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Norfolk Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment for Deadly Sepsis

National Public Radio is reporting that Dr. Paul Marik was running the intensive care unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in January 2015 when a woman was admitted with a severe case of sepsis. Applying recently read research, Dr. Marik treated the patient intravenously with a low dose of corticosteroids,…

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Baptist Health (KY) CEO out Amid Continued Operating Losses

WDRB News reports Baptist Health’s CEO Steve Hanson has left the healthcare system effective immediately. Hanson served in the leadership role for the last four years. Janet Norton, Vice Presidnet and Chief Legal Affairs Officer, and Steve Oglesby, the healthcare system’s CFO, will lead the organization on an interim basis….

CHS Majority Investor Turning Activist

Modern Healthcare reports that Chinese billionaire Tianqiao Chen, the largest shareholder of Community Health Systems (CHS), signaled on that his passive investment in the struggling hospital chain could turn activist. In a regulatory filing on March 13, 2017, Chen noted that the 15.6 million shares of CHS that he and…

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Premier Health Acquires Brookville Practice

As written in the Dayton Business Journal, Premier Health has acquired Studebaker Family Practice at 98 Mosier Parkway in Brookville, OH. The practice provides a full range of general medical services such as blood tests, exams, physicals and immunizations. Premier did not indicate any changes in store for the practice….

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St. Luke’s University Health Uses Data Warehouse to Improve Performance

HealthData Management reports that St. Luke’s University Health Network has implemented a network-wide healthcare enterprise data warehouse (EDW) that consolidates the data from its seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It encompasses inpatient and ambulatory clinical data, as well as administrative, financial, human…

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Prime Healthcare Announces KC Area Executive Structure

As reported by the Kansas City Star, Prime Healthcare Services has named Randall Nyp as the new chief executive officer for its Kansas City market. Nyp leads the four hospitals and 31 physician practices and clinics in Prime’s Missouri and Kansas markets. Prime’s four Kansas City area hospitals are Providence…

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GetWellNetwork and Veterans Affairs Integrate Technology to Transform Care

GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, today announced the completion of interfaces enabling secure data exchange between the company’s IPC platform and VistA/CPRS, the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) electronic health record system. GetWellNetwork also integrates with other technology platforms used by the VHA, including Computrition for…

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UPMC to Affiliate with Pinnacle Health

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has agreed to affiliate with Pinnacle Health Hospitals. UPMC agreed to affiliate with Pinnacle Health the same day that Pinnacle Health announced that it was buying four hospitals from for-profit hospital chain Community Health Systems (CHS). As previously…

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Community Health Systems to Divest Four Pennsylvania Hospitals

Community Health Systems, Inc. announced today that subsidiaries of the Company have signed a definitive agreement to sell four Pennsylvania hospitals and their associated assets to subsidiaries of PinnacleHealth System. Hospitals included in the transaction are 100-bed Memorial Hospital of York in York, 214-bed Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lancaster,…

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