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Demand soars for Ebola supplies as cost and safety concerns rise

Demand soars for Ebola supplies as cost and safety concerns rise

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 01, 2014

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.

Details emerge on Prime Healthcare, Daughers of Charity deal

Details emerge on Prime Healthcare, Daughers of Charity deal

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 01, 2014

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.

HealthSouth earnings hurt by expansion costs, and other news

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 01, 2014

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 Nov. 3, 2014

Data Points for Nov. 3, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 01, 2014

Data Points for the week of Nov. 3, 2014, covered the following topics: For-profit hospitals, cancer, healthcare costs and price transparency.

Premier owners can start selling, but will they?

By Jaimy Lee  |  October 31, 2014

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 boosts revenue, adds new hospital

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 31, 2014

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.

Growth comes at a price for Northwestern Memorial

By Andis Robeznieks  |  October 31, 2014

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's revenue rises, but so do losses

By Joseph Conn  |  October 31, 2014

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 seeing cost savings from 2013 merger

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 31, 2014

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.

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