Tenet Healthcare Corp. has signed contracts with Humana and Anthem. Combined with its recent Cigna contract, the health system is 92% contracted, according to CEO Ron Rittenmeyer.
North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Healthcare's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.
An intensive-care doctor at Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients, sparking two wrongful death lawsuits against the provider.
Healthcare added 50,200 new jobs in December, up 56% from November and marking the most hires in one month since at least 1990. Three-quarters of new hires were in the ambulatory sector.
Brightpoint Health and HRHCare have received all the needed regulatory approvals to merge, creating what they say is the largest network of federally qualified health centers in New York state.
Sanford, which has 44 hospitals, adds the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and its 200-plus post-acute, skilled-nursing, hospice, assisted-living, rehabilitation and home-health facilities to its network.
Beaumont Health plans to sell as much as 90% of its seven-county home health and hospice business and has created a joint venture called Beaumont Home Health and Hospice LLC with Ohio-based Alternate Solutions Health Network.
Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Mich., has confirmed it has sold a majority share and will transfer operations of its home health and hospice agency to Alternate Solutions Health Network, and has formed a joint venture with the Kettering, Ohio-based company.