Business Of Health: Iowa Companies Merging, ‘Rapid’ Growth For Mass. Chain
In Iowa, two nonprofit nursing services are joining, and in Mass., Steward Health Care System's growth is worrying community hospitals.
Des Moines Register: Health Nonprofits HCI, Visiting Nurse Services Unite
Two Iowa health care nonprofits are joining forces as a way to weather cuts in Medicare and other programs. HCI Care Services, formerly Hospice of Central Iowa, and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, will unite. ... The organization will serve 39 counties (Hicks, 12/5).
Boston Globe: Steward's Doctor Deal Questioned
Nervous about the rapid growth of for-profit hospital chain Steward Health Care System, a group representing the state's community hospitals has asked Attorney General Martha Coakley to investigate Steward's recent contract with 150 doctors formerly affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's physician group. ... Steward spokesman Chris Murphy took issue with the council’s characterization of the Whittier partnership (Weisman, 12/6).