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Judge explains the flip-flop that spiked NorthShore-Advocate deal

Judge explains the flip-flop that spiked NorthShore-Advocate deal

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  March 16, 2017

A federal judge explained in a new court filing today why he switched from siding with two large suburban health systems that wanted to merge to favoring antitrust regulators that fought the union.

The big winner in Advocate, NorthShore breakup? Blue Cross

The big winner in Advocate, NorthShore breakup? Blue Cross

By Kristen Schorsch and Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business  |  March 08, 2017

Now that merger candidates Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem have split just shy of the altar, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is playing the role of the relative who breathes a sigh of relief.

Advocate, NorthShore drop plans to merge

Advocate, NorthShore drop plans to merge

By Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business  |  March 07, 2017

A federal judge Tuesday ruled against the proposed union between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem, leading the two hospital systems to announce that they will not continue their merger effort.

Analysis: Decision time in Advocate/NorthShore merger battle

Analysis: Decision time in Advocate/NorthShore merger battle

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  November 01, 2016

Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem are coming closer to a crucial decision. Is their desire to merge, creating one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the nation, worth the expensive, time-consuming battle?

Supreme Court pauses Dignity Health pension decision

Supreme Court pauses Dignity Health pension decision

By Erica Teichert  |  September 24, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court made its first move toward weighing in on whether Dignity Health and faith-based companies have to comply with federal regulations for costly worker pension plans.

FTC seeks to revive case against Advocate, NorthShore merger

FTC seeks to revive case against Advocate, NorthShore merger

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 19, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission argued against the proposed merger between two Chicago-area health systems in a federal appeals court Friday, defending its market definitions that were rejected by a lower court in June.

Advocate Health sued for shutting residents out of surgeries

By Erica Teichert  |  August 12, 2016

A doctor who completed his medical residency at an Advocate Health Care facility has sued the health system for refusing to use residents in surgeries, then billing Medicare and Medicaid for their assistance.

Advocate Health to pay largest HIPAA settlement

Advocate Health to pay largest HIPAA settlement

By Erica Teichert  |  August 04, 2016

Advocate Health Care has agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle multiple data protection violations over the past three years, marking the largest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act settlement HHS has ever received.

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