Trinity Health will add three-hospital St. Francis Care to its portfolio to expand its footprint in New England.
Chicago's public health commissioner, Dr. Bechara Choucair, will join Trinity Health to lead the Livonia, Mich.-based system's safety net and community benefit programs.
Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health appointed Dr. Mark Froimson as chief clinical officer and Dr. Barbara Walters as the system's first chief population health officer.
Hospitals and health systems across the country are divided over whether to deny financial aid to uninsured patients who are eligible for subsidized health insurance under Obamacare but did not buy a plan.
The shift to performance-based payment is a key driver of the development and use of mobile patient-engagement systems and tools, but lack of insurance payment for these services remains an obstacle.
Trinity Health, the system formerly known as CHE Trinity, reported a first-quarter operating surplus that was 56.8% higher than during the same period in its last fiscal year as it booked higher volume and fewer integration expenses.
As the number of medical-device recalls has rapidly increased, so has the complexity of the recalls. That is raising questions about safety and risks for hospitals that mostly still track and locate faulty products manually.
For many systems across the country, the expense side of the balance sheet is growing almost as fast as the revenue side, prompting providers to look for new ways to cut costs.
The health system created through the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health announced it will name itself Trinity Health.
The rebranded health system created by the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health will focus its strategy through 2020 on physician engagement and population health, seeking to leverage its expansive operations.
CHE Trinity marked its first full fiscal year as a merged organization with an earnings report that its chief financial officer said reflects its success in finding synergies and moving toward a value-based payment model.
Federal officials are floating the idea of expanding Medicare's Pioneer model for accountable care organizations, but they might struggle to recruit any new participants.