Alex Kacik


Alex Kacik is the hospital operations reporter for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. Aside from hospital operations, he covers supply chain, legal and finance. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2017, Kacik covered various business beats for seven years in the Santa Barbara, California region. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Central California.

Alere to settle False Claims Act allegations for $33.2M

March 23, 2018

The U.S. Justice Department settlement involves claims that Alere, which was acquired by Abbott Laboratories last year, sold its Triage-branded devices to hospitals from 2006 to 2012 despite customer complaints warning of erroneous results.

Advocate-Aurora deal clears final regulatory hurdle

March 22, 2018

The merger, which would unite comparably sized systems in Illinois and Wisconsin to form the country's 10th largest not-for-profit hospital system, got the nod from Wisconsin regulators Thursday.

Steve Wigginton

Aetna and Sutter Health tap Wigginton to lead joint venture

March 20, 2018

Aetna and Sutter Health have chosen Steve Wigginton, former CEO of Valence Health, as CEO of their joint venture that will soon launch a health plan designed to lower healthcare costs for Northern California self-insured employers and their employees.


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