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CHI hit with Moody's debt downgrade

By Dave Barkholz  |  March 23, 2017

Moody's Investors Service downgraded the debt of Catholic Health Initiatives this week to two notches above junk, following a similar downgrade earlier this month by S&P Global Ratings.

Elliot, Darmouth-Hitchcock end latest round of affiliation talks

Elliot, Darmouth-Hitchcock end latest round of affiliation talks

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 24, 2017

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and Elliot Health System, both in New Hampshire, announced Friday that they had decided to end their latest round of discussions, which began in May 2016. The two systems engaged in talks for most of 2015.

AHA survey shows variation in hospital expenses

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  February 16, 2017

New survey data from the American Hospital Association underscore the wide variation in hospital expenses from state to state and between different types of facilities.

SSM names Intermountain exec Laura Kaiser as new CEO

SSM names Intermountain exec Laura Kaiser as new CEO

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  February 14, 2017

The SSM Health board of directors named Laura Kaiser the new president and CEO of the St. Louis-based Catholic health system. For the past five years, Kaiser has been COO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare.

Q&A: Dr. Richard Afable discusses healthcare competition in L.A. basin

Q&A: Dr. Richard Afable discusses healthcare competition in L.A. basin

February 11, 2017

Last July's merger of Providence Health & Services of Renton, Wash., and St. Joseph Health of Irvine, Calif., gave the combined 50-hospital system a greater presence in the highly competitive Los Angeles market. Modern Healthcare spoke with St. Joseph CEO Dr. Richard Afable about these changes.

Dignity Health considers joint venture with San Francisco teaching hospital

Dignity Health considers joint venture with San Francisco teaching hospital

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 21, 2016

Dignity has entered talks with an academic medical center while still negotiating a possible mega-merger with Catholic Health Initiatives. Dignity's operating performance swung to a $30.8 million gain in the most recent quarter from a $47.5 million loss a year ago.

Ascension partners with Lyft to ease patient transportation

Ascension partners with Lyft to ease patient transportation

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 20, 2016

The Catholic health system will work with Lyft to ensure that a ride is always available for patients. Ascension is the first major hospital company to engage Lyft, which is rolling out a non-emergency medical transportation business across the country.

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