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.
Nurses and other employees at Daughters of Charity Health System have filed a class-action suit, arguing that their employer underfunded its pension plan and a sale would further jeopardize their retirement benefits.
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.
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, 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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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 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.
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California has expanded its cardiac surgery services to Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center, a 377-bed community provider.
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.
Dignity Health has agreed to pay $1.55 million to resolve claims it mishandled controlled substances.
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.
In a rare direct payer-provider partnership, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona are launching a medical home program to prevent childhood obesity.
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 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 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.