Hospital stock prices jumped on Thursday as investors reacted to the Senate's proposal for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Hospital mergers like the one that formed eight-hospital Beaumont Health in September 2014 often take five years or more to ultimately be judged a success or failure.
Centegra Health System made a risky bet last August that most systems in Illinois have avoided, considering the glut of empty hospital beds. It opened its third hospital, in northwest suburban Huntley, wagering that a population boom in McHenry and Kane counties would fill the new facility's 128...
The healthcare industry was among the nation's top job generators last month, with 24,300 new hires in May and outpaced the rest of the economy.
Northwell Health joins a litany of hospital companies that are trying to stem mounting losses at health plans that they started in recent years to try to diversify into managed care and cater to the newly insured.
Texas Children's Hospital in Houston is the latest not-for-profit hospital system to struggle with its health plan, which posted a $28.9 million operating loss in the system's fiscal second quarter.
Catholic Health Initiatives halved its operating losses to $40.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, and looks to cut those losses even further by divesting its money-losing Louisville hospitals.
Hospitals getting to long-overdue tower replacement projects and other capital needs are finding attractive interest rates on borrowings in the bond markets. Even systems with dinged finances or poor patient mixes are completing $1 billion bond offerings.
Kaiser Permanente Monday posted a record $1 billion operating gain in its first quarter, just days after holding its largest-ever bond offering.
Catholic giant Ascension used tough operational discipline and better process standardization to boost its operating margin for the first nine months of its fiscal year.
Inova Health's joint-venture health plan with Aetna is exiting the Virginia exchange marketplace in 2018 to stem losses that are dampening an otherwise strong earnings rebound at the system's five hospitals.
Kaiser Permanente investors ordered four to five times as many of the A+-rated bonds as were available. Overall, the bond market is white-hot for hospital debt offerings.