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Anthem sees Trump's DOJ as its wingman

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 25, 2017

Anthem is holding out hope that despite a preliminary injunction and an unwilling partner standing in the way, its $54 billion merger with Cigna Corp. will be approved by a new U.S. Justice Department under the Trump administration.

Rehab provider Select Medical predicts expansion will pay off in 2017

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 24, 2017

Select Medical, one of the nation's largest operators of specialty hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics, is hoping its rapid expansion into new markets will pay off in 2017. Start-up costs dragged down earnings last year.

New York surgery chain to sell stakes in 10 centers

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  February 24, 2017

Frontier Healthcare Holdings, which manages 15 ambulatory surgery centers in New York and New Jersey, is selling its minority ownership stakes in 10 New York surgery centers to Physicians Endoscopy.

Elliot, Darmouth-Hitchcock end latest round of affiliation talks

Elliot, Darmouth-Hitchcock end latest round of affiliation talks

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 24, 2017

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and Elliot Health System, both in New Hampshire, announced Friday that they had decided to end their latest round of discussions, which began in May 2016. The two systems engaged in talks for most of 2015.

Piedmont taking over 27 Walgreens clinics in Atlanta

Piedmont taking over 27 Walgreens clinics in Atlanta

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 22, 2017

Piedmont Healthcare has agreed to take over and operate 27 Walgreens in-store clinics in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Piedmont joins systems in other states which have bought or leased retail clinics meant to provide fast, convenient care for patients with minor ailments.

Anthem hopes to close Cigna deal under Trump Justice Department

Anthem hopes to close Cigna deal under Trump Justice Department

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 21, 2017

Despite a preliminary injunction and an unwilling partner standing in the way, Anthem hopes to close its $54 billion merger with Cigna by settling with a new Justice Department under the Trump administration.

Henry Schein continues to see medical supply growth

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 21, 2017

Henry Schein's medical segment continues to grow as the distributor of healthcare supplies gains market share in large group practices, including those within health systems.

Huron picks up another healthcare strategy firm

By Joseph Conn  |  February 17, 2017

Huron Consulting, a Chicago-based and publicly traded firm with a lot of healthcare information technology experience, has acquired Innosight Holdings, a privately held business growth strategy consultancy in a deal with a potential total value of $135 million.

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