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Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 01, 2015

Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.

Texas medical center keeps its focus on process improvement

Texas medical center keeps its focus on process improvement

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

The UT Southwestern Medical Center is on a roll. Last year, it expanded its presence in the fast-growing Dallas market by opening an $800 million hospital complex. President Dr. Daniel Podolsky discusses the system's expansion plans and technology's role in process improvement.

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 25, 2015

Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.

Anthem-Cigna merger poses promise and perils

Anthem-Cigna merger poses promise and perils

By Bob Herman  |  July 25, 2015

Anthem's announced $54.2 billion takeover of Cigna Corp. last week is the latest and largest sign of health insurers' lust for scale. But at the heart of the merger momentum is their desire to expand their government business, particularly in the lucrative Medicare Advantage market.

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Colleagues of Dr. Kjell Lindgren say his medical skills are out of this world. And they're right—literally. Lindgren, board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine, was one of three astronauts who flew into space last week.

Will hospital firms top last year's strong second-quarter earnings?

Will hospital firms top last year's strong second-quarter earnings?

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 25, 2015

Publicly traded hospital companies this week will face a high bar to beat last year's results when they report second-quarter earnings. It was in the second quarter of 2014 when chains began to see gains from the ACA's insurance expansion, an uplift that continued the rest of the year.

Hospitals return to construction mode as economy strengthens

Hospitals return to construction mode as economy strengthens

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 25, 2015

A number of health systems are once again in building mode. After a period in which systems largely turned their attention and capital spending to health information-technology needs, there are signs that the construction industry is getting a second wind.

Ascension, Dignity, Tenet reach definitive deal on Carondelet

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 18, 2015

Ascension Health, Dignity Health and Tenet Healthcare Corp. have reached a definitive agreement in a joint venture that would make Tenet the majority owner of the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona.

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