho and Oregon
  • CareOregon, major Medicaid player, approaches $100 million in losses
  • OHSU suspends heart transplant program amid staff shortage
  • Remaining heart transplant cardiologist announces resignation from OHSU
  • Health Share CEO Janet Meyer resigns
  • OHA’s Allen defends controversial opioid tapering proposal
  • Portland Clinic’s new next-door neighbor will soon give patients healthy options

WASHINGTON

  • ED tech and process changes help hospital reduce readmissions by 25%
  • Washington and Idaho Collaborate To Manage Woodland Health
  • Troubled Washington psychiatric hospital gets new CEO
  • Opioid overdose pilot program designed to save lives
  • MultiCare Deaconess adds family room to help parents stay near NICU
  • Kaiser Permanente plans to open Smokey Point clinic in 2020
  • Central Washington Hospital to shutter transitional care center
  • Washington hospitals see uptick in patients with breathing issues amid wildfires

WYOMING

  • Concerned about hospital, Riverton residents band together to push for changes
  • Patient suicide spurs investigation at Wyoming hospital
  • Meeting the neighbors: East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center hosts family fun night in Warsaw

WEST

(California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah)

CALIFORNIA

  • State orders Mercy General Hospital to pay $75,000 penalty after patient death
  • SF health director Garcia forced to resign over conflict-of-interest allegations
  • Nurses wary as SF’s Dignity Health moves toward merger
  • Public meeting to discuss merger of Dignity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives set
  • Doors Ready to Open at Sutter Health’s CPMC Mission Bernal Campus
  • California fines 13 hospitals $1M-plus for patient safety issues
  • Prime Healthcare names Saju George CEO of 2 hospitals
  • New Hospital Opens, Replacing St. Luke’s in San Francisco
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong Brought Hope To Deeply Indebted California Health System. A Year Later It’s Been Dashed.
  • Capricorn Healthcare rebrands as Martis Capital
  • California hospital on track to reopen in January
  • California physician sentenced to 5+ years in prison for billing fraud
  • The future of surgery has arrived in a newly opened center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles leads vast expansion of medical VR training for doctors
  • Sutter Health opens 120-bed replacement hospital

COLORADO

  • Medical group proposes new orthopedic surgery and urgent care facility in Dillon
  • Penrose-St. Francis Health Services names new CEO
  • Colorado Plains Medical Center CEO to retire
  • UCHealth joins nationwide cancer research network to advance targeted treatments
  • National Recognition Could Help Boost Health Center Workforce
  • Banner, MD Anderson partner on cancer care in Loveland, Greeley
  • Fort Morgan medical center CEO to retire

HAWAII

  • The Queen’s Health Systems CEO to retire in 2020
  • Maui Medical Group reopens for Maui vets and families
  • In case of an emergency, this medical group is equipped to assist Hawaii hospitals

NEVADA

  • Medicaid In Nevada Facing $56 Million Shortfall
  • Sunrise Children’s Hospital names Mark Amox COO

UTAH

  • Utah Valley Hospital opens pediatric intensive care unit
  • How University of Utah Health cut sepsis costs by 10%
  • From housekeeper to hospital administrator: Dixie Regional CEO Mitch Cloward to speak at chamber luncheon
  • Intermountain Healthcare eliminates 396 jobs in overhaul
  • Intermountain says it eliminated 396 positions in overhaul, but added 107 new jobs
  • Study ranks Utah health care high for patient outcomes, not so good for access
  • New report: Utah’s booming life sciences industry an economic powerhouse
  • Fourth Street Clinic procures Epic, a leading electronic health record system, with University of Utah Health’s Support

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