Despite a strong financial profile, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's $214 million rollout of a new electronic health records system is so big that Moody's Investors Service is a little uneasy about it.
Behavioral health giants Universal Health Services and Acadia Healthcare each posted earnings and revenue gains in the first quarter, though UHS received potentially bad news from antitrust regulators on its December acquisition of a British behavioral health chain.
Searching for a doctor in Chicago may soon be as easy as searching for the best Thai food on your block. At least that's the idea at Advocate Health Care. The health system's website will now contain patient star ratings on physician profiles, along with name, specialties and contact information.
Since opening a single clinic on the Upper East Side in 2010, urgent-care chain CityMD has grown to 68 locations in three states. Its New York storefronts, which provide convenient walk-in health care to residents, have become as ubiquitous throughout the city as bank branches and Duane Reades.
Solid investment and operating income helped Norton Healthcare to the best earnings among Louisville, Ky., hospital systems in 2016, while UnityPoint relied on investment income for its gain.
Hospitals hope the CMS' decision to delay implementing Obama-era bundled-payment initiatives for cardiac and orthopedic care will open the door to making the experiments voluntary.
A Modern Healthcare analysis shows that tax-exempt hospitals provide a wide range of charity care.
In a state with a glut of empty hospital beds, what health system would think of pitching yet another medical center? Well, this one is tiny. It's a micro-hospital, a concept that has taken off in other parts of the country but has yet to take hold in Illinois.
Kaiser recently opened its new 321-bed San Diego Medical Center, which has already achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification and raises the bar for green hospitals in California.
Challenges in Illinois are a cautionary tale for the rest of the country and highlight how important it is for Medicaid managed-care plans to work effectively with providers.
Building a culture that encourages staff to constantly improve is a key trait among this year's 15 Top Health Systems. The list is published annually by Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health.
The move comes a month after the collapse of the hospital system's proposed North Shore merger. Advocate Health Care is the largest hospital network in Illinois.