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Vanderbilt's EHR install will test financial mettle

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 26, 2017

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.

UHS, Acadia push past UK snags to solid Q1 earnings

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 26, 2017

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.

Finding a four-star doctor? Like finding four-star pad thai

By Crain's Chicago Business  |  April 26, 2017

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.

Purchase of CityMD signals strong investor interest in urgent care

Purchase of CityMD signals strong investor interest in urgent care

By Jonathan LaMantia  |  April 25, 2017

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.

How big of a threat can a 13-bed hospital really be?

By Crain's Chicago Business  |  April 24, 2017

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 seeks San Diego edge with super-green hospital

Kaiser seeks San Diego edge with super-green hospital

By Meeri Kim  |  April 22, 2017

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.

How to avoid a Medicaid managed-care fiasco

How to avoid a Medicaid managed-care fiasco

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 22, 2017

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.

Advocate Health Care imposes hiring freeze

By Crain's Chicago Business  |  April 21, 2017

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.

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