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Doc-Owned Hospitals Thriving In Texas Despite Ban From Medicare, Medicaid

In the meantime, Brooklyn deals with imminent hospital closures and what it means for care in the New York City borough.

Dallas Morning News: Physician-Owned Hospitals Expand In Dallas-Fort Worth
George Ten Eyck is prepped for surgery by Christine Varela, a registered nurse, at Victory Healthcare in Hurst. The facility is part of a physician-owned chain that is growing despite not taking Medicare or Medicaid patients. Physician-owned hospitals in North Texas are finding ways to expand despite being banned from accepting Medicare and Medicaid patients (8/5).

Kaiser Health News: Cascading Hospital Closures Loom Over Brooklyn
WNYC's Fred Mogul, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "Brooklyn, New York, home to hipsters, an NBA team and a seemingly unlimited supply of new ultra-chic boutiques and restaurants, seems to be increasingly inhospitable to hospitals. Despite the efforts of community activists, elected officials, and blue-ribbon panels, Brooklyn is close to losing two large and historic hospitals, and others might not be far behind" (Mogul, 8/5).

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