Hospitals & Healthcare News

This section covers the managerial aspects in the Healthcare industry.

Americans back federal funds for Planned Parenthood health services

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Americans broadly support providing federal funding for free women39s health exams screenings and contraception services a ReutersIpsos poll has found suggesting risks for Republicans criticizing Planned Parenthood as part of the 2016 campaigns Support for federal funding of Planned Parenthood its..

Vibra Healthcare acquires Two Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vibra Healthcare announced that a Vibra affiliate recently acquired two acute medical rehabilitation hospitals from Elmcroft Senior Living of Louisville KY The hospitals are Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital at Florence a 40bed 62550 square foot facility located in Florence KY and Highlands Regional R..

FDA warns makers of superbug-prone devices over testing violations

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Manufacturers of medical devices linked to recent superbug outbreaks at US hospitals skirted a host of testing manufacturing and reporting requirements the US Food and Drug Administration said in warning letters to the companies released on Monday The letters sent on Aug 12 cite Olympus Corp Pentax..

GE Healthcare First to Receive FDA Clearance for Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GE Healthcare is proud to be the first company with a low dose computed tomography CT lung cancer screening optioni that is cleared by the US FDA for lung cancer screeningii Both the US Preventative Services Task Force USPSTF and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS recommend the use o..

Emdeon Closes Acquisition of Altegra Health

Friday, August 14, 2015

Emdeon Inc today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of Altegra Health a national provider of technology and intervention platforms that combine data aggregation and analytics with unique member engagement and reporting capabilities to achieve actionable insights and im..

True Health Diagnostics introduces Next Generation Personalized Patient Management Tool

Friday, August 14, 2015

True Health Diagnostics a leader in advanced chronic disease identification has launched the next evolution platform that helps providers quickly assess the drivers of our chronic and most deadly diseases This platform can help determine opportunities to improve health by identifying changes in met..

Premier, Inc. acquires healthcare analytics leader Healthcare Insights, LLC for $65 million

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Premier Inc a leading healthcare improvement company announced that it has acquired Healthcare Insights LLC for 65 million in cash Healthcare Insights is a privatelyheld integrated financial management software developer that provides hospitals and healthcare systems with budgeting forecasting labor..

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel breaks ground on $78M expansion

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Construction begins Monday on an expansion that will increase the size of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel by more than 50 percent The 78 million project adds patient rooms operating rooms and emergency rooms in nearly 112000 square feet of new construction and nearly 11000 square feet of renovation ..

GE to Sell Health-Care Lending Operations to Capital One for $9 Billion

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Capital One Financial Corp said it will buy a healthcare financing business owned by General Electric Co for 9 billion marking a new direction by the firm better known for its credit cards than for lending money to hospitals The move will greatly expand Capital Ones position in the booming healthca..

Partners HealthCare expands influence to China with latest deal

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Partners HealthCare will receive a little less than 3 million in a deal with Jiahui International Hospital in China as part of a partnership to develop a womens health center of excellence in Shanghai The deal is part of a larger initiative begun over a decade ago to collaborate with international ..

National Rehabilitation Hospital gets €15 million funding for new building

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The National Rehabilitation Hospital will construct a 120bed building after the sanctioning by the Minister for Health of the allocation of an extra 15 million in funds The facility will be built on the current site of the hospital at Rochestown Avenue in Dn Laoghaire Co Dublin A hospital facility ..

Banner Medical invests $6.3 Million to establish manufacturing plant in Warsaw, Indiana

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Banner Medical a privatelyheld supplier and processor of medical grade raw materials and valueadded services plans will invest 63 million to establish its manufacturing facility in Warsaw Indiana The company plans to create up to 76 new jobs by 2019 The company which is a subsidiary of Illinoisbase..

IFA Systems and Merge Healthcare resolve global partnership

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Merge Healthcare Inc USA and IFA Systems AG resolve global partnership Aim of the cooperation is to provide economical and highquality data management solutions in the field of ophthalmology reuterscom ..

Dubai-based Abraaj Group invests in Turkish medical supplies firm Yu-Ce Medical

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Abraaj Group has bought a stake in the Turkish medical supplies manufacturer YuCe Medical as the private equity firm one of the Middle Easts largest by assets seeks to boost its investment in Turkey The acquisition is the second investment of the Dubaibased firms Anatolia Growth Capital Fund Ab..

Boots, Tesco and Superdrug accessing NHS medical records would allow to target patients for sales, fear privacy campaigners

Monday, August 10, 2015

Privacy campaigners fear plans to give Boots and Tesco access to NHS data could be used to push sales to the vulnerable High street pharmacies such as Boots Tesco and Superdrug will be given access to NHS medical records under a national scheme which privacy campaigners fear could expose patients t..

Arkansas Children’s Hospital to build Hospital Campus in Springdale

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Arkansas Childrens Hospital in Little Rock plans to build a new hospital campus in Springdale ACH President and CEO announced Friday August 7 The announcement for the new facility was made by the hospital at the Color of Hope Gala in Rogers Ark on Friday evening Aug 7 The 225000squarefoot hospital..

IBM to buy Merge Healthcare in $1 billion deal

Friday, August 07, 2015

IBM Corp said it would buy medical image company Merge Healthcare Inc MRGEO in a 1 billion deal and combine it with its newly formed health analytics unit which is powered by its famous Watson supercomputer IBM plans to combine data and images from Merge Healthcare39s medical imaging management pla..

Capital One nears deal to acquire GE health finance unit

Friday, August 07, 2015

Credit card lender Capital One Financial Corp COFN is in exclusive talks to acquire General Electric Co39s GEN US healthcare finance unit in a deal likely to top 10 billion according to people familiar with the matter The potential deal could bulk up Capital One39s existing healthcare lending opera..

U.S. hospitals urge DOJ antitrust probe of Anthem-Cigna deal

Friday, August 07, 2015

US hospitals urged antitrust regulators this week to consider whether health insurer Anthem Inc39s ANTMN planned acquisition of rival Cigna Corp CIN would boost healthcare costs In a letter to the Department of Justice the hospital industry39s largest lobbying group said combining the No 1 and No 5..

Health Catalyst acquires Columbus-based Health Care DataWorks

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Health Catalyst a leader in healthcare data warehousing analytics and outcomes improvement announced today that it has acquired Health Care DataWorks HCD a leading provider of business intelligence for health systems HCD is a privatelyheld company based in Columbus OH that provides health systems w..