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A brief update on the Mercy-Bon Secours merger. Bon Secours is losing money in three of its markets, and could benefit from Mercy's stronger financial footing:  http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180221/NEWS/180229982 
RT @bobjherman: Nine drug companies (so far) are spending a combined $50 billion on new share buyback programs. Wall St. and execs… https://t.co/hUQDxjKdm2
Mercy Health and Bon Secours plan to merge to form a 43-hospital entity that serves seven states with $8B in net operating revenue:  http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180221/NEWS/180229982 
To build or not to build? Micro-hospitals gaining favor with health systems amid shift to ambulatory care:  http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180217/NEWS/180219951/to-build-or-not-to-build  via @modrnhealthcr
Physicians to Congress: The decline of the independent medical practice and lack of physician-owned hospitals have negative implications for continuity of patient care, quality, innovation and cost.  http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180220/NEWS/180229989 
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