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Supreme Court pauses Dignity Health pension decision

By Erica Teichert  |  September 24, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court made its first move toward weighing in on whether Dignity Health and faith-based companies have to comply with federal regulations for costly worker pension plans.

HCSC shifting IT jobs overseas: report

By J. Duncan Moore, Jr., Crain's Chicago Business  |  September 23, 2016

Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp. is planning to lay off 70% of its IT infrastructure staff and offshore the jobs to a foreign country, according to a trade magazine for technology workers.

SEIU urges N.J. attorney general to force the sale of five Prime hospitals

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 22, 2016

The powerful Service Employees International Union is urging the attorney general of New Jersey to force a sale of five Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in response to a federal lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging it fraudulently billed Medicare beneficiaries.

Burwell meets with Dems to discuss strength of ACA marketplace

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Burwell reportedly cited recent surveys that show enrollees are extremely satisfied with their coverage and that record numbers of people have gained insurance. She also downplayed the significance of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna pulling out of the exchanges. The meeting came just days after...

Geisinger still hiring 1,500 after pruning job postings

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 14, 2016

Geisinger Health System is trying to fill 1,500 open positions for physicians, nurses, clinicians and support staff after hiring 444 people since July 1. Healthcare hiring has been a driver of U.S. jobs creation since the recession, especially over the past two years.

Bachelor's in nursing is becoming a must

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  September 12, 2016

Following the recommendations of a 2010 report from the Institute of Medicine, some hospitals are providing incentives for nurses to further their education and get additional training.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock layoffs raise worry about state hospital

By Associated Press  |  September 11, 2016

New Hampshire state officials say they're dismayed by an announcement of big layoffs at a major hospital two days after they awarded it a $36.5 million contract to run the state psychiatric facility.

LifePoint's Murphy replacing Snow as CEO at TeamHealth

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 10, 2016

By Oct. 1, Leif Murphy will become the CEO of TeamHealth, replacing the retiring Mike Snow, 61, who drew the ire of shareholders for rejecting a $5 billion merger with rival Amsurg and after watching earnings and the company's stock price sink.

Amsurg CEO reveals the Envision merger was always first choice

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 09, 2016

Amsurg CEO Chris Holden told analysts Thursday that Envision Healthcare had always been Amsurg's first choice as a major merger partner. He and Envision CEO Bill Sanger had preliminary talks more than a year ago, long before Amsurg made an unsuccessful attempt to merge with rival TeamHealth.

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