Reinforcing its status as Kentucky's largest hospital chain, Baptist Health will buy Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown for a price that will be disclosed when the sale closes. Baptist announced Monday, Nov. 6, that it had signed a letter of intent to buy the hospital and its outpatient facilities. The letter is non-binding agreement, but "follows a two-year long HMH process of exploring potential affiliations and authorizes both parties to move forward with necessary steps to pursue a proposed acquisition," Mary Alford reports for The News-Enterprise. "Following due diligence and the negotiation process, projected to take several months, the terms of the final agreement will be made public," according to a news release. "The parties are familiar with each other," Alford notes. "For the past 20 years through a series of agreements, Baptist Health has provided management services for the county-owned hospital and its health system." Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry, … [Read more...] about Hardin County selling Elizabethtown hospital to Baptist Health, which has managed 300-bed facility for 20 years
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The health care industry is consolidating in a series of head-snapping deals. But like many of the recent multibillion-dollar combinations, it's not clear whether the recently announced $52 billion merger of Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts Holding Co. will deliver lower premiums or cheaper drugs for consumers.Health insurance giant Cigna will buy Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the country. Unless federal regulators move to block it — as they did with two recent proposed health insurance company tie-ups — the merger is expected to be complete by the end of the year.It's just the latest sign that health care giants are trying to gain more control over rising costs, especially for new prescription medicines. In December, CVS Health — a pharmacy benefit manager with almost 90 million plan members — announced it would buy Aetna, which has an estimated 45 million customers.In 2015, only 1 percent to 2 percent of the American public used … [Read more...] about Will Cigna’s $52-billion purchase of Express Scripts benefit consumers — or shareholders?
To the newly elected local leadership of Nepal: Invest in the expansion of emergency obstetric services, even where most women deliver at home Author : Sheela MaruSheela Maru is an Assistant Professor, attending physician, and the Director of Global Health in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center. She has been working in Nepal and supporting the non-profit Possible Health since 2012. Even as democracy around the world seems to be under assault, the air here in rural Nepal is full of excitement and hope as the first local elections in 20 years proceed in Nepal’s young democracy. As new elected officials are announced from highly contested and often very close races across the country, people are eagerly and closely watching the first steps of their new municipal governments. How will they deliver on their campaign promises? How will they invest their budget, the most money local governments have ever been allocated to manage?In health care, the … [Read more...] about To the newly elected local leadership of Nepal: Invest in the expansion of emergency obstetric services, even where most women deliver at home
1. A method of comparing the monetary value of all benefits of a project with all cost of that project is known as, a. Cost benefit analysisb. Cost effective analysisc. Cost utility analysisd. Cost effective analysis 2. In health care market if supply increases, demand…..a. Increasesb. Decreases c. First increases than decreases d. Remains same 3. NCMFH which is the part of national commission on sustainable development stands fora. National commission on maternal and family healthb. National commission on mental and physical healthc. National commission on macroeconomics and healthd. National committee on maternal and family health 4. Which of the following is not included in essential drug list?a. Vitamin A b. ORSc. Cotrimoxazoled. Syp. Vitamin B 5. Which of the following is not related to HIV/AIDS?a. VCTb. PMTCTc. PLWHAd. RAW 6. IOM in TU was established ina. 1971 b. 1978 c. 1976 d. 1972 7. M.S in Public Health in IOM was started in,a. 1991 b. 1988 c. 1993 d. 1992 8. M.S in … [Read more...] about Health Management and Health Economics MCQs, Master of Public Health
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet. An ongoing study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of N.I.H., and funded by the alcohol industry is researching the effects of a daily drink as part of a healthy diet. Credit via Library of Congress Supported by ByRoni Caryn Rabin March 17, 2018 [Update, May 17: The National Institutes of Health has suspended enrollment as it completes review of the study.] [Update, March 20: The National Institutes of Health will examine whether health officials violated government policy by reaching out to alcohol companies for funding to support a study of moderate drinking.] It was going to be a study that could change the American diet, a huge … [Read more...] about Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate Drinking