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Hospital execs fail to reduce costs where needed, report says

Hospital execs fail to reduce costs where needed, report says

By Tara Bannow  |  October 16, 2018

A new Kaufman Hall report finds hospitals and health systems are making only limited progress when it comes to cutting costs, and aren't prioritizing areas like service rationalization or clinical variation.

CHI-Dignity merger cleared by Vatican

CHI-Dignity merger cleared by Vatican

By Harris Meyer and Tara Bannow  |  October 16, 2018

The Vatican has given the ecclesiastical green light to the proposed merger between Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, a deal that would create the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital company by revenue.

Family wins Pontiac General 'pay-for-play' residency case

Family wins Pontiac General 'pay-for-play' residency case

By Jay Greene  |  October 15, 2018

A jury in federal court in Port Huron, Mich., unanimously said Tuesday that Pontiac General Hospital breached a contract with the Canadian parents of an international medical school graduate who paid $400,000 believing their son would be accepted into the hospital's residency program.

Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

By Jay Greene  |  October 15, 2018

Detroit Medical Center faces a surprise quality inspection that could happen any time from state and federal regulators, according to officials from the Chicago office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Eight hospitals evacuate patients in wake of Hurricane Michael

Eight hospitals evacuate patients in wake of Hurricane Michael

By Tara Bannow  |  October 12, 2018

Eight hospitals have evacuated patients in the wake of Hurricane Michael, although five of those remain open for emergency patients. HCA Healthcare and Universal Health Services are among those transferring patients out of damaged facilities.

Cook County health system to add jobs

Cook County health system to add jobs

By Stephanie Goldberg  |  October 12, 2018

The majority of new hires—about 150—will be care managers who were hired as contract employees to ensure the system could accommodate an increase in patients. Doctors and physician assistants spread throughout the health system will account for about 40 new employees.

KKR completes Envision acquisition

KKR completes Envision acquisition

By Tara Bannow  |  October 11, 2018

Physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp. is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the private equity firm KKR, the companies announced Thursday, just four months after they first announced the deal.

CMS warns of patient safety risks at Texas hospital

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 10, 2018

The only hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, has come under CMS scrutiny after several visits revealed that untrained personnel were caring for patients or patients were not receiving needed treatment.

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