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  • WOBURN, Mass.— The family of a woman who suffered a brain hemorrhage and died days after an ambulance crew dropped her on her head has been awarded $1.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Middlesex Superior Court jury ruled Monday in favor of the family of Barbara Grimes in its lawsuit against American Medical Response, the largest ambulance company in the...

  • Waterbury Hospital to be sold to California company Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    WATERBURY, Conn.— Greater Waterbury Health Network has reached an agreement to sell Waterbury Hospital to a Los Angeles- based company. Darlene Stromstad, the health network's chief executive officer, told the Republican-American newspaper that officials signed a letter of intent Friday to sell it to Prospect Medical Holding Inc.. Thomas M. Reardon, president...

  • May 4- Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp on Monday posted a net profit in the first quarter, compared with a year-ago loss, as more people with health insurance used its facilities. Tenet posted net income in the quarter of $47 million, or 47 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $32 million, or 33 cents, a year earlier. Dallas- based Tenet also confirmed its...

  • May 4- Patterson Cos Inc said it would buy privately held veterinary products maker Animal Health International Inc for $1.1 billion. The company also said it was looking to sell its medical rehabilitation business. Patterson, which makes dental products, veterinary supplies and rehabilitation medical supplies for hospitals and long-term care facilities,...

  • Q&A: Why have rural hospitals been closing? Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— There are more than 4,700 hospitals in the U.S, spread about evenly between urban and rural areas. But that number has been dwindling. More than 100 hospitals have closed since 2010, and the pace has quickened in the past couple of years.

  • OSCEOLA, Mo.— After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Sac- Osage is one of a growing number of rural U.S. hospitals closing their doors, citing a complex combination of changing demographics, medical practices, management decisions and federal policies that have put more financial pressure on...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $5.03 or 3.8 percent, to $126.68. Humana Inc. fell $13.06 or 7.2 percent, to $168.05. UnitedHealth Group fell $3.98 or 3.4 percent, to $113.61.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $5.78 or 4.4 percent, to $125.93. Humana Inc. fell $12.13 or 6.7 percent, to $168.98. UnitedHealth Group fell $5.18 or 4.4 percent, to $112.41.

  • April 29- Life and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Inc is considering going private and would be open to selling its long-term care insurance unit, among other strategic options, Chief Executive Tom McInerney said. McInerney said that, although Genworth would be open to selling its long-term care insurance unit, it could be difficult to find a buyer.

  • April 29- Life and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Inc is considering going private or selling its long-term care insurance unit, among other strategic options, Chief Executive Tom McInerney said. Genworth's shares rose as much as 11 percent on Wednesday. Genworth had also said at the time that the long-term care business remained "a priority".

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $2.26 or 1.7 percent, to $129.45. Humana Inc. fell $10.29 or 5.7 percent, to $170.82. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.74 or 1.5 percent, to $115.85.

  • April 29- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co, which has aggressively negotiated lower costs of new hepatitis C drugs, on Wednesday said a new "focus area" will be subduing costs of a growing wave of pricey biotech cancer drugs. "This is going to be a much slower and much bigger effort over time than what you saw for hepatitis," Steve Miller, chief...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Anthem's first-quarter earnings jumped 23 percent thanks in part to a spike in Medicaid enrollment, and it became the latest health insurer to raise its forecast for the year after breezing past Wall Street's expectations. The nation's second largest health insurer said Wednesday that its Medicaid enrollment jumped 25 percent to 5.6 million...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.46 or 1.1 percent, to $131.71. Humana Inc. rose$. 99 or. 5 percent, to $181.11. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.35 or 1.2 percent, to $117.59.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 99 or. 8 percent, to $131.24. Humana Inc. rose $1.71 or. 9 percent, to $181.83. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.12 or 1.0 percent, to $117.36.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $130.47. Humana Inc. rose$. 30 or. 2 percent, to $180.42. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 50 or. 4 percent, to $115.74.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 41 or. 3 percent, to $130.25. Humana Inc. fell $2.23 or 1.2 percent, to $180.12. UnitedHealth Group fell $2.45 or 2.1 percent, to $116.24.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 77 or. 6 percent, to $129.89. Humana Inc. fell $1.35 or. 7 percent, to $181.00. UnitedHealth Group fell $2.36 or 2.0 percent, to $116.33.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 90 or. 7 percent, to $131.56. Humana Inc. rose$. 52 or. 3 percent, to $182.87. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 45 or. 4 percent, to $119.14.

  • AKRON, Ohio— Akron Children's Hospital in northeast Ohio is nearly ready to open a $180 million addition that includes a larger emergency department and a new care unit for critically ill newborns that is equipped to help parents stay close. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the new ER and outpatient surgery center are scheduled to begin taking patients on May 5.