Hospitals & Healthcare News

This section covers the managerial aspects in the Healthcare industry.

Swing State Colorado mulls Universal Health Care Proposal

Monday, November 23, 2015

A new plan for governmentrun health care that covers everyone is coming from a surprising corner Colorado a politically moderate swing state where Republicans and Democrats often share control of state government Universal coverage proposals known as singlepayer have failed time and again in the ..

C. R. Bard agrees to acquire Liberator Medical Holdings for approx $181 million

Saturday, November 21, 2015

C R Bard Inc announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Liberator Medical Holdings Inc NYSEMKT LBMH Liberator for 335 per share or approximately 181 million This transaction is structured as a merger has been approved by each companys board of directors and is subject to cu..

HealthSouth and St. Joseph Health System announce Joint Venture to operate Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Texas

Saturday, November 21, 2015

HealthSouth Corporation and St Joseph Health System a member of Catholic Health Initiatives have signed an agreement to jointly own and operate a 30bed inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital in Bryan Texas The hospital will be named CHI St Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital a partnership with..

Christiana Care Health System unveils plans for $260M women and children's health building

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christiana Care Health System unveiled plans Thursday for a 260 million building devoted to women and childrens health at Christiana Hospital in Newark Del This important investment in our community will advance the most innovative highquality comprehensive specialty care for women children and bab..

Oklahoma governor wants funding cut to Planned Parenthood affiliates

Friday, November 20, 2015

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin a Republican has requested that the state39s Health Care Authority cut its contracts with two Planned Parenthood affiliates citing high rates of billing errors her office said on Thursday Fallin39s request comes as Republican governors of several states have moved to c..

Mevion to install Three-Room Proton Therapy System in Los Angeles

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mevion Medical Systems is announcing the Los Angeles Proton Center is building a threeroom MEVION S250mx proton therapy system The system will include Mevions HYPERSCAN pencil beam scanning technology and will be installed near Los Angeles in the city of Montebello on the campus of Beverly Hospital ..

Aetna and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announce Accountable Care Collaboration

Friday, November 20, 2015

Aetna and The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP today announced a new accountable care organization ACO collaboration designed to improve the quality of care and lower health care costs through more coordinated care This is Aetnas first pediatric ACO arrangement Under the contract members of ..

Florida Hospitals Report $1.5B in Charity Care Spending

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Florida hospitals paid for 15 billion in health costs for uninsured and underinsured patients last year The Florida Hospital Association released its annual report Wednesday noting it provided inpatient care for 27 million people and treated 95 million patients in emergency rooms in 2014 Hospitals ..

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Joins OptumLabs

Thursday, November 19, 2015

OptumLabs the collaborative health care research and innovation center cofounded by Optum and Mayo Clinic announced that the US Department of Health and Human Services HHS has joined the collaborative as a research partner Agencies under HHSs purview will now have the opportunity to develop and lea..

Healthscope buys Hunter Valley Private hospital for $71.3m

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Private hospital group Healthscope has acquired the 83bed Hunter Valley Private Hospital in New South Wales for 713 million Healthscope the nation39s secondbiggest private hospital operator said on Thursday that it would pay for the Shortland NSW site with a mix of cash and shares The company has ..

Ascendis Health says to buy Akacia Healthcare for 345.24 mln rand

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ascendis Health Ltd has entered into an agreement on Wednesday 18 november 2015 in terms of which Ascendis will acquire 100 of issued ordinary share capital of Akacia Healthcare Holdings Proprietary Limited Total purchase consideration for acquisition incorporating R100 million manufacturing facili..

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center announces plans to build $239 Million Hospital

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center announced plans Monday to build a 239 million hospital called Ocean View Tower in South County The 170000squarefoot hospital will add 138 private patient rooms six operating rooms and advanced health care technology programs and services according to a news release ..

AMN Healthcare Services to acquire B.E. Smith for $160 million

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc the nation39s leading innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services today announced a definitive agreement to acquire BE Smith the leading provider of interim healthcare leadership executive search and advisory services for 160 million in cash Upon clo..

Harvest Partners completes sale of AxelaCare Health Solutions

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Harvest Partners LP a New Yorkbased private equity firm announced today it has completed the sale of AxelaCare Health Solutions to OptumRx the pharmacy care services business of Optum Terms of the transaction were not disclosed Harvest initially invested in the company in April 2013 AxelaCare is a ..

Novant breaks ground on Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital renovation, expansion

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Novant Health broke ground Tuesday on a 60 million renovation and addition to its 50yearold Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital at Caswell and Randolph roads The hospital has scaled back its plans since announcing in 2011 that it would build an 84 million hospital in a new location at Fifth and Caswell ..

Southcoast Health explores merger with R.I. hospital system

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Southcoast Health System a New Bedfordbased community hospital chain is seeking to combine with one of Rhode Islands biggest health systems as consolidation continues to remake the health care market Southcoast and Care New England Health System of Providence said Monday that they have entered excl..

NMC Health will not negotiate on Al Noor Hospitals offer - vice chair

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NMC Health the United Arab Emiratesbased healthcare provider has submitted an offer for rival Al Noor Hospitals but will not negotiate on price vice chairman and chief executive BR Shetty told Reuters on Monday We have given our offer and that is it Shetty said There will be no further negotiations..

Takara Bio Europe AB to launch Cellartis® iPS Cell to Hepatocyte Differentiation System

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Takara Bio Europe AB a whollyowned subsidiary of Takara Bio Inc announced today that it is launching the Cellartis iPS Cell to Hepatocyte Differentiation System and related ancillary products This system provides a complete solution for directed differentiation of diseasespecific or patientspecific ..

New collaboration between New Zealand and China in medical science

Monday, November 16, 2015

A joint centre for medical research established between China and New Zealand is the first of its kind and will focus on leadingedge medical science to seek new treatments for diseases such as cancer The Joint Centre for Biomedicine is a collaboration between the University of Aucklandhosted Mauric..

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital earns surgical care recognition

Monday, November 16, 2015

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ACS NSQIP has recognized three Memorial Hermann Health System hospitals among the 52 participating hospitals nationwide that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Mem..

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