GREENSBORO, N.C.-Moses Cone Health System and Randolph Hospital in nearby Asheboro, N.C., have formed what they're calling a "strategic alliance" in which the pair will cooperate on research, planning and healthcare service development. Moses Cone is the parent of 796-bed Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Randolph is a 101-bed facility about 25 miles south of Greensboro. Both sides emphasized that each provider will maintain separate ownership and governance structure.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla.-Two full-time physicians and six other part-time doctors will be laid off this summer at a clinic operated by tax-supported, four-hospital North Broward Hospital District, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. To cut losses at Edgar Mills Primary Care Center, nurse practitioners will replace the physicians. The nurse practitioners, who have master's degrees and can prescribe drugs, will be overseen by physicians, a hospital district spokesman said. In 1993, North Broward took over operations of Edgar Mills and another clinic in Fort Lauderdale operated by Broward County. Last year the clinics lost $500,000 on tax revenues of about $5 million.
NORCROSS, Ga.-Pediatric Services of America and 268-bed Miami (Fla.) Children's Hospital have agreed to jointly own PSA Home HealthCare, a home health program for children. Terms of the deal were unavailable. "(Our) agreement with (PSA) takes us one step further toward our goal of providing a fully integrated healthcare delivery system," said Bill McDonald, president and chief executive officer of Miami Children's. PSA operates 95 home health offices in 27 states. It offers home nursing, infusion therapy and home medical equipment. Miami Children's is one of the nation's largest pediatric teaching hospitals.
BALTIMORE-HelixCare, a for-profit physician organization affiliated with Helix Health System, has purchased Metropolitan Medical Associates, a multispecialty group practice that cares for 40,000 patients a year. The purchase price wasn't disclosed. With the purchase of Metropolitan, HelixCare nearly doubled its physician-equity, primary-care-based medical group to 50 members. Metropolitan has four locations on hospital campuses in Baltimore.