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.
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...
While Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., is benefiting from Medicaid expansion, its operating margin dipped slightly in its most recent quarter as expenses rose faster than the revenue gains.
More than 450 hospitals have settled with the government for more than $250 million as part of a yearslong, nationwide investigation into the suspected overuse of implantable cardiac devices, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.
Ascension announced a deal to acquire facilities in southeast Wisconsin that are owned by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, who are transferring all of their 14 hospital campuses to other faith-based health systems.
The Idaho Attorney General's Office has asked to be kept in the loop about the possible sale of Lewiston's St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Modern Healthcare recently hosted a webinar that featured a leadership panel willing to share their views on the importance of health IT systems, the challenges associated with implementation and their advice for other accountable care organizations. Here is an edited transcript of that discussion.
Ascension, a large St. Louis-based not-for-profit system running more than 130 hospitals, is seeing the returns from a restructuring effort focused on building regional networks in some markets while exiting others.
It's 'schizophrenic' balancing current growth with healthcare reform, says new University of Colorado Hospital CEO
Will Cook, the new president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, discusses the challenges facing academic medical centers, his ambulatory-care strategy, and the task of straddling the old fee-for-service and new population health management environments.
Hospitals and health systems added 15,900 jobs last month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week. Hospitals created more than 100,000 jobs in the first eight months of this year alone.
Ascension Health, St. Louis, will add another hospital to its sizable Michigan operations in a deal to acquire a struggling solo hospital in that state.
The complicated financial restructurings that follow not-for-profit hospital consolidations are requiring more advanced skill sets among chief financial officers and are leading to sharply higher pay for them, experts say.