The Illinois Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council plan to merge.
Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System is planning to expand its outpatient services and build a new hospital.
Robinson Health System in Ravenna, Ohio, has agreed to pay $10 million to the federal government to settle claims that it engaged in illegal financial relationships with referring physicians.
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.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago owes Medicare $6.4 million in alleged overpayments caused by billing errors, according to an audit by HHS' Office of Inspector General.
The Cleveland Clinic saw a significant increase in its operating margin in 2014 as it held down expenses through a number of cost-saving initiatives.
In trying to reduce spending on Medicaid, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is targeting a state experiment that aims to do the same thing.
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner last week proposed $1.5 billion in cuts to Illinois' Medicaid program, saying the state will become more aggressive in ferreting out current Medicaid recipients who do not qualify for the program.
Kansas City's largest healthcare network, HCA Midwest Health, will pay a local healthcare foundation $15 million to settle allegations that it didn't provide the level of charitable and uncompensated care to the community required by a 2003 purchase agreement.
A division of Ohio-based Cardinal Health has been named in a whistle-blower lawsuit for alleged violations of federal healthcare fraud and abuse laws, according to a company Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
An EF5 tornado—the strongest rating possible—ravaged Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killing more than 150 people.
Applying a tax to state and local governments designed to help keep premiums affordable under the federal healthcare law is unconstitutional, Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine claimed in a lawsuit last week.
A Minnesota state study designed to examine correlations between nursing staff levels and patient outcomes has instead created animosity between a nurses' union and the state hospital association.
The Cleveland Clinic and five other Ohio health systems will explore creating a statewide network under a newly formed company.
Trinity Health, an 86-hospital Catholic system based in Livonia, Mich., has signed a definitive joint venture agreement with Heritage Provider Network to advance its strategy of coordinating care for specific groups of patient
Allina Health, a 12-hospital system based in Minneapolis, is outsourcing its information technology data warehousing, analytics and performance improvement areas to Health Catalyst, Salt Lake City, in a deal designed to foster cost cutting and quality improvements.
Baylor Scott & White Health is joining the Cleveland Clinic's cardiovascular network in another example of major academic medical centers coming together to expand their reach.
Legislation to establish a state-based health insurance exchange in Illinois failed to come up for a vote in the House before the Democratic-controlled Legislature adjourned for the year last Wednesday.
An agreement between Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and one of the largest employers in the country is yet another example that self-insured companies want to work more directly with high-quality health systems for certain procedures.
The health system created through the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health announced it will name itself Trinity Health.