Jesse Jantzen has been appointed president and CEO of Ascension Health Senior Care, a division of St. Louis-based Ascension Health created last year.
David Cade, a former top attorney at HHS, has been appointed CEO of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Several of the nation's largest health systems and insurers are joining together in a new task force with the goal of shifting 75% of their business to contracts with incentives for quality and lower-cost healthcare.
The Cleveland Clinic and five other Ohio health systems announced they will explore creating a statewide network under a newly formed company. They'll also work together to reduce operating expenses and identify effective practices they can share.
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has signed a letter of intent to join Ascension Health, selecting the St. Louis-based system from a number of suitors.
Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, 52, has been named board chairman for St. Louis-based Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic health system and the largest U.S. private not-for-profit health system.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has awarded two behavioral health contracts as part of a move to integrate physical and behavioral healthcare services for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.
Hospitals and health systems across the country are divided over whether to deny financial aid to uninsured patients who are eligible for subsidized health insurance under Obamacare but did not buy a plan.
Ascension Health, the third-largest health system by revenue, reported an $87 million net loss in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, ended Sept. 30, as it incurred $220 million in losses on its investments.
A group of hospitals that participate in the federal 340B drug-discount program have joined the debate about Genentech's decision to distribute three of its most expensive and commonly used cancer drugs through specialty distributors rather than standard wholesalers.
Dignity Health would invest $30 million in cash and take a minority stake in a proposed Arizona joint venture with Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Ascension Health, according to a bond offering by Dignity.