Even as Universal Health Services added another $48 million to its reserve fund related to an ongoing Department of Justice investigation, the health system managed to grow its profit by nearly 22% in the third quarter.
About 20 months after its star-crossed plan to merge with Advocate crashed and burned, the health system in Chicago's suburbs is betting big on specialization as well as outpatient care.
Starting Aug. 1, Iowa Medicaid no longer allowed emergency departments to submit claims for treating some conditions that turn out to be non-emergent.
The new clinical collaboration—effective immediately—will enhance education and training for healthcare professionals, and also improve access to care and innovative therapies for young patients.
Since early Monday, all hospitals and healthcare facilities in Austin, Texas, have had to boil water for drinking and food preparation due to floodwaters overwhelming the city's water treatment facilities.
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive after a series of media reports on an unusual number of patient deaths.
A set of 14 hospital-acquired conditions that the CMS considers avoidable accounted for 48,771 adverse patient outcomes, 3,219 deaths, and more than $2 billion in excess hospital costs in 2016, according to a new research brief.
A new partnership between Northwestern Medicine in the Chicago area and Indiana-based Franciscan Health aims to improve access to quality care for patients with neurological conditions in Indiana.
For Tracy Carter, vice president of government relations at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, protecting Medicaid is intertwined with the public health system's overall mission. In recent budget battles, her team fought off cuts that would have cost MetroHealth nearly $25 million.
Executives find themselves at the crossroads on virtually every critical issue facing the industry. From adapting to new payment models to embracing a consumer-centric mindset, there's no shortage of “what do we do now?” moments.
A number of hospital systems have moved to establish intensive, team-based primary-care clinics along the lines of those operated by innovative independent operators like ChenMed and Iora Health.
Analysts predict HCA Healthcare will once again outshine its investor-owned hospital peers in the upcoming third-quarter earnings season.