Hospital News: Community Health Systems Victorious Over Tenet Healthcare
A U.S. District court in Dallas dismissed Tenet's suit against Community.
Modern Healthcare: U.S. District Court Grants CHS' Motion To Dismiss Tenet Lawsuit
The U.S. District Court in Dallas has granted Community Health Systems' motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Tenet Healthcare Corp. The Dallas-based hospital giant had sought to recoup damages relating to Brentwood, Tenn.-based CHS' failed merger attempt, which was launched in November 2010 and withdrawn in May (Kutscher, 3/21).
Reuters: US Court Rules For Community In Suit By Rival Tenet
In an unusual move against a hostile suitor, Tenet sued Community Health, accusing it of admitting too many patients to its hospitals in order to inflate profits and overcharge Medicare (3/21).
The Miami Herald: Miami-Dade Commissioners To Discuss Jackson Hospital Layoffs
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has scheduled two hours Thursday, starting at 10 a.m., to discuss Jackson Health System's decision to eliminate 1,117 positions, a move that will require firing 920 persons. ... Hardest hit will be the nurses: About 400 will be laid off, according to documents Jackson filed with the state (Dorschner, 3/22).