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Prime Healthcare to buy Philadelphia-area hospital from Trinity Health

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 02, 2015

Prime Healthcare Services has entered into an agreement to buy 126-bed Mercy Suburban Hospital, which is located in the Philadelphia suburb of East Norriton. The hospital is part of Mercy Health System, which became part of Trinity through its 2013 merger with Catholic Health East.

'Cadillac' tax likely to diminish union health plans, study finds

By Bob Herman  |  March 02, 2015

Health plans obtained through union collective bargaining agreements often include much more generous benefits than other employer-sponsored plans. But such benefits are likely to be pared down as the Affordable Care Act's excise tax nears, a new study in Health Affairs contends.

Cardinal Health to buy J&J's devicemaker Cordis for nearly $2B

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 02, 2015

Cardinal Health plans to buy Johnson & Johnson's cardiology medical-device business Cordis for nearly $2 billion in cash, marking the company's expansion into the interventional vascular technology market.

Extreme disagreement seen across hospital ratings sites

By Sabriya Rice  |  March 02, 2015

Hospitals deemed high performers by one rating group might also be among worst performers on another, according to a study looking at four hospital ratings programs. Study authors were surprised by what they found.

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 02, 2015

Two huge data breaches have occurred in the past six months, exposing health information on millions of people. Register for our free March 5 webinar to hear Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and RAND Corp. researcher Lillian Ablon discuss the risk of cybercrime.

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