The state is receiving an additional $29 million in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis, bringing its recent total to $61 million. The new funding is from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and is part of $930 million in state opioid response grants announced nationally […]
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Brian Monsma is the new president of Washington County Hospital. He’ll report to Washington County’s board of directors as well as the regional president for SSM Health. Washington County Hospital entered a management agreement with SSM in May. Monsma succeeds Nancy Newby, who has led the hospital for nearly 20 years. Monsma most recently served […]
Patients at for-profit hospitals are more likely to be readmitted than those receiving care at non-profit or public hospitals. That’s according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, which looked at general-acute non-profit, public and for-profit hospitals across the country.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a 2012 law that sets standards for property tax exemptions for state hospitals.
Illinois community health centers are receiving more than $13 million to combat opioid abuse.
Sep 19, 2018 | Top Stories
Illinois would fare worse than most states in another economic downturn, which, among other things, would place further strain on the Medicaid budget, according to a pair of recent reports.
Sep 19, 2018 | Top Stories
Illinoisans could suffer nearly 625,000 preventable heart attacks and strokes by 2021, costing the healthcare system $6.7 billion, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Illinois Supreme Court is expecting to issue an opinion this Thursday on a case that could impact which hospitals in the state receive property tax exemptions.
Southern Illinois Healthcare backs proposed nursing program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois Healthcare plans to provide up to $750,000 over three years to help Southern Illinois University Carbondale create a new nursing program.
The sale price for Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s three remaining Chicago-area hospitals is $70 million, according to documents recently filed with the Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Tenet also revealed the price in an investor presentation late last month. In July, Tenet announced it had reached an agreement to sell Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, […]
Democrats have filed a resolution calling on the Auditor General to conduct a new audit of the average claims denial rate of hospitals, a persistent point of friction between providers and managed care organizations. The audit would place extra focus on critical access and safety net hospitals, where the average denial rate is 20 percent, […]
Sep 17, 2018 | Top Stories
More than 30 percent of Illinois adults are obese, according to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state’s rate has increased 4 percentage points since 2011. Illinois was ranked 27th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia when it came to having the highest percentage of […]
The University of Chicago Medicine has signed a collaboration agreement with Almoosa Specialist Hospital, a private hospital in the Al-Ahsa region of Saudi Arabia. UChicago Medicine will work with Almoosa leaders to, among other things, boost their cardiology, oncology and orthopedic programs. They will also explore opportunities for UChicago Medicine specialists to provide telehealth services, […]
A trio of Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to implement a program aimed at boosting small, independent pharmacies “as soon as possible.”
Illinois should target funding aimed at transforming the state’s hospitals toward providers that offer needed services in underserved areas, a health system executive said Wednesday.