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UAW has health co-op on back burner during election season

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 19, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams says the union is still interested in pooling autoworkers into one large health plan, though work has gone slowly following the controversy generated after the concept was floated during last fall's Detroit 3 contract talks.

Lurie Children's doctors to staff Centegra's new hospital

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  May 17, 2016

When Centegra Health System's third hospital opens in Huntley, Ill., in August, the sickest kids will be treated by doctors from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Facing huge losses, Mount Sinai Beth Israel to downsize

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  May 17, 2016

Mount Sinai Beth Israel is close to announcing it will cut inpatient capacity after the New York City hospital lost hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two years. An announcement is expected within two weeks, according to a message sent to members by the New York State Nurses Association.

TeamHealth Q1 earnings boosted by IPC pickup and late flu season

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 10, 2016

A late flu season and the continuing integration of IPC Healthcare helped TeamHealth scratch out a profit in its first-quarter earnings. The physician-staffing company posted net earnings of $668,000, or 1 cent per share, in the first quarter compared with $28.1 million, or 38 cents, a year ago.

Data Points for May 9, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Data Points for the week of May 9, 2016, covered the following topics: diversity among healthcare executives, managers, board members, nurses and doctors, diversity training and matriculants to medical schools by race and ethnicity

U.S. economy adds 160,000 jobs in April

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, underwhelming many economists, but the total would have been lower had it not been for the relentless hiring that continues throughout healthcare. The healthcare industry created 44,200 jobs last month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted...

Commentary: The underappreciated role of medical assistants

By Timothy Hoff  |  May 06, 2016

The new heroes of American healthcare do not have medical degrees. They are the indispensable go-to workers of the new American healthcare system because they are inexpensive to use and can be plugged into many different workflows within a medical setting. They are medical assistants.

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