The Vatican has given the ecclesiastical green light to the proposed merger between Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, a deal that would create the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital company by revenue.
Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health, one of Michigan's largest not-for-profit health systems, and Lakeland Health, a three-hospital system based in St. Joseph, signed final merger agreement documents Monday.
Eight hospitals have evacuated patients in the wake of Hurricane Michael, although five of those remain open for emergency patients. HCA Healthcare and Universal Health Services are among those transferring patients out of damaged facilities.
St. Peter's Healthcare System, the last independent hospital in Middlesex County, N.J., announced it's looking for a strategic partnership or affiliation while retaining its Catholic mission. Any suitors must be approved by the Catholic Church.
Members of the Aurora (Colo.) Police Department's SWAT team donned superhero costumes to rappel down the sides of Children's Hospital Colorado last week to surprise the young patients inside.
Rural hospitals with a relatively large amount of lab revenue may be jumping through a healthcare contracting loophole.
The shift toward value-based payment in healthcare that countless advocates say will cut costs and improve the quality of care isn't without its downsides. This week's earnings show the evolution is weighing on some providers' bottom lines.
New York City's massive public health system has announced a broader strategy to secure its outpatient business and revenue in the face of ongoing financial woes.