The Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West is stepping up its campaign to block the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare Services, which is accusing the union of racketeering and extortion.
Prime has agreed to invest more than $80 million into the hospital, including $30 million for capital improvements. Additionally, Prime will maintain St. Mary's as a 269-bed acute-care facility, maintain charity care levels, hire all existing employees and retain the hospital's physician base.
Ascension Health partners with Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Dignity health by sharing ownership in the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona. AZ has seen big changes – with large IDNs buying other IDNs and Banner’s expansion.
Helen Macfie, PharmD, Chief Transformation Officer, and Regina Berman, MA, BSN, Vice President of Population Health, have been hired to improve outcomes, reduce hospital readmissions, and coordinate care throughout the community.
Banner will spend at least $500 million toward capital projects in the next five years, and it will pay $300 million to establish an academic endowment. UAHN’s long-term debt, totaling about $146 million, will also be paid off.
Glendale Adventist's settlement is the third Los Angeles has filed so far this year. In January, 102-bed Beverly Hospital in Montebello, Calif., paid $200,000 in a patient-dumping case. Pacifica Hospital of the Valley, a 231-bed facility in Sun Valley, Calif., agreed to a $500,000 settlement. The city has been working with the Hospital Association of Southern California to help hospitals communicate with all patients and carry out proper discharges for them.
When you think our business can't get any crazier it does. Siemens IT sells out. The most expensive rooms in Radiology get KLAS rating (cause I suppose money doesn't matter). Now California wants to make it harder even harder for hospitals struggling under ACA revenue constriction. CA wants not-for-profit hospitals to give more money away. Perhaps it's like the Federal government - we're in debt and borrowing 50 cents of every dollar so lets give more away. CA - good luck with that.