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Swift County-Benson Successfully Reduces Budgetary Costs

October 3, 2014
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Frank Lawatsch, chief executive officer of Swift County-Benson Hospital in Benson, Minn., delves into the strategy behind his organization’s successful reduction of costs from its $13-million budget.  

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7 Ways the ACA Will Change How Your Hospital is Run

December 17, 2013
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Tony Leys of the Des Moines Register has produced a handy list that adequately summarizes the seven ways in which the Affordable Care Act is going to change how your hospital is run. We’ve covered many of these separately before, but this is a concise overview that ties a nice, big bow around most of […]

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Question: Could Government-Mandated Price Controls be More Effective than Obamacare?

August 30, 2013
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Eduardo Porter of The New York Times writes about a hospital that is located in a poor, isolated region at the base of the Appalachians. We here at HCE have talked to many hospitals in this type of environment, and the struggles they face to deliver care are endless and monumental. However, this particular hospital […]

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Smaller Hospitals Eye Partnerships over Mergers and Acquisitions

December 20, 2012

The healthcare industry has commonly been a merger and acquisition market, but with the oft-mentioned paradigm shift, what does this mean for the market currently and what does it mean for smaller systems and standalone hospitals? Philip Betbeze writes about this over at HealthLeaders Media where he observes that “any link to previous eras of […]

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