Jul 5, 2018

Health Provider News – June 29, 2018

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  • Better outcomes, satisfaction with hospital-at-home care programs: JAMA study
  • Walmart Just Scored a Patent for a Blockchain-Based Health Care Records System
  • Atul Gawande: Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture will tackle 3 types of healthcare waste
  • White House releases extensive plan to reorganize HHS
  • How for-profit hospital operator stocks fared over the first half of 2018
  • CMS official says star ratings not delayed because of Rush analysis
  • New Study Reveals Growing Threat of OB-GYN Shortages
  • Amazon Makes $1 Billion Splash in Health Care, Buying PillPack
  • Here’s what we know about Amazon’s foray into healthcare


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


  • 2 CT Children’s Hospitals Among Nation’s Best: U.S. News
  • New Connecticut Law Allows Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances
  • Qualidigm, Maine collaborative to merge


  • Governor floats hospital tax to pay for Medicaid expansion
  • Second phase of Maine Med’s mega-expansion calls for garage with 2,450 spaces
  • Hospitals announce new VP of patient care
  • Feds earmark $1.2 million for Maine health care initiatives


  • Boston Children’s Hospital ranked #1 in the nation
  • Healthcare Bill Secures $337 Million for Community Hospitals
  • Nurse staffing ratios heading to ballot in Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Falling Behind Rest of the Nation in Health Care Access, Efficiency
  • South Shore Health could risk bond rating with planned urgent care expansion
  • Biogen to pay $700M to boost stake in Samsung biologics joint venture
  • Baker signs minimum wage, paid leave bill
  • Community Healthlink, UMMS receive opioid funding
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital promotes Amy Pfeffer to CFO


  • NH Hospitals Left Off Best Children’s Hospital Rankings: US News


  • Judge dismisses NYU Hospitals’ antitrust claim
  • Several New York hospitals are running dangerously low on blood
  • Hospital billing platform Cedar secures $36M in venture capital
  • 5 NYC Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among Nation’s Best: U.S. News
  • Carthage area hospital CEO discusses proposed medical campus
  • Roswell Park breaks ground on joint cancer center in Central New York
  • AFC Urgent Care opening in Suffolk
  • Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital plan July 3 strike
  • Samaritan Medical Center starts last phase of campus upgrade
  • Ex-New York hospital CEO paid $660k to ‘disappear’ received no assignments to aid transition
  • Peter’s Health Partners taps 1st ever president of acute care


  • Kent Hospital to invest $1.7M in training after 4 patient errors in 6 months
  • Rhode Island medical center gets $1.7M city tax break after conversion back to nonprofit
  • RI Lawmakers Pass Bill To Put Hospital Operators Under Oath
  • CharterCARE makes undisclosed offer for Memorial Hospital
  • Raimondo signs legislation incentivizing St. Joseph pension plan settlements
  • Cambridge biotech Rubius Therapeutics considers R.I. for pharmaceutical manufacturing facility


  • Mack gives $5M to SVHC to upgrade ER
  • Vermont hospital receives $5 million in largest-ever gift
  • Lawsuits allege fraud, conspiracy in insolvency of St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island plan
  • Letter: UVMMC nurses make their case


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


  • PAM Rehabilitation Hospital part of health care boom in Dover
  • As hospitalizations drops, Beebe decides not to build tower, add beds
  • ‘Time is of the essence’: A look into how Wilmington Hospital’s trauma center is run
  • Bayhealth Expanded With the Future in Mind


  • Here Are DC, Virginia’s Best Children’s Hospitals: U.S. News
  • Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Charging LabCorp with HIPAA Violation
  • DC area is home to 2 of the nation’s best children’s hospitals
  • Children’s National climbs U.S. News rankings — again


  • Nurses accuse Johns Hopkins Hospital management of anti-union violations
  • Health System CEO says pediatric unit is “NOT” closing
  • Regent Healthcare of Hanover acquires Freedom In Home Care
  • Nurses Accuse Johns Hopkins Hospital of Impeding Union


  • Betsy Ryan, former head of N.J. Hospital Association, joins board at Inspira
  • How New Jersey hospitals are tackling unneeded C-sections
  • How New Jersey’s Healthcare Facilities Planning Act relates to ASCs — 4 quick facts
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering opens new Bergen County facility
  • Atlantic Health forms partnership with urgent care provider
  • NJ bill caps Medicaid payments at $140 for nonemergent ER visits


  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center devotes lane outside ER for police to drop off gunshot victims
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will build inpatient facility in King of Prussia
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System CEO Ralph Muller to Step Down in 2019
  • Philly tries a different approach for training nurse practitioners
  • Temple University adds to health system board amid restructuring
  • Summit, WellSpan still working on affiliation details
  • What would UPMC partnership mean for Somerset Hospital?
  • Allegheny Health Network plans four micro-hospitals
  • Philadelphia-area nursing home staffers facing big financial hits from ownership changes
  • Penn State Health plans hospital next to rival West Shore facility
  • Muller, CEO of UPenn health system, to step down in 2019
  • How did CHOP score in this year’s children’s hospital rankings?
  • Penn makes third big biotech bet, helping to raise $53M for Carisma
  • UPMC, University of Pittsburgh establish genome sequencing center
  • ‘Epic’ success: How Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia mastered its EHR update
  • Penn researchers push new approach to training nurses
  • Summit Health taps Medline for distribution


  • How Children’s Hospital of Richmond incorporated the patient voice into its redesigned behavioral health center
  • Here Are DC, Virginia’s Best Children’s Hospitals: U.S. News
  • New Virginia law aims to increase access to healthcare
  • VCU Health breaks ground on $349M outpatient facility


  • WVU Medicine Children’s pediatric urology ranked 42nd nationally by U.S. News & World Report
  • Martinsburg hospital closes deals worth $1.6M to buy land


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


  • Sanders Trust opens first rehab hospital in Iowa
  • University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital loses ground in rankings
  • UI Health Care begins using AI-based system for diabetic eye care


  • Francis official addresses concerns raised in public comments
  • Francis deal allowed Denver nonprofit to keep Menninger Hill, cash, artifacts
  • Francis executive memo reveals distribution of charity dollars
  • Olathe medical coder gets $91,000 from Healogics false claims settlement


  • New CEO named for Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics
  • Big Medicare shift coming to Minnesota
  • Allina Health opens doors of Orthopedic, Podiatry and Spine Clinic
  • Minneapolis hospital system suspends some clinical trials
  • Blue Cross of MN names Anthem exec CEO
  • Allina-Aetna joint health insurance venture fills out C-suite
  • Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare appoints new CFO


  • Nursing shortage prompts St. Louis hospital to offer summers off
  • Research Medical Center nurses protest against staffing shortages, high turnover
  • Kansas City area nurses picket over nurse-patient ratio, want change
  • A preview of a patient room at the new SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital
  • Siteman Cancer Center announces new network member
  • Children’s Mercy moves up in national rankings
  • Man’s antenna picks up PHI from pagers at 5+ hospitals
  • Ascension spins out hospital automation tool service
  • Here are Missouri’s Best Children’s Hospitals: U.S. News
  • Truman Medical Center says proposed Medicaid cut ‘would be a disaster’
  • High-tech centers let med students practice on holographic patients. Worth the cost?
  • A $58 bill spurs lawsuit claiming local hospital overcharges for medical records
  • 5 things to know about Mercy’s IT consulting arm, Mercy Technology Services
  • Cerner pays $4.5M to settle lawsuit regarding overtime wages


  • CHI Health criticized for $23.6M naming rights deal
  • CHI Health to spend $20M+ to rename Nebraska arena
  • Medicaid expansion petition nears finish line, setting up November vote
  • Friend Community Healthcare System names new CEO


  • Sanford Health expands North Dakota footprint, adding research institute focused on obesity
  • Sanford Health absorbing North Dakota research institute
  • Bismarck Hospital Turns to Staffing Agency for ER
  • A week after disbanding medical committees, CHI St. Alexius taps staffing agency as ER physician contract collapses


  • Sanford Health expands North Dakota footprint, adding research institute focused on obesity
  • Sanford Health absorbing North Dakota research institute
  • Avera Health commits two years of support for nursing program at CUC
  • Sanford Health to Merge With Good Sam
  • Sanford Health eyes expansion into Chicago market


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


  • After 9 months, HSHS St. Mary’s President and CEO Joan Coffman stepping down
  • Advocate Aurora Health co-CEOs on the next steps for the newly combined system
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital hires interim president
  • Hospital incident reports at risk of discovery in Illinois
  • Illinois’ Medicaid hospital-funding plan gets federal OK
  • Outcome Health’s former leaders step down from board
  • New Chief Medical Officer announced for Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • Local hospital to spend $2.5M on improvements, including a new sleep clinic
  • Lurie Children’s ranked as nation’s 10th best children’s hospital
  • GE remake doesn’t include Chicago-based GE Healthcare
  • Northwestern Medicine to establish AI cardiovascular program with $25M gift
  • 4 ways Cook County Health and Hospitals System is addressing opioid addiction
  • Sanford Health eyes expansion into Chicago market


  • IU Health set to open new $9M robotic supply warehouse
  • CEO Who Defrauded Health Care Groups Could Face 12 Years In Prison
  • IU Health East Central Region names Critical Access hospital COO for Blackford, Jay
  • Joe burn unit loses verification
  • Lutheran suit meets resistance
  • Franciscan and other health systems spend millions in booming Johnson County
  • IU Health Plans Names VP
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital Set to Open
  • National Recognition Continues For Riley
  • Indiana hospital: Anthem won’t ink fair rates because it considers us a microhospital
  • Medical Device Company Building in Whitley County
  • Court Sides With Lilly on Alimta Case
  • Anthem Names Business Group President
  • Startup’s Goal: No More Missed Meds
  • New Albany Rehab Hospital Acquired


  • This Louisville CEO is one of the most beloved in the country
  • Kentucky court blocks Christ Hospital’s construction proposal
  • McKay named next CEO of Ephraim McDowell
  • Trigg County Hospital struggling financially
  • Pikeville Medical Center, UPIKE enter memorandum of cooperation
  • No Christ Hospital: What’s next for old Drawbridge Inn site?
  • Louisville doctors indicted on federal drug charges


  • McLaren Health Care Selects Project Team For New $450M Campus
  • Hospitals use home health to cut costs of readmission
  • Michigan Medicine reports $103 million surplus for 2018
  • Snyder signs law creating Medicaid work requirement
  • Medical company acquiring manufacturer
  • Medical company plans 260 jobs
  • Inside Track: Muskegon’s hometown hero


  • O’Bleness Hospital announces five-year path towards sustainability
  • UC Health adds new C-suite role
  • Freestanding ERs on the rise in region
  • Oscar Health aims to expand into six new markets
  • Why former factory and retail workers may help with healthcare staffing in Ohio
  • Dayton medical office sold for $10.5M
  • Hospital Faxes Records to Wrong Person in Apparent HIPAA Violation
  • Northside nurses say Steward putting profits above patient care
  • Good Samaritan Hospital closing day set
  • UC Health chief performance officer exits
  • Judge approves HCR ManorCare’s bankruptcy plan
  • Miami Valley Hospital buys more land near Austin Landing
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is No. 2 overall, tops for cancer, says U.S. News & World Report
  • What one Ohio State College of Medicine dean is doing to address unconscious bias
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General accuses Summa ER provider of ‘unfair’ competitive actions
  • Here Are Ohio’s Best Children’s Hospitals: U.S. News
  • Dayton-area medical practice to open new location
  • New name, services for Premier Health’s Good Sam facility in Englewood
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women & Children to open July 9
  • Cleveland Clinic brand making waves in UAE, CEO says


  • Report: GE Healthcare, with thousands of Wisconsin employees, to be spun off
  • Sheboygan’s St. Nicholas Hospital hires new president and CEO
  • Clare Health Mission at 25: ‘Great success story,’ with 18,000 patients served in La Crosse
  • Marshfield Clinic Has Yet to Break Ground for New Minocqua Hospital
  • Bellin CEO Kerwin to retire after 47 years with Green Bay health care organization
  • Advocate Aurora Health co-CEOs on the next steps for the newly combined system
  • Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital celebrates 125th anniversary
  • Marshfield Clinic unveils new helicopter ambulance base
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranked among best in US
  • Wisconsin high court caps some malpractice damages at $750K
  • Aurora Health Care surgery center site and operation plans approved
  • Wisconsin high court caps some malpractice damages at $750K
  • HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital appoints new CEO


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


  • Sanders Trust opens first rehab hospital in Iowa
  • 2 local hospital leaders get state trade association posts
  • Grandview Medical Center campus adds new pediatric clinic


  • Ocala Health to add beds at West Marion, ORMC
  • Find out how Central Florida children’s hospitals ranked in the annual U.S. News report
  • Florida Hospital Orlando expands cardiac intensive care unit
  • Healthcare group switches format to mini clinics
  • How a new blood testing device may slash Lee Health ER bills, unnecessary hospitalizations
  • Outside parties see high-stakes fight in Halifax Health case
  • Tampa General Hospital to pair AI, human intelligence in NASA-inspired command center — CEO John Couris explains
  • NFCH soon to close on CGH property
  • Florida Hospital North Pinellas names health care veteran as new CEO
  • Florida Hospital building state-of-the-art command center
  • Jax company to pay $22.5 million to settle Medicare fraud suit
  • 124 Florida Medical Professionals Charged In Health Care Fraud And Opioid Crackdown
  • Ban on air ambulance balance billing sought in Florida
  • Bankrupt Miami hospital fetches $30M bid
  • Florida hospital deal hinges on a single issue: Should CHS pay up if things go south?


  • Children’s Healthcare files certificate of need for $1.5 billion hospital
  • Children’s Healthcare Unveils Vision For $1.5B Brookhaven Hospital
  • Here Is Georgia’s Best Children’s Hospital: U.S. News
  • Northside Hospital Forsyth named among best in nation for patient experience
  • Northside Hospital CEO Named To Top CEOs List
  • Northside Hospital Atlanta Completes New Eight-Story Patient Tower
  • CHI Memorial announces approval of cancer care clinic in Ringgold
  • Northeast Georgia Health System Increases Access to Healthcare Services in Lumpkin County
  • Georgia hospital to close next month


  • OCH rings in MSU alum as new hospital CEO
  • No deal for insurer and University of Mississippi hospital
  • Hospital investing $8M in computing
  • Mississippi in line for $7.5 million to fight opioid crisis
  • More business owners charged in South Mississippi health-care fraud that nabbed Dr. Diaz
  • OCH Regional, UMC announce affiliation
  • HPIC names new CEO
  • U of Mississippi Medical Center hospital bills could be up to 29 times higher for BCBS members if contract ends
  • Mississippi’s only academic medical center may exit BCBS’ network


  • Raleigh-based NovaQuest hauls in nearly $750M for new investment fund
  • North Carolina hospital charges man $1,011 after ‘free’ cancer screening, biopsies
  • Court Agrees with Atrium Health, Rejecting Attempt by Mednax to Disrupt Transition to New Anesthesia Partner
  • What could hold up sale of Asheville’s Mission Health to HCA? NC’s attorney general
  • Court order allows Atrium Health to bring on new anesthesia provider
  • Maynard Children’s Hospital celebrates anniversary
  • Court order allows Atrium Health to bring on new anesthesia provider
  • A major Charlotte employer plans to boost pay for thousands of its workers
  • Court Rules New Anesthesiologists Group Can Start At Atrium On Time
  • Doctors to leave local practice
  • WakeMed has plans for more expansion in Cary


  • Doctor who helped SC hospitals to lead Amazon-Berkshire-J.P. Morgan health venture
  • 6 MUSC Children’s Hospital programs named “Best Children’s Hospitals”
  • McMaster releases opioid response plan


  • Caris Agrees To Pay $8.5 Million To Settle False Claims Act Lawsuit
  • Work to begin on $35 million senior living campus in East Hamilton County
  • Community Health Systems Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell Oklahoma City Hospital to INTEGRIS Health
  • LifePoint-owned hospital settles whistleblower lawsuit
  • LBMC names health care cybersecurity leader
  • Pension fund taking over Premise Health
  • Physician Group Names New CEO
  • CHS offers notes to pay off $1B in debt
  • HCA looks to sell Louisiana hospital
  • Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital names COO, emergency services nursing director
  • Covenant Health gets OK for $115M expansion at Fort Sanders Regional
  • Florida hospital deal hinges on a single issue: Should CHS pay up if things go south?


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


  • Saline Memorial Hospital’s CEO Resigns
  • No Insurance? No Problem, Pinnacle Internal Medicine Says


  • How Phoenix Children’s structured its EHR to be disease specific to improve care, drive savings
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital improves scores on ‘U.S. News’ list
  • Phoenix has some of the most overworked OB/GYNs
  • Banner Health partners with Lyft to offer ridesharing for patients


  • After 9 months, HSHS St. Mary’s President and CEO Joan Coffman stepping down
  • Tammany Parish Hospital names new CEO
  • Changing of the guard as two St. Tammany hospitals name new leaders
  • Talks fall apart for $100 million proton beam cancer treatment center at University Medical Center
  • Audit: Lax oversight of billions in La. Medicaid contracts
  • Tulane Health System taps new CEO for Lakeview Regional Medical Center
  • 116-bed Louisiana hospital avoids closure
  • Louisiana senator wants action after critical Medicaid audit
  • HCA looks to sell Louisiana hospital


  • As Demand for Autism Services Soars, Centria Healthcare Adds Sarah Baca to Leadership Team
  • Strategies to fight addiction paying dividends
  • Local salon teams up with UNM Children’s Hospital


  • Community Health Systems Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell Oklahoma City Hospital to INTEGRIS Health
  • INTEGRIS announces plan to purchase Deaconess Hospital
  • Integris names new CEO


  • Baylor University Medical Center Gets A New President
  • Nursing program at Huntsville Memorial closing its doors
  • New surgery medical program at Austin hospital aims to reduce drug dependency
  • Telemedicine brings new options to patients in Central Austin
  • Texas Health Physicians Group Recalibrates Leadership As Executive Departs For Cleveland Clinic
  • Metroplex Adventist Hospital president and CEO looks back at some highlights of his tenure and looks ahead
  • Houston hospital’s Medicare funding in jeopardy
  • Houston Heart Transplant Hospital Could Lose Medicaid Funds
  • North Texas Doctor, 2 Nurses Convicted of Health Care Fraud
  • Beleaguered North Texas Medical Center Lands On New CEO
  • The Latest: Hospital CEO: Gas line perhaps involved in blast
  • Texas hospital ranked one of best in U.S. for children
  • $250M medical campus planned for Mesquite could add 1,800 jobs


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


  • AK Regional Hospital attacks addiction problem with new service
  • Report shows 80th percentile rule likely driving up health care spending


  • Idaho Falls Hospital Announces New Residency Program
  • Lawmakers Concerned About Health Provider Contract in Idaho
  • Idaho to Allow New Insurance Plans Outside of Federal Health Law
  • Official says center not at risk of losing Medicaid license


  • Unionized employees of St. James in Butte ‘disappointed’ after being asked to bargain for award
  • Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, Kindred Healthcare team up for new rehab center
  • Officials break ground in Billings on Montana’s first freestanding rehab hospital
  • UM graduates 12 family physicians; 11 say they’ll stay in Montana
  • Kalispell Regional Healthcare Sets Aside $21.5 Million for Potential Settlement
  • How Montana cut healthcare costs with reference-based pricing


  • Oregon consumer group takes Providence Health Plan to task for rate request
  • Health Share Earns $43M; Will Reinvest Into Community Health
  • Oregon Primary Care Association Announces New Executive Director
  • Nearly 200 Oregon hospital workers join union
  • Oregon Hospitals Provide $2.19 billion in Community Benefit Statewide
  • Fewer People Are Dying In Hospitals


  • A Washington health system expands its patient portal
  • Providence St. Joseph adds former Intermountain CEO to board
  • Washington’s largest psychiatric hospital loses $53 million in annual funding after failing survey
  • Kennewick hospital could have new owners in a month
  • Microsoft names two executives to lead new health care group
  • Watered-Down Care in Washington State


  • Enzi Seeks Creative Ways to Help Wyoming Lower Health Care Costs
  • A Smart, Small, Familial Approach to Population Health
  • Campbell County hospital spent $31,000 to remove trustee


(California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah)


  • Canopy Health’s South Bay Expansion Approved by California Department of Managed Health Care
  • Cash-strapped California hospital considers closure
  • California budget boosts payments for doctors, dentists
  • Joseph Health, St. Mary continues to expand with new MRI facility
  • California hospital to lay off 137 employees
  • Ex-CFO, 3 surgeons charged in $950M kickback scheme in California
  • Physician sues California hospital chain, claiming its physician poaching killed his practice


  • Boulder County ERs reduce opioid use in face of drug abuse crisis
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado ranks among nation’s best pediatric hospitals
  • Colorado health system sues patient over $229K surgery bill, jury awards $766
  • Why Colorado’s health costs are so high, according to a new study
  • Federal jury in Denver awards $383.5 million in wrongful death lawsuits against DaVita
  • Legislature working to reduce health care costs
  • Banner Health leader Margo Karsten’s three offices share one thing
  • UCHealth opens rehabilitation unit in Fort Collins


  • Hawaii Cancer Care Partners with Cardinal Healthcare Group
  • Hawaii’s Secrets: Sun, Surf, Health Care


  • Las Vegas mental hospital loses nearly half of staff in 10 years
  • Nevada may soon have most cases of Alzheimer’s in the U.S.


  • Intermountain Healthcare CEO named among most influential
  • Utah’s Newest Freestanding ER Underway in West Valley City
  • 602 infants’ data potentially disclosed by theft at Moran Eye Center
  • More Utah Women Choosing to Give Birth in Out-of-Hospital Settings

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