To cut wait times, VA tries MinuteClinics in Northern California | National Public Radio
Struggling with long wait times, the Veterans Affairs Health Care System is trying something new: a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain to offer urgent-care services to more than 65,000 veterans. The experiment began Tuesday at the VA's operations in Palo Alto, Calif.
Kaleida widens footprint with pacts for Olean, Bradford hospitals | Buffalo (N.Y.) Business First
In its fourth deal in three months, Kaleida Health, the largest health system in western New York, signed a letter of intent to affiliate with the Upper Allegheny Health System, parent organization of Olean General Hospital in Cattaraugus County and Bradford Regional Medical Center just over the state border in Pennsylvania.
Planned Prince George's Regional Medical Center may have to scale back | Washington Business Journal
Maryland regulators are calling for the planned Prince George's County Regional Medical Center to be scaled back by at least $100 million to win state approval.
Joseph Swedish said that the antitrust review for Anthem's acquisition of Cigna is moving forward as expected and that any tensions with the smaller insurer, reported in the media in recent days, are in the past.
Iowa hospital could go for-profit | DesMoines (Iowa) Register
Marshalltown’s struggling hospital could soon be one of only two for-profit community hospitals in Iowa. The hospital, whose name recently changed to Central Iowa Healthcare, would be managed by a Texas company under a tentative deal announced Tuesday.
Arbor Pharmaceuticals to acquire embattled biotech company | Atlanta Business Journal
Atlanta-based Arbor will acquire California-based XenoPort in a $467 million cash deal. XenoPort is best known for its restless leg therapy Horizont, which is being studied for use against alcoholism. The company's stock price plummeted after an experimental drug trial went awry last year.