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Ascension seeks productivity elixir from its joint venture in Cayman Islands

Ascension seeks productivity elixir from its joint venture in Cayman Islands

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 06, 2016

Ascension is looking to its Caribbean joint venture with India's Narayana Health to provide a model for enhancing hospital productivity. But bringing the model home would require major changes in physician and nurse behavior, an overhaul in surgical and postoperative care and regulatory reforms.

Congress says drugmakers planned price hikes to boost profits

By Associated Press  |  February 02, 2016

A congressional review of more than 300,000 pages from Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant Pharmaceuticals reveals how executives planned to maximize profits while fending off negative publicity over the price hikes.

Sharp partners with UC San Diego on liver transplants

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 01, 2016

The collaboration will allow the larger health system to more seamlessly send its end-stage liver disease patients to UCSD for transplantation and keep more liver transplant patients in its network.

New labor rules hurting, not helping some home health workers

New labor rules hurting, not helping some home health workers

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 30, 2016

Home health industry leaders say a new rule meant to help workers who had long fallen under certain exemptions to federal labor laws is doing just what they warned it would: hurting home health agencies and their clients—and even the workers it was supposed to help.

Deal reached in Michigan CRNA dispute; 28 to return as contract employees

By Chad Halcom, Crain's Detroit Business  |  January 27, 2016

St. John Providence Health System should regain just less than half of the certified registered nurse anesthetists it lost amid an outsourcing contract dispute at the outset of the year, after management reached a deal with most of the former employees who hadn't found other jobs.

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