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OK Hospital vs. Garth Brooks: Guess Who Won?

John Commins

Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, OK waged a public legal battle with a deep-pocketed music legend trying to honor the memory of his mother. The ill will could—and should—have been avoided. >>>

 

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Outpatient Move Saves Hospital

An expanded physical therapy program helps save a 22-licensed-bed critical access hospital in Illinois, a facility that nearly shut down because of fiscal and management problems. >>>

Unlikely Pairings Ahead for 2012 Healthcare M&A

Merger and acquisition activity will continue in 2012, but some of the pairings could be unlikely. Look for geographic focus, hospital acquisitions of physician practices, and other targeted strategic deals. >>>

LHA Launches Statewide Employee Wellness Campaign

The CEO of the Louisiana Hospital Association wants healthcare workers to be role models in an effort to get residents of the fifth-fattest state to take personal responsibility for improving and maintaining their health. >>>

TX Strikes Out on MLR Waiver Request

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has rejected what has become a standard argument among waiver applicants, that the 80% medical loss ratio requirement would destabilize the state's individual market and cause insurers to withdraw. >>>

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Based on extensive research and an in-depth survey of nearly 200 physicians, The Complete Guide to Physician Relationships outlines exactly what information physicians want and how they want to receive it from healthcare leaders, peers, marketing executives, and physician relations representatives. Get the critical data that you need to succeed with your physician relations, referral, and communication efforts. >>>



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News Headlines

Poudre Valley Health, University Hospital join forces

The Denver Post, February 1, 2012

CMS finds critical missteps at NC hospital

Gaston Gazette, February 1, 2012

Highest healthcare pay found in CA, AK

The Business Journals, January 31, 2012

Medicare clinics see surprising shortage of Anchorage patients

Anchorage Daily News, January 31, 2012

Religious opposition to new healthcare changes

WGBA-TV, January 30, 2012

AK healthcare industry booming

Alaska Journal of Commerce, January 27, 2012

Accused UT hospitals fire back at state's Medicaid sheriff

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 27, 2012

Ex HealthSouth CEO Scrushy gets 70 months

CBS News / Associated Press, January 26, 2012

Jurors side with Garth Brooks in hospital naming-rights lawsuit

Tulsa World, January 26, 2012



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