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Finding a four-star doctor? Like finding four-star pad thai

By Crain's Chicago Business  |  April 26, 2017

Searching for a doctor in Chicago may soon be as easy as searching for the best Thai food on your block. At least that's the idea at Advocate Health Care. The health system's website will now contain patient star ratings on physician profiles, along with name, specialties and contact information.

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.

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