Feb 9, 2019

Health Provider News – February 8, 2019

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  • How to make healthcare more like Amazon? It comes down to data and payer-provider collaboration
  • How hospitals will handle outpatient competition & disruption in 2019
  • White House reportedly reviewing final rule to reverse nursing home arbitration ban
  • CMS Lifts Moratoria on Home Health After 5 Years
  • Amazon’s PillPack secures more state licenses, could be eyeing national rollout
  • Slack is setting itself up for the $3.5 trillion health-care sector
  • Hospitals sparked industry job growth in January
  • Trump administration to eliminate safe harbors for drug rebates to PBMs
  • Mitt Romney to hold closed-door meeting with pharma CEOs
  • Amazon-led health venture hires technology chief to work under Gawande
  • Rural hospitals face growing sustainability threats on multiple fronts, AHA says
  • Trump’s State of the Union address: 3 healthcare takeaways
  • Only 33% of healthcare quality professionals say all staff is trained on quality
  • Zurik: HHS Secretary says ‘revolutionary’ changes to come for drug prices
  • AMGA: Full MACRA Implementation Needed to Advance Value-Based Care
  • AHA: 19 persistent, recent, emergent challenges in rural hospitals
  • Google might be building an EHR: 4 notes
  • AMGA calls on Congress to end MIPS exclusions
  • Joint Commission launches new “Step Up” campaign to prevent infection


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


  • Hospital tax poses challenge for first Lamont budget
  • 3 lessons from UConn Health’s journey to patient-centric billing
  • of St. Joseph gets $64,000 grant for biomedical research


  • Mayo Regional Hospital to close primary care office
  • Maine health system struggles with EMS worker shortage
  • Maine hospital owes at least $8M to 878 creditors
  • Lincoln hospital will keep operating despite $10M in debts
  • Rural hospitals face many challenges in Maine and across the country
  • Bill calls for 4 mental health centers to be alternative to emergency rooms
  • Patients group wants new owners for troubled Maine hospital


  • Baystate Health’s plan for new psychiatric hospital raises questions, hopes
  • Partners Healthcare reports $463M loss in Q1
  • With CEO’s exit, Partners HealthCare faces crucial decisions
  • Baystate Health to build new mental health hospital; no site chosen yet
  • With CEO’s exit, Partners HealthCare faces crucial decisions
  • Cape Cod Hospital joins oncology collaborative
  • CEO Dr. David Torchiana’s abrupt exit leaves Partners at crossroads
  • Nurses move forward with union, prepare to negotiate at St. Luke’s
  • Walgreens pays nearly $2M to settle claims with MassHealth
  • Massachusetts nurses union vote upheld


  • Frisbie Hospital touts benefits of joining HCA
  • New Hampshire hospital installs 7D Surgical spinal platform
  • Elliot Health System taps COO
  • Elliot’s new COO is a familiar face
  • DHHS to reconsider York Hospital rehab center’s approval
  • Former DHMC executive intern Valley Regional CEO
  • Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont names interim CEO


  • Annum Health abruptly ends operations
  • How Mount Sinai Health System is reducing long-term IT costs
  • New York HIEs merge to double down on data sharing
  • Hospital for Special Surgery leads U.S. sports safety efforts
  • Schenectady hospital proposes building $1.4 million pharmacy
  • New York-Presbyterian earns prestigious nursing award
  • HealtheConnections, HealthlinkNY make plans to combine
  • Buffalo nursing home’s owners have record of problems
  • Massena Memorial Hospital physicians asking for more involvement in affiliation process
  • NY to invest $204M on 95 health care projects
  • Englewood Health raises minimum wage to $15
  • Clifton-Fine Hospital drops ‘interim’ from CEO Dierdra Sorrell’s title
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside appoints Long Beach resident as chief nursing officer
  • Hudson Valley health care providers getting $24M in state aid
  • Syracuse hospital moving 73 jobs to the Midwest
  • Massena Memorial Hospital not among healthcare facilities receiving grant funding
  • NewYork-Presbyterian working on machine learning analytics to combat opioid crisis
  • New York hospital mishandled complaints about physician, CMS finds


  • Rhode Island has regulations to curb the cost of health care — and they work
  • Southcoast Health opens Middletown urgent care center
  • Rhode Island governor’s order seeks to rein in healthcare costs


  • John Powell: UVM Health Network is a national leader in new model
  • UVM Medical Center studying effectiveness of opioid treatment in ER
  • Vermont health system cuts jobs, wages to stay afloat
  • Springfield Hospital sheds 27 positions as cost-cutting begins
  • State gives $800,000 to struggling Springfield Hospital
  • SVMC laboratory re-accredited
  • Greenway to Pay $57.25M for False EHR Certification Allegations

MID-ATLANTIC / EAST                                                                 

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


  • This is why Nanticoke is affiliating with a Salisbury health system
  • Nanticoke Health Services plans to join Peninsula Regional Health System
  • Delaware continues focus on trauma-informed practices
  • Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Milford will open on Feb. 5
  • Christiana Care to take space at Avenue North complex
  • Bayhealth Sussex opens, Milford Memorial closes


  • MedStar calls on lawmakers to make EHR usability a priority
  • Providence wants urgent care center for DC campus
  • MBRE Healthcare Opens East Coast Regional Office in Washington, D.C. Area
  • Providence cuts causing ‘dramatic increase’ in MedStar Washington Hospital Center volume


  • ACA suit that also challenged Whitaker is dismissed
  • Maryland upgrades prescription drug monitoring platform
  • Nanticoke Health Services plans to join Peninsula Regional Health System
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center moves toward cardio-informed women’s care
  • The value of physician builders + compensation models: Q&A with Peninsula Regional Medical Center CMIO Dr. Mark Weisman
  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center turns major surgery for silent killer into needle pricks
  • New All-Private Room Hospital To Open In White Oak On Aug. 25
  • UMB, Partners Launch Mobile Integrated Health – Community Paramedicine Program


  • Camden program to cut hospital readmissions gains national attention
  • Bergen Hospital Employees To Reap Benefit Of $15 Minimum Wage
  • CHS sells New Jersey hospital
  • Inspira Health Mullica Hill cancer center celebrates topping-off
  • Lord Abbett gifts $1M to Jersey City Medical Center for new maternity wing
  • Hackensack Meridian’s Miller appointed to American Hospital Association post


  • Commission OKs new Penn State Health hospital on West Shore
  • Despite investment hit at end of 2018, Allegheny Health Network results continue to improve
  • Pennsylvania nurses approve labor deal, avert February strike
  • Allegheny Health Network reports $3.3B in operating revenue, up 6.9% from 2017
  • Suburban Philly organization sets cancer guidelines used by doctors all over the world
  • Penn Medicine shortens ICU stays with real-time data
  • Opinions split on whether nursing-ratio mandate would improve care
  • Some Easton Hospital patients may get compensated for data breach
  • Hampden Township Commissioners approve Penn State Health’s land development plan
  • Somerset Hospital officially named UPMC Somerset
  • Penn State Health’s acute care hospital gets final township approval
  • Health center operator DVCH names new CEO
  • Ellwood City Medical Center workers paid
  • Washington Hospital Workers Ratify New Union Contract
  • LVHN to build hospital, medical offices in Lower Nazareth
  • Ellwood hospital could be looking at health department probe
  • Holy Redeemer and Prepared Health Partner to Connect Health System, Align Post-Acute Network
  • Pennsylvania medical center denies claims CEO was fired over race, age
  • Glen Mills health business pays $17M to settle fed false claims case
  • Washington Hospital service employees ratify new three-year contract
  • Not all happy with Ellwood City Medical Center self-insurance plan
  • attorney general targets access, cost issues related to Highmark-UPMC divorce
  • Readers React: St. Luke’s University Health Network maintains strong presence in Coal Country
  • Pennsylvania medical center may face probe over biological waste storage
  • Trinity Health announces changes to IT services, revenue cycle operations
  • Tower Health adds Pediatric ER to Reading Hospital
  • Trinity Health restructuring to affect nearly 200 Philadelphia-area jobs
  • Pennsylvania to probe how Highmark-UPMC split will affect consumers


  • WMC leader honored by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
  • Bill would legalize ‘medical aid in dying’ in Virginia
  • UVA Medical Center receives national recognition
  • With Medicaid expansion, Danville hospital hopes to reduce amount of uncompensated care
  • Healthcare Real Estate Firm Opens East Coast Regional Office In Northern Virginia
  • Increased number of Virginia hospitals facing financial distress
  • Mayo Clinic and Leidos announce strategic collaboration


  • West Virginia doctor will pay $200K for health care fraud
  • WV Supreme Court justices hear issue in WVU Hospitals records cost case
  • Questions surround the fate of Hopemont Hospital


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


  • Campaign aims to advance UnityPoint Health Birthing Center
  • Leah Glasgo is new CEO at UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge
  • Mercy Health Network transitions to new MercyOne name
  • Prices revealed for N’West Iowa hospitals
  • New Maternity Wing Opens at Methodist West Hospital
  • Encompass Health to build new hospital in Iowa
  • MercyOne CEO Bob Ritz talks about health care and hospital name change


  • EmpowerHMS health care facilities reportedly struggling nationwide
  • Physician-owned hospital in Kansas takes on minority owner, looks to expand
  • Kansas hospital leader reports missed payroll
  • CEO is confident struggling Horton hospital will stay open
  • EmpowerHMS misses payroll at Northeast Kansas hospital
  • Hillsboro hospital owner to appeal receivership decision


  • No room in the hospital? St. Luke’s, Essentia go to great lengths to have enough space
  • RiverView Health plans to build new hospital in Crookston
  • Hennepin Healthcare CEO Jon Pryor to resign
  • For sale: 10-acre Shriners Hospital complex overlooking Mississippi River
  • Despite cuts at hospitals, Minnesota still delivers on rural obstetrics
  • New CEO takes the helm at Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic
  • Mayo Clinic and Leidos announce strategic collaboration
  • Mayo Clinic’s $8M pharmacy will not service the public
  • Proposal to allow secret ‘granny cams’ moves forward at the Capitol


  • SSM Health taps new CIO
  • Nevada Regional Medical Center applies to be filed as a “sole community hospital”
  • Louis Children’s Hospital completes 4,000th SDR spinal surgery
  • Fulton hospital changes management
  • Ascension SVP Tim Adams: The shift to ‘everywhere’ care and the future of American healthcare


  • Editorial: UNMC plays a pivotal role in addressing Nebraska’s rural health needs
  • Former employee pleads guilty to defrauding Omaha hospital
  • Omaha woman pleads guilty to defrauding Children’s Hospital of $4.6M
  • DEA investigating Omaha pain management clinic


  • Sanford Health offers innovative TAVR heart procedure
  • JRMC among top rural hospitals in North Dakota


  • Custer doctor named president of medical organization
  • Mental health pod slated for 2019
  • Helmsley grant aims to help with mental health issues West River


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


  • Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush completes newest center
  • Blessing Hospital, Quincy Medical Group debate new surgical center
  • Samantha Handley, new Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare CEO
  • Schwanke named interim CEO at RCH
  • Horizon Health opens EZ Care Clinic in Marshall, IL
  • Pharma company files for bankruptcy after backlash over price hikes
  • Rochelle Community Hospital appoints interim CEO
  • Sinai Health System taps Presence Health executive as COO


  • NWI health care on the cutting edge
  • DCH Sleep Disorders Center receives accreditation
  • New Community East Hospital has comfy touches, from wood accents to Apple TVs
  • Carmel-based Olio launches health care communications platform nationally
  • IU Med School Hits Record NIH Funding
  • Spero Health Opens 2nd Indiana Location in Jeffersonville
  • Medical procedure prices around Indiana show broad contrasts
  • Georgia Woman Wins $3M Verdict Against Cook Medical
  • Lilly Returns to Profit
  • Rehab Medical Merges With Wound Care Company
  • $175M Community Health Project Hits Milestone


  • Kentucky delays start time for some new Medicaid rules
  • Health Poll: 24% of KY adults don’t use regular doctor
  • Passport Health mum about cost-cutting steps as losses mount
  • SentryHealth Names Steven Sablan as Chief Operating Officer
  • Lucina Health names new chief financial officer
  • Kentucky orthopedic center launches data-analysis injury prevention program for athletes
  • Elizabeth seeks to prevent sports injuries via data analysis
  • Passport, Kentucky officials to meet about Medicaid rate dispute
  • Spero Health Opens 2nd Indiana Location in Jeffersonville
  • Passport Health Plan has a new president
  • Humana 4Q earnings top expectations
  • Bluegrass Pain Consultants to close its last office
  • Baptist Healthcare profitable despite $42M loss in physician group, investment losses


  • How Bronson Hospital is changing the stigma of hospital food
  • Michigan Moves to Intervene in Federal ACA Case
  • Demand for high-tech health help grows during cold stretch
  • Change Ups: Spectrum Health appoints diversity officer
  • Michigan hospital opens on-site grocery store
  • New maternity center opens for patients in Mid-Michigan
  • Beaumont Health looks to hire laid-off salaried GM workers


  • Ohio hospital system could lose Medicare funding over deaths
  • Operating in ‘growth-mode’: The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center CIO Phyllis Teater answers 3Qs on IT budgeting
  • University Hospital renames outpatient facility
  • Cradle Cincinnati, Good Sam awarded $5M grant to help combat infant mortality rates
  • Graceworks’ new CEO hopes to continue expanding home care, disability services
  • Dayton Children’s expands services closer to home for Miami County residents
  • Hospice unit set to open at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center
  • Greater Cincinnati hospital to build $35M cancer center
  • Ohio to rebid costly private Medicaid contracts
  • University Hospitals, Kent State Address Nursing Shortage in Northeast Ohio Through New Nursing Education Program
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital opens multispecialty outpatient center
  • TriHealth, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine become Cincinnati’s largest orthopedic care providers with new facility
  • Mercy Health Eyes Growth Beyond Hospital Walls
  • Elizabeth seeks to prevent sports injuries via data analysis
  • Google parent company looking to partner on opioid rehab campus in Ohio
  • Cardinal Health profit falls 73% in latest quarter
  • Catholic group with ownership stake in Premier completes mega-merger
  • Cleveland fertility clinic’s 2018 loss of thousands of eggs, embryos spurs new protocols locally, nationwide
  • Fisher-Titus CEO to step down


  • Advocate Aurora stands by $250M Wisconsin expansion despite Foxconn changes
  • Ashland Health and Rehabilitation has new owner
  • Aurora clinic building in St. Francis sold for $13.3 million
  • Wisconsin hospital was in ‘immediate jeopardy’ after 2016 patient suicide
  • Hospital workers, shaken by murder, say parking garage danger ignored. FBI figures confirm the risk.
  • Despite Foxconn news, Advocate still plans to spend $250 million on new Wisconsin hospital, medical offices
  • Four Atrium Health senior living homes will close. Some residents got a day’s notice.
  • Feds warn 180 Wisconsin health care professionals about overprescribing opiates
  • Gundersen Health System names new CFO


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


  • UAB CEO hopes MedWest Hospital move could pave way for psychiatric facility
  • Alabama hospital execs make case for Medicaid expansion
  • Decatur Morgan Hospital gets major renovation


  • Florida orthopedic-focused hospital transitions to outpatient care
  • Feds threaten to cut funds to Florida children’s hospital
  • House bill would allow Halifax Health to operate hospital in Deltona
  • Partners no more: USF med school and St. Petersburg’s largest hospital announce a breakup
  • Thousands of Florida doctors, dentists skip required opioid training
  • Interim CEO of NCH Healthcare System on right track, observers say
  • Clearwater doctor sentenced to six months for health care fraud
  • Interim CEO of Florida hospital seeks to re-examine controversial admissions policy
  • Shriners Hospital shifts focus in Tampa, will no longer have inpatient care
  • Lake County eye doctors agree to $157K payment to settle Medicare billing allegations
  • Regional General Hospital has payroll issues, says former employees
  • Philip Minden Named New President Of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South
  • Mayo Clinic and Leidos announce strategic collaboration
  • Doctor, nursing facility under fire for kickback scheme
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s has 3 weeks to correct safety lapses or lose Medicare funding


  • Lee officials: CON extension ‘routine’
  • Piedmont Fayette Hospital plans expansion, starting with new parking lot
  • Georgia House introduces bill to exempt integrated ASCs from CON requirements
  • Nurse, Georgia hospital settle discrimination lawsuit
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center continues to expand residency program
  • North Georgia hospital to pay $5 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations
  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital to seek trauma center designation
  • Northeast Georgia Health System to open ER, then build new hospital in Lumpkin
  • Georgia hospital to reopen in July


  • Illinois medical equipment maker expanding in Mississippi
  • Hattiesburg Clinic, UMMC announce electronic health records partnership
  • Mississippi lawmakers dodge action on surprise billing remedy


  • HCA completes purchase of Mission Health
  • Troubled Raleigh nursing home faces new state, federal investigations
  • Contracts Awarded to 5 for N Carolina Medicaid Managed Care
  • HCA to pay $15M in property taxes in North Carolina after Mission Health deal
  • Contracts awarded to 5 for NC Medicaid managed care
  • Novant planning Ballantyne hospital
  • UNC Lenoir Health Care Names Jay Dennard as CEO
  • Atrium Health Invests More Than $19 Million In Over 15,000 Teammates; Nursing and nursing support staff will benefit most from pay increase
  • Federal judge dismisses whistleblower’s complaint against two N.C. health-care systems


  • Businessman give $5 million gift to children’s heart center
  • New robot at Roper Hospital on cutting edge of surgical technology
  • After MUSC opens new children’s hospital in October, leaders plan to replace main hospital
  • Roper St. Francis, Valley Professionals Phishing Attacks Breach Patient Data
  • Charleston businessman donates $5M to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
  • Nancy Mace: South Carolina’s certificate of need law hurts health care industry and consumers
  • SC lawmakers file bill to repeal complex health regulations called Certificate of Need
  • South Carolina healthcare providers alert patients about ‘split billing’
  • Health providers battle for bid to build new York County hospital
  • Grand Strand Health breaks ground on new medical office building


  • Health care CEO: ‘I’m going to cheat. Don’t tell anyone.’
  • Provider wins False Claims decision, now must face claims that it retaliated against whistleblower
  • HCA completes purchase of Mission Health
  • Thanks to donations, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital unveils new ICU ambulance
  • Health-tech firm moves HQ to downtown Nashville, expects to double staff
  • nurse charged with homicide, patient abuse
  • New urgent care facility to open in East Nashville
  • Community Health Systems Reaches Settlement over 2014 Breach of 4.5M
  • HCA to pay $15M in property taxes in North Carolina after Mission Health deal
  • HealthStream hires former HealthLeaders CEO
  • Laboratory settles claims of doctor kickbacks for $63M
  • Tennessee hospital receives court oversight amid financial troubles
  • Satellite Healthcare agrees to pay $3.2 million to settle anti-kickback charges
  • Skilled nursing company to pay nearly $10M to settle False Claims allegations
  • HCA Healthcare grows outpatient cases 3.2% in 2018 & more
  • Tristar Skyline Medical Center to undergo expansion project
  • Former Vanderbilt nurse indicted on reckless homicide charge after fatal medication error
  • TriStar Centennial names COO for women’s, children’s division
  • Public hearing today on Ballad Health annual report
  • Erlanger breeding culture of distrust among staff, physicians allege


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


  • CHI St. Vincent launches online heart health tool
  • Calling the Shots: New CEOs Take the Reins of Arkansas Health Care Organizations
  • Mainline Health Systems Officially Opens Clinic
  • Mercy Northwest Arkansas promotes 2 in operations


  • Arizona bill would add more state regulation to facility where patient was raped
  • National Partners In Healthcare acquires Anesthesia Resources
  • Arizona Clinical Nurse Specialists one step closer to prescribing authority
  • Anchor Health Properties enters Phoenix market through outpatient medical center investment
  • Arizona bill hopes to improve insurance coverage of telemedicine


  • Baton Rouge pediatric clinic closes, health department to move patients to other providers
  • LSU garners $11.5M grant to establish Louisiana pulmonary research center
  • Shreveport trauma surgeon found guilty of stealing social security benefits
  • Louisiana Medicaid misspending sparks probe for national issues
  • Five Louisiana health centers to split multi-million dollar grant
  • Louisiana Medicaid misspending sparks probe for national issues


  • Texas company buys building for new medical office
  • Presbyterian receives $1.79M gift, expands services
  • New Mexico may open Medicaid to paying customers
  • New Mexico bill mimics Obamacare consumer protections


  • Health care must be part of legislative focus
  • Oklahoma nursing homes push for more funding, promise better quality
  • Financial struggles continue for Prague Community Hospital
  • MHTC out of compliance with federal regulations
  • Oklahoma hospital misses payroll for 2nd time
  • Oklahoma hospital could lose Medicare funding
  • Memorial Hospital of Texas County Doesn’t Meet Requirements for Medicare, Medicaid Accreditation


  • CHI Texas Division, Baylor St. Luke’s appoint more C-level execs
  • University of Texas Health pays $2.4M to resolve allegations its center misused NIH funds
  • Two Texas physicians sentenced in $29M Medicare fraud cases
  • Navarro Regional Hospital names new CEO
  • Healthcare field flourishing in East Texas, nationwide trend
  • Medical City Fort Worth’s new CFO is Andrew Lane
  • How to Prepare for Texas’ New Maternal Care Levels
  • Texas Tech ‘teletrauma’ technology to help trauma patients in rural communities
  • Pathology lab strikes $63M deal in physician kickback case
  • National Partners In Healthcare acquires Anesthesia Resources
  • Texarkana hospital earns new accreditation
  • Memorial Hermann, Baylor Scott & White merger off
  • UTHealth pays $2.4 million for misappropriated federal funding
  • Pipeline Health buys 22 freestanding ERs
  • Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center appoints CEO
  • Job cuts at Children’s Health among more than 630 new layoffs in Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Tenet extends contract with Cerner
  • Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital selects interim CEO


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


  • Inspectors fault practices at Alaska Psychiatric Institute
  • Federal investigators found more ‘substantial deficiencies’ at API than at any other US hospital last year
  • Legislators revive bills to abolish certificate of need program
  • State wrestles with sizeable backlog of Medicaid applications
  • Petersburg Medical Center CFO to depart


  • Idaho Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion
  • Knox dissolution does not signal end of Valor Health
  • Layoffs coming at Saint Alphonsus hospital system in the Treasure Valley


  • Health care clinic in Helena aims to provide fast, affordable care
  • Cardiologist, Bozeman Health drop lawsuit during trial
  • Montana Lawmakers Consider New Regulations To Curb Prescription Drug Prices
  • Peter’s Health CEO answers questions and shares hospital’s progress
  • Missoula’s fight against the opioid epidemic


  • Asante selects CEO
  • Nurx Expands to Oregon, Leveraging Telemedicine to Provide Affordable and Convenient Healthcare
  • Behavioral health clinics urge Oregon delegation to extend funding
  • PeaceHealth names new COO for Oregon region
  • Providence St. Joseph Health launches pop health startup


  • Providence St. Joseph Health launches for-profit company
  • Magnolia Medical nets $20M for its blood sample isolation system
  • Washington State Lawmakers to Debate 4 Separate Telehealth Bills
  • Providence hospital seeks to add urgent care to scaled-back campus
  • 150-bed hospital proposed for UW
  • Committee hears support for new teaching hospital at UW
  • Virginia Mason’s Gary Kaplan: 19 years of inviting disruption
  • Seattle health care prediction startup KenSci raises $22 million
  • How Providence St. Joseph Health plans to bring more consistency to IT & pricing: CIO B.J. Moore shares insights


  • Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County outlines its budget process
  • Bill seeks to clarify hospital privacy regulations
  • In New Report on Rural Hospitals, Mountain West Looks Troubled
  • Hospital Announces New Chief Operating Officer
  • Wyoming Medicaid expansion bill passes committee
  • Wyoming Seeks to Repeal Hospital Privacy Regulation for HIPAA Clarity
  • Campbell County Health names COO


(California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah)


  • Stanford Health Care CIO Eric Yablonka: Navigating the IT budget after opening a new facility
  • Task Force Outlines Strategy To Address California’s Shortfall Of Health Workers
  • Sutter elevates population health with c-suite role
  • Hospital unionization effort falls short in California
  • Commission says patching up California’s health workforce would cost $3 billion
  • Californians don’t have enough doctors. Here’s how to fix that by 2030, panel says
  • Denver, California hospital chains complete merger
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center appoints CFO
  • California’s first accredited emergency room created for seniors
  • Judge rejects attorney general’s attempt to block sale of 2 California hospitals
  • California hospitals record higher profits under Medicaid expansion, study finds
  • Pipeline Health buys 22 freestanding ERs
  • California attorney general requests emergency order to halt sale of 2 hospitals
  • Nurses at California community hospital give strike OK
  • Independent California hospital lays off 10-15 employees, paper reports
  • Barton Health taps CFO, CMO
  • California fines 5 hospitals $250K+ for patient safety issues


  • Vail Health CEO: Partnerships essential for future success
  • Colorado House Sends Hospital Transparency Bill To Senate
  • Colorado downgrades Clear View Behavioral Health’s license amid Contact7 investigation
  • Colorado lawmakers bring back bill to help insurance companies cover high-cost health claims
  • Colorado advances bill to import cheaper prescription drugs
  • Denver, California hospital chains complete merger
  • Colorado hospitals didn’t pass billions in savings to consumers, state report finds
  • UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital announces new president
  • Kaiser Permanente lays off nearly 200 in Colorado


  • The Queen’s Medical Center-West to be renovated
  • Hawaii medical center adds spine, orthopedics program


  • Nevada Assemblyman Sprinkle to take another shot at Medicaid buy-in law
  • Northern Nevada Medical Center Breaks Ground on Freestanding Emergency Department in Northwest Reno to Serve Community
  • Northern Nevada’s first-ever freestanding ER coming to Northwest Reno
  • Rural Nevada hospital exec guilty of opioid charges
  • Why Renown Health is on a mission to collect Nevadans’ genetic info


  • Hospital renews trauma center designation
  • Cache Valley Hospital names new Chief Medical Officer
  • Utah Senate approves rewrite of Medicaid expansion plan
  • Health technology startup is hiring for over 60 jobs, planning to move to new location in Salt Lake City
  • Report highlights health disparities in Utah

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