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Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 06, 2016

Activist investors in for-profit healthcare firms want seasoned leaders—often drawn from the ranks of former leaders of not-for-profit healthcare systems—to sit on their boards and help those firms navigate today's fast-changing reimbursement environment.

Walgreens cuts ties to Theranos

By Associated Press  |  June 13, 2016

Troubled blood-testing startup Theranos says it will continue serving customers through independent retail locations a day after the nation's largest drugstore chain severed ties with the company.

When not-for-profit leaders serve on corporate boards

By Bob Herman  |  June 04, 2016

Corporate CEOs, attorneys, real estate moguls and other business leaders routinely serve on the boards of not-for-profit hospitals, systems and insurers. But some top executives at not-for-profit healthcare organizations also hold board seats at some of the largest publicly traded companies in the...

Bye-bye billions. Forbes says Theranos CEO now worth zip

Bye-bye billions. Forbes says Theranos CEO now worth zip

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

Ponder the fleeting nature of fortune. Last fall, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, 32, was deemed the “youngest self-made female billionaire” in the world by Forbes magazine. Her net worth today? Bupkis.

Walgreens aims to promote greater mental health awareness

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 10, 2016

Drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken another step in its effort to be viewed as a healthcare provider alternative. Walgreens is collaborating with the behavioral health advocacy group Mental Health America to provide mental health screening to as many as 3 million people through 2017.

Walgreens tops Q2 profit expectations, narrows 2016 forecast

By Associated Press  |  April 05, 2016

Walgreens beat Wall Street's earnings expectations for its fiscal second quarter as sales rose nearly 14%, but the nation's largest drugstore chain remained conservative with its outlook for the year.

Activist investors take on for-profit healthcare boards

Activist investors take on for-profit healthcare boards

By Dave Barkholz  |  March 19, 2016

Slumping stock prices and the quickening pace of change in how providers get paid are testing boards of directors at publicly traded healthcare firms in ways they haven't seen in a generation.

Funding innovation from the inside

Funding innovation from the inside

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 13, 2016

Jumpstart Foundry, a Nashville-based venture fund, is hoping to harness the energy of the young, technology-focused entrepreneurs coming into healthcare and channel it into solving actual business problems of some of the country's largest healthcare companies.

Walgreens tells Theranos to stop using lab under scrutiny

By Associated Press  |  January 28, 2016

The nation's largest drugstore chain is telling blood-testing startup Theranos to stop sending samples from its customers to a testing facility that drew regulatory scrutiny over possible patient risks.

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