As part of a larger effort to foster economic growth in Detroit, Henry Ford Health System plans to build a $110 million comprehensive cancer facility in the city, expected to open in the summer of 2018.
The leader of Wichita, Kan.-based Via Christi Health says the system will have to make significant cutbacks because of decreases in reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers.
Hundreds of children in Minnesota could soon have a harder time getting healthcare because of a contract dispute between a payer and a provider.
CHICAGO—University of Chicago Medicine and Sinai Health System announced last week that they will partner to build a Level I adult trauma center on the city’s Southwest Side, heeding longtime demands from city activists.
Michigan has submitted a take-it-or-leave-it request to alter the terms of its Medicaid expansion, and coverage for about 600,000 residents is at stake.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last week vetoed legislation passed nearly unanimously by the Legislature requiring state-funded coverage of medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction.
Iowa's Department of Human Services has awarded Medicaid managed-care contracts to AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans, a move that will funnel the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into the hands of private insurers.
MercyRockford Health System, the product of a January merger between Mercy Health and Rockford (Ill.) Health System, plans to transfer most of its acute-care services to a new $400 million “destination campus.”
Five large, independent physician groups in Ohio are collaborating to ensure their survival against the increasing employment of physicians by health systems.
Chicago-based Swedish Covenant Hospital is expanding its Immediate Care Center program, joining a growing list of hospitals investing in urgent-care operations.
St. Jude Medical has forged a $3.4 billion deal to acquire cardiovascular device company Thoratec to diversify its portfolio of heart failure disease-management products.
Ohio will seek a waiver from the CMS allowing the state to drop adult Medicaid beneficiaries who don't pay into a health savings account, regardless of their income.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protesters barricaded themselves in an administrative building at the University of Chicago last week in continued calls to establish an adult trauma center serving the city's South Side.
SSM Health, a growing four-state health system, will expand its operations in St. Louis in a proposed deal with St. Louis University.
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare of Chicago has signed a letter of intent to affiliate with two-hospital KishHealth system in DeKalb, Ill.
Indiana's rural Scott County, currently the epicenter of an HIV outbreak, received approval last week to operate the first needle-exchange program allowed under a new state law.