MD Anderson Cancer Center to cut 900 jobs due to losses from EHR rollout

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 06, 2017

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will cut about 800 to 900 people from payroll, or 5% of its workforce. The cancer center reported significant losses in fiscal 2016 caused in part by a difficult adoption of its new electronic health record system.

Healthcare drives yearly job growth

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 06, 2017

Healthcare created more jobs than any other sector in 2016, helping to drive total annual job growth to 2.2 million, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that may be set to change.

Healthcare leads November job creation but are cloudy times ahead?

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 02, 2016

The healthcare industry again was the leading job-producing sector of the economy in November, driving overall private-sector employment to a solid 178,000 gain. But the promised repeal of Obamacare and a looming interest-rate hike is giving employers in the industry pause.

AmSurg/Envision tie-up joins S&P 500

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 30, 2016

With a market capitalization of about $10 billion, the newly minted Envision Healthcare Corp. on Thursday will replace Legg Mason on the index as part of the healthcare category.

CHS adjusts physician staffing as hospital sales proceed

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 08, 2016

Community Health Systems went on a physician-recruiting binge in 2015, bringing in a record 4,152 more physicians to staff the more than 1,000 clinics it owns and jump-start volumes at some underperforming hospitals. But now CHS is throttling back recruiting to focus on productivity.

Blackstone purchase of TeamHealth offers turnaround promise outside of public view

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 03, 2016

Physician-staffing giant TeamHealth is taking steps to heal its IPC division, an effort that under Blackstone ownership can be best undertaken outside the glare of public equity markets. To fix IPC, management has created a separate leadership structure to grow its presence in post-acute medicine.

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