HCA Holdings, the biggest for-profit hospital chain in the U.S., reported lower earnings than expected Monday.And one of the reasons might surprise you: some people appear to be forgoing surgery, in part, because of hard economic times.When the company looked at surgical admissions hospital by hospi
As high-level budget talks drag on in Washington, the Medicaid program for the poor remains a prime candidate for cuts. In recent months, Republicans have criticized Medicaid for badly serving its target population.
Officials for two Chicago area hospital systems say they've signed an agreement to merge, paving the way to create Illinois' largest Catholic-owned health care system. The deal between Chicago-based Resurrection Health Care and Provena Health in Mokena was announced Tuesday and follows months o
The first time Dr. David Ansell went into the men's room at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, he immediately ran out. "It was so bad, I couldn't use it," he says. "I ran across the street and had to use the bathroom there. It was quite an introduction to my first day at County."