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.
The House of Representatives last week reallocated part of the federal budget to keep Veterans Affairs hospitals open.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Lured by the potential for big paydays, nearly 30 states have passed or expanded their own false claims laws to pursue questionable Medicaid billings by drugmakers, healthcare providers and suppliers.
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.
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. In a podcast interview, President Dr. Daniel Podolsky discusses the system's expansion plans and technology's role in process...
The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington has appointed Mary Kate Fitzpatrick as its next chief nursing officer.
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.