Humana to lay off 500 home-care workers in Ohio and Florida

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 09, 2017

Humana will lay off about 500 employees in Ohio and Florida who work in the insurer's home healthcare division. A Humana spokeswoman said the layoffs weren't related to the insurer's recently blocked merger with Aetna.

Parties in Summa Health staffing dispute agree on little

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  January 17, 2017

Leaders from Summa Health System and Summa Emergency Associates, the independent physician group that staffed the system's emergency departments until this month, agree on this: Contract negotiations, which ultimately broke down days before the deadline, could have started sooner.

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.