Top performing hospitals have shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower mortality and readmission rates and higher average operating margins than their peers.
NorthShore University HealthSystem started its fiscal 2015 with improved operating performance as revenue growth outpaced increases to expenses during its first quarter.
Several of the nation's largest health systems and insurers are joining together in a new task force with the goal of shifting 75% of their business to contracts with incentives for quality and lower-cost healthcare.
Dr. Jeff Thompson plans to step down this year as CEO of Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis. Thompson, 62, has been with Gundersen for three decades, serving the past 14 years as CEO. He'll stay on in his role until the hospital system finds a new leader.
The nation's largest healthcare organizations predicted a profitable 2015 at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. They forecast that the biggest cloud on the horizon—the pending U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the Obamacare premium subsidies—would pass...
Sarah Pacini has been appointed CEO of the Cooperative of American Physicians, a physician-owned company that provides medical professional liability protection in California.
The 2015 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco got off to a feverish start Monday. Here are some quick observations and news tidbits.
A day with University of Illinois Health's CXO shows the job requires strong support from hospital leaders, deep understanding of performance improvement, a deft personal touch and recognition that patient satisfaction is closely linked to quality and safety.
Hospitals' need to cut costs and coordinate care is driving health systems to give clinical and clerical workers greater responsibility for direct patient services, freeing up more-credentialed professionals for work only they are qualified to do.
News of an unusual joint venture between Anthem Blue Cross and seven Los Angeles health systems signaled new competition for Kaiser Permanente, the integrated health system with one of California's largest insurers. It also underscores the eagerness across the industry to broker novel and riskier...
The merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem creating a $7 billion academic-suburban behemoth reinforces the growing national trend of large, financially stable hospital systems realigning as regional mega-systems.
A few months ago, Kaiser Permanente said it would stop buying furniture with flame retardants because the chemicals are believed to be toxic. Now several other large hospital systems are following suit.