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Northwestern Memorial earnings climb after Cadence merger

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 17, 2015

Six months after its merger with Cadence Health, Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is reporting improved second-quarter operating earnings, though its total surplus declined.

Standardizing care reduces costs, improves quality

Standardizing care reduces costs, improves quality

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

Joe Landsman, president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, discusses his system's work on developing clinical pathways, how academic centers can compete with other hospitals and the prospects for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.

MD Anderson looks for new ways to resolve faculty conflict

By Andis Robeznieks  |  April 09, 2015

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is considering the addition of a new layer to its faculty tenure-renewal process, but it also plans to keep its current system of renewing faculty appointments every seven years,

MD Anderson under fire over faculty reappointment dispute

MD Anderson under fire over faculty reappointment dispute

By Andis Robeznieks  |  April 08, 2015

A national academic organization is charging that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center disregarded standards for academic freedom, faculty tenure and shared governance when it chose not to renew the appointments of two professors who received unanimous endorsements from a faculty panel.

Academic centers must overcome costly traditions

Academic centers must overcome costly traditions

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 04, 2015

Mark Laret is CEO of UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, which reported operating revenue of $2.4 billion and an operating surplus of $159.4 million for the year ended June 30, 2014. Modern Healthcare reporter Beth Kutscher recently spoke with Laret about how academic medical centers need to...

Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

By Associated Press  |  April 02, 2015

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent.

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