Western Connecticut Health Network plans to merge next year with a network of Hudson Valley-area hospitals to create a new, $2.4 billion health system, the networks said Wednesday.Between Western Connecticut Health, which includes Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk hospitals, and LaGrangeville, N.Y-based Health Quest Systems, the new, nonprofit system would serve 1.5 million residents and operate seven hospitals with more than 12,000 employees.Western Connecticut Health president and CEO John Murphy would become the new system’s CEO, while Health Quest’s chief executive, Robert Friedberg, would be president.The networks were in talks for more than a year as Western Connecticut Health inched toward major growth, beginning last February when the network entered into a joint venture with Sonic Healthcare USA to improve its lab services.A new cancer care partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering followed in October, and the network entered into a pediatric alliance with … [Read more...] about Western Connecticut Health To Merge With Hudson Valley Hospital System
Connecticut hospitals and health systems directly contributed $13.6 billion to the state and local economies in 2016, the Connecticut Hospital Association said Wednesday.With the ripple effects of the industry’s jobs, purchases and capital improvements generating another $14 million in economic activity, the state’s hospital and health systems supplied $27.7 billion, up from $26.2 billion in 2015, according to the association’s 2018 Economic Impact Report.“By investing in the future of Connecticut's hospitals and health systems, we will strengthen our health care system and our economy, put people to work, and deliver affordable care that Connecticut families deserve,” association CEO Jennifer Jackson said.In 2016, the industry employed 104,000 people in the state and supported another 103,000 jobs outside of hospitals and health systems, according to the report, which is derived from U.S. Department of Commerce data.Those workers directly employed by the … [Read more...] about Connecticut Hospitals Supply $27B To Economy In 2016, Report Says
Monday, April 02, 2018 by: JD Heyes Tags: Alt-Left, anger, antifa, arrest, black racism, Connecticut, Hysteria, killings, left cult, mass murder, race wars, Redneck Revold, revolution, school, terrorism, threats, Trump presidency, violence, white men (Natural News) The American Left is feeling less restrained by the day to behave in a civil manner befitting a superpower, and if taken to its natural progression will someday lead our country down a self-destructive path no one should really want. The most recent evidence of this was a declaration by a black Connecticut racist posing as a school coordinator who said he can’t wait to “execute every white man” in some murderous ethnic purge that another black racist in a land far away has warned will happen soon if whites don’t hand over all of their land and possessions. Led by Julius Malema, head of the radical Marxist opposition party, Economic Freedom Fighters, South Africa’s parliament recently … [Read more...] about Connecticut school coordinator arrested after announcing desire to “execute every white man” in a murderous ethnic purge … is this South Africa?
Dive Brief: Ascension Health has signed a letter of intent to sell St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT, to Hartford HealthCare. The deal, announced Monday, includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, 76-bed psychiatric facility, large multispecialty provider group and St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services. It does not include St. Vincent’s College. Separately, Ascension has created a C-suite position to oversee health IT, Modern Healthcare reports. The as-yet-unnamed chief digital officer will start later this year. Dive Insight: Nonprofit Hartford is a fully integrated health system with six acute-care hospitals, a large physician group, physical therapy and rehabilitation network, regional home care system and Connecticut’s most extensive behavioral heath network. Ascension said St. Vincent’s will continue to adhere to Catholic traditions under Hartford ownership. Completion of the sale is pending regulatory approvals. The deal comes as … [Read more...] about Ascension selling Connecticut hospital to Hartford HealthCare
Friday, March 02, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: Air pollution, air quality, badpollution, Brunner Island Power Plant, coal plants, coal-fired power plant, EPA, nitrogen oxide, ozone pollution, pollution (Natural News) The state of Connecticut scored one for the environment with a federal ruling that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to stop air pollution coming from a decades-old coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania that’s spilling over state borders, reported a Hartford Courant news article. Concerns regarding air pollution from the Brunner Island Power Plant in York County, Pennsylvania prompted Connecticut to file a legal case in 2017. The state asked the EPA to clean up the site. U.S. District Judge Warren Eginton ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. The EPA is expected to hold a public hearing on Connecticut’s petition within 30 days and arrive at a decision within 60 days. “With this ruling, the court is … [Read more...] about Connecticut court rules against the EPA, forcing them to act to clean up air pollution caused by an old Pennsylvania coal plant