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Alex Kacik

Reporter/Chicago

Alex Kacik is the hospital operations reporter for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. Aside from hospital operations, he covers supply chain, legal and finance. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2017, Kacik covered various business beats for seven years in the Santa Barbara, California region. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Central California.

Monopolistic market control depresses healthcare wages


September 14, 2017

While hospitals continue to drive the national economy as the leading employers in the industry, employment in outpatient care, where wages are markedly lower, has grown at six times the rate of hospitals. Consolidation may have given employers leverage in setting wages with workers.

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