Forest Park Medical Center campus closes; Mount Sinai Beth Israel will replace existing facility with smaller one;

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> The Illinois Supreme Court is set to review a case that questions the constitutionality of exempting the state's nonprofit hospitals from paying property taxes, Becker's Hospital Review reports. Article

> Dallas-based Forest Park Medical Center's campus in Fort Worth, Texas, shut down and its employees laid off this week as part of the sale of the property to Texas Health Resources, according to the Star-Telegram. Article

> Mount Sinai Beth Israel will close its existing hospital in Lower Manhattan and replace it with a 70-bed hospital and emergency room in 2020, ABC7NY reports. Article

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> The cost of healthcare coverage for an average household has topped $25,000 annually, according to a new report by Milliman. Article

> The implementation of electronic health records systems (EHR) on a large scale has damaged the bottom lines of many major healthcare organizations, Among them, according to Becker's Hospital Review, are heavyweight hospitals and healthcare systems such as the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas and Partners HealthCare, the predominant provider network in Massachusetts. Article

And Finally...  Sucking up. Article