St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J., has backed a bid from Prime Healthcare Services to be bought out of bankruptcy from its current owner, Trinity Health.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court will hear yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
The planned breakup of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is the latest example of how the shrinking and aging population of women belonging to religious orders can drive consolidation among religion-based healthcare systems.
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.
In battle over reproductive healthcare, ACLU hunts for best challenge to Catholic hospitals' ethical rules
The ACLU has brought lawsuits on behalf of patients in recent cases in which Catholic hospitals refused to provide certain types of obstetric care because of religious policies. The organization is testing a host of legal theories to see which ones might stick.
Wheaton Franciscan Service posted a higher surplus for the year ended June 30 after the Illinois-based system saw a sharp decrease in uncollectable bills from patients who are now covered by Medicaid.
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.
The ACLU claims Trinity Health violates the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act by refusing to terminate pregnancies for women suffering life-threatening complications.
Pope Francis pleaded for aid to “all those people around us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty.”
In the first papal address to a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis on Thursday reminded lawmakers of the Golden Rule, and obliquely applied it to the Roman Catholic Church's stance against birth control and abortion.