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Ascension Health plans joint-venture with Dignity, Tenet to run Ariz. hospitals
By Beth Kutscher | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ascension Health plans to transfer part of its ownership in the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona into a three-way joint venture that includes Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Dignity Health.
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Investments boost hospital balance sheets—and risks
By Beth Kutscher | July 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Many providers are finding that the returns on their investment portfolios are helping make up for operating shortfalls that have resulted from lower patient volumes and reimbursement cuts.
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Alexian, Adventist Midwest agree to form nine-hospital system
By Andrew L. Wang, Crain's Chicago Business | June 17, 2014
Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health have signed a letter of intent to form a joint operating company that will oversee nine Chicago-area hospitals, making the combined network the third-largest in the state.
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Reform Update: As insurance deals lure hospitals, Dignity Health isn't biting
By Melanie Evans | June 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dignity Health has not balked at big gambles to diversify its operations, moving into retail with CVS Caremark and expanding into 17 states with the 2012 acquisition of an occupational health and urgent-care company. But there's one bet Dignity Health won't take: health insurance.
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Ascension likely looking to buy Centene or WellCare: analyst
By Melanie Evans | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Ascension Health most likely is eyeing WellCare Health Plans or Centene Corp. as its insurance acquisition target, one prominent industry analyst says.
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Ascension takes formal step toward insurance deal
By Melanie Evans | May 30, 2014
Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit health system, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire an insurance company.
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Reform Update: Geisinger, AtlantiCare merger continues wave of consolidations
By Melanie Evans | May 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System's move to merge with AtlantiCare in neighboring New Jersey is yet another example of consolidation underway by systems seeking to fortify and extend their market reach.
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Wash. system joins movement to clinically integrated networks
By Bob Herman | May 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Wash., has launched a new clinically integrated network with the goal of aligning independent and employed physicians in the region.
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More hospital systems moving into insurance business
By Melanie Evans | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Louis-based Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed health insurer operating in 18 states that would be a significant escalation in the ongoing move by hospital operators into the insurance business in preparation for value-based payment models.
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Ascension considers major insurance play
By Melanie Evans | May 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed insurance company that operates in 18 states, which would be a significant escalation in the brewing shift among hospital operators toward the business of selling health plans.
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