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Longtime NorthShore CEO to step down

Longtime NorthShore CEO to step down

By Kristen Schorsch  |  September 15, 2017

Mark Neaman, one of the longest-serving hospital CEOs in the Chicago area, will be succeeded by Gerald Gallagher, currently chief operating officer of the Evanston, Ill.-based, four-hospital network.

Meet UChicago Medicine: A growing medical giant rebrands

Meet UChicago Medicine: A growing medical giant rebrands

By Kristen Schorsch  |  September 14, 2017

While many large hospital systems have been busy wooing smaller suitors to join their networks, UChicago has mainly expanded its reach through less formal affiliations that give community hospitals the branding power and expertise of UChicago without having to merge.

This is what's holding Chicago's healthcare sector back

By J. Duncan Moore Jr.  |  September 07, 2017

Chicago has the potential to become the nation's "pre-eminent hub for healthcare disruption and innovation," but is being held back by political and budgetary impasses, the poor health of the city's low-income population and a fractured healthcare system.

Centegra Health's condition worsens

Centegra Health's condition worsens

By Kristen Schorsch  |  August 31, 2017

Suburban Chicago's Centegra Health System ended its fiscal year June 30 with a $62.3 million operating loss for the year, more than double the $30.1 million loss reported at the end of the third quarter.

Illinois Democrats want to spike Rauner's Medicaid reboot

By Kristen Schorsch  |  August 18, 2017

The Illinois General Assembly quietly passed a bill that would essentially scuttle what could be the state's largest procurement ever, even though Gov. Bruce Rauner has already started awarding Medicaid managed-care contracts.

Out with nursing homes, in with home health care

Out with nursing homes, in with home health care

By Nona Tepper  |  August 17, 2017

Northwestern Medicine may have found the one hospital market where investment in long-term care hasn't paid off: affluent north suburban Lake Forest, Ill.

Rauner names winners in Illinois Medicaid overhaul

By Kristen Schorsch  |  August 14, 2017

The Rauner administration has awarded bids to six insurers in his quest to overhaul a major Medicaid cost-saving initiative, cutting in half the number of participating carriers.

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