Mercy Health System, a three-hospital, not-for-profit based in Janesville, Wis., and Rockford (Ill.) Health System, a two-hospital not-for-profit, will merge to create a new system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
A type of “personhood” amendment North Dakotans will vote on Nov. 4 could have broad ramifications for healthcare in that state.
St. Jude Medical, a prominent manufacturer of heart products and other medical devices, reported sluggish international sales growth in its third quarter, which forced the company to lower its revenue projections for the rest of the year.
Health insurer Medica is rolling out a new narrow-network plan in Minnesota—an increasingly common option—with the Mayo Clinic as a central enticement to draw in potential enrollees.
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis., will freeze all future investments in fossil fuels as part of an energy strategy that executives said will help “set the standard for environmental stewardship in healthcare.”
The operating margin at Cadence Health, Winfield, Ill., narrowed slightly in its fiscal 2014, ended June 30, but the two-hospital system, now part of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, still tallied healthy metrics overall.
The Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center will close in December, marking the first time a proton-beam therapy center in the U.S. has shut its doors since the rapid proliferation of the costly treatment centers began a decade ago.
In a surprising move that will shake up Minnesota's state-run Obamacare exchange, PreferredOne, a large provider-run health plan affiliated with Fairview Health Services, will drop out of the MNsure exchange for 2015, company and state officials announced last week.
The Cleveland Clinic will become the first not-for-profit health system to finance its long-term projects with bonds that don't mature for 100 years.
A merger between three health systems in the greater Detroit region—Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare—has closed, creating a $3.8 billion not-for-profit health system now called Beaumont Health.
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Cadence Health have ratified final terms of their merger, creating a Chicago-area health system with nearly $3 billion in annual revenue.
Wisconsin Democrats are keeping the pressure on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to expand Medicaid eligibility with a report that shows the move would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years.
Seven undocumented medical students started classes on Aug. 4 at Loyola University Chicago, but the school still is the only one in the state—and possibly the country—to intentionally enroll such students.
Six of the most prominent healthcare systems in Wisconsin have created a new partnership, jumping on the nationwide bandwagon of forming strategic alliances to share information while remaining independent.
To deepen its footprint in the post-acute-care sector, Ascension Health has formed a senior-care division to integrate its extensive post-acute-care services and establish more uniform care standards.
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said last week.
Dr. John Jay Shannon was promoted to CEO at Cook County (Ill.) Health and Hospitals System in late June, and he already has been told to find $67 million in savings in four months.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.
Presence Health has signed a letter of intent to sell Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago to Community First Healthcare of Illinois.
The boards of three southeast Michigan health systems—Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn and Botsford Health Care in Farmington Hills—have given the green light to merge, creating a $3.8 billion combined organization.