Tara Bannow


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.

Partners HealthCare CEO Dr. David Torchiana told The Boston Globe the deal was getting too complicated

Partners, Harvard Pilgrim table merger talks

November 16, 2018

Massachusetts' dominant health system and one of its largest payers have put their merger talks on hold, after executives reportedly felt the deal was getting too complicated.

LifePoint finalizes merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners

November 16, 2018

LifePoint Health has finalized its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners. The rural hospital operator has been purchased by affiliates of the private equity firm Apollo Global Management, which owns RCCH.

Midterm elections buoy healthcare stocks

November 07, 2018

Insurer and hospital stocks are trading higher in the wake of the midterm elections, in which Democrats won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and several states passed ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid.


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