When the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics began training nurses how to don and doff the jumpsuits, hoods and coveralls necessary to treat patients with Ebola, everyone noticed how difficult it was to remove the hood from the nurses' heads without touching their skin.
More details were revealed last week about Prime Healthcare Services' proposed acquisition of Daughters of Charity Health System as the parties submitted their takeover application to the California attorney general.
A first look at health spending in the third quarter suggests demand for medical care hasn't sharply increased this year despite the greater number of Americans who now have health insurance because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Mercy Health System, a three-hospital, not-for-profit based in Janesville, Wis., and Rockford (Ill.) Health System, a two-hospital not-for-profit, will merge to create a new system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
HealthSouth Corp., a Birmingham, Ala.-based operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, reported a 7.6% decrease in net income in the third quarter as it incurred startup costs associated with new facilities.
Data Points for the week of Nov. 3, 2014, covered the following topics: For-profit hospitals, cancer, healthcare costs and price transparency.
Premier healthcare alliance member-owners now have the chance to convert their shares and sell their stock in the firm, a year after the company went public.What they will do and when is still not known however.
Capella Healthcare, a privately held chain, based in Franklin, Tenn., improved its top and bottom line during the third quarter as it invested in outpatient services and saw an improved payer mix.
NorthShore University HealthSystem more than doubled its operating surplus in the fourth quarter, compared with the same period last year.
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare reported an operating loss for the quarter ended Aug. 31, with ballooning revenue offset by major expense increases. Gains in investment income, however, produced an overall $53 million surplus for the Chicago-based not-for-profit.
Castlight Health, a developer of an online healthcare pricing service for patients, payers and self-insured employers, is still in search of profits, but its revenue continues to increase, according to its quarterly financial report to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
CHE Trinity marked its first full fiscal year as a merged organization with an earnings report that its chief financial officer said reflects its success in finding synergies and moving toward a value-based payment model.