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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.

Behind Pamplona's bid to build a revenue-cycle giant

Behind Pamplona's bid to build a revenue-cycle giant

By Melanie Evans  |  January 23, 2016

When partners with the private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management turned to healthcare for promising acquisitions, they rejected the industry's latest, hottest trends. They saw greater potential in healthcare's highly fragmented and high-growth market for outsourced revenue-cycle services.

Daughters of Charity system finally closes on a deal

Daughters of Charity system finally closes on a deal

By Melanie Evans  |  December 19, 2015

Daughters of Charity Health System's long, fraught search for a buyer has ended. BlueMountain Capital Management closed on a deal last week for the failing six-hospital system, now named Verity Health System.

Daughters of Charity finally closes on a deal

Daughters of Charity finally closes on a deal

By Melanie Evans  |  December 14, 2015

Daughters of Charity Health System's fraught search for a buyer has ended. BlueMountain Capital Management has closed on a deal for the failing six-hospital system, now named Verity Health System.

Hospitals broaden scope of community-benefit work

Hospitals broaden scope of community-benefit work

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 21, 2015

As the need for charity care drops, some hospitals and health systems across the country are targeting funds to address societal ills such as poverty, violence, hunger, poor nutrition and lack of housing.

Shared savings don't go far enough in accepting risk

Shared savings don't go far enough in accepting risk

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 14, 2015

Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, outlines the goals of her system's health plan joint venture with Ascension Health, Froedtert's Medicaid experience in a state that has not expanded eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, and her views on risk-based...

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