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...

Ascension hit by higher expenses for the newly insured

By Katherine Davis  |  November 12, 2015

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.

Ascension to add eight hospital campuses in southeast Wisconsin

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2015

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 centrality of health IT to ACO success

The centrality of health IT to ACO success

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 03, 2015

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 improves finances as it restructures hospital portfolio

By Beth Kutscher  |  September 10, 2015

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.

Hospital, health system jobs rise in August

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 05, 2015

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.

CFO raises reflect growing healthcare complexity

By Michael Sandler  |  August 15, 2015

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.

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