Rivals challenge Fla. system's plan for new hospital | South Florida Business Journal
Five rival hospitals have filed complaints to overturn the state's approval of Jackson Health System's proposed hospital in Doral, Fla. The Agency for Health Care Administration approved the Miami-Dade County public health system's application for the 100-bed Jackson West Hospital in December, but rejected for-profit HCA's proposal for an 80-bed hospital in the same area.
Access to reproductive health drives concern over Catholic hospital merger | Portland (Ore.) Business Journal
In addition to the nation's largest nurses union, two other groups are raising red flags about the proposed merger of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health System. The Service Employees International Union and a group of 13 civil liberties and pro-choice organizations led by the National Health Law Program and ACLU of Oregon are asking Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to take a hard look at the proposal.
Lyft makes move into healthcare | CNN Money
The next time New York City Medicaid patients head to the doctor, they may find themselves in the back of a Lyft. National Medtrans Network, which arranges non-emergency medical transportation for people, is part of a test in New York City, where its operators can book a car for clients using a new web-based dashboard designed by the rideshare company Lyft.
A year later, $700 million for Brooklyn hospital is still unspent | Capital New York
It's been nearly a year since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed spending $700 million to improve healthcare in Brooklyn by rebuilding the struggling Brookdale Hospital, but that money remains on the sidelines.
Cost of finishing Calif. medical center doubles | Silicon Valley Business Journal
The bill for finishing Santa Clara County's troubled Valley Medical Center expansion project could reach $126 million, bringing the total cost for the long-delayed expansion to more than double the project's initial projections.
Pa. system consolidating physician group, trimming staff | (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pa., is consolidating some of its physician practices where there is overlap, resulting in an unspecified "small" number of workforce reductions.