Nurses union makes contract deal with most Twin Cities hospitals | St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press
The Minnesota Nurses Association has agreed to terms of a new three-year contract with five Twin Cities hospital systems, the union announced late Thursday.
Beth Israel Deaconess extends its footprint | Boston Globe
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has signed a clinical affiliation with MetroWest Medical Center, part of the Boston health care system's strategy to compete with rivals by expanding its network beyond the city.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii signs contract to take over Maui state-owned hospitals | Pacific Business News
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii signed an agreement Thursday to take control of the state-owned hospitals on Maui and Lanai in what will become the first private acquisition of a Hawaii state hospital in history, and pledged to spend a minimum of $20 million on upgrades over the next five years.
Two for-profit hospitals in Hudson County have taken the first step in severing their in-network agreement with New Jersey's largest insurance company, although they say they are hopeful a new deal can be reached before the contracts expire in the spring.
HealthSpot files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation | Columbus (Ohio) Business First
HealthSpot filed for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation Wednesday, two weeks after ceasing operations. The Dublin, Ohio, startup that founders predicted would be a billion-dollar breakout had raised about $48 million over four years for its telemedicine kiosks for quick, convenient access to a doctor.