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.
Dallas-based Christus Health has rebranded its hospital and healthcare operations in Colombia. Christus is one of the few U.S. hospital companies with extensive operations in Latin and South America. The new name is Christus Sinergia Salud (Sinergy Health).
DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent physician group in the Chicago area, is continuing its rapid expansion by entering the northwest suburbs.
Delays in care because of road closures may explain the higher mortality rate among patients who were admitted to the hospital on the same day that a major marathon was held in the area.
Policymakers have touted the patient-centered medical home model as an opportunity to improve access to primary-care services while decreasing healthcare costs through the prevention of chronic diseases. But a new study shows the model has mixed results.
Vitas Healthcare, based in Miami, is denying that it paid kickbacks to Dr. Farid Fata, who is serving a 45-year prison sentence for putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments.
The settlement ends a seven-year legal battle that also saw Amedisys pay $150 million to the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly inflating Medicare home care visits.