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Behind Wellmont Health's Search for a Partner

John Commins

Wellmont Health System CEO and President Margaret "Denny" DeNarvaez discusses the Tennessee-based system's search for a potential buyer. Not having an immediate need to make a deal is key, she says, because "it is more important to do it right than to do it fast." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospital's 'No-Wait' Culture Slashes Costs

Medical equipment tagging is saving a New York hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Its savings on patient tagging will be known soon. Next? The COO is considering employee tagging, to monitor hand washing and reduce infection rates. >>>

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference: Revenue Shifts to Outpatient

Healthcare leaders tell Wall Street investors to look at two trends for revenue growth: in the expansion of outpatient care and in clinical integration leading to value-based care. >>>

RAC Appeals Process 'Broken,' AHA Says

In letters to Congress and the head of CMS, The American Hospital Association says stalled Medicare claims totaling more than $1 billion and a growing volume of Recovery Audit Contractor denials are putting its members in "an untenable position." >>>

Miami Children's Hospital Cuts Chargemaster Rates by 30%

To make up for lost revenue, the CFO of Miami Children's Hospital says he is renegotiating price rates with health plans such as Blue Cross, Humana, and UnitedHealth. >>>

Feds to Release 8 Quality Measures for Psych Unit Care

Care lapses can hurt psychiatric patients and hospital reputations. Soon-to-be public data on quality measures for these patients will no doubt reflect on general acute care hospitals overall as well as on their behavioral health units. >>>

Tailoring Cardiac Care for Women

Developing heart centers that specialize in women's cardiology care is of growing importance, not only for women's health, but for hospitals seeking improved economic returns. >>>

Business Roundup: Health System Buyers, Partnerships Sought

In need of financial stability, Wellmont Health System is reviewing its options, including possibly aligning with another health system. California-based Daughters of Charity Health System believes "new ownership is in the best interest" of the communities it serves. >>>

3 Ways to Make Your Hospital a Great Place to Work

Has your organization resolved to be a better place to work in 2014? Good for you. Now what's your strategy? >>>



Industry Survey 2014

Industry Survey 2014: Forging Healthcare's New Financial Foundation

This award-winning survey shows how organizations are managing the shift from volume to value, including new and proven tactics to support collaborative care. Don't miss the bonus CEO report! Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Cook County Hospital CEO leaving for NYC post

Chicago Sun-Times, January 22, 2014

Anthem exec: Data-sharing will trump hospital mergers

Milwaukee Business Journal, January 22, 2014

WI hospitals cut costs by $45.6M, trade group says

LaCrosse Tribune, January 22, 2014

Federal regulators haven't decided on LSU charity hospital deals

The Advertiser / Associated Press, January 22, 2014

Offer made for Natchez (MI) hospital

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, January 22, 2014

Opinion: Doctors and hospitals posing as charity cases? It's nauseating

Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2014

UA's prestigous transplant programs thrown into turmoil

Arizona Daily Star, January 21, 2014

AL, GA earn failing grades in new healthcare report card

Ledger-Enquirer, January 20, 2014

Seals of approval for home healthcare providers

DallasNews.com / The New York Times, January 20, 2014

Doctors say pressure on ERs may rise, give U.S. failing grade

Reuters, January 17, 2014



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Date: March 14, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from SCL Health System and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies as they reveal how to successfully align with external entities across the care continuum to reduce readmissions, improve care quality, and streamline workflows. Register Today >>>




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