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posted 07/15/2019
“You understand you can’t change a culture on a dime," a CEO of a local health system told me. "You have to transform a culture over time."
posted 01/29/2019
The region is the go-to place for helicopter reporting on poverty. But we wanted to provide more than snapshots and to tell stories that also show the resilience and innovation arising from this region.
posted 07/19/2018
In Appalachia, a legacy hospital system is failing to keep people well and remain solvent. Can a new modernized health system take its place?

Luanne Rife's Blog

“You understand you can’t change a culture on a dime," a CEO of a local health system told me. ... more »
posted 07/15/19
The region is the go-to place for helicopter reporting on poverty. But we wanted to provide more... more »
posted 01/29/19
In Appalachia, a legacy hospital system is failing to keep people well and remain solvent. Can a... more »
posted 07/19/18

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Ballad Health on Monday announced it would reduce prices for patients without insurance, offer discounts to those who can’t afford their high-deductible insurance plans and use artificial intelligence to determine if patients qualify for free or reduced-cost care.
Two years since the creation of Ballad, the state has yet to release quality, access and financial reports with the public.
This story was reported with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism....