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LifePoint boss heralds new CFO, explains Q2 stumble

LifePoint boss heralds new CFO, explains Q2 stumble

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 08, 2016

LifePoint Health CEO Bill Carpenter used an analyst forum Wednesday to introduce his new CFO Michael Coggin and explain more fully how a physician departure at one of its 67 hospitals upended second-quarter earnings.

TeamHealth picks LifePoint Health exec Leif Murphy as new CEO

TeamHealth picks LifePoint Health exec Leif Murphy as new CEO

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 06, 2016

Murphy will receive a base salary of $1 million plus a signing bonus of $2.8 million. TeamHealth is about to be supplanted as the nation's largest physician staffing company. When a merger between Amsurg and Envision Healthcare is complete, that combined company will hold the crown.

Duke LifePoint to acquire East Texas health system

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 24, 2016

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of LifePoint Health and Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Good Shepherd Health System, a two-hospital system in Longview, Texas.

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 18, 2016

The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

By Harris Meyer  |  May 28, 2016

A half-century after formation of the Federation of American Hospitals, for-profit hospital chains have moved beyond a scandal-plagued past to forge a permanent place in the healthcare landscape that features both collaboration and competition with not-for-profit systems.

Kevin Donovan named CEO of LRGHealthcare

Kevin Donovan named CEO of LRGHealthcare

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 14, 2016

Kevin Donovan was named president and CEO of Laconia, N.H.-based LRGHealthcare, effective mid-June. He takes the helm from former CEO Seth Warren, who stepped down in March.

Commercial insurance margins offset rising Medicare losses

Commercial insurance margins offset rising Medicare losses

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 07, 2016

As hospital margins on traditional fee-for-service Medicare patients plunged deeper into the red, cost-cutting at hospitals has allowed many to make up those losses from their commercially insured clientele.

Merger indigestion: Big hospital mergers failing to deliver promised results

Merger indigestion: Big hospital mergers failing to deliver promised results

By Melanie Evans  |  April 23, 2016

Hospital operator mergers have created big—sometimes behemoth—health systems that will provide the scale necessary to achieve operating efficiencies and compete for more cost-conscious consumers. So they say. But some of the biggest mergers in recent years have so far failed to deliver.

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