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Daughters of Charity narrows sale timeline
By Bob Herman | September 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Daughters of Charity Health System, a stressed multihospital system in Los Altos, Hills, Calif., said Thursday it will start reviewing final bids from seven potential buyers on Sept. 12.
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Prime Healthcare sues SEIU under racketeering law, and other news
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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In response to Prime lawsuit, SEIU goes on the attack
By Beth Kutscher | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
(Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET) The Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West is stepping up its campaign to block the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare Services, which is accusing the union of racketeering and extortion.
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Prime Healthcare Services sues California union under racketeering statute
By Beth Kutscher | August 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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High court issues emergency injunction in birth control mandate case, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. Supreme Court late July 3 granted a Chicago-area private college a rare emergency injunction in an ongoing contraception-mandate case, drawing a stern rebuke from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
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Controversy swirls around two Prime hospitals in California
By Beth Kutscher | June 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two California state legislators are calling on Truven Health Analytics, which runs the Top 100 Hospitals recognition program, to rescind the honor from two more hospitals owned by Prime Healthcare Services.
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Regional News/West: Truven rescinds '100 Top' status for Calif. hospital sanctioned by state
By Andis Robeznieks | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Truven Health Analytics has rescinded its 100 Top Hospitals recognition over the past two years for Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, Calif., a facility owned by the 20-hospital for-profit Prime Healthcare Services system.
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Truven rescinds Calif. hospital's 100 Top Hospitals recognition
By Andis Robeznieks | February 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Truven Health Analytics has rescinded its 100 Top Hospitals recognition over the past two years for Desert Valley Hospital, a California facility owned by the 20-hospital for-profit Prime Healthcare Services system.
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$700M in kwashiorkor charges trigger OIG audit | HHS finds 217 cases of kwashiorkor at two hospitals weren't legitimate
By Joe Carlson | February 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare officials have noticed a suspicious jump in the diagnosis of kwashiorkor, a rare form of malnutrition generally seen in children in poor countries during famines. Not one of 217 claims for the treatment of the condition in Medicare patients was proven legitimate in recent audits of two...
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Suit accuses hospital chain of overbilling
By Associated Press | January 19, 2014
A former executive at a San Diego hospital has filed a $50 million whistle-blower lawsuit against Prime Healthcare, accusing it of defrauding Medicare.
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