A Minnesota state study designed to examine correlations between nursing staff levels and patient outcomes has instead created animosity between a nurses' union and the state hospital association.
The Cleveland Clinic and five other Ohio health systems will explore creating a statewide network under a newly formed company.
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, 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.
Baylor Scott & White Health is joining the Cleveland Clinic's cardiovascular network in another example of major academic medical centers coming together to expand their reach.
Legislation to establish a state-based health insurance exchange in Illinois failed to come up for a vote in the House before the Democratic-controlled Legislature adjourned for the year last Wednesday.
An agreement between Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and one of the largest employers in the country is yet another example that self-insured companies want to work more directly with high-quality health systems for certain procedures.
The health system created through the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health announced it will name itself Trinity Health.
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 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.
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.