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St. Luke’s Pulmonary Nodule Committee: ‘An outstanding service to our patients …’

Many hospitals and health systems talk about the Triple Aim, which for St. Luke’s is better health, better care, and lower costs.   How many of them are really making investments in health, for which they are not compensated, and how many of them are making serious efforts at reducing costs, if doing so reduces […]

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St. Luke’s Dr. David Pate: The Programs Work. It’s Fee for Service That Doesn’t.

When St. Luke’s Health System made our strategic framework available to the public a couple of years ago, we indicated that the transformation of health care we are seeking to achieve for the benefit of our communities will require three transformations – transformation of the clinical model, transformation of the patient experience, and a business […]

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St. Luke’s MetSyn Efforts Show Just How Complicated Healthcare Transformation Is

What happens when a group of committed, empowered patients and equally involved medical professionals score a clear health victory, but it’s not something that health care is ready for? It’s a question increasingly facing St. Luke’s Health System, which has moved energetically in the direction of accountable care and population health, and one other hospitals […]

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St. Luke’s, the Supreme Court, and Saltzer

The question for St. Luke’s as to whether to appeal our antitrust case to the U.S. Supreme Court has been an important one, and one we have not taken lightly. From the beginning, St. Luke’s has known that it was doing the right thing for the right reason in aligning with physicians who share our […]

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St. Luke’s CEO: Supreme Court Decision Hung on Two Words

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued its decision in King v. Burwell, a case that posed the second significant threat to the Affordable Care Act (the first being National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, decided in 2012, in which the individual mandate was challenged as being unconstitutional). I previously wrote about […]

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