YORK, Pa.-Construction has been completed on York Hospital's $35 million renovation and expansion project. The development includes construction of a four-story, 165,000-square-foot addition to house emergency, recovery and intensive-care services; addition of a five-room, 7,200-square-foot surgical area; and renovation of existing surgery suites.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y.-United Health Services, in partnership with Broome County physicians and Albany, N.Y.-based Community Health Plan, will offer a traditional HMO and a point-of-service plan to employers in Broome and surrounding counties this fall. The new partnership, called United Community Health Plan, will offer access to healthcare services through United Health Services hospitals in Binghamton and an estimated 250 physicians who have expressed interest in participating. The partnership will extend the service area of Latham, N.Y.-based Community Health Plan, a managed-care plan that serves more than 345,000 people in the Northeast.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.-Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Lewiston, N.Y.-based Mount St. Mary's Hospital are reviewing options for a possible partnership. The hospitals have retained the Tiber Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm, to guide the governing boards through a six-month analysis and recommend an organizational structure for increased collaboration.
FARMINGTON, Conn.-Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health Services Corp., the parent of Yale-New Haven Hospital, has acquired 50% of the common stock of HealthChoice of Connecticut. Financial terms weren't disclosed. HealthChoice is a 75,000-enrollee PPO and plan administrator established in September 1990 by Camillus Corp., an affiliate of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. Camillus holds the other 50% stake in the PPO. HeathChoice's network includes more than 2,500 physicians and 27 hospitals in Connecticut and Massachusetts.