Health insurer Humana, Louisville, Ky., is reportedly working with an investment bank to explore a sale. Humana, one of the largest Medicare Advantage insurers in the country, has been a rumored takeover target for more than a year.
A revenue spike from hospital admissions buoyed HCA Holdings, which maintained the top spot on Modern Healthcare's list of the largest investor-owned healthcare providers in 2014. Almost all the ranked companies saw a surge in 2014 operating revenue over 2013.
Seven board members of Accretive Health, including company founders Mary Tolan and J. Michael Cline, have resigned or don't plan to run for re-election.
Medical device makers, facing reimbursement and sales pressure in the U.S., are looking to China for opportunities as globalization becomes a key part of their strategy.
Illinois is expected to face a shortage of registered nurses in the coming year, in large part because there are not enough younger nurses prepared to replace retiring baby boomers.
Koch Industries, run by controversial conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, has acquired Irish medical devicemaker Protek Medical through its subsidiary Molex, the company recently announced.
Healthcare expenses appear to have climbed at a brisk pace, backing previous calculations that the healthcare industry remains a force even during an otherwise lackluster quarter.