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Mercy Health's surplus wanes in aftermath of health insurance exit

By Bob Herman  |  August 23, 2016

The operating margin at Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio, fell to a slim 0.9% in the first half of this year. Higher labor expenses and the residual effects from a divested insurer hurt the not-for-profit Mercy.

The trends and news behind this year's list

The trends and news behind this year's list

By David May  |  August 20, 2016

Enduring influence is the central theme for many of the names atop this year's list, Modern Healthcare's 15th annual ranking. Coming in at No. 2 and No. 3 this year are CEOs of two of the nation's largest healthcare systems. The nation's payers are also well represented at the top.

Editorial: Wage stagnation in healthcare

Editorial: Wage stagnation in healthcare

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 13, 2016

The harsh reality of modern-day America is that the less-educated, hourly workforce is falling further and further behind those still clinging to middle class status and above. This is a fairness issue that today characterizes almost every sector of the U.S. economy—including healthcare.

Video: A conversation with Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni

Video: A conversation with Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

In a conversation with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni explains how the Catholic system's business strategy aligns with its mission to care for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable.

Commentary: Time to move from words to action on mental health resources

Commentary: Time to move from words to action on mental health resources

By Anthony Tersigni  |  June 27, 2016

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni asks: How many more tragedies must this nation endure before we fully recognize that mental health and behavior disorders are forms of disease that deserve the same attention and resources as any other pervasive disease?

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 18, 2016

The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 11, 2016

Plano, Texas-based Vivify Health's software platform allows clinicians to monitor and check in with patients at home. The highest-risk patients are provided with a tablet, while others access the tools through their own devices.

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