Hospital Acquisitions of Practices Apparently Slowing in Memphis

Merged Gastro One remaining independent

Healthcare systems across the United States have been express-purchasing physician practices in great quantity during the last two or three years

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Hospital Acquisitions of Practices Apparently Slowing in Memphis

Merged Gastro One remaining independent

Healthcare systems across the United States have been express-purchasing physician practices in great quantity during the last two or three years.


 
Komen Memphis – Saving Lives in the Mid-South Since 1992
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PEDIATRICS FOCUS

Baptist Awaits New Pediatric Wing | Baptist Memphis, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, pediatric surgery, P.D. Perch, outpatient pediatric diagnostic services, Fawn Lewis, pediatric wing, pediatric emergency department, ECMO, Le Bonheur, Methodist, St. Jude, general pediatric services and pediatric subspecialty, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown.
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System's first pediatric surgeon already on board

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After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.


 
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