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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.

Physicians decry consequences of consolidation


February 20, 2018

The decline of the independent medical practice and lack of physician-owned hospitals caused by consolidation have negative implications for continuity of patient care, quality, innovation and cost, the Physicians Advocacy Institute warned Congress.

Mayo Clinic CEO Noseworthy to retire


February 20, 2018

Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy will retire at year's end after nearly a decade leading the Rochester, Minn.-based health system.

Christus Health recently opened a micro-hospital in Shreveport-Bossier, La.

To build or not to build?


February 17, 2018

Smaller hospitals are scaling down and stripping services, while larger systems are doubling down on their outpatient facilities, which are generating a greater portion of revenue.

<b>ACHE Gold Medal Winner</b><br>
<b>Diana Smalley</b><br>
Regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma<br>
Mercy

ACHE Gold Medal Award winner: Diana Smalley


February 10, 2018

The American College of Healthcare Executives gave Diana Smalley, regional president of west communities for Mercy health system, its Gold Medal Award.

White House outlines reforms to lower drug prices


February 09, 2018

The White House's Council of Economic Advisers has recommended easing government regulations to lower drug prices and reinforce the Food and Drug Administration's push to spur competition through expedited approvals.

Atrium Health to merge with Navicent


February 08, 2018

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, and Navicent Health signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations announced Thursday.

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