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Gundersen Health CEO Thompson stepping down, and other news makers

Gundersen Health CEO Thompson stepping down, and other news makers

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 17, 2015

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.

Obamacare legal challenge downplayed by business leaders

Obamacare legal challenge downplayed by business leaders

By Bob Herman  |  January 17, 2015

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...

Medical-malpractice insurer names new leader

Medical-malpractice insurer names new leader

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 15, 2015

Sarah Pacini has been appointed CEO of the Cooperative of American Physicians, a physician-owned company that provides medical professional liability protection in California.

ACOs, other delivery reforms shift job roles at hospitals

ACOs, other delivery reforms shift job roles at hospitals

By Melanie Evans  |  September 20, 2014

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.

Reform Update: Anthem's Vivity alliance with seven L.A. systems aims at Kaiser

Reform Update: Anthem's Vivity alliance with seven L.A. systems aims at Kaiser

By Melanie Evans  |  September 17, 2014

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...

Advocate, NorthShore merger continues trend toward regional supersystems

Advocate, NorthShore merger continues trend toward regional supersystems

By Bob Herman  |  September 13, 2014

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.

More hospitals shunning furniture with flame retardants

More hospitals shunning furniture with flame retardants

By Jaimy Lee  |  September 11, 2014

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.

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