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Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

June 20, 2011


1. Quint Studer: One Simple, Powerful Way to Improve Communication at Your Hospital. Click Here


2. 19 Recent Hospital Executives Moves. Click Here    


3. Texas Lifts Ban on Physician Employment at Rural Hospitals. Click Here       


4. Complimentary McGuireWoods Webinar: Hospital Tax Exempt Status & Updates (Thurs., June 23, 2011 12 Noon - 1:00 PM CDT). To register and learn more, Click Here.    


5. 6 Recent Stark, False Claims and Kickback Lawsuits Involving Hospitals and Systems. Click Here


6. HCA to Acquire Full Ownership of Denver's HCA-HealthONE for $1.45B. Click Here


7. Lifespan Hospital Group to Pay Boston's Tufts Medical Center $14.2M For Misconduct. Click Here 


8. Non-Profit Hospitals Received $8.26B in 2010 Donations, 8% Increase from 2009.  Click Here     


9. Becker's Hospital Review is currently accepting nominations for its list of Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. If you would like to suggest an outstanding hospital or health system leader for the list, please contact Scott Becker at or Molly Gamble at  


10. 8 Health Systems Receive Credit Downgrades. Click Here  

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1.Physician-Hospital Relationships  & ACOs - sponsored by Regent Surgical Health
2. Compensation Issues
Stark Act/Antikickback Statute/False Claims
4. Hospital Leadership & Executive Moves
5. Hospital Transactions & Valuation Issues- sponsored by VMG Health
6. Hospital Finance & Business News

8. Healthcare IT
9. OR Effeciency - sponsored by NAPA
10. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10 - sponsored by AHIMA
11. Quality & Patient Safety
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13. MedeAnalytics:
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16. NAPA Anesthesia:
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