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Dignity and CHI sign definitive agreement to merge

Dignity and CHI sign definitive agreement to merge

By Alex Kacik  |  December 07, 2017

More than a year after proposing a merger, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health have signed a definitive agreement to create the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital system in the country by operating revenue. The deal could speed up financially struggling CHI's turnaround.

18,470 Henry Ford Health System patients' data hacked

18,470 Henry Ford Health System patients' data hacked

By Jay Greene  |  December 06, 2017

More than 18,000 Henry Ford Health System patients' personal health information was viewed or stolen in early October by an unknown person or entity who hacked the Detroit-based health system's electronic health records.

McLaren signs deal to add Caro Community Hospital

By Jay Greene  |  December 05, 2017

Caro Community Hospital in Michigan's Thumb region has joined Grand Blanc-based McLaren Health Care Corp. to become the not-for-profit system's 13th hospital.

Mortality from opioid addiction quadruples

Mortality from opioid addiction quadruples

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 04, 2017

A new Health Affairs study found opioid-related deaths in hospitals quadrupled from 2000 to 2014 as providers cared for patients with more severe cases of pain addiction.

Hospitals and lobbying groups at odds over Medicare policy

Hospitals and lobbying groups at odds over Medicare policy

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 04, 2017

MedPAC heard contrasting messages from trade groups and hospitals about the impact of a controversial policy that requires doctors to sign off on certain procedures done by hospital staffers.

Advocate Health crosses state lines to merge with Aurora

Advocate Health crosses state lines to merge with Aurora

By Alex Kacik  |  December 04, 2017

Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care has turned its focus to Wisconsin's largest healthcare provider after walking away from its merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

DMC cutting jobs as part of Tenet cost-cutting

DMC cutting jobs as part of Tenet cost-cutting

By Jay Greene  |  December 04, 2017

Tenet Healthcare Corp. instructed executives at Detroit Medical Center to cut its workforce by 150 by the end of this year as part of the investor-owned hospital chain's previously announced companywide 1,300 layoffs.

Police shoot gunman at California hospital, no one else hurt

By Associated Press  |  December 04, 2017

A gunman fired through an emergency room window at a hospital Friday in Bakersfield, Calif., then walked inside, but no one was injured until police shot and wounded him soon after, authorities said.

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