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AHA survey shows variation in hospital expenses

By Rachel 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 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.

Inova recruits managers for $100 million venture-capital program

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 13, 2016

Inova Health System will provide $100 million in venture capital over the next three to five years to support precision-medicine companies and create an incubator for startups. Veteran venture capitalists Hooks Johnston and Pete Jobse will manage the investments.

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