PeaceHealth, Providence sign joint venture agreement | (Eugene, Ore.) Register Guard
PeaceHealth and Providence Health & Services have signed the agreement that will allow them to collaborate on projects. The pact, announced in October and signed last month, could lead to various joint ventures by the two Catholic-affiliated health systems.
South Dakota taskforce looks to make Medicaid expansion a reality | (Pierre, S.D.) Capital Journal
More than 30 South Dakota health officials, legislators, tribal leaders and others met this week to make the governor's plan to expand Medicaid a reality. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says his plan could expand the program to cover more people without it costing the state money, simply by relying on money saved elsewhere.
Sale of Philadelphia-area hospital to Prime is delayed again | Philadelphia Business Journal
Prime Healthcare Services' $35 million acquisition of Mercy Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County has been pushed back for a second time. The deal, first expected to be completed back on Oct. 1 and then by the end of 2015, is now set to close on Feb. 1.
Ohio hospital to end inpatient services in early February | Crain's Cleveland Business
The Cleveland Clinic on Thursday morning laid out details of the plan to close Lakewood (Ohio) Hospital and replace it with a $34 million family health center.
Telehealth network expanding in Southeast | Mississippi Business Journal
The University of Mississippi Medical Center's Center for Telehealth and Intel-GE Care Innovations has had such success providing the Diabetes Health Telehealth Network that it is being expanded to serve patients with other chronic diseases and those underserved across the Southeast.
After Medicare drops screening charges, men head to colonoscopy suites | National Public Radio
More men are getting colonoscopies to screen for cancer since the Affordable Care Act reduced how much Medicare beneficiaries pay out of pocket for the preventive tests, a recent study found. The change, however, didn't affect women's rates.