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Flint hospital, state sued over Legionnaires' outbreak

Flint hospital, state sued over Legionnaires' outbreak

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 06, 2016

A $100 million lawsuit has been filed against McLaren Flint hospital and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on behalf of four patients who allegedly contracted Legionnaires’ disease while being treated at the facility.

As Detroit continues to add jobs, Henry Ford sees brighter future

As Detroit continues to add jobs, Henry Ford sees brighter future

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 16, 2016

Detroit's burgeoning technology industry is bringing new jobs to the city and bolstering providers such as Henry Ford Health System. Unemployment in the city has dropped to the mid-single digits after spiking above 20% just two years ago.

GE Healthcare relocating to Chicago from U.K.

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 16, 2016

GE Healthcare—a division of the Fairfield, Conn.-based multinational company that is in the process of reorganizing itself—will move its headquarters to Chicago from Amersham, near London.

Minn. telehealth company raises $17 million to expand

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 09, 2016

Zipnosis, a Minneapolis-based telehealth company that aims to automate the initial steps of how patients are triaged for care, has raised $17 million in a Series A financing round.

CHS takes control of two Indiana hospitals

By Melanie Evans  |  January 02, 2016

Indiana University Health in Indianapolis will enter a two-hospital joint venture with Community Health Systems as part of its move to scale back its acute-care operations.

University of Chicago shifts trauma center plans to its own campus

University of Chicago shifts trauma center plans to its own campus

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 19, 2015

University of Chicago Medicine will establish a Level 1 adult trauma center at its Hyde Park campus on Chicago's South Side, scrapping plans to collaboratively develop a trauma center with the city's Holy Cross Hospital.

Providers, patients oppose Iowa Medicaid waiver request

Providers, patients oppose Iowa Medicaid waiver request

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 12, 2015

Providers, patients and lawmakers in Iowa are urging the CMS to reject a waiver request that would permit the state's Medicaid program to become exclusively a managed-care program.

Illinois hospital, insurer to open employee clinic

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 28, 2015

St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill., and Horace Mann Educators Corp., a national insurance company, have teamed up with HSHS Medical Group to open an employer-sponsored health clinic in Springfield.

Anthem sees exodus of exchange members

Anthem sees exodus of exchange members

By Bob Herman  |  October 31, 2015

Indianapolis-based Anthem lost nearly 70,000 exchange plan members in the third quarter of this year, with many moving from Anthem to another insurer.

Fairview blames hep C drugs for drop in earnings

By Michael Sandler and Shannon Muchmore  |  October 24, 2015

Fairview Health Services is blaming its second-quarter drop in operating income on a drop in demand for pricey hepatitis C drugs. The surplus also was reduced by the continuing shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, the Minneapolis-based system said in its recent financial filing.

Ohio independent doc coalition sees membership swell

By Timothy Magaw, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  October 17, 2015

The Ohio Independent Collaborative, a statewide coalition of independent physicians, recently doubled in size with the addition of Columbus-based Central Ohio Primary Care.

Wellmark will participate in Iowa exchange for 2017

By Bob Herman  |  October 10, 2015

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield will start selling health plans on Iowa's exchange during the 2016 open-enrollment period, after sitting out the first two years.

Henry Ford cancer center aims to spur economic growth

Henry Ford cancer center aims to spur economic growth

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 03, 2015

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.

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