FinanceBallad Health Relies on Partnerships to Excel With Difficult Payer Mix
Ballad CFO Lynn Krutak said the health system faces significant financial challenges but has the discipline and leadership to navigate...
Clinical CareAs Syphilis Invades Rural America, A Fraying Health Safety Net Is Failing To Stop It
Compared with urban hubs, rural populations tend to have less access to public health resources, less experience with syphilis and...
FinanceEconomic Ripples: Hospital Closure Hurts A Town's Ability To Attract Retirees
The epidemic of rural hospital closures is threatening small towns such as Celina, Tenn. The town of 1,500 has been...
StrategyHenry Ford Health System's Hospital Plans Trip Over Certificate-of-Need Law
Michigan officials say they're reviewing only one application, from Beaumont Health, because Henry Ford's application didn't adhere to administrative rules.
FinanceCHS Posts $328M Loss for Q4, Revenues Rise by Nearly $400M
Another rough quarter marked an end to a challenging 2018 for the for-profit rural hospital operator.
FinanceFinancial Woes Threaten Closures for 1-in-5 Rural Hospitals
The ongoing financial crisis threatening rural hopsitals may be worsening. And stakeholders warn that it could get even worse if...
StrategyDignity Health, CHI Finalize $29B CommonSpirit Health Megamerger
The newly merged, $29 billion system will have a footprint in 21 states, with more than 700 care sites and...
InnovationHealthcare Ridesharing Activity Surges; Focuses on Improving Care, Reducing Costs
Lyft's new healthcare VP weighs in on driving forces behind the trend and how this solution can help health systems
StrategyStates Appeal ACA Ruling to Fifth Circuit
Colorado joins California-led coalition to defend the law after Trump's DOJ abandons key provisions on preexisting conditions.
ACA Premiums Costlier in Rural America
A lack of competition among payers and providers in rural areas means consumers who live there have fewer, more-costly coverage...
CHS to Sell 4 Hospitals, Exit South Carolina
The for-profit hospital chain says it will sell its four remaining hospitals in the Palmetto State as part of its...