A state board unanimously rejected a proposal by the owner of Alhambra restaurant to establish a surgery center aimed at Muslim patients that would comply with aspects of Shariah law.
Vanguard Health Systems plans to discontinue the procedures at the Melrose Park facility, as hospitals continue to pare low-demand offerings they can't justify financially.
Also, MetroSouth's seller has sued the buyer, and an Evanston retirement home plans a conversion to all skilled-nursing beds.
(AP) — Drug and medical device maker Hospira Inc. reappointed Dr. Sumant Ramachandra to his former job of senior vice president and chief scientific officer.
Seven people were charged in federal court in Chicago in a federal sweep that targeted eight cities.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is starting construction of a $550 million hospital despite falling $35 million short of a key fundraising milestone.
In separate votes, the Illinois Health Facilities panel OKs Advocate Health Care's acquisition of Sherman Health Systems and Edward Health Services' acquisition of Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare.
(AP) — Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that collectively billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million…
About 20 percent of Illinois' adults lack health insurance, with young people and minorities even less likely to have coverage, according to a new data analysis from a Chicago nonprofit.
Hospira Inc. is bidding to retain a set of lucrative contracts with a big Canadian customer, but its effort could be derailed by product shortages and a rocky relationship with an important supplier.
When it comes to the overhaul of the health care system, everything old is new again, says the vice president of a Chicago-based employers group.
Also, Riverside Health System is rated by S&P and Moody's, and Franciscan Alliance plans to close a Chicago Heights surgery center.
(AP) — Citi analyst says shares have room to grow, raises price target.
(AP) — The state will receive the money as part of a $500 million federal and state settlement against India-based Ranbaxy.
The University of Chicago Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital had some of the highest charges among Chicago-area hospitals in 2011, according to a Crain's analysis of a new database…