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Kaiser seeks San Diego edge with super-green hospital

Kaiser seeks San Diego edge with super-green hospital

By Meeri Kim  |  April 22, 2017

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.

Partners HealthCare to acquire Care New England

Partners HealthCare to acquire Care New England

By Shelby Livingston  |  April 19, 2017

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.

Mounting health plan losses have hospital systems on edge

Mounting health plan losses have hospital systems on edge

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 08, 2017

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.

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.

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