Posts Tagged 'health care'

Mercy Foundation offers sneak peek of ortho hospital

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorMembers of the Mercy Health Foundation and invited guests got the first look last night at Mercy’s new orthopedic hospital that formally opens tomorrow with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Awaiting creative answers for health care costs

Brian Brown, ReporterFor decades, there has been wide disagreement over what national health care should look like. The result of that disagreement is a disjointed, mismatch of those with Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and no insurance. Meanwhile, health care costs seem to be forever rising in spite of the reforms (Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare) designed to make care more affordable. Continue reading ‘Awaiting creative answers for health care costs’

2013 Book of Lists fresh off the press

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorAnother year and another wrap-up of business news covered. One of the facets of our newsroom production is the annual Book of Lists, a compilation of the weekly lists researched and published each week in Springfield Business Journal and at

The 2013 edition is unveiled tonight at SBJ’s annual Top of the List celebration with some 250 businesspeople at the Tower Club on the 21st floor of Hammons Tower.

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Health care firms taking action as reform trickles

Geoff Pickle, Web Editor

In any health care discussion these days, health reform is bound to be a topic of conversation.
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CoxHealth gets unwanted national coverage

Jeremy Elwood, SBJ Web EditorCoxHealth got a story in the New York Times today, but the mention is anything but positive.

The Springfield health system announced Wednesday that 76 patients receiving radiation treatment for specific types of hard-to-treat brain tumors and other conditions had received excessive amounts of radiation – sometimes 50 percent more than prescribed.

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