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“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

Luanne Rife's Work

The Federal Trade Commission asked a Vanderbilt University law professor to set the stage for a discussion on state laws that shield merging hospital rivals from antitrust actions.
Ballad Health in October stopped performing surgeries at a Norton hospital, but it is unclear if and when patients or state regulators were notified.
The United Company Foundation issued a $1 million challenge grant to Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg to be used to help lower medical school debt for doctors who agree to practice in Southwest Virginia.