Ascension hit by higher expenses for the newly insured

By Katherine Davis  |  November 12, 2015

While Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., is benefiting from Medicaid expansion, its operating margin dipped slightly in its most recent quarter as expenses rose faster than the revenue gains.

FTC challenges West Virginia hospital acquisition

By Melanie Evans  |  November 07, 2015

Two West Virginia hospitals said Friday that they “remain committed” to a deal that the Federal Trade Commission has moved to block, saying it would create a near monopoly for acute-care and outpatient surgery across four counties in Ohio and West Virginia.

Ascension to add eight hospital campuses in southeast Wisconsin

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2015

Ascension announced a deal to acquire facilities in southeast Wisconsin that are owned by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, who are transferring all of their 14 hospital campuses to other faith-based health systems.

Mercy health system opens virtual care center

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 16, 2015

Catholic healthcare system Mercy opened a $54 million virtual care center in Chesterfield, Mo., that uses only telemedicine technology, ranging from 24-hour monitoring in hospitals to checkups at the patient's home.

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