As one would-be giant hospital merger in the Chicago area fell apart this week, a rival is creating a model it hopes will entice other partners to join it.
Anne Neeson has been named executive VP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Foundation, the fundraising division of Memorial Hermann Health System based in Houston. She succeeds Ileana Trevino, who retired in July.
Virtual reality, a Chicago doctor explains, exposes veterans to the sights, sounds, sensations and even scents of the events responsible for their trauma: a shooting, an attack, an IED explosion. Exposure to the trauma in a safe, controlled setting can help retrain brains to overcome fear.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will offer Canadians a flat fee for orthopedic procedures, which have one of the longest wait times for treatment in Canada.
Froedtert Health is showing support and faith in the Avia Innovator Network by investing equity and joining its board of directors.
It's a tough feat keeping track of people unnecessarily racking up mileage in the ER or making sure they take their medications on time. But if Rush Health in Chicago can hit certain quality measures and cut medical costs while doing so, they can essentially get a financial bonus from Cigna.
The notion of using therapy dogs to help patients cope has been around for decades. But now doctors and nurses at one Chicago hospital are the ones de-stressing by playing with pooches.
Peter Butler will retire as president of Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center, effective July 1. He will be succeeded by Michael Dandorph, 48, current executive VP and COO. Dandorph's new title will be president and COO.
Peter Butler, president of Rush University Medical Center, is retiring after six years at the helm of the Chicago hospital.
The death of Broward Health's president and CEO less than two weeks after undergoing triple bypass surgery may draw attention to a complication related to heart procedures, and the need for cardiologists to treat the mind along with the heart.
As more Americans gain Medicaid coverage, investing in a health plan is a potential lifeline for urban safety net systems. In Chicago, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and its patients have both seen their health improve with CountyCare, the system's Medicaid managed-care plan.
The American Hospital Association has promoted Ashley Thompson to senior VP of public policy analysis and development.