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Health Provider News – January 4, 2019

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NATIONAL

  • 12 hospital construction projects worth $1B or more in 2018
  • Amazon gets into health insurance — and more 2019 health-tech predictions from top experts
  • How Northwell Health and Ascension executed massive rebranding campaigns and what other health systems can learn
  • Hospitals hike minimum wage in geographic clusters
  • Healthcare accounted for bigger portion of 2018 DOJ false claims recoveries
  • Hospitals will have to post prices online starting January 1
  • State-by-state breakdown of 93 rural hospital closures
  • Federal judge says HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded legal authority in setting 340B drug payment rates
  • CMS proposes fee increase for labs
  • What’s coming for healthcare in 2019? Health system executives weigh in
  • Federal judge blocks Trump rule cutting drug payments to hospitals
  • Justice Dept Recovered $2.5B from Healthcare False Claims in 2018
  • HIMSS19 to offer a look at how HHS is approaching blockchain
  • Doctors to Silicon Valley engineers: Spend more time in the hospital before building apps
  • Epic expands outside of hospitals: 4 healthcare organizations that deployed Epic EHRs this year
  • CMS extends deadline for voluntary readmissions measure to Jan. 4
  • Top 10 supply chain stories of 2018
  • 28 pharma companies will hike prices in January after 2018 price freeze
  • 3 digital health moves the FDA made in 2018
  • CMS overhauls ACO program
  • Venture capital firms pour billions into digital health

NORTHEAST

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

CONNECTICUT

  • Croke learning on the job as new CEO of Wood River Health Services
  • Connecticut Hospital fined for operating improper blood draw facility
  • Former Access Health CEO, state contractor pay to settle ethics violation
  • Stamford Health, HSS open sports rehab center in Connecticut
  • Report calls for changes to CT’s Medicaid program for children
  • Malloy touts healthcare successes

MAINE

  • Mercy takes next step toward a consolidated hospital campus
  • CMMC a top cardio hospital
  • Portland Planning Board Approves Hospital Expansion Project
  • Discover the evolution of orthopedic medicine right here in Maine
  • New nursing program aims to help fill education, workforce gaps

MASSACHUSETTS

  • McLean Hospital Pays Massachusetts $75,000 for 2015 Breach
  • Mass General builds algorithm to detect intracranial hemorrhages
  • Despite cuts, UMass Memorial Health Care posts operating loss for 2018
  • Massachusetts 911 operators to learn new protocols after patient death outside hospital’s ER
  • Three Mass. biotechs prepare to ring in 2019 with IPOs

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Credit rating agency gives Elliot Hospital ‘stable’ outlook, cites expected financial improvements
  • By the numbers: New Hampshire receives ‘D’ grade on national ranking of states’ fiscal health

NEW YORK

  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan to get $52M for infrastructure improvements
  • City investing $52 million in East Harlem hospital
  • Rochester Regional Health activates second largest solar farm in NYS
  • How Northwell Health and Ascension executed massive rebranding campaigns and what other health systems can learn
  • Penn Yan hospital seeking to close inpatient unit
  • New York hospital under investigation for potential Legionella cases
  • NYU Langone, healthcare workers reach contract agreement
  • For New York hospitals, first-ever citywide nurse residency program will help retention, curb burnout
  • Stamford Health, HSS open sports rehab center in Connecticut
  • NYC launches 1st city-led nurse residency program in the US
  • Catholic Health Services of Long Island reshuffles 4 leadership roles
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering’s season of turmoil

RHODE ISLAND

  • Hospital CEO: RI should stop diverting ambulances
  • Providence ambulance company accused of improper billing agrees to pay $300,000
  • Care New England’s losses climb to $47.6M in 2018
  • Hospital tech system aims to speed communication

VERMONT

  • Vermont med school brings doctors to Danbury
  • Vermont governor taps former medical center CEO to oversee cash-strapped Springfield Hospital
  • Email attack jeopardizes data of 32,000 at Vermont Hospital

MID-ATLANTIC / EAST                                                                 

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

DELAWARE

  • In 2019, Delaware hospitals will treat the leading cause of maternal mortality the same way
  • Executive order aims to curb healthcare spending
  • Atlantic General Hospital welcomes new board of trustees members
  • Christiana Care to respond to claims of illegal Medicaid kickbacks next week
  • Delaware Sets Health Care Spending Benchmark
  • Nanticoke hospital to change how it gets paid
  • Trinity Health hospitals announce minimum raise increases in New Year

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Judge denies request to keep DC health system open
  • Inova’s future plans for Merrifield campus shrink significantly
  • Judge denies District’s motion to stop Providence closure
  • GWU Hospital says it’s back in the game to work toward East End Hospital deal
  • C. Council approves St. E’s hospital bill after changes; GWU Hospital mum

MARYLAND

  • Maryland hospitals end merger talks
  • LifeBridge Health and Union Hospital of Cecil County end takeover talks
  • Year in Review 2018: Maryland hospitals plan multimillion-dollar facelifts
  • New health laws taking effect in Md.
  • Johns Hopkins hospitals don’t always follow ‘basic safety rules,’ report claims
  • LifeBridge Health faces class-action suit over 2016 data breach
  • More top executives leave Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Florida

NEW JERSEY

  • Hackensack UMC and Morristown Medical Center recognized for orthopedic care
  • Valley Health System seeks better patient, record matching
  • Virtua joins N.J. health care consortium
  • Surgery center alerts 3,778 patients about possible exposure to infections
  • After reshaping NJ health care with a unique personal touch, John Lloyd calls it quits
  • Tracking New Jersey’s progress on population health
  • Patient sues New Jersey clinic over sterilization breach, rusty equipment
  • New Jersey nurses reach labor deal with future Salem hospital owner
  • J. is missing out on a bigger piece of the $2.6B clinical drug trial industry | Editorial
  • Hudson Regional Hospital’s 2018 Year in Review
  • Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO retires
  • Trinity Health hospitals announce minimum raise increases in New Year

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Fallout over UPMC-Highmark split rankles patients forced to choose sides, confront prepay rule
  • Tristan radiology docs leave UPMC Pinnacle locations for Penn State Health
  • Pennsylvania lawmakers ask CMS to help seniors facing end of Highmark-UPMC agreement
  • Penn Medicine launches brain tumor telemedicine program
  • Q&A with Jefferson Health’s new chief medical social media officer
  • New group overseeing emergency room at Ellwood City Medical Center
  • Jefferson Hospital tops 1,000 births for 1st time
  • UPMC Pinnacle starts process of closing Lancaster hospital formerly known as St. Joseph’s
  • Doctors at 3 Philly-area hospitals are pushing back after working for weeks without pay
  • Mary Medical Raising Minimum Wage To $15
  • Hospital cited after allegations that patients were assaulted by staff
  • Physicians at 3 Pennsylvania hospitals mull legal action after working weeks without pay
  • New Penn State Health facility expands access to primary and specialty care in Lancaster County
  • Tower Health launches revamped, and expanded, home care division
  • Trinity Health hospitals announce minimum raise increases in New Year
  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General seeks to fill 500 positions

VIRGINIA

  • Bon Secours gets green light for hospital in Virginia
  • New North Suffolk hospital approved
  • Virginia ASC welcomes patients at open house
  • Sentara Healthcare donates $535k to 17 non-profits in Virginia, North Carolina
  • Medicaid expansion in Virginia set to begin in the new year

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Federal government intervenes in hospital whistleblower suit
  • West Virginia University Health System CEO Albert Wright on his most recent meaningful patient interaction
  • Federal government joins lawsuit against Wheeling Hospital
  • West Virginia hospital, CEO hit with federal kickback suit
  • WVU Medicine, Mon Health continue history of cooperation, competition
  • Braxton County Memorial Hospital becomes full member of West Virginia University Health System

CENTRAL

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

IOWA

  • New hospital head takes on ‘aspirational’ goals for value-based care
  • Mercy ACO partners with PatientPing

KANSAS

  • Kansas extends medical board’s regulations to telemedicine
  • State takes over nursing home in central Kansas
  • Kansas hospital to close, affecting 327 jobs
  • 2019 marks the official arrival of Shawnee Mission Health’s new name: AdventHealth
  • Late paychecks hit ‘lives and livelihood’ of KC-based rural hospital chain’s employees
  • 3 hospitals close in Kansas, Tennessee

MINNESOTA

  • 7 thoughts on Mayo’s philanthropy, controversies and future from retiring CEO Dr. John Noseworthy
  • Minnesota hospital apologizes for billing mistake

MISSOURI

  • How Northwell Health and Ascension executed massive rebranding campaigns and what other health systems can learn
  • Louis Proud: Doctors and nurses from Children’s Hospital sharing their expertise around the globe
  • Bankrupt healthcare company looks to sell its stake in St. Alexius Hospital in south St. Louis
  • Doctoral research enhances NICU operations at area hospital
  • Missouri improves, but still in bad shape when it comes to this state ranking
  • Columbia senator sees few options for MU Health, SSM deal
  • Proposed St. Mary’s Hospital sales in Jefferson City and Mexico could go before Legislature
  • Late paychecks hit ‘lives and livelihood’ of KC-based rural hospital chain’s employees
  • Some KC-area health consumers dismayed by the new price lists hospitals revealed January 1
  • SSM: MU Health Care is the right candidate to purchase St. Mary’s Hospitals in mid-Missouri

NEBRASKA

  • Pender Community Hospital District hires Edwards as COO
  • Callaway District Hospital CEO retires
  • Expedia for health care? CHI Health lets patients buy vouchers for discounted medical procedures
  • State launches website to inform Nebraskans about Medicaid expansion progress

NORTH DAKOTA

  • Cavalier County Memorial Hospital appoints CEO
  • D. nursing homes are losing millions

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Sioux San Hospital to stay with Indian Health Service
  • Sanford Health, Good Samaritan Society merger complete

MIDWEST

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

ILLINOIS

  • Three Advocate hospitals — Illinois Masonic, Good Shepherd, Good Samaritan — ending pediatric inpatient care
  • 10 Illinois hospitals get a name change
  • Lake Forest Hospital Names New Chief of Medical Staff
  • District court grants summary judgment for SSM Health in trademark dispute
  • Three Advocate hospitals — Illinois Masonic, Good Shepherd, Good Samaritan — ending pediatric inpatient care
  • Health care tech company raises VC funds, plans to hire
  • Illinois nurses receive $7.9M settlement after hostage incident
  • For-profit Springfield hospital closing by March 31
  • Ten Presence hospitals getting a name change
  • Chicago hospital performs record 54 heart transplants in 2018
  • Illinois long-term care hospital to close amid declining reimbursement
  • Advocate to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030
  • State hospital group has new leadership

INDIANA                           

  • Vibra closing; region losing last provider for acute care
  • Regenstrief, MDClone to speed data access for medical research
  • Indiana falls three spots, to No. 41, in latest national health rankings
  • IU Health Names Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
  • CHS to build $120M Indiana hospital
  • Indiana lawmaker wants to bring back hospital ‘certificate of need’ process
  • Vibra Hospital to Lay Off 120
  • Reid Health to Provide Ambulance Service to Western Wayne County
  • Lutheran Health Finalizes Plans For New Hospital

KENTUCKY

  • New twist in Jewish Hospital saga: UofL appears to want to buy it with a partner
  • University of Louisville Health names new CEO
  • Kentucky hospital hires more staff to treat sexual assault patients
  • Kindred partners with tech firm to improve sharing of health data, patient care
  • Kentucky hospital blames Medicare error for delay in paying workers
  • Kentucky orthopedic group, hospital launch joint replacement program
  • HMH sale named top story of the year
  • Passport West End HQ project gets $24M from national organizations
  • Oncologist’s $500,000 gift to St. Elizabeth’s new Cancer Care Center is designated for ‘comfort care’
  • Largest Private Equity Health Care Deals of 2018: Kindred, Curo Make the List

MICHIGAN

  • Woods set to step in as McLaren Northern Michigan interim president, CEO
  • Former Henry Ford Health CEO is named MSU trustee
  • McLaren Northern Michigan names interim CEO
  • Spectrum Health appoints Andrea Leslie regional market leader, overseeing 4 hospitals
  • Beaumont Health, UHS announce joint venture
  • Detroit Medical Center to add 79 new residency slots
  • Michigan hospital’s birth center to close
  • Hospital prices now online in Mid-Michigan

OHIO

  • Local hospital prices are about to go public
  • TriHealth CEO joins leadership of hospital association
  • MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros, Chief of Staff Jane Platten subpoenaed to testify before Cuyahoga County grand jury
  • ‘The hospital never told us:’ Cincinnati Children’s loses $2 million spine surgery lawsuit
  • Joseph Hospital’s relocation remains on hold
  • Kettering Health Network expects to open Troy Hospital in June
  • Mercy Health delays plan to build $250M Ohio hospital
  • Ohio’s Hospice turns to analytics to aid outcomes
  • Cincinnati hospital adds to C-suite
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital announces partnership with Gem City Market
  • Akron Children’s Hosptial CEO talks growth
  • OhioHealth exec to chair Ohio Hospital Association
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to pay $2M for botched surgeries by physician on the run
  • Knox Community Hospital CEO named to state, regional leadership boards

WISCONSIN

  • Hayward hospital joins 3-state project to reduce opioid use
  • Marshfield Clinic takes part in national research program
  • SSM Health to be sole owner of Turville Bay radiation center
  • Ascension Ambulatory Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant moves ahead
  • Wisconsin hospitals to post prices online
  • Hospitals to post prices online, how will it affect healthcare in Northeast Wisconsin?
  • Rolando Macasaet retires from Vernon Memorial Healthcare
  • Advocate to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030
  • Irgens sells three health care properties for about $75 million
  • Froedtert plans new Waukesha clinic

SOUTH / SOUTHEAST

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

ALABAMA

  • After nearly five years lawsuit against Flowers Hospital is over
  • Ochsner, Geneva Health Solutions partner for remote monitoring of cardiac device patients
  • Alabama hospital sets records for surgeries, ER visits after Dec. 6 move
  • Hospital busier than ever since move to new $230M building
  • Tim Puthoff named CEO of Brookwood Baptist Health
  • Flowers Hospital settles lawsuit 5 years after data breach

FLORIDA

  • Baptist Health earnings grow in fiscal 2018 as merger looms
  • 2nd standalone ER planned for Lakeland
  • Florida HCA hospitals recruit workers seeking jobs after Hurricane Michael
  • Pinellas Health News: Blood centers announce intent to merge
  • University of Miami Health System taps COO
  • Judge calls for rejection of Orlando Health pediatric heart-transplant program application
  • Baptist Health South Florida sees 66% jump in net income
  • Judge deals blow to Arnold Palmer Hospital’s hopes for pediatric heart-transplant program
  • Bill Would Provide More Money For Florida’s Safety Net Hospitals
  • Bankrupt Promise Healthcare gets $63 mln offer for Florida facilities
  • Florida Supreme Court backs insurance company over Lee Health in lawsuit
  • Citrus Memorial Hospital debuts $2.8 million renovation of stroke facilities
  • Ardent selling damaged Florida hospital to Ascension
  • Fort Myers doctor to pay $1.7 M for medical fraud
  • Sacred Heart Health System names new president and CEO
  • Lee Health launching ‘Vivida,’ a Medicaid insurance program for Southwest Florida
  • Tampa Bay hospitals confront new pricing transparency rules
  • Sacred Heart Health System’s new CEO Henry Stovall talks projects, changes in 2019
  • Hospital damaged by Hurricane Irma to be demolished
  • Adventist Health System completes rebranding across 47 hospitals
  • Florida Hospital Ocala rebranded AdventHealth Ocala
  • Three more All Children’s officials resign following Times investigation
  • Florida hospital to resume limited inpatient services

GEORGIA

  • Macon-based health system to join Carolina group
  • Regent pushes to combine University Hospital with AU Health
  • Navicent deal with N.C.-based chain shakes up hospital business in Middle Georgia
  • Hospital reports strong month
  • Atrium Health Finalizes Expansion Into Georgia
  • Health care firm bringing 500 jobs to Roswell
  • Ochsner, Geneva Health Solutions partner for remote monitoring of cardiac device patients
  • The story behind the Frazier, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates deal
  • Lee County Medical Center battle among this year’s top health stories in Georgia
  • Georgia hospital suing patients for defamation over alleged body mix-up
  • Southeast Georgia Health System selects COO
  • Northside Hospital files plans for 2 medical buildings
  • Piedmont Newton Hospital appoints CFO

MISSISSIPPI

  • Mississippi remains near bottom of national health rankings, beating only Louisiana
  • Ochsner, Geneva Health Solutions partner for remote monitoring of cardiac device patients
  • Mississippi improves health ranking to 49th
  • Amory hospital sale finalized; new name will be NMMC Gilmore-Amory

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Navicent deal with N.C.-based chain shakes up hospital business in Middle Georgia
  • Atrium Health Finalizes Expansion Into Georgia
  • UnitedHealthcare, Duke LifePoint hospital negotiations over fees reach critical point
  • UNC Health Care To Manage Jacksonville Hospital
  • New Broughton Hospital delayed again
  • North Carolina rehab center settles U.S. allegations of firing employee due to illness
  • Hospital undergoes transition
  • What stories grabbed you in 2018? NC Health News most-read stories of the year.
  • If Mission Health is sold to HCA, what happens to quality of care?
  • Wilkes Medical Center president announces retirement plans; Davie hospital president to take over duties
  • WakeMed’s operating income falls 20%
  • Atrium Health welcomes chief strategy officer
  • Macon-based health system to join Carolina group
  • New Mission Health tower, Arras hotel and condos slated to open in 2019
  • Sentara Healthcare donates $535k to 17 non-profits in Virginia, North Carolina
  • NC Health Policy and Trends to Watch For in 2019 – Part 2
  • Park Ridge is now AdventHealth
  • Cone Health continues pursuit of $15 minimum wage with pay raise
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital CFO dies at 66

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • New study on memory being done at Roper St. Francis Hospital in Charleston
  • Charleston real estate company donates $10,000 to pediatric palliative care team at MUSC
  • Baptist Easley gets a D on a new hospital quality report card
  • Board Member Chosen to Lead South Carolina Health Panel

TENNESSEE

  • New Tennessee Law Opens Up Telemedicine Across State Lines
  • Tennessee jury rules for doctors in $58M case against Wellmont
  • CHS to close 2 hospitals
  • Northeast Regional Health Office of TDH to receive performance excellence award
  • In small-town Tennessee, rural health clinics struggle as state freezes payments
  • CHS, Steward battle in court over unpaid bills in 8-hospital deal
  • Tennova provides updates on hospital plans
  • HealthSouth Hospital gets a new name
  • TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center hires new CFO
  • Turner Construction Begins Work on St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
  • Jury awards $58M to physicians group in lawsuit against Wellmont
  • Tennessee hospital installs new robotic system for spine surgery
  • 3 hospitals close in Kansas, Tennessee
  • Tennessee hospital CEO blames funding cuts for power outage forcing patients to relocate
  • HCA names new ethics and compliance chief, SVP of internal audit services

SOUTH-CENTRAL / SOUTHWEST

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

ARKANSAS

  • Concerns raised about financial fate of Arkansas hospital
  • De Queen hospital may close
  • De Queen Hospital faces financial problems
  • Ochsner, Geneva Health Solutions partner for remote monitoring of cardiac device patients
  • Lawsuit aims to open records at Harrison hospital
  • Burn unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital reopened for adults
  • Allegations of no pay or health insurance for Arkansas Medical Center
  • Arkansas Ranks Low for Overall Health
  • Arkansas Children’s taps new chief people officer
  • Arkansas officials prepare for potential hospital closure in Sevier County

ARIZONA

  • Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation verified as a Level III trauma center
  • Banner Health Moves Forward on New Arizona Care Center
  • New Arizona law will help prevent ‘surprise’ hospital bills from out-of-network providers
  • Banner Health Recovered From EHR Downtime Following Network Outage
  • Arizona ranks 30th in the nation for overall health

LOUISIANA

  • Report: Louisiana ranked most unhealthy state in 2018
  • Ochsner, Geneva Health Solutions partner for remote monitoring of cardiac device patients
  • Louisiana nurse practitioner is US group’s president-elect
  • Ochsner upped its lowest hourly wage to $12. Will others follow suit?
  • Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health appoints president
  • Willis-Knighton Health System taps chief administrative officer

NEW MEXICO

  • Opportunity costs: Weighing a joint venture between New Mexico children’s hospitals
  • Texas health care company opens ABQ office

OKLAHOMA

  • Prague hospital runs short of supplies as financial troubles deepen
  • Prague hospital runs short of supplies, late with payroll
  • Hillsboro hospital’s woes deepen
  • SoonerCare agency seeks $44 million to increase provider pay
  • Study: Oklahoma has a nursing shortage
  • New health care option coming to Ada
  • Nurses claim they’re paying for supplies at Oklahoma hospital
  • Oklahoma hospital short of supplies due to financial problems
  • Ada medical center nears completion of major expansion
  • Affordable Care Act enrollment reaches record in Oklahoma
  • Hastings Hospital corrects deficiencies after CMS probe of improper syringe use

TEXAS

  • Meet the Baylor Scott & White CEO guiding Texas’ biggest hospital merger
  • HCA Houston Healthcare taps Plano exec as new chief development officer
  • Full circle: Hendrick Health System boss Tim Lancaster to ring in new year in retirement
  • $74 million Alliance Fort Worth hospital expansion joins Texas Health’s growth spurt
  • HCA’s Kingwood Medical Center names Fort Worth exec as new CEO
  • Sundance Behavioral Health Hospital Ceases Operations, Surrenders License
  • Medical City McKinney’s New Chief Operating Officer
  • Texas psych hospital to lose Medicare funding after safety lapses
  • This north Fort Worth hospital is expanding. What will it do for $74 million?
  • Houston-based health care software co. trades hands
  • After bitter closure, rural Texas hospital defies the norm and reopens
  • Houston health care co. taps former Memorial Hermann exec as new CEO
  • Report: Texas Hospitals are Becoming Less Profitable
  • Texas hospitals react to new mandate to post health care prices
  • Baylor-Hermann Memorial merger will create closely watched mega-provider
  • Construction Moves Ahead on $270M Frisco Hospital
  • SA virtual health care company acquires Colorado business
  • Texan Allergy & Sinus Center opens new clinic in The Woodlands
  • Doctors say King’s Daughters Clinic will reopen after deal with Ascension Texas
  • HCA’s West Houston Medical Center completes surgical suite expansion
  • Baylor Scott & White, Memorial Hermann to keep regional brands after merger: ‘Spending millions taking signs off buildings doesn’t improve healthcare’
  • Push to ensure freestanding ER patients aren’t stuck with big bills
  • Sale of shuttered Temple clinic approved by bankruptcy judge

NORTHWEST

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

ALASKA

  • Alaska considers CON law repeal
  • Alaska’s Medical Price Transparency Law to be Delayed
  • New CEO leaves Alaska Psychiatric Institute after less than 4 months

IDAHO

  • Idaho preparing for Medicaid expansion
  • Innovative medical services now offered in Rigby and East Idaho

MONTANA

  • Pharmacy industry ‘middlemen’ settle Montana case
  • Billings Clinic, Montana health department collaborate to connect physicians with psychiatrists
  • Despite judge’s ruling, Montana Medicaid expansion advocates move forward

OREGON

  • Zoom Care names new CEO days after acquisition by PeaceHealth
  • New CEO plans to continue tradition of success
  • Oregon hospital association leader plans to step down
  • Nurses accuse Bend hospital of unfair labor practices
  • And the most-read Oregon health care stories of 2018 were …
  • Oregon And Washington Health Care Organizations Merge
  • Class-action suit alleges Legacy Health failed to pay nursing staff for hours worked
  • Charles Redmond plans $15M expansion, more treatment
  • Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics selects CEO

WASHINGTON

  • Twisting the trend, Providence St. Joseph snags another tech exec
  • Hospital district still working with architects on possible new facility
  • Microsoft exec joins Providence St. Joseph Health as CIO
  • Oregon And Washington Health Care Organizations Merge
  • How Harborview Medical Center is tackling high readmission rates among homeless
  • Changes coming for Spokane Medicaid clients in 2019
  • How Harborview Medical Center is tackling high readmission rates among homeless
  • Providence St. Joseph Health Predicts 2019 Will Be “The Year Of Coalitions In Health Care”
  • Cancer care center to open this month at EvergreenMonroe hospital

WYOMING

  • Hospital officials confident of district’s financial health
  • Sweetwater County Commission Funding for hospital repairs approved
  • CVS now offering MinuteClinic in Wyoming
  • Washington Hospital, Clinic to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

WEST

(California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah)

CALIFORNIA

  • California Northstate University plans $750M teaching hospital
  • Nurses at 2 California hospitals withdraw strike notices
  • John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital addition opens in Camarillo
  • CHI, Dignity Health Push Back Hospital Merger Closing Date
  • New $750 million hospital to be built in Elk Grove
  • Dignity Health’s innovation chief on healthcare’s “membership culture” shift
  • California hospital reexamines transition to nonprofit operator
  • Cottage Health opens outpatient cardiology clinic
  • Ken Keller named new president/CEO of Memorial Hospital
  • California community hospital’s reopening delayed until spring
  • Dignity Health’s Memorial Hospital promotes COO to CEO
  • California jumped five spots in 2018 national health rankings over 2017

COLORADO

  • Pagosa Springs Medical Center Pays $111,400 for HIPAA Violations
  • DaVita Celebrates 2018 Achievements
  • CHI, Dignity Health Push Back Hospital Merger Closing Date
  • Colorado hospitals to post prices online
  • Telemedicine helps transplant patients stay close to home
  • Children’s Hospital North expansion changes OK’d
  • Colorado ranked top 10 in healthiest state report
  • Banner Health Recovered From EHR Downtime Following Network Outage
  • Oversight of Pueblo state hospital to begin
  • SA virtual health care company acquires Colorado business
  • Colorado Is Stepping up Its Game to Prevent Hospital-Related Infections

HAWAII

  • Nonprofit works to address physician shortage
  • North Hawaii Community Hospital hosts ground blessing for new ER
  • Hospital patients in Hawaii soon to be able to price compare health care online
  • Hamakua-Kohala Health expands to Waimea
  • Hawaii law allowing medically assisted suicide takes effect

NEVADA

  • Las Vegas hospital raises awareness about Medicaid repayments

UTAH

  • Brigham City Community Hospital Breaks Ground On Emergency Room Expansion
  • Utah makes list of healthiest states
  • Timpanogos Regional Hospital selects new COO
  • 4 ways Intermountain Healthcare changed the patient payment experience

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