The health systems aim to develop joint clinical care programs including cancer, cardiology and surgical services to deliver more coordinated care in the Philadelphia area.
UPMC is still quietly fighting to end its relationship with Highmark Health's Medicare Advantage program in Pennsylvania.
The academic medical centers Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network have signed a letter of intent to merge, which continues Jefferson's regional expansion throughout Philadelphia.
Geisinger Health and St. Luke's University Health Network are teaming up to build what will be Pennsylvania's first co-owned hospital.
Geisinger, with support from devicemaker Medacta International, will provide unlimited free follow-up care to its plan members who undergo hip replacement surgery by one of its providers. The two will proportionally share the costs of follow-up care.
Under a new agreement, Highmark health insurance will retain in-network access to UPMC health system hospitals in Western Pennsylvania. UPMC had planned to cut most business ties with Highmark in June 2019.
The not-for-profit system will build the specialty hospitals into existing facilities and not add new beds.
Highmark Health will spend $1 billion to expand its Allegheny Health Network hospital chain, including a new 160-bed hospital in Pittsburgh's North Hills suburbs, four smaller neighborhood hospitals and renovations to existing hospitals.
With health systems treating larger and more diverse patient populations, leaders are looking for managers focused on retaining a workforce that reflects the community.
UCHealth expands in Denver, Wayne State and Henry Ford contemplate a merger, and other regional news.
Geisinger Health System will acquire its first critical access hospital, a 25-bed facility in Pennsylvania.
Ken Levitan returns to Einstein after a two-year stint at consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he was executive director of its healthcare provider practice. Previously he was Einstein Healthcare's chief information officer for 10 years.