CHI faces financial strains in building national network

By Melanie Evans  |  December 20, 2014

In the ongoing rush of healthcare deals, perhaps no other health system has been as aggressive as Catholic Health Initiatives, which has executed a dozen transactions in the past three years that have expanded its operations into health insurance and established a $1 billion foothold in Texas.

Catholic Health Initiatives keeps Fitch rating despite setbacks

By Melanie Evans  |  December 19, 2014

Fitch Ratings is maintaining it's A+ credit rating for Catholic Health Initiatives, the rapidly expanding national health system that earlier this week reported a sharp drop in its operating performance. Rival rating agency Standard & Poor's recently downgraded CHI because of weak financial results.

Investment firm brings on Bill Frist, eyes healthcare funds

Investment firm brings on Bill Frist, eyes healthcare funds

By Darius Tahir  |  December 19, 2014

Investment firm Carrick Capital Partners anticipates a busy 2015, with healthcare opportunities clearly in its sights. It has secured the advisory services of former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, a physician, and plans to start a new fund that will include many healthcare investments, according to...

Varian Medical goes after German imaging software maker

By Beth Kutscher  |  December 18, 2014

Varian Medical Systems, which makes equipment for performing radiosurgery, proton therapy and similar procedures, said it is planning to submit an offer to acquire Germany-based MeVis Medical Solutions.

Renewed U.S.-Cuba relations could impact both nations' healthcare

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 17, 2014

U.S. and Cuban healthcare providers could benefit from renewed U.S.-Cuban relations announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama, industry experts said. U.S. devicemakers, in particular, could soon have access to a new market hungry for its products.

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