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For-profit provider firms see 2014 revenue gains

By Michael Sandler  |  May 30, 2015

A revenue spike from hospital admissions buoyed HCA Holdings, which maintained the top spot on Modern Healthcare's list of the largest investor-owned healthcare providers in 2014. Almost all the ranked companies saw a surge in 2014 operating revenue over 2013.

VA's internal watchdog refused to investigate Aurora project

By Associated Press  |  May 02, 2015

While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog issued more than 1,500 reports between 2010 and 2014, not one focused on the agency's troubled hospital project in Aurora, The Denver Post reported Friday.

Many five-star hospitals scored low on other measures

Many five-star hospitals scored low on other measures

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 02, 2015

A large percentage of hospitals that received Medicare's top five-star rating on patient satisfaction were penalized for excessive readmissions or fared poorly on curbing hospital-acquired conditions, a Modern Healthcare analysis shows.

Ochsner taps apps for hypertension patients

Ochsner taps apps for hypertension patients

By Joseph Conn  |  May 02, 2015

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System was one of the first U.S. systems to begin managing patients with chronic conditions using tech giant Apple's new HealthKit data-sharing platform in conjunction with the Apple watch and iPhone.

Healthcare logjam breaks in Congress

Healthcare logjam breaks in Congress

By Paul Demko  |  April 25, 2015

There are signs of a partisan thaw in Congress that is allowing movement on healthcare legislation in the wake of the recent Medicare physician-payment overhaul. And a sharp uptick in lobbying spending by major healthcare industry groups suggests stakeholders see at least a temporary break in the...

Medical group builds EHR to improve care

Medical group builds EHR to improve care

By Darius Tahir  |  April 18, 2015

Dr. Christopher Chen, CEO of Miami Gardens, Fla.-based ChenMed, knew his physician-led primary-care group would have to optimize its performance to successfully expand from its home base. One factor giving him confidence was its custom-built electronic health-record system, which includes patient...

Amedisys names Daniel McCoy new COO

Amedisys names Daniel McCoy new COO

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

Baton Rouge, La.-based Amedisys announced last week that it had hired a CFO, COO, CIO, chief human resources officer, chief strategy officer and senior VP of government affairs.

Questions mount on VA cost overruns, delays

Questions mount on VA cost overruns, delays

By Andis Robeznieks  |  March 28, 2015

“Good riddance.” That was the two-word statement issued by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) on hearing the news that Glenn Haggstrom, the Veterans Affairs Department chief of acquisition, logistics and construction, had resigned last week.

Excellence in Governance honorees manage change from the boardroom

Excellence in Governance honorees manage change from the boardroom

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

Not a day goes by where C-suite healthcare leaders aren't facing another financial threat or service-delivery challenge. They can't afford disengaged or ceremonial boards. This year's Excellence in Governance winners were hands-on in leading their institutions through change.

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