September 22nd 2023
Fitch Ratings cited continued losses and a low amount of cash on hand. The Pennsylvania-based system says it’s making progress toward profitability.
September 20th 2023
The voluntary program is designed to help hospitals curb their emissions and expand their work to combat climate change. Leaders also point to potential cost savings.
September 19th 2023
The CEOs of Froedtert Health and ThedaCare talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the planned merger, their similar goals and philosophies, and why they say it’ll work.
They plan to build a new hospital for cancer patients in Boston. The new collaboration signals Dana-Farber is moving on from a long relationship with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
September 18th 2023
Aspirus Health CEO Matt Heywood talks about the importance of being proactive, especially as he sees a difficult environment for hospitals in the years ahead.
Most adults with medical debt owe money to hospitals: Report
Nearly half of adults with medical debt have been contacted by collection agencies, and some patients with lower-incomes aren’t getting discounted rates, according to the Urban Institute.
AMA survey finds prior authorization hurts patients and doctors
Most doctors say delays in approval for treatment are impeding patient care. They also say excessive delays are undermining the argument that prior authorization helps control costs.
‘Staggering’: Connecticut hospitals reeling after three years in the pandemic
Across the state, hospital expenses are $3.5 billion more than pre-pandemic levels. The Connecticut Hospital Association is asking federal and state officials for help.
Reducing burnout in doctors: Focus on fixing the workplace, not the worker
During an AMA webinar, healthcare leaders outlined ways to help doctors. Nearly two-thirds of physicians say they experience burnout.
Sweet 16: BayCare Health System opens 16th hospital in Florida
The system broke ground on the new $246M facility in December 2020. And BayCare has other building projects underway.
UnityPoint Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services plan to merge: Key takeaways
The two systems said they are exploring a partnership. If they come together, the merged organization would operate more than 40 hospitals.
San Antonio hospital plans to close, unless someone else takes over
Steward Health Care is preparing to shut down the Texas Vista Medical Center. Steward wants University Health System to take over the hospital, and the organizations are clashing over the situation.
Walmart Health expands, plans for more than 75 health centers by end of 2024
The retailer is adding 28 new locations in Texas, Arizona and Missouri. It comes as other retailers are getting into healthcare delivery.
MercyOne, Genesis Health System complete merger
The two systems announced their plans to join forces in September. MercyOne is part of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit systems.
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