Tara Bannow


Tara Bannow covers hospital finance for Project Japan in Chicago. She previously covered all aspects of healthcare for the Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Bend, Ore. Prior to that, she covered higher education for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2010 from the University of Minnesota.

Ascension's outpatient transformation comes at a cost

November 19, 2018

Ascension reported higher proportions of publicly insured patients and dips in some volume metrics in the quarter ended Sept. 30 amid its transformation from being an inpatient to an outpatient provider.

LifePoint finalizes merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners

November 16, 2018

LifePoint Health has finalized its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners. The rural hospital operator has been purchased by affiliates of the private equity firm Apollo Global Management, which owns RCCH.

Partners HealthCare CEO Dr. David Torchiana told The Boston Globe the deal was getting too complicated

Partners, Harvard Pilgrim table merger talks

November 16, 2018

Massachusetts' dominant health system and one of its largest payers have put their merger talks on hold, after executives reportedly felt the deal was getting too complicated.

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