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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.

Providers tackle turnover amid vexing labor shortage


September 22, 2018

The healthcare industry is using financial assistance programs, employee ownership models and partnering with academic institutions to cope with high turnover along with simultaneous labor shortages.

Mergers yield minimal supply chain savings


September 21, 2018

Many providers cite savings on services and supply chain as a sizable factor driving their mergers and acquisitions. But a new paper shows bundling purchases and standardization don't save as much as they think.

Skilled-nursing occupancy hits record low


September 19, 2018

Occupancy at SNFs across the United States reached a record low of 81.7% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 83.1% over the same period last year as policy changes take hold and competition ramps up.

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