Mich. nurse anesthetists reject latest offer | Crain's Detroit Business
Talks between two hospitals of St. John Health System in Michigan and a group of holdout nurse-anesthetists appear to be at an impasse this week, with both sides acknowledging they haven't reached a deal to keep the employees once an outsourcing contract takes effect Jan. 1.
State to build $120M mental health hospital in Indy | Indianapolis Star
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday that a $120 million state mental health facility will be built on the east side of Indianapolis.
Temple University Hospital CEO leaves post for New Jersey | Philadelphia Inquirer
John N. Kastanis will step down as CEO of Temple University Hospital on March 1 to lead University Hospital in Newark, N.J., the primary teaching facility affiliated with Rutgers University.
Watchdog likely to review expansion bid by Beth Israel group | Boston Globe
Massachusetts' healthcare watchdog agency will likely scrutinize an expansion plan by a network of doctors and hospitals affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to determine whether it will drive up costs for consumers. It will be among the first mergers to be assessed by former CMS administrator Don Berwick, who last week was appointed to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.
Pa. panel releases hospital safety, mortality report | Pennlive.com
A report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council found that Pennsylvania hospitals as a group showed a significant improvement in mortality rates for 10 of 16 common conditions and procedures since 2009.
North Dakota system to offer new liver scan service | Valley News Live (Fargo, N.D.)
Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D. announced it will offer FibroScan, a painless, non-invasive liver scan that helps assess a patient's liver damage. Altru will be the first in the state to use the technology.