Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, Calif., has completed its merger with ValleyCare Health System, a single-hospital system in Pleasanton, Calif.
A strong sales year for its prescription products and participation in emerging markets enabled Novartis Corp. to maintain its position as the largest pharmaceutical company in 2014. Meanwhile, Actavis saw a 50.5% revenue increase, and Biogen's revenue grew by 40%.
Pat Fry, 57, will retire as president and CEO of Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., effective Jan. 4.
The California Medical Association Wednesday became the first state medical association in the country to shift from opposing physician aid-in-dying to a adopting a neutral stance—a move that supporters of legalizing the practice hope will improve its chances there and in other states.
Many healthcare professionals and patient advocates, regardless of their stance on the emotionally charged issue, hope the recently reignited national debate over physician-assisted suicide will boost awareness and use of palliative care and hospice care.
California hospitals are reducing their nonessential water use as their state enters its fourth consecutive year of drought.
Data Points for the week of May 18, 2015, covered the following topics: HIV infection rates, heroin poisoning, mortality among Hispanics with diabetes, physicians with Caribbean medical educations, prescription costs
R. Craig McCoy has been named CEO at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, S.C., effective June 8.
A new study shows a decade-old environmental regulation didn't stop asthma patients from using inhalers as some had feared. But one doctor argues that it also probably did little to improve the environment while making lots of money for drug companies that lobbied for the rule.
A coalition of hospital, insurance, physician, nursing and other healthcare groups unveiled a $10 million campaign Monday urging the state of California to fully fund Medi-Cal and bring provider payments in line with rates paid by Medicare.
The healthcare industry now requires executives to be savvy about alternative payment models, and universities are stepping up to provide training on these emerging reimbursement systems.
The healthcare industry added 45,200 jobs in April, the largest monthly increase so far this year.