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Chicago hospital expanding urgent-care settings

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 01, 2015

Chicago-based Swedish Covenant Hospital is expanding its Immediate Care Center program, joining a growing list of hospitals investing in urgent-care operations.

Like many public systems, Cook County gets boost from ACA

Like many public systems, Cook County gets boost from ACA

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 11, 2015

The Affordable Care Act has provided a much-needed boost to public providers such as the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, the two-hospital public system that serves Chicago and its surrounding communities.

Illinois budget battle clouds mental-healthcare merger

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 04, 2015

Nashville-based behavioral healthcare provider Centerstone has completed its merger with WellSpring Resources, a mental-health provider based in Alton, Ill., but leaders are concerned that the newly combined business will be affected by a protracted budget battle in the Illinois Legislature.

Group says Illinois could rent pieces of HealthCare.gov

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

Illinois lawmakers should create a state-based health insurance exchange and consider renting certain functions of HealthCare.gov if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against federal subsidies in states that haven't set up their own marketplaces.

Centura Health adds fourth Kansas affiliate

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 13, 2015

Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health and Stanton County Hospital, Johnson City, Kan., have signed an affiliation agreement expected to allow the hospital to expand clinical services.

Report alleges poor care by Illinois prison system

By Michael Sandler  |  May 23, 2015

A report issued last week by court-approved researchers provides a detailed look at medical care in Illinois prisons, outlining delays in treatment, desultory follow-up care and poor record-keeping. The filing claims a host of issues could have cut short the lives of some inmates.

Illinois behavioral health providers to merge

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 09, 2015

Three major not-for-profit behavioral-health organizations in Illinois announced last week that they have signed a letter of intent to merge, citing rising costs, uncertain reimbursement and the need to invest in new technology and infrastructure.

Cleveland Clinic, Piedmont create cardiac-care alliance

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 28, 2015

The Cleveland Clinic has agreed to a cardiovascular-care alliance with Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare. Clinical policies, treatment protocols and research opportunities will be shared between the clinic and the Piedmont Heart Institute.

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