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.
Pennsylvania is considering legislation that would allow nurse practitioners to practice in rural or underserved areas without the supervision of a physician.
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.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey will return to the University of Pennsylvania as a professor in the Penn Integrates Knowledge program, which recruits scholars of various disciplines.
Officials in Pennsylvania, a state that was key in electing President Donald Trump, are championing the benefits of Medicaid expansion and warning about the fallout that could occur if it's rolled back.
Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., has merged with Pocono Health System, based in Tobyhanna, Pa., effective Jan. 1. The deal adds one hospital to Lehigh Valley's growing system. Lehigh Valley currently operates seven hospital campuses and 16 health centers.
Around 20 employees of Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system staged a labor strike Tuesday to protest wages and union rights. The striking workers allege UPMC has prevented them from forming a local under the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Pennsylvania.