Sanford Health receives pontifical award for innovation | Sioux Fall (S.D.) Herald Leader
Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, S.D., has been awarded a major honor at the Cellular Horizons conference in Vatican City. On Thursday, the health system received the Pontifical Key Innovation Award, presented by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and Dr. Robin Smith, president of the Stem for Life Foundation.
Nurses, Stanford Hospitals reach tentative deal | San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
The union that represents thousands of nurses from Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford said Thursday it has reached a tentative three-year agreement on benefits and wages that will make its members the highest paid nurses in the Bay Area.
California insurance commissioner puts Aetna and Humana in hot seat over merger deal | California Health Line
California's insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, put executives of insurance giants Aetna and Humana in the hot seat this week over their proposal for a merger that could create the nation's third largest insurer.
Western State Hospital strikes deal with feds to suspend termination order, maintain funding | Public Radio KUOW.org
The state of Washington has struck a deal with the feds to keep Western State Hospital open and funded. The Department of Social and Health Services announced late Thursday that it will negotiate a systems improvement agreement with the CMS.
Massachusetts General plans to acquire New Hampshire hospital | WMUR.com
State and federal authorities are poised to review a proposal to have the Massachusetts General Hospital family acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H.
Riley Hospital to start delivering babies | Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis' Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health will start offering comprehensive maternity services, taking over for IU Health Methodist, where about 3,200 babies are born each year. IU Health plans to move obstetrics to the children's facility in about two years, hospital officials announced Friday.