Many systems like Hackensack Meridian Health are looking to establish an all-in-one regional presence that better integrates behavioral health services, which has been a particularly fragmented sector of the industry, exacerbated by issues like the opioid epidemic.
Dr. J. Stephen Jones, the current president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Health Centers, will become Inova Health System's CEO and a member of its board of trustees, effective April 9.
The CMS updated its star ratings in December with a new formula, but a Modern Healthcare analysis shows specialty hospitals perform much better than major teaching hospitals even though they don't report all the measures.
A new study shows that heart attack patients fared better when hospitals spent more on their care. Clinicians hope that information will convince the CMS to drop plans to penalize them for high costs of care.
Community Health Systems' stock price sank 11% Tuesday and Wednesday following a report that the Franklin, Tenn.-based hospital chain hired Lazard to help restructure its debt.
Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have launched an investigation into the hospital accreditation process, following a report last year that found the Joint Commission accredited hospitals with major safety issues.
University Hospitals now faces multiple lawsuits following an incident at its Fertility Clinic that compromised hundreds of eggs and embryos stored in liquid nitrogen.
The University of Michigan Health System is listening to objections from faculty doctors and nurses and could alter the design of its hospital-based direct primary-care clinic.
Hospital lab personnel are asking the CMS to roll back a 2016 policy that allows nurses to analyze lab tests. The request comes as such tests become more complex and widely used.
Ascension Health in Michigan is nearly complete with its employee layoffs and management restructuring as it has laid off 500 workers, including 20 executives or managers, at its 14 hospitals in Michigan.
As not-for-profit health systems merge and acquire new hospitals, they're increasingly faced with the difficult question of how to raise money. Some argue it's best done as a single parent foundation, while others say fundraising is best done at the local level.
About 30% of the $3.4 trillion spent on healthcare services each year is thought to be unnecessary or wasteful. Health systems, supported by the transition to value-based payment, are changing how they practice to try to tackle the problem.