The U.S. Supreme Court last week acted to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.
California's Assembly approved a hotly contested bill last week requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.
Primary-care providers say an expansion of Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented children in California will help them serve a population that is flooding the system. But low Medi-Cal payment rates could limit the value of expansion.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is joining the list of California hospitals taking steps to minimize water usage during one of the most severe droughts the state has ever faced.
Sodas and other sugary drinks contribute to serious health problems, San Francisco supervisors determined, as they voted unanimously last week to approve health warnings on advertising for such beverages.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, Banning, Calif., has entered exclusive affiliation discussions with Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health and Adventist Health.
NextCare Holdings, a Mesa, Ariz.-based urgent-care and occupational medical services provider, has acquired three facilities in Arizona, allowing it to provide services to more than 90% of the state's population.
Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, Calif., has completed its merger with ValleyCare Health System, a single-hospital system in Pleasanton, Calif.
Kindred Healthcare and Dignity Health have agreed to build a 50-bed rehabilitation hospital in Chandler, Ariz. through a joint venture.
Providence Health & Services saw operating margin gains last year as it treated more patients and reduced its bad debt, particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid programs.
Health officials have declared California's measles outbreak over, but the state's legislative response is just getting started.
A federal appeals court denied St. Luke's Health System's request for a rehearing before a full panel of judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, raising the possibility that the system might take its widely watched antitrust fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Los Angeles County isn't giving all hospitals their fair share of property tax dollars meant to help expand trauma centers, an area hospital alleged in a claim filed last week against the county and its board of supervisors.
The physician owner of a Nevada clinic linked to a deadly hepatitis C outbreak pleaded guilty in federal court April 2 to Medicare fraud.
Get ready for another chapter in the prolonged saga of whether Idaho's St. Luke's Health System violated antitrust laws when it acquired a physician group.
University of Colorado Health is bucking the trend away from new hospital construction projects, with plans to build an acute-care hospital in Longmont.
Idaho and Utah are the latest states to join the Federation of State Medical Boards' interstate compact for streamlining physician licensing.
SelectHealth, the health insurance division of Intermountain Healthcare, closed 2014 with a sizable top-line gain after it added thousands of members to its growing lineup of benefit options.
Banner Health, the 24-hospital, Phoenix-based system that recently completed its acquisition of the University of Arizona Health Network, reported a higher operating surplus for 2014 as its payer mix improved and revenue grew 5.9%.
Oregon's health insurance exchange will formally close thanks to a bill Gov. Kate Brown signed to shutter the site.