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Kaiser to staff clinics in California Target stores

Kaiser to staff clinics in California Target stores

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 22, 2014

Kaiser Permanente is moving into the retail clinic business, teaming up with big-box retailer Target Corp. to open four store-based locations in California that will use telemedicine to go beyond traditional in-store clinic services.

Banner, University of Arizona deal to close in January

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

Phoenix-based Banner Health's $1 billion acquisition of the University of Arizona Health Network, Tucson, is expected to close on Jan. 31, Banner's CEO said in a memo to employees last week.

Cedars-Sinai surplus falls as overall expenses rise

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 15, 2014

Rising expenses led to a 19% drop in the operating surplus of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles during its recently concluded fiscal 2014, as the center saw more outpatient care amid declining inpatient stays.

Health Net's bottom line hurt by outsourcing agreement

By Bob Herman  |  November 08, 2014

Health Net lost $8.9 million in the third quarter, compared with a $66.8 million profit in the year-ago period, as the insurer incurred millions of dollars in expenses tied to a new outsourcing contract.

Details emerge on Prime Healthcare, Daughters of Charity deal

Details emerge on Prime Healthcare, Daughters of Charity deal

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 01, 2014

More details were revealed last week about Prime Healthcare Services' proposed acquisition of Daughters of Charity Health System as the parties submitted their takeover application to the California attorney general.

Dignity, Tenet, Ascension detail Arizona Carondelet deal

By Melanie Evans  |  October 18, 2014

Dignity Health would invest $30 million in cash and take a minority stake in a proposed Arizona joint venture with Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Ascension Health, according to a bond offering by Dignity.

L.A. County free clinic system to use medical-home model

L.A. County free clinic system to use medical-home model

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 11, 2014

Los Angeles County is expanding and overhauling its free health program for low-income, uninsured residents. It's one of very few in the U.S. that extends healthcare to residents living in the U.S. illegally and thus don't qualify for the coverage options under the healthcare reform law.

St. Joseph Health loses $16 million on operations

By Bob Herman  |  October 04, 2014

St. Joseph Health, Orange, Calif., reported it lost more than $16 million from operations in its most recent fiscal year. But its new affiliation with a regional provider wasn't the cause for the decline.

Intermountain, Cerner team up for Defense EHR bid

By Joseph Conn  |  September 27, 2014

Cerner Corp., one of several major electronic health-record system vendors competing for a multibillion-dollar contract to replace the Military Health System's EHR, has entered what it terms a “strategic agreement” on its bid with Intermountain Healthcare.

Washington State University OKs new medical school plan

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 20, 2014

Washington State University's board of regents unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the “dire need” for more doctors in the state.

Tenet plans to use staffing firm angers doctors

By Beth Kutscher  |  September 13, 2014

Physicians in California are fighting back against a plan to appoint an outside staffing firm to manage physician contracts at up to 12 hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Providence Health will lift Catholic restrictions at new clinic

By Harris Meyer, Managing Editor  |  September 06, 2014

Responding to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash., has agreed to modify provisions of its partnership agreement with Washington State University and lift restrictions on healthcare services that are contrary to Catholic religious doctrine at a new teaching clinic in Spokane.

Washington hospitals can't board psych patients in ER

Washington hospitals can't board psych patients in ER

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 23, 2014

Starting this week, hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up. The change comes as a result of a state Supreme Court ruling.

Kaiser boosts surplus 25% by cutting spending, and other news

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 16, 2014

Kaiser Permanente, the 32-hospital California-based system that also operates its own health plan, reported a 25% increase in its net surplus during the second quarter of the year as it added new members and scaled back capital spending.

Court: St. Luke's in Boise can keep Saltzer for now

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 02, 2014

St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, may continue to operate Nampa, Idaho-based physician practice Saltzer Medical Group, despite a January judicial order to divest, a federal judge ruled recently.

Loma Linda University Health unveils $1.2B capital plan

Loma Linda University Health unveils $1.2B capital plan

By Bob Herman  |  July 19, 2014

Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health has launched a $1.2 billion capital plan, which by the year 2020 will rebuild two facilities, and create a new research center and a new wellness facility.

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