Community Health Systems CEO Wayne Smith has said he wants to trim the company's hospital holdings to core markets. But the whole company might be up for sale or sold off in big blocks.
Hospital stocks remained flat despite the Fed's decision this week to hold interest rates steady for at least another month. The historic low levels of 0.25% to 0.5% are a plus for hospitals looking to expand or refinance. Hospitals, especially the not-for-profits, rely heavily on bond debt for...
The dearth of data about the effectiveness of this payment model raises concerns for some, even as the government plows ahead with its voluntary and mandatory bundled-payment programs.
Anthem and Cigna Corp. remain contentiously at odds over their pending deal, with attorneys on both sides alleging the other last month of breaching the terms of their merger agreement.
Union nurses and Allina Health will return to bargaining for the first time since nearly 5,000 nurses at five Minneapolis-area hospitals went on strike nearly three weeks ago.
Hospitals are increasingly investing in modernizing their food-service systems. Shore Medical Center says the technology is a factor in a 10% improvement in its Press Ganey patient-satisfaction scores and credits the system with saving about $25,000 yearly because of less food waste.
Members of a panel of healthcare leaders who gathered in Chicago this week remain optimistic that through innovations and a persistent approach to patient-centered, data-driven care delivery, the healthcare industry can attack costs and bring them under control.