| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:01 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals are getting a stronger-than-expected benefit from a new influx of low-income patients whose bills are paid by the government's Medicaid program, raising their profit forecasts as a result.
The growing numbers of...
| Jan 23, 2013
A U.S. Department of Justice probe into patient care at a suburban psychiatric hospital is expanding to three other prominent Illinois facilities owned by Universal Health Services Inc., the nation's largest operator of behavioral health hospitals and...
| Apr 25, 2013
When Garfield Park Hospital opened in February, the child psychiatric center promised to treat Chicago's toughest kids, including young gang members and sexually aggressive adolescents.
But Illinois officials stopped sending juvenile state wards to...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:00 AM
In a damning new report, experts from the University of Illinois at Chicago paint a grim portrait of conditions at a Chicago psychiatric hospital, describing an environment of chaos, physical attacks and sexual assaults that regularly puts its young...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania's former senator and as of Monday an official candidate for president, sits on the board of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS), which has been fraught with legal issues including a lawsuit by the Justice Department for...
| Aug 10, 2010
Mayor Mitch Landrieu celebrated his 100th day in office today, a period in which he has begun to transform and restore credibility to city government.
The administration has tackled issues from overhauling the procedure for awarding contracts to...
| Aug 20, 2010
Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans has closed on its purchase of the former Methodist Hospital from Universal Health Services (UHS) for $16.25 million.
"Signed, sealed, delivered," remarked Landrieu. "It has been nearly...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Psychiatric Solutions Inc. and Universal Health Services Inc. have settled their case with the U.S. government Tuesday, agreeing to pay $3.45 million after facing charges a subsidiary defrauded the Medicare program.
The federal government charged...
| Nov 23, 2008
Psychiatric Solutions Inc. was on its way to becoming the nation's leading provider of private psychiatric care when it snapped up Sierra Vista Hospital in Sacramento in mid-2005.
The company put its well-honed business formula into action: Staffing...
| May 17, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Southwest Healthcare officials announced Monday that the Riverside County hospital system had reached an agreement with federal regulators that will allow them to keep their Medicare funding past June 1. The agreement comes a month after state officials...
| Dec 20, 2009
The Orleans Parish Hospital Service District will not meet a Monday deadline to buy the old Methodist Hospital and other properties as part of its effort to reopen a community hospital.
But lawyers for the hospital district and Universal Health...