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Nurse union, hospitals clash over reasons for scheduled strikes next week

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 20, 2015

More than 6,400 registered nurses are expected to strike next week at the University of Chicago Medical Center and eight hospitals in California to highlight what they say are their concerns about staffing and patient care. But hospital officials say money is the real issue.

Why private-equity firms are buying up primary-care practices

Why private-equity firms are buying up primary-care practices

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 18, 2015

Private-equity firms traditionally have invested in medical groups that offer high-reimbursement potential, such as dermatology and dentistry. Now, equity firms are also scouting for primary-care practices that are ahead of the curve in value-based care.

Northwestern Memorial earnings climb after Cadence merger

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 17, 2015

Six months after its merger with Cadence Health, Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is reporting improved second-quarter operating earnings, though its total surplus declined.

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