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Seven infected, two dead after superbug outbreak at UCLA hospital

By Associated Press  |  February 19, 2015

Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients—including two who died—with an antibiotic-resistant and potentially deadly superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, hospital officials said. A total of 179 patients may be infected.

Brigham and Women's president to advise NFL

Brigham and Women's president to advise NFL

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 10, 2015

The National Football League has hired its first chief health and medical adviser, cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women's Hospital. The league has been beset by controversy over player concussions and the long-term impact of them on player health.

WellStar, Emory explore merger in Atlanta area

WellStar, Emory explore merger in Atlanta area

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 09, 2015

WellStar Health System and Emory University are in discussions to create a combined organization that would bring nearly a dozen hospitals under a single umbrella.

Geier to step down at OSU

Geier to step down at OSU

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 04, 2015

Peter Geier, COO at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center and CEO of the OSU Health System, will step down Dec. 1.

Purchasing networks VHA and UHC plan merger

By Jaimy Lee  |  February 03, 2015

VHA and UHC, which already jointly own a group purchasing organization, are merging to gain capital as tight hospital budgets and demands for new data and analytics tools upend the traditional healthcare purchasing model.

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