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Dartmouth-Hitchcock layoffs raise worry about state hospital

By Associated Press  |  September 11, 2016

New Hampshire state officials say they're dismayed by an announcement of big layoffs at a major hospital two days after they awarded it a $36.5 million contract to run the state psychiatric facility.

New academic hospital ups the ante in San Diego

New academic hospital ups the ante in San Diego

By Marty Graham  |  September 03, 2016

The opening of UC San Diego Health's new $943 million hospital later this year—the first new hospital in San Diego County completed since 2012—will bring cutting-edge technology for cancer treatment and other specialty care while also stirring up competition in the market.

Why Emory Healthcare chooses not to merge

Why Emory Healthcare chooses not to merge

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 01, 2016

Since becoming CEO of Emory Healthcare in February, Dr. Jonathan Lewin has eschewed local hospital mergers in Atlanta for a statewide affiliation strategy that culminated in an agreement this week with 21-hospital Stratus Healthcare.

UPMC's health plan swells in aftermath of Highmark spat

UPMC's health plan swells in aftermath of Highmark spat

By Bob Herman  |  August 26, 2016

Membership in UPMC's health insurance division grew 8% in the past year, according to financial documents released Friday, giving UPMC a bigger foothold as it tries to operate peacefully with its rival Highmark Health.

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 13, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 15, 2016, covered the following topics: The CMS' new star ratings for overall quality of hospitals

Accuracy of Open Payments data still being debated

Accuracy of Open Payments data still being debated

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 13, 2016

Questions continue to be raised over the data reported to Open Payments, the Affordable Care Act policy that requires drug and device companies to annually report payments to physicians and teaching hospitals.

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