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HCA, still No. 1 in revenue, bides time on big deals

By Michael Sandler  |  April 18, 2015

HCA once again leveraged its sheer size and organic growth strategy to maintain its position as the largest for-profit hospital chain in the country, according to Modern Healthcare's latest By the Numbers list.

Tavenner to join LifePoint board

Tavenner to join LifePoint board

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 17, 2015

Former CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has been tapped to join LifePoint Hospitals' board of directors, the Brentwood, Tenn.-based company announced Friday.

Jack Bovender: Rebuilding a quality culture at HCA

Jack Bovender: Rebuilding a quality culture at HCA

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 14, 2015

Jack Bovender graduated from Duke University with a master's degree in hospital administration in 1969, armed with skills in finance, systems organization and strategic planning. But his mother, Eva, a nurse, reminded him that he would need more than business acumen to become an accomplished leader.

Fourth-quarter revenue and income rise for investor-owned chains

Fourth-quarter revenue and income rise for investor-owned chains

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 11, 2015

The five major for-profit hospital chains enjoyed impressive results in the last three months of 2014 as their numbers of paying patients increased in tandem with the economic recovery and the health insurance expansions under the Affordable Care Act.

CHS moves ahead on Michigan deal without Cleveland Clinic

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 23, 2015

Community Health Systems is moving forward on a deal to add its first hospital in Michigan. Community said Friday it had signed a definitive agreement to buy 208-bed Metro Health near Grand Rapids. But the deal doesn't include the Cleveland Clinic.

Obamacare legal challenge downplayed by business leaders

Obamacare legal challenge downplayed by business leaders

By Bob Herman  |  January 17, 2015

The nation's largest healthcare organizations predicted a profitable 2015 at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. They forecast that the biggest cloud on the horizon—the pending U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the Obamacare premium subsidies—would pass...

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