Kennedy Health, Thomas Jefferson plan merger; South Georgia wants to leave Straus Healthcare;

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> Kennedy Health is planning to merge with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, creating another large healthcare system in the New Jersey/Philadelphia region, reported. Article

> South Georgia Medical Center is planning to withdraw from the Straus Healthcare network, according to The Valdosta Daily News. Article

> Despite the increase in the number of uninsured patients seeking treatment at hospitals, Wyoming lawmakers again took Medicaid expansion off the table in that state, the Billings Gazette reported. Article

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> With the healthcare industry increasingly apprehensive about nursing shortages, and rural providers still facing a crisis of their own, leaders are ramping up efforts to recruit nurses. Article

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> Yale-New Haven Health System is using real-time feedback to improve patient satisfaction, an effort growing in importance as hospitals vie to retain customers. Article

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