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.
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.
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.
Kindred Healthcare will pay a $3 million penalty and close several sites after failing to implement corrections to its billing system under a corporate integrity agreement with the federal government, the largest such penalty issued to date.
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 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.
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.
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.
Hall, 56, has led the Lewisville, Texas-based company for four years, making it the largest operator of free-standing emergency rooms in the U.S. The company grew from 12 facilities to 97.
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 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.
Nearly 5,000 nurses are on strike in Minnesota following a breakdown in contract talks.