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Ascension to sell Idaho facility to RCCH HealthCare

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 25, 2017

The Idaho attorney general has blessed the sale of Ascension's St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to RCCH HealthCare Partners, a for-profit hospital chain formed through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare.

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

By Harris Meyer  |  November 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the ACA one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government in January. But they face a rocky road.

50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals: Challenging convention in cardiac care

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 05, 2016

All hospitals across the U.S. face a broad array of challenges. The ones that made the top 50 in cardiac care are the ones that figured out how to navigate the unique challenges of a service line crucial to hospitals' overall quality performance and bottom lines.

Ardent Health, LHP Hospital Group enter merger agreement

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 08, 2016

Nashville-based Ardent Health Services and Plano, Texas-based LHP Hospital Group last week announced they will merge into what would be the second-largest privately owned, for-profit hospital system in the country by revenue. The combined system would have 19 hospitals in six states and $3 billion...

Ascension sells hospitals in Idaho, Washington state

By Dave Barkholz  |  October 01, 2016

Ascension will sell hospitals in Idaho and Washington state to the for-profit hospital company created this summer through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare.

Olympian takes drive, passion back to St. Luke's Health

Olympian takes drive, passion back to St. Luke's Health

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 20, 2016

Her day job is director of community health at St. Luke's Health System's West Region in Idaho. But cyclist Kristin Armstrong won a place in Olympic history in Rio, joining speedskater Bonnie Blair as the only American women to win three gold medals in the same event at any Olympics, grabbing her...

Blog: More providers than previously thought accept Medicaid patients

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 29, 2016

Patient advocates argue that providers are often unwilling to take on Medicaid enrollees because reimbursement rates can be as little as 60% of the costs of care. But a new analysis by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission could be turning that belief on its head.

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