Bernard Tyson discusses mental health, the social determinants of health and Kaiser Permanente's always-active expansion strategy.
Kaiser recently opened its new 321-bed San Diego Medical Center, which has already achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification and raises the bar for green hospitals in California.
The systems have signed a letter of intent to negotiate a deal just a few months after Care New England's proposed merger with New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health System fell through.
How this Houston-based health system acquired new skills to tackle population health
Healthcare executives have hoped the strategy of integrating hospitals, doctors and other care settings with insurance under one roof will lower spending and improve care coordination—a strategy hospitals tested a couple decades ago, but it ultimately failed for many.
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.
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.
The CEO of Seattle-based Swedish Health Services has resigned after facing allegations that neurosurgeons were asked to increase patient volume and perform unnecessary and invasive surgeries.
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.
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.
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.
Ascension has named Patricia Maryland as CEO of its giant healthcare division, replacing longtime Ascension second-in-command Bob Henkel, who is retiring in June.