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Final week for Up & Comers nominations

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 03, 2015

The Aug. 7 nomination deadline is nearing for Modern Healthcare's annual Up & Comers awards, which honor rising healthcare leaders age 40 or under who are already making a difference in the industry. Find out more and make a nomination today!

Are healthy communities comprised of healthy employees?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 03, 2015

Businesses could have a significant impact on public health, according to a new report. Workplace wellness strategies that focus solely on employees are less effective than those that also address social determinants within the communities where the businesses are located.

Meet the sheriff who runs the nation's largest psych facility

Meet the sheriff who runs the nation's largest psych facility

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart describes how he is providing behavioral healthcare services for the jail inmates who need them and how he is working to keep people with mental health issues from returning to the facility that some have called the nation's largest mental healthcare institution.

Struggling Accretive to report earnings after nixing Ascension offer

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 01, 2015

Accretive Health, the Chicago-based revenue-cycle management firm that recently turned down a takeover offer from Ascension Health, will give investors additional details on its financial performance when it reports earnings Wednesday.

Editorial: The benefits of rate regulation

Editorial: The benefits of rate regulation

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 01, 2015

In what must have been a terrible disappointment for Obamacare bashers on the presidential campaign trail, the early returns from California suggest the rate increases next year in the individual and small-group health insurance market will be modest. The news comes with a caveat: Everything may...

Capella sale to REIT shows hospitals seek to monetize real estate

Capella sale to REIT shows hospitals seek to monetize real estate

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 01, 2015

The sale of Capella Healthcare to a real estate investment trust heralds more deals to come between hospital operating companies and REITs as more providers realize it's time to cash in on their rich real estate portfolios, analysts say.

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 01, 2015

Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.

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