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CHS sues Georgia hospital over failed deal

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 15, 2015

Community Health Systems is suing St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., for allegedly concealing a federal investigation while the organizations negotiated a deal that ultimately fell apart.

Will hospital firms top last year's strong second-quarter earnings?

Will hospital firms top last year's strong second-quarter earnings?

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 25, 2015

Publicly traded hospital companies this week will face a high bar to beat last year's results when they report second-quarter earnings. It was in the second quarter of 2014 when chains began to see gains from the ACA's insurance expansion, an uplift that continued the rest of the year.

Hospital systems investing in startups whose products they use

Hospital systems investing in startups whose products they use

By Howard Wolinsky  |  July 11, 2015

About 40 health systems have started venture funds. The lure is the potential for big payoffs and the promise of getting in on the ground floor with effective new healthcare technologies and services. But most startups fail to deliver on venture capitalists' investment.

Relieved hospital execs say ruling could speed Medicaid expansion

By Beth Kutscher and Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 27, 2015

Hospital leaders say they're moving ahead with delivery-system reforms that keep their populations healthy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has removed uncertainty about the continuation of premium subsidies. They hope the subsidies ruling will clear the way for more states to expand Medicaid to...

With subsidies protected, hospital leaders see brighter future

With subsidies protected, hospital leaders see brighter future

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 25, 2015

Hospital leaders expressed relief and delight Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court solidified the future of subsidized insurance for low- and middle-income Americans in all 50 states under the Affordable Care Act.

Data Points for June 22, 2015

Data Points for June 22, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

Data Points for the week of June 22, 2015, covered the following topics: teen birth rate, Medicaid dental coverage, costs of prescription drugs

LifePoint promotes three senior leaders

LifePoint promotes three senior leaders

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 18, 2015

Brentwood, Tenn.-based hospital chain LifePoint Health has promoted three of its senior leaders to new positions, including Dr. Christopher Rehm as chief medical informatics officer.

LifePoint names new Western Group president

LifePoint names new Western Group president

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 10, 2015

Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health has tapped Victor Giovanetti to serve as president of its Western Group of hospitals. Giovanetti, who has been COO of the publicly traded company's Eastern Group since July 2013, will replace Don Bivacca on July 3.

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