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.
Wall Street analysts are once again betting on the publicly traded hospital sector—which means the buoyant run that the chains have had in the stock market could well continue this year.
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...
The 2015 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco got off to a feverish start Monday. Here are some quick observations and news tidbits.
Duke University Health System, Raleigh, N.C., and LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood Tenn., have entered a national quality agreement to focus on safety across LifePoint's 60 facilities.
Investor-owned hospital chains are enjoying momentum under healthcare reform that isn't sweeping along their not-for-profit counterparts. Analysts expect another strong year from the for-profit operators because they've cut costs and adopted new initiatives to bring in more patients.
Tennessee hospitals' decision to help fund Medicaid expansion under Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's new waiver proposal was driven by hospitals' financial survival as well as their desire to extend coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, hospital leaders there say.
Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health has appointed Dr. Mark Froimson chief clinical officer and Dr. Barbara Walters the system's first chief population health officer.
It's anyone's guess whether the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate or uphold federal premium subsidies in 36 states when it hears King v. Burwell next year.
Dr. Andrew Warshaw has begun his one-year term as president of the American College of Surgeons, a 79,000-member professional association based in Chicago.
One of Obamacare's biggest success stories this year was that millions of previously uninsured Americans got coverage through the law's expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults.
Insurance expansion provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are having a positive effect on for-profit hospital chains, Fitch Ratings said in a report Thursday. For-profit hospital chain payer mix has improved, bad debt has declined and operating margins are edging up, it...