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Daily roundup: March 15, 2012

Bite-sized hospital and health industry news

Topics: Around the Nation

March 15, 2012

  • Minnesota: CentraCare Health System's St. Cloud-based Coborn Cancer Center has become the first member of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Care Network. The cancer network is part of a broader Mayo effort to partner with health systems that in turn pay a fee to gain access to Mayo disease management databases and clinicians (Carlson, Modern Healthcare, 3/13 [subscription required]). 
  • Minnesota: HealthPartners and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota this week announced the launch of joint educational initiatives and programs that aim to tackle childhood obesity in urban areas. The organizations also plan to develop a standardized system to coordinate follow-up care for children who visit Children's ED (Parmar, MedCity News, 3/13).
  • Ohio: Cleveland Clinic is considering a bundled payment deal with Boeing that would resemble a deal it struck in 2010 with Lowe's, a home-improvement retailer. Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove says the health care organization may consider similar partnerships with other companies, noting that there are about a dozen potential deals "in queue" (Glenn, MedCity News, 3/9).
  • Ohio: Good Samaritan Hospital in 2010 delivered more babies than any other Ohio hospital for the fifth straight year, according to Ohio Department of Health data. Altogether, the hospital, which is a part of TriHealth, delivered 6,472 babies in 2010 (Business Courier, 3/13).

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