Poor first quarter leads CHI to cut 1,500 jobs

By Melanie Evans  |  December 11, 2014

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the U.S., said it will cut up to 1,500 jobs through next month after unexpectedly weak performance in its first quarter.

The hotel business can teach hospitals how to put the customer first

By Sabriya Rice  |  December 09, 2014

Hospital leaders struggling to improve the patient experience at their facilities may be able to benefit from insights gleaned from the hospitality industry. Put the customer, or in hospitals' case, the patient, front and center, said a variety of staff at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla.

Kaiser mental-health staffing under fire again

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 04, 2014

Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are accusing healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente of understaffing its mental-health services, and they're threatening to strike if their issues aren't resolved. Kaiser accuses the union of sullying the system's reputation for its own organizing...

Pa. Supreme Court demands state health centers stay open

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 21, 2014

Twenty-six Pennsylvania state health centers must remain open, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled Thursday, reversing a lower court's decision that allowed the state to move forward with shuttering them.

Small-business exchanges attracted few customers in first year

By Paul Demko  |  November 17, 2014

Obamacare's small-business exchanges have largely been a bust in their first year of operations. In the 18 states and the District of Columbia that operated their own marketplaces for employers with fewer than 50 workers, only 76,000 individuals from fewer than 12,000 businesses signed up as of the...

Wheeler to become Allina's next CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 15, 2014

Dr. Penny Wheeler, 56, will be promoted to CEO of the Minneapolis-based system upon the year-end retirement of Kenneth Paulus, who spent five years at the helm.

Healthcare employment bouncing back, latest report shows

By Melanie Evans  |  November 07, 2014

Healthcare hiring continues to rebound from a slump that slowed, but never halted, job growth. The sector added 24,500 jobs last month and nearly 257,000 jobs during the prior 12 months.

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