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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Tenet to Acquire Vanguard in Surprise $4.3B Deal

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, June 25, 2013

The deal, when it closes, will give Tenet a footprint in 30 markets across 16 states. Charlie Martin, Vanguard's founder, chairman and CEO, will join Tenet's board of directors, and Keith Pitts, Vanguard's vice chairman, will serve Tenet as vice chairman.

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Outpatient Preventive Care Efforts Lower Costs Only Marginally

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, June 25, 2013

Outpatient care coordination does not significantly reduce hospitalizations among high-cost Medicare patients, researchers say. Instead 90% of inpatient spending for those patients was "for treatment of conditions that you wouldn't think would be preventable by outpatient management."

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Healthcare Workers Dissatisfied with Stagnant Pay Raises

By: Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, June 24, 2013

A trifecta of financial pressures is forcing hospitals to trim salaries and benefits, but by cutting too close, hospitals may be losing their talent pools to more competitive markets.

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Stand-Alone Hospitals Wrestle With Financial Challenges

By: Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders Media, June 24, 2013

Make-or-break decisions about the future face financial executives from independent hospitals—from the HFMA ANI conference.

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Webcast: Mayo Clinic & Baylor Health—Social Media Marketing Playbook

By: June 4, 2013

Date: July 24, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join these marketing leaders as they explore the value in today's most popular digital and mobile social platforms, and how to take steps to develop a coordinated social media strategy that is also aligned with an organization's business goals.

Register Today

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Intelligence Report: Service Line Optimization—Strategies to Drive Value Along the Care Continuum

By: June 18, 2013

Do your service lines support the strategic shift to a continuum of care? Find out why 61% of healthcare leaders report physician alignment as the No. 1 challenge to service line success, and what strategies they are employing to drive value along the continuum of care.

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