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Details emerge on Prime Healthcare, Daughers of Charity deal

Details emerge on Prime Healthcare, Daughers 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.

Legacy Health sees another year of  healthy finances

Legacy Health sees another year of healthy finances

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 05, 2014

Legacy Health, Portland, Ore., fortified its already-sound financial position for its fiscal 2014 as many other not-for-profit hospitals and health systems struggled with their operations last year.

Montana notifying 1.3 million of possible records hacking

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 28, 2014

Montana officials said last week that they are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server.

Walgreen to provide services to Arizona Priority Care

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 21, 2014

Walgreen Co. has entered into a collaborative agreement to provide expanded services for Arizona Priority Care, the Phoenix-area affiliate of Marina del Rey, Calif.-based Heritage Provider Network.