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As Catholic systems grow by acquiring other hospitals, abortions plummet

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 14, 2017

Catholic hospitals operate under religious directives prohibiting them from performing certain reproductive health services, including abortions. As Catholic providers grow by acquiring non-Catholic hospitals, a study reports it's affecting access to that care.

The doctor will see you now—for $25,000

The doctor will see you now—for $25,000

By Brigid Sweeney  |  July 24, 2017

Imagine your next doctor's visit taking place in a sleek River North neighborhood space in Chicago where you also have the option for a high-intensity group workout and a cold-brew coffee.

Hospitals see improved outcomes, lower costs as blood transfusions drop

By Alex Kacik  |  July 21, 2017

Blood transfusions have been a long-standing practice at health systems, despite known complications, and are believed to improve patient outcomes. A new study finds the costs and potential risks associated with the procedures outweigh the benefits.

DMC Gateway program reduces ER visits, admissions, improves primary care

DMC Gateway program reduces ER visits, admissions, improves primary care

By Jay Greene  |  June 26, 2017

An innovative program to reduce costs, improve care continuity and connect high users of emergency departments at four Detroit Medical Center hospitals with a primary-care team has led to significant reductions in unnecessary ER visits, hospitalizations and readmissions.

Soon-Shiong unfazed by critics as he touts new cancer therapy

Soon-Shiong unfazed by critics as he touts new cancer therapy

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 06, 2017

In an interview with Modern Healthcare this week, Soon-Shiong said his company's new cancer therapy gets to the root causes of the disease. He also said that recent reports questioning the success of his company's therapies are based on "ignorance," which he "ignores."

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