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.
R. Craig McCoy has been named CEO at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, S.C., effective June 8.
Several health insurance carriers in Oregon are proposing large rate increases for 2016 individual plans.
Providence Health & Services saw operating margin gains last year as it treated more patients and reduced its bad debt, particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid programs.
Providence Health & Services saw an improvement in its operating margin in 2014 as it treated more patients and reduced its bad debt, particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid rosters.
For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.
There are signs of a partisan thaw in Congress that is allowing movement on healthcare legislation in the wake of the recent Medicare physician-payment overhaul. And a sharp uptick in lobbying spending by major healthcare industry groups suggests stakeholders see at least a temporary break in the...
Some hospital leaders think new trustees without healthcare experience need about three years to gain confidence and competence in their role. But Dr. John Combes believes that thinking is dangerously out of date.
Efforts to effectively manage patients after they've been discharged is a key feature distinguishing high-performing health systems from their peers in Truven Health Analytics' seventh annual ranking of top-performing systems.
Provider-owned health plans continue to spring up or get larger as more hospitals and physician groups are moving to take on financial risk for their patients under value-based and capitated payment contracts.
Modern Healthcare's 11th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in many ways reflects the transformation of healthcare over the past several years.