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.
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.
Calling all small businesses with a Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois plan through the Obamacare public health insurance exchange: Look out for an email this week informing you that the state's largest insurer is officially leaving the online marketplace.
DuPage Medical Group looks to scale up its independent practice in and around the Chicago area with its $1.45 billion infusion.
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.
Vista Medical Center West in Waukegan, Ill., might be bought by a for-profit behavioral health company.
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.
The Chicago-based Cook County Health & Hospitals System's financial well-being next year relies heavily on money flowing from its CountyCare health plan, which is projected to swell about 60 percent under a new Illinois Medicaid contract.
Holy Cross Hospital has applied to shutter its inpatient physical rehabilitation unit, blaming specialty rehabilitation services for the decline of patients on Chicago's Southwest side.
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.
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.
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.