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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.

How LifePoint's lawyer-CEO guides the company's rapid growth

How LifePoint's lawyer-CEO guides the company's rapid growth

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 12, 2016

LifePoint Health CEO Bill Carpenter credits his legal training for helping him steer the for-profit hospital chain through a series of recent acquisitions, supported by the system's solid financial performance.

LifePoint's acquisitions boost revenue

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 12, 2016

A series of 2016 hospital acquisitions by LifePoint Health is expected to add $1.25 billion of revenue this year to the company, but be slightly dilutive to earnings until those hospitals are fully absorbed within the year, the company said in an earnings release Friday.

Does BlackRock's spending spree auger health stock comeback?

By Bob Herman and Dave Barkholz  |  February 06, 2016

BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, is placing big bets on healthcare stocks. The giant New York money manager, which oversees more than $4.5 trillion in assets, took large positions last year in at least 14 investor-owned healthcare companies and a host of medical-device and equipment...

10 Kentucky systems team up in statewide collaborative

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 30, 2016

Baptist Health and LifePoint Health are among 10 Kentucky health systems forming a collaborative they say will combat the state's poor health outcomes by sharing best practices and reducing the costs of care.

10 Kentucky health systems band together in statewide collaborative

By Aurora Aguilar  |  January 28, 2016

Baptist Health and LifePoint Health are among 10 Kentucky health systems joining a collaborative to combat the state's poor health outcomes by sharing best practices and reducing the costs of care. The news comes the same week as the governor announced plans to end Kynect, the state-run exchange.

LifePoint buys troubled St. Francis Hospital in Ga., two N.C. hospitals

LifePoint buys troubled St. Francis Hospital in Ga., two N.C. hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  January 04, 2016

Investor-owned LifePoint Health has acquired St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., about a year after the independent hospital began seeking a suitor in light of debt problems and accounting irregularities flagged by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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