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Walgreens is outsourcing its metro Chicago clinics to Advocate

Walgreens is outsourcing its metro Chicago clinics to Advocate

By Kristen Schorsch and Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business  |  January 11, 2016

Walgreens is handing over operations of its 56 in-store health clinics in the Chicago area to Advocate Health Care, the largest hospital network in the state. It's the second time Walgreens Boots Alliance has offloaded some of its clinics to a health system.

Illinois AG joins FTC in opposing Advocate-NorthShore merger

Illinois AG joins FTC in opposing Advocate-NorthShore merger

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  December 22, 2015

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined federal regulators in seeking to block a proposed merger between big health systems Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

FTC challenges big hospital merger in Chicago suburbs

FTC challenges big hospital merger in Chicago suburbs

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 19, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission moved Friday to block a proposed merger between Illinois systems Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem—the third hospital deal the FTC has moved to block in the past six weeks.

Company doctoring: More employers offer on-site clinics

Company doctoring: More employers offer on-site clinics

By David Royse  |  December 05, 2015

A growing list of large U.S. employers that have opened on-site health clinics in an effort to control the rising costs of their health benefit programs. Nearly 30% of firms with more than 5,000 workers now have on-site or near-site clinics offering some type of primary care, up from 24% in 2013.

A Medicare tourniquet: How hospitals try to heal cuts that bleed away profits

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  September 20, 2015

Until 2012, before the Affordable Care Act began cutting revenue, most tax-exempt hospitals in Southeast Michigan made profits on their Medicare business. Since then, reimbursement cuts, readmissions penalties and overpayment recoveries have eroded profits for many Detroit-area hospitals and health...

IT labor crunch slows hospital data initiatives

IT labor crunch slows hospital data initiatives

By Melanie Evans  |  June 13, 2015

Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.

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