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Cleveland Clinic 'century' bonds offer permanent capital
By Beth Kutscher | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Beaumont Health, Botsford, Oakwook complete merger
By Jaimy Lee | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Northwestern, Cadence complete their merger
By Bob Herman | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Medicaid expansion would have saved Wisconsin $206 million
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Loyola med school in Chicago admits undocumented students, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Wisconsin health systems partner up, work for ACO
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Ascension creates senior-care division
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Wis. high court: Whistle-blower law doesn't protect interns
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said last week.
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Cook County system's new CEO needs to find savings fast, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Missouri governor vetoes limits on health navigators
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Presence Health finds buyer for Our Lady of the Resurrection, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Beaumont merger creates major Detroit-area system, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Alexian Bros., Adventist Midwest form system, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health signed a letter of intent to form a joint operating company that would oversee nine Chicago-area hospitals, making the combined network the third-largest in Illinois based on the number of hospitals.
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Ohio State Wexner affiliates with border health system
By Bob Herman | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus has signed an affiliation agreement with Ohio Valley Health Services & Education Corp., a two-hospital system based on the Ohio-West Virginia border.
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UnityPoint Health reports weaker financial results, and other news
By Bob Herman | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
UnityPoint Health experienced weaker financial results in its most recent quarter as the West Des Moines, Iowa-based health system struggled with lower admissions and the integration of an acquisition that took it into the insurance space.
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St. Alexius planning new facilities in N.D.
By Bob Herman | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D., plans to construct a $19 million medical plaza roughly 110 miles north in Minot, N.D.
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Catholic Health Initiatives plans to acquire Ohio system
By Melanie Evans | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Catholic Health Initiatives announced a letter of intent to acquire Sylvania Franciscan Health, a six-hospital system based in Toledo, Ohio.
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Mo. system virtually breaks ground on new telehealth center
By Joseph Conn, Andrew L. Wang and Kristen Schorsch | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The St. Louis-based Mercy health system has been on a nearly decade-long telehealth journey. Next year, it will find a home.
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CHE Trinity, Ascension form Michigan integrated network
By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two of the nation's largest health systems, Ascension Health and CHE Trinity Health, have formed a joint company for managed-care contracting in Michigan, uniting a network of 27 hospitals, more than a dozen physician organizations and 5,000 physicians in the state.
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Regional News/Midwest: University of Wisconsin hospital deal crosses Illinois state line
By Joe Carlson | May 03, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The University of Wisconsin plans to establish a presence in a major northern Illinois city that has seen several hospital merger plans flounder in recent years. UW Health system plans to merge with SwedishAmerican Health System in Rockford, Ill.
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