Mountain States, Wellmont file for merger approval | (Nashville) Tennessean
Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance, both not-for-profit systems with a regional footprint, filed Tuesday for a certificate of public advantage, or COPA, from the Tennessee Department of Health. Their headquarters are about 25 miles apart: Wellmont is based in Kingsport, and Mountain States is based in Johnson City.
Ark. governor: Expanded Medicaid OK to like | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas legislators can support continued funding for Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program and still oppose the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.
Tucson hospitals packed with flu patients | Arizona News Now
Flu season is in full swing in southern Arizona, and local hospitals say they are packed. Officials at Carondelet St. Mary's say they've seen 50% more patients this month than usual. Other hospitals around the city are seeing the spike as well. Staff at Banner University Medical Center say wait times were as long as six hours Tuesday.
Open-heart surgery infection scare prompts class-action lawsuit against manufacturer | (Lancaster, Pa.) LancasterOnline.com
Some patients who may have been exposed to potentially deadly infection during open-heart surgeries at Health York Hospital or Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have filed a class-action lawsuit seeking aggregate damages in excess of $5 million.
University approves Inspira hospital land deal | CBS Philadelphia
A hundred acres of farmland in Gloucester County could become South Jersey's next hospital, under a plan approved Tuesday by the property owner, Rowan University. The school's trustees voted in favor of a plan to sell part of its West Campus to Inspira Health Network.
Louisiana hospital funding to be cut even in best-case scenarios | New Orleans Times Picayune
Louisiana legislators are expressing deep concern over a series of midyear budget cuts the Department of Health and Hospitals is proposing that would reduce payments to the state's safety net hospitals.
Legislation aims to protect W.Va. hospital merger | (Huntington, W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch
A new bill in the West Virginia Legislature would block Cabell Huntington Hospital and its proposed purchase of St. Mary's Medical Center from Federal Trade Commission scrutiny by exempting the nonprofit hospital from state and federal antitrust laws.