LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

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HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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Low 2020 utilization could affect insurer profits for the next two years, analysts say

Medicare Advantage insurers are increasingly worried about how their ability to capture individuals’ risk scores will impact their profits in the coming years. Medicare Advantage insurers are increasingly worried about how their ability to capture individuals’ risk scores will impact their profits in the coming years.

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Utah cancels vaccine appointments after registration error

Utah is canceling about 7,200 coronavirus vaccine appointments after an error in the state health department’s registration website allowed people without qualifying conditions to register for the shots. Utah is canceling about 7,200 coronavirus vaccine appointments after an error in the state health department’s registration website allowed people without qualifying conditions to register for the […]

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The Check Up: Dr. Marc Boom of Houston Methodist

The winter storms that swept through much of the country in mid-February caused a significant disruption in COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The Houston Methodist system was in the thick of it all, contending with everything from crowded emergency departments to quickly standing up a vaccination event to assist the county health department. The winter storms that […]

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Q&A: Houston Methodist CEO praises staff efforts to keep vaccine efforts going during ice storm

Millions of Texans were left without electricity and water after an ice storm swept through the state in mid-February. The Houston Methodist system was in the thick of it all, contending with everything from crowded emergency departments to quickly standing up a vaccination event. Millions of Texans were left without electricity and water after an […]

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Connecticut is doling out vaccines based strictly on age. It’s simpler, but is it fair?

Shifting to an age-based priority system—after health workers, nursing home patients and people 65 and up have been offered vaccines—has frustrated people with health conditions such as cancer or diabetes who thought they would be next in line. Shifting to an age-based priority system—after health workers, nursing home patients and people 65 and up have […]

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Cleveland Clinic receives $15.5 million donation for new neurological institute

Of that, $10 million is earmarked for the new building, and $5.5 million will support an epilepsy study exploring the link between stress and seizures. In honor of the donation, the Clinic will name its epilepsy center The Charles Shor Epilepsy Center. Of that, $10 million is earmarked for the new building, and $5.5 million […]

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AHA Rebuttal to ‘Overcoming the Market Dominance of Hospitals’

AHA Rebuttal to ‘Overcoming the Market Dominance of Hospitals’ tjordan_drupal Mar 1, 2021 A recent JAMA article, recycles old and tired arguments about hospital consolidation without any examination of the impact of consolidation in the commercial health insurance industry or related health care sectors that promise to have a profound impact on the cost, quality […]

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Jefferson-Einstein merger moves forward as FTC steps aside

The Federal Trade Commission will not appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of its lawsuit that sought to block the Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network merger. The Federal Trade Commission will not appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of its lawsuit that sought to block the Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network merger.

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CDC endorses third vaccine option from J&J

Nearly 4 million doses of the vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. Nearly 4 million doses of the vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday.

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CDC endorses 3rd vaccine option from J&J

A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to recommend the vaccine for adults 18 years old and up. The ruling followed emergency clearance […]

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