At least three patients at a Southern California hospital died last year in a bacterial outbreak suspected to be related to tainted medical scopes made by Olympus Corp.
California's largest medical association is joining the fight against Dignity Health over its refusal to allow a woman to get her tubes tied during a cesarean section.
The University of California at San Francisco announced last week that it has received a $185 million donation from Sanford and Joan Weill to help build the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and to advance other projects.
Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals with high rates of C-sections in an effort to reduce the number of medically unnecessary cesarean births, which can be costly and carry higher risks for mother and baby.
Banner Health's operating surplus dropped by more than half in 2015 as the Phoenix-based system struggled to integrate its University of Arizona Health Network acquisition.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, increasing pay for more than 440,000 healthcare workers in the state.
The networks of two Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in Southern California were hit by “ransomware,” but a system spokesman said patient records weren't compromised.
To provide better counseling and support services to patients and families afflicted by violence, Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago is partnering with CeaseFire Illinois to help those individuals cope with post-trauma grief.
As Tri-City Medical Center appoints its third CEO in as many years, its most recent earnings report shows a hospital taking steps toward a financial turnaround but still operating with razor-thin margins.
Providence Health & Services hospital system is hoping that the promise of personalized medicine will boost its ability to manage the health and wellness of the populations it treats.
Two of California's largest insurers are trying to build one of the country's most comprehensive health information exchanges, but they face reluctance from providers hesitant to share their data.
A shuttered Oregon co-op health plan filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government last week, saying that it and other insurers are owed as much as $5 billion in risk corridor payments.
A Los Angeles hospital's computers are up and running again after it paid a $17,000 ransom in bitcoins to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its network. The gambit isn't new, but it appears to be on the rise, especially in healthcare.
Private-equity-backed urgent-care developer GoHealth Urgent Care will enter California through a joint venture with Dignity Health.
Sharp Healthcare has formed a joint venture with nearby University of California at San Diego to create a single program for liver transplants.
The future of Moda Health is up in the air after two states clamped down on the floundering health insurer.
The bar was raised for medical debt collectors last summer when the Federal Communications Commission issued a ruling that made it harder to dial patients on their cellphones without their express consent. Now a California-based hospital chain has become one of the first providers to be sued since the FCC's ruling.
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through California's individual marketplace are accessing healthcare services at hospitals in the state, according to a report released last week.
University of California Health is bullish on its future, even as the state's five medical centers confront a challenging payer mix that's rapidly shifting to Medicaid.The system is projecting growth as it comes off a building campaign and, like most health systems, continues to transition to value-based care.
The CMS has signed off on California's Medicaid waiver, along with its decision to renew extra funding that supports the state's public safety net hospitals for only one year instead of five.