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Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

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...

Merger indigestion: Big hospital mergers failing to deliver promised results

Merger indigestion: Big hospital mergers failing to deliver promised results

By Melanie Evans  |  April 23, 2016

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, California lawmakers target unexpected medical bills

By Harris Meyer  |  April 09, 2016

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.

Doctors and nurses join the puppy love

Doctors and nurses join the puppy love

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

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.

Maps help children follow their path to wellness

Maps help children follow their path to wellness

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 02, 2016

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.

How LifePoint's lawyer-CEO guides the company's rapid growth

How LifePoint's lawyer-CEO guides the company's rapid growth

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 12, 2016

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.

What CEOs really think about the dizzying pace of dealmaking

What CEOs really think about the dizzying pace of dealmaking

By Bob Herman  |  March 05, 2016

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.

Rough financial market slows CHS' plans to spin off Quorum

Rough financial market slows CHS' plans to spin off Quorum

By Melanie Evans  |  February 27, 2016

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.

Addressing patients' unmet needs

Addressing patients' unmet needs

By Sabriya Rice  |  February 27, 2016

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.

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