Anthony Jones, a hospital turnaround consultant tapped by Catholic Health Initiatives as its interim operating chief, got a glimpse of the work ahead in a first-quarter operating loss of $217.8 million.
Community Health Systems CEO Wayne Smith said Thursday that the hospital company on April 1 intends to let lapse a poison pill defense against a potential hostile takeover as it pursues a turnaround that includes hospital and asset divestitures.
Scott Powder, Advocate Health Care's chief strategy officer, had a frustrating experience trying to price shop for an MRI for his daughter. That's part of what led him to embark on a two-year effort to make his system's pricing simpler and more transparent for consumers.
Leaders say the deal would improve access, delivery, quality and efficiency of pediatric health services and create the most comprehensive pediatric health network in the region.
Leaders from Summa Health System and Summa Emergency Associates, the independent physician group that staffed the system's emergency departments until this month, agree on this: Contract negotiations, which ultimately broke down days before the deadline, could have started sooner.
Two disruptors in the group purchasing sector announced growth in their membership this week. But hospitals' use of GPOs makes it hard to determine who's winning the business.
Two Republican committee chairmen want Congress to consider cutting “optional” Medicaid eligibility and benefit categories as a way to control the growth of Medicaid spending.