A federal appeals court ruled that St. Francis Medical Center's exclusive contracts with commercial insurers did not violate antitrust laws by keeping other Peoria, Ill., hospitals out of their provider networks.
Hospital stock prices jumped on Thursday as investors reacted to the Senate's proposal for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Financial challenges in recent years have led to an increasingly competitive market among the nation's hospitals.
DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent physician group in the Chicago area, is continuing its rapid expansion by entering the northwest suburbs.
The D.C.-based hospital said it hopes the layoffs will help close its budget gap. The cut that will shrink its workforce by 2%.
The 10-hospital Kentucky Health Collaborative used its first year of operations to build trust among CEOs and tackle a few group purchasing projects. Now, it will take on population health.