Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn., has made two operations leadership promotions.
Thank you for the April 25 cover story “Breaking the system,” drawing attention to how state budget battles are preventing numerous citizens from accessing services that are integral to their health and well-being. We've noticed the same trend in instances where healthcare overlaps with...
Hospital operator mergers have created big—sometimes behemoth—health systems that will provide the scale necessary to achieve operating efficiencies and compete for more cost-conscious consumers. So they say. But some of the biggest mergers in recent years have so far failed to deliver.
Florida is poised to become the second big state after New York to shield patients from surprise out-of-network medical bills, and California may not be far behind if lawmakers there can cinch a similar deal with physicians.
The notion of using therapy dogs to help patients cope has been around for decades. But now doctors and nurses at one Chicago hospital are the ones de-stressing by playing with pooches.
Medical jargon can be confusing enough for adults, but for kids it can seem like a foreign language. That's why an entrepreneurial mother has created a map to help pediatric patients navigate their path to wellness.
Charles Stokes begins as chairman-elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and other news makers
Charles Stokes, 62, executive VP and COO at Memorial Hermann Health System, based in Houston, has begun his term as chairman-elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Widespread consumer dissatisfaction with the dominant carriers and the Affordable Care Act's new marketplaces for individual plans has led venture capital firms to take a chance on insurance startups.
LifePoint Health CEO Bill Carpenter credits his legal training for helping him steer the for-profit hospital chain through a series of recent acquisitions, supported by the system's solid financial performance.
Hospitals and physician groups are consolidating, too, but most of the leaders on Modern Healthcare's Power Panel are more concerned about the financial impact of the pending health insurance megamergers.
In early January, Community Health Systems announced it would wait out the volatile market to spin off its $2.1 billion small-market hospital business. That wait could be awhile. But experts say even a protracted delay is preferable to launching a new company in a market that's in no mood for risk.
Main Line Health's Lankenau Medical Center sits on the border of two Pennsylvania counties with wildly different average health outcomes. The realization of that stark divide galvanized the hospital's focus on population health.