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Mergers and acquisitions on track to best 2016's deals

Mergers and acquisitions on track to best 2016's deals

By Alex Kacik  |  October 17, 2017

Health system and hospital consolidation in 2017 will likely outpace 2016's mark and continue at the same pace through next year as systems get more creative with their partnerships, experts said.

Spectrum Health's longtime CEO Breon to retire

Spectrum Health's longtime CEO Breon to retire

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 17, 2017

Richard Breon, president and CEO of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, announced Tuesday he will retire in 2019 after 17 years at the helm of the system.

Dignity and CHI still pursuing merger

Dignity and CHI still pursuing merger

By Alex Kacik  |  October 13, 2017

The Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives deal is still on, Dignity leaders said in a conference call Friday, marking about a year since the merger plans were initially announced.

Academic medical center M&A may compromise research focus

Academic medical center M&A may compromise research focus

By Alex Kacik  |  October 11, 2017

Academic medical centers have turned to larger health systems to survive as their margins tighten. But a new study says pressure to become more profitable after those mergers can limit their investigative work.

Tenet eyes Chicago exit, sells MacNeal Hospital to Loyola

Tenet eyes Chicago exit, sells MacNeal Hospital to Loyola

By Kristen Schorsch  |  October 11, 2017

Tenet has been busy shopping around its hospitals nationwide, and now it's sold MacNeal Hospital to Loyola Medicine. Dallas-based Tenet is looking to sell its other three hospitals in the area and exit the Chicago market entirely.

Lack of trustworthy data slows move to operational efficiency

Lack of trustworthy data slows move to operational efficiency

By Alex Kacik  |  October 09, 2017

Boston Medical Center had the data to improve the provider's surgery block schedules but lacked the data and tools to efficiently take action. Those are common hurdles that have slowed providers' transition to more streamlined operations and lower costs.

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