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CHS says it is exploring a sale

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 19, 2016

Struggling hospital giant Community Health Systems confirmed Monday that it is exploring strategic options with financial sponsors, but said talks are very preliminary and may not lead to a transaction.

Burwell meets with Dems to discuss strength of ACA marketplace

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Burwell reportedly cited recent surveys that show enrollees are extremely satisfied with their coverage and that record numbers of people have gained insurance. She also downplayed the significance of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna pulling out of the exchanges. The meeting came just days after...

Troubled hospital giant CHS looking to sell its business

Troubled hospital giant CHS looking to sell its business

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 16, 2016

Quoting anonymous sources “with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg said hospital giant Community Health Systems had enlisted advisers to consider options. Deliberations are in the early stages and there is no certainty of a deal, according to reports.

Acadia offers not-for-profit hospitals a psych option

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 16, 2016

Acadia Healthcare is embarking on a strategy of joint venturing with not-for-profit hospital systems to open psychiatric beds. The nation's largest for-profit owner of psychiatric hospitals announced this week that it is partnering with Ochsner Health System to open an 82-bed psychiatric hospital.

Specialty hospital veteran looks to build another chain

Specialty hospital veteran looks to build another chain

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 15, 2016

Rod Laughlin, who made a reputation building psychiatric and long-term acute-care hospital companies, has returned to behavioral health with big plans and a big acquisition. His Perimeter Healthcare has purchased WoodRidge Behavioral Care.

Report finds medical products influence patient satisfaction

Report finds medical products influence patient satisfaction

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 15, 2016

Patient satisfaction isn't just about the way patients are treated by physicians and staff. The equipment and products used in healthcare facilities can have a significant impact on patient opinion, according to an industry report.

Geisinger still hiring 1,500 after pruning job postings

Geisinger still hiring 1,500 after pruning job postings

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 14, 2016

Geisinger Health System is trying to fill 1,500 open positions for physicians, nurses, clinicians and support staff after hiring 444 people since July 1. Healthcare hiring has been a driver of U.S. jobs creation since the recession, especially over the past two years.

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