Midwest News

Trinity expanding risk-based care through Heritage partnership

By Bob Herman  |  January 17, 2015

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 outsources IT in 10-year gain-sharing deal, and other news

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 10, 2015

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.

CHE Trinity Health becomes Trinity Health

By Melanie Evans  |  November 22, 2014

The health system created through the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health announced it will name itself Trinity Health.

University of Mich., nurses sign Ebola working conditions pact

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 15, 2014

In what may be the first such agreement in the U.S., the University of Michigan Health System has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state's nurses union that sets guidelines for staffing, benefits, training and working conditions in the event that the system's Ann Arbor medical center receives a potential Ebola patient.

Honeywell's wellness testing penalities survive court challenge

Honeywell's wellness testing penalities survive court challenge

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 08, 2014

Honeywell International can continue, for now, to impose penalties on employees who refuse to undergo biometric testing as part of its wellness program, a U.S. District Court judge in Minneapolis decided last week.

St. Jude Medical lowers outlook because of sluggish overseas sales

By Bob Herman  |  October 18, 2014

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.

Narrow network including Mayo to debut on Minn. exchange

By Bob Herman  |  October 11, 2014

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 freezes fossil fuel investments

Gundersen Health freezes fossil fuel investments

By Bob Herman  |  October 04, 2014

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.”

Cadence's margin thinned before Northwestern merger

By Bob Herman  |  September 27, 2014

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.

Closure of Indiana proton center seen as sign from insurers

Closure of Indiana proton center seen as sign from insurers

By Jaimy Lee  |  September 20, 2014

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.

Fairview's exit from Minn. exchange expected to shake up market

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 20, 2014

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.

Beaumont Health, Botsford, Oakwook complete merger

By Jaimy Lee  |  September 06, 2014

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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