A plan to shift coverage for some of Oklahoma's Medicaid recipients in order to trigger an infusion of federal funding appears to be gaining support among Republican lawmakers, but the idea of funding it with a tobacco tax is facing uphill sledding in the GOP-controlled Legislature.
A complaint filed by a federal agency is accusing Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., of religious discrimination and violating federal law for firing three workers who refused to adhere to the hospital's flu vaccine requirement and declined the shot.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have required doctors administering vaccines to provide certain information about the benefits and risks of vaccines.
Community Health Systems reported $1.2 billion in net proceeds from financing arrangements related to the spinoff of 38 of its hospitals into a separate, independent company called Quorum Health Corp. CHS completed the spinoff Friday, and Quorum Health Corp. will begin trading to the general public...
Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder.
The Federal Reserve did its part this week to boost hospital stocks by again not raising interest rates. Now the investor-owned hospital companies will have to prove with their earnings whether it's safe for investors to give them another look.
LifePoint Health got the important first-quarter earnings season off to a rocky start Friday, posting a decline in earnings per share and leading hospital stocks to a down day on Wall Street. The system's shares never recovered from an early sell-off after the company announced a first-quarter...
Petaluma Valley Hospital in California's Sonoma County this week suspended talks with Prime Healthcare Services as it attempts to solidify a deal with first-choice buyer St. Joseph Health.
Biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, 63, topped Bloomberg's Pay Index for 2015, beating out others by more than $170 million.
Just six months after taking over the head office at Presence Health system, CEO Michael Englehart is rethinking being "Lean." The Chicago-based system's 11 hospitals had been practicing a manufacturing industry management style known as Lean. The goal was to address challenges to delivering...