A Trinity Health program aimed at helping patients get care remotely is growing beyond its Michigan test bed into six other states, part of a growing move toward telemedicine by an industry looking to save money and improve care.
Mike Slubowski will be president and chief operating officer of Trinity Health effective May 15. For the past seven years, Slubowski has served as CEO of Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System in Kansas.
Cost-cutting and business from acquired Connecticut hospitals vaulted Trinity Health to a solid operating gain in its fiscal first half.
A small but growing minority of health systems are linking executive pay to population health measures. The group is sure to expand as more health systems gravitate toward emerging value-based models and risk contracts.
The Livonia, Mich.-based system posted net income of $467.5 million on revenue of $4.3 billion for its first quarter ended Sept. 30. That compared to a loss of $287.2 million on revenue of $3.8 million in the year-earlier quarter.
Trinity Health CEO Dr. Richard Gilfillan was the first director of the CMS Innovation Center, an agency created to test value-based delivery models. In an interview a day after the election, he says he's confident those experiments will continue.
CEO Dr. Richard Gilfillan previously led the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which pilots value-based reimbursement experiments. Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner spoke with Gilfillan the day after the general election.
Trinity Health ended its fiscal year with lower margins as it suffered from a massive $65.3 million liability charge this year for its Ohio Medicare Advantage plan Medigold and higher labor and supply costs.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 24, 2016, covered the following topics: Faith-based hospitals, Roman Catholic hospitals and quality at Catholic hospitals.
Dr. Mike Schatzlein, senior VP of Ascension Health and ministry market executive for Ascension's Indiana and Tennessee markets, will retire after six years with the St. Louis-based system, effective Dec. 31.
Edward Lamb was named president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, part of Trinity Health, effective in November.
Emotional distress cannot be used to challenge Catholic health directives and providers' refusal to conduct abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.