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Amita is shrinking its outpatient sites by half

Amita is shrinking its outpatient sites by half

By Stephanie Goldberg  |  October 17, 2018

The services offered at 250 outpatient facilities and medical offices will be consolidated among 125 ambulatory-care locations over the next two years, said Mark Frey, CEO of Amita Health.

Hospital execs fail to reduce costs where needed, report says

Hospital execs fail to reduce costs where needed, report says

By Tara Bannow  |  October 16, 2018

A new Kaufman Hall report finds hospitals and health systems are making only limited progress when it comes to cutting costs, and aren't prioritizing areas like service rationalization or clinical variation.

CHI-Dignity merger cleared by Vatican

CHI-Dignity merger cleared by Vatican

By Harris Meyer and Tara Bannow  |  October 16, 2018

The Vatican has given the ecclesiastical green light to the proposed merger between Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, a deal that would create the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital company by revenue.

Family wins Pontiac General 'pay-for-play' residency case

Family wins Pontiac General 'pay-for-play' residency case

By Jay Greene  |  October 15, 2018

A jury in federal court in Port Huron, Mich., unanimously said Tuesday that Pontiac General Hospital breached a contract with the Canadian parents of an international medical school graduate who paid $400,000 believing their son would be accepted into the hospital's residency program.

Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

By Jay Greene  |  October 15, 2018

Detroit Medical Center faces a surprise quality inspection that could happen any time from state and federal regulators, according to officials from the Chicago office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Fostering diversity for the next generation of healthcare leaders

Fostering diversity for the next generation of healthcare leaders

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 13, 2018

Some health systems are grooming junior employees from minority backgrounds to become the next generation of leaders, so that they will better reflect the growing diversity of the patient and community populations.

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