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Philadelphia could be hot destination for medical malpractice suits, again, under proposed rule

The proposal would eliminate a rule adopted in 2003 that restricted where medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed.

Why should Jefferson’s cancer center get property-tax exemption? asks suburban school district

The Upper Moreland School District has joined an emerging trend of cash-strapped schools questioning why some highly-profitable organizations should be let off the hook for property taxes.

Are Philly-area nonprofits really making a difference? Foundations put up $3 million to find out

Foundations want nonprofits to document what they do and prove they get results, but traditionally haven't wanted any of their grants to be used for those efforts. That's changing in Philadelphia.

Temple’s proposed sale of Fox Chase Cancer Center to Jefferson could boost health in North Philly

Thomas Jefferson University is in exclusive talks to add Fox Chase Cancer Center to its rapidly expanding health system.

Hahnemann, St. Christopher’s hospitals get new CEO

More management changes at Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Aetna fined $190,000 by Pennsylvania over opioid addiction treatment coverage

The insurance regulators said the fine was part of its effort to fight the state's opioid epidemic.

Pennsylvania schools can tax the land on which billboards stand, appeals court says

Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned a long-held property-tax exemption for billboards in a Delaware County case.

Campbell Soup, activist investor reach deal on board seats

Loeb will get two seats on Campbell Soup Co.'s board, along with input on the new CEO and a third additional director.

First operating gain in years for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The central office and parishes benefited from the fulling funded status of the priests' pension fund.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s sexual abuse reparations fund starts with $25M to $30M

"This is for initial funding only. We expect that the ultimate cost is going to be greater than our initial funding."