Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Tuesday that the state Department of Human Services violated the state's procurement code when a deputy director met in Dec. 2016 with two top executives of Centene Corp. about the company's bid for a piece of the state's $12 billion Medicaid business.
In a partnership with Tower Health, Drexel plans to open a medical school branch at Reading Hospital
In a partnership with Tower Health, Drexel University College of Medicine plans to open a four-year branch campus at Reading Hospital. The first class of four year students is expected to enroll for the 2020-21 school year.
Penn Medicine, Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and St. Mary Medical Center have formed an alliance to develop joint clinical programs in Bucks County and to explore ways to increase access to care in West Philadelphia.
Thomas Jefferson University is continuing its acquisition spree, announce a preliminary deal to add Einstein Health Care Network. The acquisition would give Jefferson 18 hospitals, up from three before CEO Stephen K. Klasko launched a consolidation campaign.
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