Sep 28, 2018
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Health Provider News – September 28, 2018

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NATIONAL

  • How providers can innovate to combat physician burnout
  • CMS: Innovative new payment models are coming—and some will be mandatory
  • Lack of consistent process hinders data sharing among HHS agencies, report finds
  • Apple Watch Should Pave Way for More Medical Gadgets, FDA Says
  • Pharma lobby mounts last-ditch effort to fix prescription ‘doughnut hole’
  • Less Than a Third of Docs Owned Independent Practices in 2018
  • AHA, CHA leaders fire back at emergency room cost op-ed
  • Can Yelp help you find a hospital — a good one?
  • Hospitals in one rural system have negative operating margins of $100 million a year, CEO says
  • UnitedHealth Plays Hardball With ER Doctors As Pay Shifts To Value
  • Experts say anti-fraud laws are holding back rural health
  • CMS Extends MIPS Targeted Review Request Deadline to Oct. 15
  • What’s the most disruptive tech in healthcare? 4 hospital, IT execs weigh in
  • New Bill Targets Medicaid Coverage of Maternity Telehealth Programs
  • Hospitals partner with community orgs under new AHA-led program
  • BPCI Advanced launches Oct. 1: 7 things to know about the bundled payment model
  • AHA: Proposals in outpatient payment rule ‘run afoul of the law’
  • New policy would force drugmakers to disclose payments to nurses
  • Physicians, surgeons ask feds to block CVS Health-Aetna deal
  • Congress releases final opioids bill
  • CMS eases readmission penalties for safety-net hospitals
  • CMS miscalculated MIPS payment adjustments

NORTHEAST

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

CONNECTICUT

  • Long-time Access Health CT director appointed as new CEO
  • A decade of delays, $23 million spent, as state makes fourth try for health information exchange
  • CT hospitals collected $1.2 billion in outpatient fees over 3 years
  • Health Quest’s expansion into Connecticut spotlights rural hospital crisis
  • Bridgeport Hospital CEO leaves for Pennsylvania job
  • Patient Death, Violations At 29 CT Hospitals Revealed In Database
  • Southeastern Connecticut physician to pay $99,912 to settle false billing claims
  • Numerous patient safety violations cited in media probe of Connecticut hospitals

MAINE

  • Dora Anne Mills named senior vice president at MaineHealth
  • Eastern Maine Healthcare to become Northern Light Health
  • Maine Med, University of Vermont get federal grant to study opioid prescribing laws
  • Maine health system rebranding for era of consumerism
  • Conference in Dover-Foxcroft focused on medical provider burnout
  • Maine Medical Center files plans for 6-story building on Congress Street

MASSACHUSETTS

  • UMass Memorial pays $230K to settle data breaches affecting 15K patients
  • Nurses ballot question raises patient care, medical cost concerns
  • Massachusetts gets $50M for opioid treatment
  • Southcoast Health against proposed mandated nurse staffing
  • Massachusetts doctor gets probation for sharing patient info
  • Norwood Medical Center Sold for $23.5 Million
  • Massachusetts health panel to release findings of nurse staffing study Oct. 3
  • Nurses, hospitals split on ballot measure in Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts joint venture plans to build ASC on former Lawrence Memorial Hospital Campus
  • Anna Jaques CEO outlines benefits of hospital merger

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • State gets $45.8M grant in opioid fight
  • Lancaster’s Weeks Medical Center breaks ground on $14.2 million expansion
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center celebrates 26 years of transplants
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock moves forward on $59M expansion with ASC
  • Stewart’s Ambulance parent company hires new senior managers

NEW YORK

  • New York-Presbyterian Sets the Bar for Contemporary Hospital Design
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering launches conflict of interest task force after CMO’s resignation
  • Crouse Hospital plans $31M neonatal intensive care unit expansion
  • Hixny, HealthlinkNY fighting over turf amid New York’s electronic medical record project
  • New York regulators to probe $660K payment to former CEO of SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Garden City eye doctor to pay nearly $7M settlement in fraud case, feds say
  • NYT, ProPublica: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s partnership with Paige.AI may be a conflict of interest
  • NYC Health + Hospitals seeks $40.1M from UnitedHealthcare for alleged wrongful claim denials
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering shifts fundraising focus as problems mount

RHODE ISLAND

  • BCBS of Rhode Island to pay $5M after audit reveals coverage deficiencies
  • Raimondo executive order instructs agencies to safeguard health care access
  • Report: Providence VA Medical Center improves ambulatory care score
  • Former R.I. physician convicted of Medicare fraud
  • Southcoast Health renames pediatric unit in honor of Sean Gannon

VERMONT

  • Union Votes No Confidence With Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Nurses, UVM Medical Reach Deal
  • Maine Med, University of Vermont get federal grant to study opioid prescribing laws

MID-ATLANTIC / EAST

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

DELAWARE

  • AmeriHealth’s services prioritize outcomes over volume
  • DIMER program gives Delaware doctoral students a reason to stay

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Ascension to shut down DC hospital Dec. 14
  • C. hospital to lose its top executive
  • Program to cut unneeded ambulance runs making some strides in DC

MARYLAND

  • Hershey trying to prevent hospital’s ‘implosion’
  • Maryland is displaying healthcare costs on T-shirts
  • Maryland granted $66 million in federal funds to tackle opioid epidemic
  • Congress Follows Maryland Lead and Passes Law to Ban Prescription Drug “Gag Clauses”
  • New Easton hospital could open by 2024
  • Laurel Regional gets approval to begin building
  • Maryland reinsurance program credited for premium decreases

NEW JERSEY

  • New St. Luke’s Health Center opens in Belvidere, N.J.
  • Guth to lead Americas Pharmaceuticals for Bayer
  • Monmouth Medical bringing cardiology ‘hub’ to Eatontown
  • Quest acquires anatomic pathology provider

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Growing trend may put strain on Valley’s non-profit hospitals
  • Erie hospitals have trouble recruiting dermatologists
  • Capital Health now providing EMS in Bucks County, Pennsylvania towns
  • 350+ patients settle lawsuit with Pennsylvania hospital over fugitive physician’s misdiagnoses
  • Ellwood City Medical Center owner says all workers paid after payroll glitch
  • Bridgeport Hospital CEO leaves for Pennsylvania job
  • WellSpan Health names Roxanna Gapstur its next CEO
  • Philadelphia hospitals see readmission penalties decline
  • Central Pa. hospital system picks nurse as top leader
  • Grand View, Penn Medicine announce alliance
  • Tower Health joins with USPI to expand ambulatory surgery services
  • UPMC presents architects, plans for $2 billion, 3-hospital project
  • Nearly 100 UPMC workers plan Oct. 4 strike in push for union
  • Temple University Health System’s finances improve as Epic install costs shrink

VIRGINIA

  • Virginia Lawmakers Seek Solution for Surprise Balance Billing
  • Tenet recruits CEO of Novant Health UVA Health System
  • Arlington Delays Vote On $250M Virginia Hospital Center Expansion
  • LewisGale continues push for its own on-site NICU
  • New ‘bed tax’ tax will pay for Virginia Medicaid expansion
  • Virginia health system authority to pay US nearly $4M to resolve inaccurate billing
  • Virginia Hospital Center’s expansion hits snag

WEST VIRGINIA

  • WVU Medicine to offer heart transplants
  • West Virginia’s top health officer leaving post
  • West Virginia receives more than $35 million to fight opioid epidemic

CENTRAL

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

IOWA

  • Methodist Jennie Edmundson breaks ground for $18M facility
  • Mercy Iowa City reports improved finances, ready to grow
  • Hospital to build clinic in Garner
  • IDx secures $33 million in venture capital for eye diagnostic system

KANSAS

  • Aetna taps Wisdom as Kansas Medicaid CEO
  • Kansas Takes Over Care Facilities Amid Reports of Insolvency
  • Olathe Health Names CEO To Succeed Retiring Devocelle, Who Spent 43 Years At Helm
  • Stormont Vail Health Announces CEO Randy Peterson’s Planned Retirement

MINNESOTA

  • North Memorial Health Begins Official Partnership with Minnesota Vikings
  • CMS cites 2nd Minnesota hospital for violating patient rights
  • Health care Q+A with Minnesota Senate candidates Smith, Housley
  • MDH Finds St. Paul Nursing Home Employee Neglectful in Resident’s Death
  • Minnesota Business Partnership honors Mayo Clinic
  • University of Minnesota is launching a medical industry innovation conference
  • How an children’s hospital minimized needle pain
  • Minnesota hospital employee steals $39,000 for gambling

MISSOURI

  • Anderson Hospital officially announces plans to expand to Edwardsville
  • Washington University joins network for solving rare medical mysteries
  • CenterPointe Hospital names new CEO
  • Curators hear MU Health Care success, MU enrollment increase
  • Missouri receives nearly $29 million to fight opioid crisis
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Lake Saint Louis opens pediatric emergency rooms
  • Federal government gives nearly $3M to healthcare centers in Missouri
  • KC-area medical device company wraps up $1.2M in fundraising
  • Mercy breaks ground on $54 million cancer center at St. Anthony’s Medical Center

NEBRASKA

  • Faith Regional Health Services Appoints New President and CEO
  • Governor announces national search for new Health and Human Services CEO
  • Outgoing Nebraska DHHS Head Touts Achievements in Office

NORTH DAKOTA

  • Minot’s Trinity Health reveals more about medical center at groundbreaking
  • D. State Hospital works on staff shortages
  • Doctor, consumer group asks judge to remove ND from Affordable Care Act lawsuit

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • ​How Sanford Health is revolutionizing healthcare through analytics
  • Regional Health robot has numerous surgeries in September
  • Not everyone is on board with new IHS Hospital

MIDWEST

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

ILLINOIS

  • Illinois’ charity care statute was upheld, but are hospitals really the winner?
  • Brian Monsma named president of Washington County Hospital
  • Anderson Healthcare maps out medical complex with ASC
  • Illinois Awarded $43.5 Million To Fight Opioid Abuse
  • Washington Co. Hospital Hires New President
  • Supremes side with hospitals on property taxes
  • Illinois receives $29 million to fight opioid epedemic
  • John’s Hospital creates app to give live updates to patient families

INDIANA                           

  • Northwest Indiana health briefs: Local hospitals honored for stroke care
  • Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System partner in acute care hospital with ER in La Porte
  • IU Health might build replacement hospital in Frankfort
  • Clark Memorial Hospital and Scott Memorial Hospital unveil new brands
  • Data cleansing, enrichment, NLP boost patient care, payer usage for Indiana HIE members
  • Clark Memorial Hospital unveils new brand
  • Indiana Lands $21M in Opioid Treatment Funding
  • Regenstrief, IU Aging Center Partner on First-of-Its-Kind Study
  • Health Systems Partner for Acute Care Hospital

KENTUCKY

  • Struggling Jewish Hospital could close within months, sources say
  • LifePoint Health names Haugh Market President of Central Kentucky
  • Four former St. Elizabeth caregivers accused of abusing a patient
  • Sources: Deal to save Jewish Hospital in trouble; parties preparing for ‘Plan B’
  • Humana CFO: ‘What we’re trying to do with health care is fundamental transformation’
  • Jewish Hospital will not close, KentuckyOne Health CEO says
  • UK’s Good Samaritan Hospital emergency room back to normal operations after chemical spill
  • KentuckyOne CEO: No plans to close Jewish Hospital; expert remains unconvinced
  • KentuckyOne leaders dismiss ‘rumors’ that Jewish Hospital is closing
  • To help patients avoid the ER, Baptist Health offers new health care option
  • He writes laws that help Kentucky’s low-rated nursing homes. He also works for them.
  • Powers named Baptist Health Corbin president
  • Over $1 million grant to allow Baptist Health Corbin expansion of telehealth services
  • Humana in multimillion-dollar deal with University of Houston
  • Chemical spill prompts partial evacuation of U of Kentucky hospital

MICHIGAN

  • No clear blueprint for DCHS’s future
  • Authority Health CEO Chris Allen to retire
  • New tower in downtown Royal Oak to house major Henry Ford Health center
  • Henry Ford announces new outpatient center in Royal Oak
  • DMC, WSU physicians finalize deal to extend partnership 5 years
  • Michigan Nurses Association, AFSCME Local 1176 call for DCHS CEO to resign
  • 2 floors of Mercy Health’s Muskegon tower to open 2 months late
  • Mid-Michigan Health opens Bangor Township health park
  • BCBS of Michigan to pay members up to $550 for healthcare shopping
  • Tenet’s Detroit Medical Center strikes deal with 300-member physician group
  • Michigan Medicine nurses take workplace concerns to university board

OHIO

  • OhioHealth plans new primary care facility
  • Mercy Health continues to grow in Springfield ahead of new expansion
  • Mercy Health invests in cloud PACS, teleradiology company NucleusHealth
  • Co-workers say goodbye as Northside Hospital sees last day open
  • Akron Children’s named one of best places to work
  • OhioHealth to invest $275M in campus upgrades
  • Akron Children’s Hospital appoints chief medical information officer
  • TriHealth hires former UC Health executive to improve performance
  • Dallas-Based Steward Health Care Ratifies Labor Deal With Ohio Nurses
  • Oak Street Health and Aetna Team Up to Expand Access to Value-Based Care in Ohio
  • Dayton-area medical practice to open Sugarcreek Township office
  • Mercy Health to open new primary care practice in Dayton region
  • Kettering Health turning local facility into new medical center, 30 jobs expected
  • Cleveland Clinic taps Oracle to reduce costs
  • 23-hospital system rolls out student loan repayment program to attract nurses
  • Mercy Health seeks to fill more than 350 positions in Cincinnati
  • Akron Children’s names CMIO
  • 3 ways Cleveland Clinic defeated barriers to team-based care

WISCONSIN

  • Wisconsin files another lawsuit against Affordable Care Act fee
  • Milwaukee County contracts with Pennsylvania firm to build behavioral health hospital
  • Children’s Hospital clinic in Delafield sold for $12 million
  • Wisconsin files new lawsuit against ACA health insurance providers fee
  • $30 million senior living complex planned for Waukesha

SOUTH / SOUTHEAST

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

ALABAMA

  • Alabama Hospital Association pushes for Medicaid expansion
  • UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics names CEO
  • Alabama hospitals launch campaign for Medicaid expansion
  • Alabama community health centers receive $4 million in Federal funding
  • Alabama hospital pays $4.25M to settle false billing case
  • Encompass creates south central region, names leader
  • Flowers Hospital names COO

FLORIDA

  • Former pain management clinic owner pleads guilty to $51.5K healthcare fraud scheme
  • Too late for many, Florida’s prescription database is finally mandatory
  • Florida Dumps Telehealth Bill, Leaving Some Questions Unanswered
  • Lee Health defends its handling of nurse accused of raping 3 patients
  • Novant Health UVA CEO Maggie Gill exits to run Florida hospitals
  • Former Naples-based hospital chain HMA to pay $260 million to resolve fraud charges
  • Lakeland Regional Health cuts ties with Orlando Health
  • Cleveland Clinic to invest $250 million in Indian River Medical Center in takeover bid
  • Hospital system challenges state on neonatal plan
  • Florida Hospital awards more than $1 million to local nonprofits
  • Florida Hospital Ocala CEO lays out plans
  • Georgia Whistleblowers Share in $262M Settlement With Florida Hospital Chain
  • Baptist Health CEO announces plans to retire
  • Orlando Health, Lakeland Regional end affiliation after 1 year
  • Criminal case against Broward Health executives inches forward
  • UCF Lake Nona Medical Center appoints CEO

GEORGIA

  • Georgia CON law debate is a David v. Goliath story
  • See how NE Georgia Health System’s new learning lab gives nurses a high-tech way to learn patient care
  • Georgia Whistleblowers Share in $262M Settlement With Florida Hospital Chain
  • Health Connect South: Q&A with founder and CEO Russ Lipari

MISSISSIPPI

  • $5 million in grants coming to Mississippi clinics
  • AL woman gets federal prison sentence in Mississippi health care fraud case
  • Franciscan Missionaries begins exclusive talks with Mississippi health system about becoming new sponsor
  • Laird Hospital named 2018 Outstanding Mississippi Small Rural Hospital

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Joerns Healthcare Announces David Johnson as CEO
  • Computer Network of Wilkes Hospital taken down due to Virus
  • Novant Health to open rehab hospital in Winston-Salem
  • CEO Of Harris-Swain Hospital Comments On Duke LifePoint Merger
  • Charlotte-based Joerns Healthcare’s search for a new CEO is over
  • How Atrium Health, Novant are teaming up to avert shortage in nursing
  • Local hospitals step up security measures
  • Health Providers Give Recovery Updates
  • Caldwell UNC Health Care welcomes new CFO
  • Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center –Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Acquisition aims to expand NC’s largest outpatient mental health provider
  • Novant Health adds patient-doctor access to MyChart app

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Charleston abandons plans for a $10 million wellness project
  • Urgent care centers, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina wrangle over coverage
  • Palmetto Health has a new (and very different) name. What do you think?
  • Charleston County to spend $42M to $74M more on Naval Hospital project
  • Urgent care centers, BCBS of South Carolina dispute elicits legislative response
  • 14-hospital Greenville-Palmetto Health entity reveals new brand

TENNESSEE

  • Sign off on hospital lease agreement expected soon in Houston County
  • Health care sector yields $47B for Nashville economy
  • Rural Health Services opens new Camp Creek Medical Center
  • Change Healthcare deploys blockchain network on Amazon Web Services
  • CHS subsidiary pays $260M to settle whisleblower lawsuits
  • How HCA’s Playbook Has Changed In 50 Years Of For-Profit Health Care
  • Aspire Health hacked by phishing scheme, lost ‘protected health information’
  • Ballad Health CEO to testifies on rural health care before Senate committee
  • Hospitals in one rural system have negative operating margins of $100 million a year, CEO says
  • Healthcare Roundup—Moody’s: CHS’ $262M settlement could cause a cash crisis
  • LifePoint CEO Bill Carpenter to retire

SOUTH-CENTRAL / SOUTHWEST

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

ARKANSAS

  • Arkansas Surgical Hospital launches new MIS disc replacement procedure
  • Ascent to shut 3 care centers in Arkansas in next month
  • Conway hospitals join Arkansas Heart Attack Registry
  • Arkansas hospital completes $141M expansion to increase specialty services, robotics
  • Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic Joins CHI St. Vincent Medical Group
  • Christi Whatley Named VP/Chief Quality Officer At CHI St. Vincent

ARIZONA

  • Valley Healthcare fuels growth with acquisition
  • Arizona to receive a $20 million grant to help fight opioid epidemic
  • Steward Medical Group unveils new name for orthopedic clinic
  • Phoenix EEOC Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Corizon Health
  • New micro-hospital to offer customized care
  • Loyola exec named CEO of Banner-University Medicine

LOUISIANA

  • University Health Shreveport nurse files sexual harassment lawsuit against hospital
  • Louisiana efforts to fight opioid epidemic get boost — thanks to nearly $30 million
  • Louisiana man creates new hospital tool for nurses
  • LSU-Ochsner deal: Signed, sealed, delivered
  • New Orleans, Catholic Charities take action against opioid crisis
  • Ochsner promises upgrades for north Louisiana hospitals
  • 4 New Orleans doctors, 2 others ordered to pay millions in restitution in Medicare fraud case
  • Louisiana receives $24 million for opioid abuse treatment
  • Ochsner, LSU Health to heavily invest in health IT under joint operating agreement
  • Louisiana medical practice sues to stop CMS from withholding Medicare payments

NEW MEXICO

  • New Mexico health center picks eClinicalWorks EHR
  • $11 million awarded to New Mexico to fight opioid crisis
  • Rate decreases coming to New Mexico health exchange
  • New Mexico health center picks eClinicalWorks HER

OKLAHOMA

  • State to seek federal grant for pilot program to improve Oklahoma veterans’ health care
  • Oklahoma climbs to No. 2 in nation in percentage of population without health insurance
  • Cash-strapped Oklahoma hospital raises enough money to make payroll, stay open for now
  • 47 Oklahoma hospitals meet 96% employee flu vaccination goal

TEXAS

  • Metroplex hospital restores power after outage
  • Dallas Hospital Finds Way Around IV Bag Shortage
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children’s campus featuring 5-story ASC readies to open
  • Texas Health Dallas Has A New Nurse-Assisting Robot
  • Survey: Physician Morale In Texas Is Among the Lowest In The U.S.
  • Methodist Health to Open 235,000 SF Healthcare Facility in Metro Dallas
  • Covenant Health and University Medical Center partner to take a stand against childhood cancer
  • New Wilbarger General Hospital budget, including tax increase, approved
  • Hospital board approves tax increase
  • Parkland Foundation CEO Who Led Hospital’s Largest Fundraiser Ever To Retire in 2019
  • Fort Hood hospital commander talks about new Darnall clinic coming to Killeen
  • Medical company with 4 SA hospitals to pay $13M+ for kickback scheme
  • Dallas-Based Steward Health Care Ratifies Labor Deal With Ohio Nurses
  • Texas hospital secures $2.9M subsidy to stay afloat
  • FBI agents raid Dallas healthcare company

NORTHWEST

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

ALASKA

  • Sitka authorizes $150K in legal fees for proposed hospital merger
  • Alaska officials: Keep looking for health care solution

IDAHO

  • Idaho has only 2 independent psychiatric hospitals. Now 1 is headed for bankruptcy.
  • Parent company of Boise psychiatric hospital goes bankrupt

MONTANA

  • Kalispell Regional Healthcare Announces Interim Leadership
  • Hospital names interim leadership; credit outlook lowered
  • Montana hospital settles whistleblower suit over doctor pay

OREGON

  • Five Things to know for Thursday, including why the future is now for Portland health care
  • Washington, Oregon hospital groups combine safety initiatives for all state hospitals
  • Brown, Buehler Struggle To Differentiate Themselves On Health Care
  • Oregon’s Uninsured Rate Stagnates

WASHINGTON

  • More struggles at Trios Health. This time, it’s layoffs
  • Frozen embryos mistakenly destroyed at Seattle hospital
  • Trios Health cuts 32 jobs
  • Washington, Oregon hospital groups combine safety initiatives for all state hospitals
  • Astria Regional Medical Center CEO to step down
  • 2018 Inland Northwest State of Reform: A conversation with John R. Graham

WYOMING

  • CRMC reverified as Level III Trauma Center
  • Wyoming gets about $4.8M to fight opioid abuse
  • Construction underway as Black Hills Urgent Care prepares to open Gillette clinic
  • Local psychologist, wife plead guilty to submitting $6.2 million in false Medicaid bills
  • A review of health agency decision packages to governor

WEST

(California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah)

CALIFORNIA

  • UCSF Health names new CFO
  • California attorney general asked to place conditions on planned Dignity mega-merger
  • Santa Maria public hearing on Dignity Health/CHI merger
  • 4 things to know about Tenet’s new CFO of Southern California market
  • UC Davis Medical Center names interim CEO
  • UnitedHealth faces $91M fine after California court’s fair claims decision
  • Dignity Health to build 345-bed tower as part of campus makeover
  • Patient’s $7,800 ED bill reaches California Supreme Court
  • Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals
  • State appeals court upholds millions in fines for insurance company

COLORADO

  • Denver Health breaks ground on $157M one-stop shop outpatient center
  • Children’s hospital removes gender markers from patient wristbands
  • Memorial Regional Health to request approval to sell dirt lot, wins $200K grant
  • Shortage of specialists pushes patients out of valley
  • Hospitals join forces to benefit rural areas
  • Behavioral health a blemish in Colorado’s otherwise healthy reputation
  • Colorado to receive $30 million over next 2 years to expand opioid treatment programs
  • PVH redesignated as Magnet hospital
  • Memorial Regional Health convenes hospital transformation project partnerships
  • Denver Health begins construction on $157 million “one-stop shop” outpatient center
  • At UCHealth, Rx decision support nudges physicians to prescribe recommended meds
  • CO Health System May Save $5M on Epic EHR Replacement Over 5 Years
  • St Mary’s Collaboration Leads to New Health Care Model
  • Colorado hospital lays-off orthopedic surgeon amid ‘financial recovery’
  • Colorado hospital ousts CFO after 2 months
  • Estes Park Health receives accreditation
  • Banner Health to open new Greeley urgent care
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center CEO to retire at end of year

HAWAII

  • Hawaii health department gets $8M to combat opioid abuse
  • Hawaii Attorney General Joins Coalition Supporting Amicus Brief to Maintain Women’s Health Coverage

NEVADA

  • Las Vegas medical group using robot technology in surgery
  • Rural NV Uninsured Rate Dropes As Medicaid Expands

UTAH

  • Huntsman Cancer Institute expansion gets $40M funding boost
  • New Intermountain Transformation Center opens
  • Healthcare Must Change: New Intermountain Transformation Center to Lead Global Advance in Healthcare Delivery
  • Intermountain, CHIME to collaborate with global health IT leaders
  • Unaffordable Utah: Man questions $80K hospital bill; experts show how to negotiate

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