Modern Healthcare Staff
Tara Bannow covers hospital finance for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. She previously covered all aspects of healthcare for the Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Bend, Ore. Prior to that, she covered higher education for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2010 from the University of Minnesota.
Piedmont Healthcare is expanding its already strong presence in the greater Atlanta area with the proposed acquisition of four HCA Healthcare hospitals within 90 miles of Atlanta. The not-for-profit system announced Monday it plans to pay about $950 million for the facilities.